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Dr. Joseph Marra

Radiology
Daytona Beach, FL
30 years experience male

Locations

Joseph M. Marra, MD

Daytona Beach, FL

Address

925 N. Halifax Ave., Apt. 401, Daytona Beach, FL, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 12am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

My medical training began in 1988 at Downstate Medical school in Brooklyn, also known as S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center of Brooklyn, where I earned my MD degree in 1992. I did an internship at Staten Island Univ. Hospital from July 1992-June 30,1993. I then completed my Residency at Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn from July 1993 - June 1997. I completed Fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Albany Medical Center July 1997- June 30, 1998. Lifetime Board certification Diagnostic Radiology, Since Nov.3, 1997, Diag. Radiology subspecialty certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology since Nov.1999 through 2019. I've worked as an attending Radiologist for 12 years. (July 1998 - Oct 2004 at Staten Island Univ. Hospital, and Nov. 2004-July 2010 at NFMMC

Specialties
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Radiology

Diagnostic Radiology

Licenses

United States: Florida, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

188 Answers
91 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
If CT..Need contrast: Both MRI and CT can be excellent ways of confirming that a liver tumor or nodule is in fact a Hemangioma as there are very defining characteristics ab... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Yes and No: I don't believe it's ever been reported that a recent trauma would worsen the growth or spread of a cancer tumor, (at least not in according with our ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Possible / unlikely: Nature is a strange thing. Whenever you ask the question "is it possible" the answer is practically always "yes". You should have a good reason for ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Don't worry: Although radiation exposure from x-rays or CT scan can (very minimally) increase your cancer risk... the risk from one CT scan of head and one of abdo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Often different terms can be used to describe the same thing. If someone has a "fatty liver" usually you do see "increased echogenicity" on ultrasoun... Read More
A 155-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
People have made remarkable recoveries from depression and anxiety with the help of medication. The specific questions you ask are difficult for any ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
"Gastritis" indicates some inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Sometimes a bacteria called helicobacter pylori can be present and be associate... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
I've used Afrin (oxymetazoline) in the past for quick relief "temporarily".... however, I do need to warn you that within a few days if used often, yo... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
I can only speculate on the answer. Obviously, we have been researching cancer for a long time. Yet, we've made only humble progress with many types... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Due to the extravasation of contrast material (going outside of vein and into soft tissue of arm) swelling of arm can and does often occur. This may... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Osseos means "bone". Degenerative changes of the spine often can show 3 signs radiographically. Loss of joint (or disc) space between bones. Bony s... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
The tiny size of the pleural nodule does not sound concerning to me (if that number 2mm is correct). Your doctor may ask for a follow up study after... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Yes, it is possible for a brain tumor to form over that time period. I would not “expect” one too, unless there is a good underlying suspicion for on... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
I'm not exactly sure by the description, what the pain is related to; and also whether you had an injury. I would say if the pain bothers you enough,... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Although I tend to advise people and doctors against using the words "always" or "never", I would think that the chances they were "wrong" (although s... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
I would discuss your symptoms with the neurosurgeon who placed the shunt. It is possible that the shunt could have become malpositioned or clogged so... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Neurology consult: Symptoms you describe, slurred speech and paralysis are often associated with "stroke" (termed CVA, or TIA if symptoms go away within 24hrs). Other ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Strep Throat is usually caused by Group A Strep (Streptococcus Pyogenes). Some people definitely can be more prone to getting these infections. Your ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
That would depend on the reason for the CT angio as well as findings. One study found that if stenosis (narrowing) under 25%, no hx of diabetes and u... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is often the case that high velocities through a vessel is suggestive of a higher grade stenosis Within.. and narrowing in a stent does occur ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Good question: Alcohol problems can be a tricky! When habitual drinking has been long enough, there is a tendency for the body to become dependent on it and experie... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Prob. unrelated: I usually avoid a "definite Yes, or No" answer... I do this to remind myself few things in this world are "impossible". Gastritis (inflamation/irrita... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
If knowing helps you: My own opinion is that if it helps put your mind at ease, or if you are concerned regarding persons you live with, or visit often being effected... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
You ask some great questions, and in honesty… even among us medical doctors, it will take some time to sort these answers out better. The discovery o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
It depends: Most commonly, radiologists will use the words "patchy densities" to suggest it is probably a small patch of infection or pneumonia. I say probably b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
