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Transplant Surgery | Male

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla 3855 Health Sciences Drive La Jolla, CA 92093 Get Directions

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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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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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    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.

    Dr. Curtin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Transplant Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Hematology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Oncology

    Conditions Treated

    • Acute Leukemia
    • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
    • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • All Lymphoma
    • Anemia
    • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Bleeding Disorders
    • Blood Disorders
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Breast Cancer
    • 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
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Graft vs Host Disease
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Hypercoagulable State
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Leukocytosis
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Lymphocytosis
    • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
    • Lymphosarcoma
    • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
    • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
    • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
    • Melanoma
    • Meningiomas
    • Mycosis Fungoides
    • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
    • Myeloma
    • Myeloproliferative Disorders
    • Neutropenia
    • Nodular Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Oral Cancer
    • Pancytopenia
    • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
    • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
    • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
    • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
    • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Skin Cancer
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thalassemia
    • Thrombocytosis
    • Thrombosis
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Vascular Disease
    • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

    Education

    • Medical School
      SUNY UPSTATE MED UNIV

      Graduated in 1979

    • Internship Hospital
      University of North Carolina Hospitals

      Completed in 1980

    • Residency Hospital
      University of North Carolina Hospitals

      Completed in 1982

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of California-San Francisco

      Completed in 1985

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Transplant Surgery
    • Hematology
    • Medical Oncology
    • Oncology

    Procedures Performed

    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
    • Plasmapheresis