|Schedule An Appointment||Clinical Office Address|
|(801) 581-2396||Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
|(801) 213-4320||South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
Jonathan Tward, MD, PhD, a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) physician and investigator, is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah. He is a member of the multidisciplinary genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and central nervous system teams.
Tward specializes in prostate cancer and other genitourinary malignancies. He is actively engaged in translational, clinical, and outcomes research. His clinical expertise is in delivering intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), as well as low-dose-rate and high-dose-rate brachytherapy.
Tward is also a strong advocate for cancer patients through his annual advocacy efforts in Washington D.C with Utah’s elected federal representatives. Tward is a member of the Institutional Review Board at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and serves on their congressional relations committee. Tward is also a member of the American Brachytherapy Society, the Utah Medical Association, and numerous other medical societies.
Tward earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned a PhD in biochemistry and an MD at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Utah, and has completed mini-fellowships awarded by the American Brachytherapy Society in both low-dose rate brachytherapy at the Seattle Prostate Institute and high-dose rate brachytherapy at the Texas Cancer Clinic in San Antonio, Texas.
Tward is a board certified member of the American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
Before joining HCI, Tward served as Founder and CEO of the Multimedia Medical Reference Library, the internet’s first peer-reviewed medical information website, and also served on the Board of Directors for several other e-commerce and health related websites.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Radiation Oncology - Assistant Professor
|Board Certification||American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient November 28, 2013
Dr. Tward is the best. He is personable and gives you the feeling that he knows exactly what he is doing. I always feel that he goes the extra mile for me.UofU Patient November 21, 2013
excellentUofU Patient November 21, 2013
very good experience all aroundUofU Patient November 19, 2013
very impressed!UofU Patient November 19, 2013
Dr Tward made me feel comfortable and hopeful with my cancer where I had been hopeless before meeting with him. Jane is great as well at making me feel comfortable and answering my questions. I cannot express how Dr Tward and his staff have made this a bearable time for me.UofU Patient November 15, 2013
Dr. Tward is the most professional, knowledgeable, yet friendly, caring and down-to-earth physician that I've ever known!!UofU Patient October 31, 2013
Very caring and helpfulUofU Patient October 07, 2013
All questions were answered in understandable English such that we could make an informed decision.UofU Patient October 02, 2013
One of the best experiences that I have ever had with a consultation appt. I was really able to make an informed decision without worrying about whether or not I asked the right question. Dr. Tward really helped. I wont go with any other doctor for this procedure.UofU Patient September 20, 2013
Dr. Tward and the physician assistant were very generous with their time. I feel I was given ample opportunity to discuss my circumstance, as well as to discuss recent cancer research.UofU Patient June 25, 2013
Dr. Tward is very knowledgable and helpful.UofU Patient June 17, 2013
I have no complaints about my visit. Dr. Tward spent a great deal of time with me and was very knowledgable and thorough.UofU Patient May 17, 2013
Dr. Tward offers information in clear, precise language. He readily answers questions and offers to elaborate if I need more detail.UofU Patient May 16, 2013
highly recommendedUofU Patient April 23, 2013
Dr. Tward spent nearly two hours with me reviewing possible approaches to radiation therapy for prostate cancer. I this this is remarkable.UofU Patient April 22, 2013
Had a little mixup on where to receive radiation treatment -- the technician jumped to conclusions. Has since been rectified.UofU Patient March 18, 2013
Drs. Tward and Ly were very informative, patient, and compassionate explaining procedures to me.UofU Patient February 18, 2013
Dr Tward and his staff are wonderful.UofU Patient February 12, 2013
what more is there to say. All 5sUofU Patient February 12, 2013
Dr Tward typifies the confidence I have felt for all Huntsman care providers I have dealt with. He is friendly, courteous, considerate of my concerns and dignity, and above all, instills confidence. I would say "it's as if he really cares about me", but that's not right; I believe he actually does care.UofU Patient February 04, 2013
Everyone gave me complete information, answered my questions, and always asked several times if I had questions throughout the exams or processes.UofU Patient January 29, 2013
ExcellentUofU Patient January 14, 2013
Dr. Tward is great! I have full trust in him or I wouldn't still be going to him.UofU Patient December 31, 2012
We have already recommended Dr. Tward and all of the HCI staff to anyone we know. We have been very impressed and know the rest of our care will be at the highest standard with the best outcome possible.UofU Patient December 19, 2012
Drs. Burt and Tward are all I could want them to be. My experience with Dr. Tward from my first apptnt to this one year follow up has been fabulous.UofU Patient November 18, 2012
Dr. Tward is terrific. Has discussed all relevant issues with me in detail.UofU Patient October 07, 2012
Dr Tward is the BEST health care provider that I've ever had in ALL areas listed in this survey!!!UofU Patient September 18, 2012
Dr. Tward is great!UofU Patient August 31, 2012
Very informative in language I could understandUofU Patient August 31, 2012
The staff is well informed and also when the MD enter the exam room I was in he had reviewed my file and new what was going on with my medical records.UofU Patient August 23, 2012
We think Dr. Jonathan Tward is an outstanding physician. He is very positive. He was on time. He listened to our questions and gave us thoughtful, insightful, and helpful answers. He took time with us. My wife and I are grateful he is my doctors. We always look forward to seeing him. It was also nice to see other members of the staff. Especially Brennan and Erin who were two of my radiation techs during the seven and a half weeks of radiation.UofU Patient August 13, 2012
When I had no hope, Dr Tward soothed, reassured and comforted me. This was very important to my wife. Now, nearly a year later, we are told I may soon be cancer free. The caring I experienced with Dr Tward was as though he was my brother. I am a physician and understand how hard it is, with all the pressures, to make the patient feel like they are all that matters. That is a gift.UofU Patient May 02, 2012
I received great care. Dr. Tward and his staff never rush through a visit.UofU Patient April 24, 2012
very goodUofU Patient April 14, 2012
Perfect.UofU Patient April 12, 2012
I am in awe of the world class cancer treatment I receive from Jonathan and the staff at HCI.UofU Patient March 13, 2012
From the first visit in March thru the brachytherapy and then radiation treatments to this last visit it has been a VERY POSITIVE experience...better than I could have ever expectedUofU Patient January 14, 2012
My wife and I think Dr. Tward is great.UofU Patient December 28, 2011
I could not be more pleased.UofU Patient December 06, 2011
Excellent, caring doctor and nursesUofU Patient November 18, 2011
Dr Tward is obviously smart. He is comforting in his good humor. He never acts rushed or under pressure.UofU Patient September 10, 2011
all goodUofU Patient August 30, 2011
I feel my medical care is in the very best hands with Dr Tward.UofU Patient August 25, 2011
Dr.Tward is Number 1!UofU Patient August 03, 2011
I have recommended Dr Tward and that person is being treated.