Dr. Joseph Charles Torkildson MD Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

Dr. Joseph Torkildson is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist in Oakland, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and has been in practice for 32 years. Dr. Torkildson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 16 doctors at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and one of 16 at Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland who specialize in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist: General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests: Neuro-Oncology, neuro-cognitive preservation, Actins, Aging, Bloodletting, Monoclonal Antibodies, Bone Marrow, Cell Division, Cell Adhesion, Immunotoxins

Education & Medical Training

Naval Hospital, Oakland
Residency, 1985

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1990

Naval Hospital, Oakland
Internship, 1982 - 1983

Medical College of Wisconsin
Class of 1982

University of Texas at San Antonio
Other Training, Business, 2001 - 2003

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

OH State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

An inherited defect of neutrophil motility and microfilamentous cytoskeleton associated with abnormalities in 47-Kd and 89-Kd proteins.
Coates, T. D., Torkildson, J. C., Torres, M., Church, J. A., Howard, T. H.

Inhibition of hematopoietic progenitor colony growth by a monoclonal antibody against the transferrin receptor: comparison of unconjugated antibody with an immunotoxin containing recombinant ricin A chain.
Shannon, K. M., Ring, D. B., Houston, L. L., Schaffner, V., Naylor, J., Torkildson, J. C., Reid, S. A., Larrick, J.

Spontaneous resolution of primary erythrocytosis in two girls.
Shannon, K. M., Clemons, G. K., Torkildson, J. C., Buchanan, G. R., Mentzer, W. C.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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