Dr. Joseph Torkildson

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Oakland, CA
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Oakland, CA

Address

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, 747 52nd St, Oakland, CA
Directions

About

Bio

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, attended medical school on a Navy scholarship, and spent 21 years on active duty. I have a research interest in the use of intensive chemotherapy and BMT to decrease use of radiation therapy in children with brain tumors. I enjoy singing, acting and photography.

Specialties
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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Doctor Q&A

217 Answers
48 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: You do not need to fast to have blood drawn for this test. However, if you are having other tests drawn at the same time you may need to be fasting fo ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
None: The most common reason a person has atypical lymphocytes in their blood is a recent viral illness. No medicine is required for this, they will go away ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
None: Lysodren is not identified as a 'controlled substance' by the DEA and therefore does not have schedule number. It does require a prescription, however ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Torkildson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Torkildson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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May 2, 2015
Knowledgeable
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I misread the results. AA is the baby's result. No result for father provided.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center Oakland CA

Affiliations

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Associates
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