Aruna Turaka, MD

Aruna Turaka, MD

Radiation Oncology Pittsburgh, PA

Assistant Professor


Office Address

  • 320 East North Avenue
    Allegheny General Hospital
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    Phone: (412) 359-3400
    Fax: (412) 359-3981

Aruna Turaka, MD

Radiation Oncology Pittsburgh, PA

Assistant Professor

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Radiation Oncology: General Radiation Oncology, Head & Neck, Hematologic Malignancies, Thoracic Cancer
  • Clinical Interests: Lung Neoplasms; Merkel Cell Carcinoma; Lymphoma; Radiosurgery; Mesothelioma; Thymoma; Uterine Cervical Neoplasms; Uterine Neoplasms; Breast Neoplasms; Sarcoma

Education & Training

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • Guntur Medical College NTRGuntur Medical College NTR

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2009 - 2016
  • American Board of RadiologyRadiation Oncology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Top 10 Doctor, Lawncrest, PAVitals, 2012
    • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
    • “Poster of Distinction” Award.AHNS 2009 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona

    Publications & Presentations

    PubMed

    Journal Articles

    • Predictors and management of chest wall toxicity after lung stereotactic body radiotherapy.  Talha Shaikh, Aruna Turaka, Cancer Treatment Reviews., 9/16/2014
    • Treatment Options for Extra-nodal Mucosa Associated Lymphoma Tissue (MALT) of the Stomach: Role of Radiation Therapy.  Turaka A*, Karlovits S, and Fuhrer R, OMICS J Radiol 3: 1000e128., 8/30/2014
    • Small cell lung cancer metastatic to the submandibular gland  Talha Shaikh, Hormoz Ehya, Aruna Turaka, Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 8/4/2014

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Endobronchial Brachytherapy: Concept, Indications, Technique and Outcomes. Chapter: 9: Endobronchial Brachytherapy: Concept, Indications, Technique and Outcomes. Interventions in Pulmonary Medicine Page 137 - 145
      Aruna Turaka, Michael Unger
      Editors: Jose Pablo Díaz-Jimenez, Alicia N. Rodriguez.Springer, London
      Edition 1,2013

    Abstracts/Posters

    • Correlation of PET/CT response to the Mediastinal Down staging in Operable NSCLC: Impact of RT dose. A. Turaka, S. Hasan, T. Li, R. Mehra, W.J. Scott, and J.Q. Yu., International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Vol. 90, Issue 1, S607–S608, 56th Annual Meeting American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), San Francisco, CA, 9/1/2014
    • Can PET/CT predict pathological response for Operable NSCLC patients treated with Dose-Escalated Radiation Therapy (DE-RT) in Trimodality setting A. Turaka, S. Hasan, T. Li, J.Q. Yu, P.C. Shah, R. Mehra, and W.J. Scott., International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Vol. 90, Issue 1, S611–S612, 56th Annual Meeting American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), San Francisco, CA, 9/1/2014
    • Respiratory Motion-Encompassing Planning Target Volume (ME-PTV) for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) of Lung Cancer. M. Hossain, T. A. Shaikh, L. Jin and A. Turaka., International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics, Vol. 90, Issue 1, S897, 56th Annual Meeting American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), San Francisco, CA, 9/1/2014

    Research History

    • Editor, Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology (JNMRT), OMCIS group2011 - Present
    • Editor, Journal of Radiology, OMCIS group2012 - Present
    • Editor, Journal of Radiation Oncology & Research2014 - Present
      Editor, Journal of Radiation Oncology & Research, Jacobs Publishers

    Committees

    • Lung Clinical Trials working group ("LCT- WG") at the division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, National Cancer Institute (“NCI”) Member 2013 - 2014
    • Institutional Review Board (IRB), Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA Member 2011 - 2014
    • International Education Subcommittee, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Annual Meetings. Member 2009 - 2013
    • Research grants evaluation committee, American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Member 2014 - Present

    Other Languages

    • Telugu, Hindi, Urdu

    Hospital Affiliations

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