Dr. Ghosh says he's leaving P.C.I, but not Cedar Rapids - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Terminated Cedar Rapids oncologist to open own practice

Physicians Clinic of Iowa announced last month they'd be terminating Dr. Chirantan Ghosh and his staff for "private reasons."  Click here to read their statement.

Ghosh told KWWL on Thursday that after weighing the pros and cons, he will stay in Cedar Rapids.  He even plans to open his own Oncology office.  He hasn't announced a location, but says it will be in the downtown area.

 "I will be practicing here and hopefully I'll start my office on Friday the first of July," said Dr. Ghosh.

PCI wouldn't comment on the circumstances surrounding Dr. Ghosh's termination.  They referred to the situation as private.

"Dr. Ghosh has not been terminated from practicing medicine, simply from practicing medicine as a partner within PCI," said PCI.

"They are creating a community cancer center and they would like to see all of the patients go there. I think it will be a true test to see if what I have developed over the years really has any true meaning to the patients and community," said Dr. Ghosh.

The news that Dr. Ghosh will stay in eastern Iowa was a relief to Judi Ladeburg.

She's a breast cancer survivor who credits Dr. Ghosh with her recovery.

"He is a caring doctor. He is not about the monetary side of the medical profession, he is about the patient, not only their well being physically, but also mentally," said Ladeburg.

"There was an outpouring of heart and soul. Everyday a patient comes and they cry and hug me and say do not leave. I thought it would be inhumane to walk out from it," said Ghosh.


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