Dr. Andrew Turrisi

Radiation Oncology
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
46 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Turrisi is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and radiation oncolgy. Presently practices radiation oncology full time in Flint, Michigan. While a recognized international expert in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, particularly small cell lung cancer, he is heavily engaged in treating prostate, breast and colorectal cancer in an inner city and rural environment. He is also known for movie reviews.

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sad commentary: -Medicaid rations care; doctors under compensated; patients struggle. Health reforms aren't national, vary state by state. Ethically should be same ev ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not at all common.: It is the age of osteo sarcoma, near knee; Ewings, brain tumors, lymphomas and leukemias, but these are all unusual tumors, None have known causes. No ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Pharynx is: "doctorese" for throat, which connect higher (naso), back of (oro) and below (hypo) toward larynx and swallowing tube. The cancers in the nasopharynx ... Read More

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Jan 2, 2014
Dr. Turrisi is a world leader in the field of radiation oncology, and has invented the standard of care in the treatment of many disease, most famously small cell lung cancer. One of my greatest profe...Read More
Mar 3, 2013
A renaissance man and physician. Loquacious with content and humor. And a scholar of lung cancer and medicine in general.
Dec 28, 2012
Detroit is lucky to have such a good doc!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I had the finding of bibasilar atelectasis and hyperaeration on preop CXR. I am 66 y.o. retired physician with normal pulmonary function tests performed in 2014 and 201...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks doctor I shall follow the advise I had 4 nodes positive type of cancer was 3rd stage. The surgery was performed in aug 2003 .regards
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Doc ..All margins of resection are negative for tumor. Chest ct scan already done and the results show no findings.what's the survival rate?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Georgetown University Hospital, 1974-77

Residency

Hospital University of Pennsylvania 1980-82

Residency

NCI/VA/Medical Oncology Branch

Awards

Connolly's Best Doctor's in America, 1992 -2013

Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania 1982-1989
Associate Professor, Assoc. Chair, Residency Director, Univ.Mich Rad Onc, 1989-1994
Prof/Chair, Rad Onc, Medical University of SC, 1994-2003
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