George Turco, MD

George Turco, MD

Start Year: 2022


Buffalo, NY

Where did you attend college/university?
Canisius College

Where did you attend medical school?
Jacobs School of Medicine at the University at Buffalo

Where did you complete your residency?
University at Buffalo

Reflections on the Duke program

What were you looking for in a fellowship program?
I was looking for a program that I knew would give me a well-rounded education in all aspects of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and not just oncology. Seeing a program’s heme and transplant programs is where you really saw the differences in programs throughout the country. I was also seeking a program that fostered a supportive and collaborative culture but also gave fellows autonomy in leading the inpatient unit and serving as the primary for patients.

About Duke University and Durham

What’s the best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
My experiences in Durham have been limited so far, but my favorite thing so far has been paddle boarding on Jordan Lake and exploring the city of Durham. I love all of the restaurant and brewery options here! I am looking forward to catching some Duke sports games and seeing the coast.

Personal interests

What do you like to do outside of work?
My hobbies outside of work include exercise (I built a home gym a few years ago and love it), scuba diving, hiking, and going to sporting events, especially for my hometown Bills and Sabres.