I'd tend to agree: I'd prefer to see the images to be a little more confident, but I'll give my input. Small hemangiomas in the bones of the vertebral bodies aren't too... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Depends how severe: I'm not sure exactly what your symptoms were as far as "concussion". If the injury was significant enough to actually knock you unconscious for a whi... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Glucocorticoid steroids are powerful anti inflammatory medications, and prednisone is an oral form of this. It often starts working within 1-2 days, ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
An MRI is a way to exclude a "structural" problem in the brain giving rise to your headaches. Please realize, the vast majority of headaches will "no... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
VP and VA shunts: If someone is found to have hydrocephalus, or increased CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) pressure in the ventricles of the brain. Symptoms can develop suc... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Sciatica: What you describe sounds most consistent with symptoms of sciatica. The sciatic nerve roots exit at the levels of the lower lumbar spine and compress... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Hopefully one day: I can only speculate. We need to realize that "cancer" is really not one single disease. There are so many different types, and though they all aris... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Can be good: The prognosis will depend on a few things, such as if cancer is detected early before it spreads to adjacent organs or to distant parts of the body. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Good question: Hi, This is a good question and not so simple to answer. I've heard different statistics for the risk of developing cancer in a persons lifetime tha... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Biopsy: Cancer might be suspected or considered based on a patients symptoms and imaging, such as x-rays, CT scan or MRI. If there is a specific area on ima... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Maybe Angina: Your blood pressure is mildly elevated, but not dangerous, and your pulse is normal. What is concerning is the chest tightness. Although it could be... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Good question!?: Almost all cases of cervical cancer are felt to be related to certain strains of HPV infection through prior sexual contact. It often takes many year... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Unlikely: AAA (abdominal aortic aneurism) would be extremely unusual given your age. It generally takes years to develop in those who are prone to them and hav... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Not usually: A couple things to know about MRI is that they usually perform different and often very specific types of imaging to make certain tissues stand out be... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
For many parts of the body, the resolution of MRI is excellent and often better than that of CT. However, the lungs are an area which, due to their p... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Actually “brain scan” is a sort of generic term that could be used to describe ct, mri, functional mri, eeg, etc. It’s not common to have headache f... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
I'm not sure from the question, why the CBD stent was placed. In general I would agree that blood testing of Liver function tests, especially Bilirub... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
The short answer is "yes" an erection is still possible, but sometimes it can be problematic. Please know a fractured penis requires urgent medical at... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Possibly Fibroids: You should be evaluated when possible and have an ultrasound exam of Uterus. One of the more common reasons of heavy menstrual bleeding is Uterine fi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Usually a few years: Brain aneurysms often take several years of slow growth before they would be clinically significant. There of course can be great variation between r... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Possibilities are: Some possibilities include a pilonidal cyst or abscess, coccydynia.. or inflamation in area of coccyx often due to trauma.. (bruised tailbone). Those... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Might be normal: I obviously have to make some assumptions without seeing the films myself. First, I believe that "hyperinflated" was meant instead of hyperinflamed, ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Yes: Although it was 20 years ago, it is possible to have areas of lung that are not fully aerated on a chronic type basis. Often called atelectasis. This ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Live your life: You're a bit on the young side for a mammogram and so I do not know if you have risk factors that warrant early mammography. The purpose of doing a t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
Radiology 30 years experience
Possibly: Yes, brain tumors can cause headaches! The good thing is that “statistically speaking”, they are pretty low down on the list as the vast majority of h... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Marra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dec 15, 2016
Just a great Doctor and very special Human being
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for this. Being anxious about my health, it's easy for me to get focused on the worst possible outcomes, so having some options for less serious ones is greatl...Read More
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Thanks very much Dr. Marra. I'll take your advice. I insisted in getting a Mammogram myself after a friend got diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy. It was out of fear & not any symptoms.
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Thank you. I tried to ask my doctor and she told me that it was none of my concern, that all i needed to know was that i was 7 weeks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Completed 1997

Residency

STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1993

Awards

Top Radiologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
Top Radiologist, Second Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
Top Radiologist, Second Place, the Nation - Fall
2017

Affiliations

Florida Medical Association

Publications

Uterine Fibroid Embolization and new techniques in Interventional Radiology - Presentation
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