Lawrence Berk, MD

Assoc Professor, Department Of Oncologic Sciences

Director, College Of Medicine Radiology

Professor, College Of Medicine Radiology

Chief, Radiation Oncology, Medicine, University of South Florida

Contact Info Radiation Therapy, Tampa General Hospital
3 Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, FL 33606

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  • MD, University Of Pittsburgh, 1988
  • MD, Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, 1988

Academic Philosophy

"I am interested in both the science and art of medicine. I have researched and published on both standard treatments and complementary and alternative treatments"

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Other

Research Interests

  • My area of research is palliative care and symptom management. I have explored the use of melatonin for treating cancer and preventing weight loss from cancer and the use of honey to prevent burning of the esophagus from radiation therapy. I have also published on alternative medical systems such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and on the philosophy of medicine.

Positions Held

  • Medical Director, Radiation Oncology Moffitt South (Medicine, Moffitt Cancer Center 2006 - 2011)