Dr. Peter Curtin, MD

Dr. Peter Curtin, MD

Transplant Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Peter Curtin, MD is a transplant surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from SUNY UPSTATE MED UNIV in 1979 and specializes in transplant surgery, hematology, and more.Read his story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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This content was provided by Dr. Curtin "Peter Curtin, MD, is a board-certified hematologist and oncologist who treats patients with blood-related cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloma. In his role as clinical director of Blood and Marrow Transplantation at UC San Diego Health, he leads an interdisciplinary team of physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, social workers and support staff. As a professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Curtin trains medical students and residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He conducts research and has published widely. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Curtin was an associate professor in the Northwest Marrow Transplant Program at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland. He also was associate director at Chiron Corp. in Emeryville, CA, a multinational biotechnology firm that was acquired by Novartis. Other previous positions include assistant professor in hematology and oncology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and at UC San Francisco. Dr. Curtin completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UC San Francisco and a residency in internal medicine at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He is board-certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine."
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4  Specialties

  • Transplant Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

3  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
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5  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University of California-San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Peter Curtin, MD
A doctor who cares nothing for his patients. Who will let them die. He is a horrible person. I wish my mother would have never been treated by this man. She'd be alive today.
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