Dattoli Cancer Center
Medical Doctor - Radiation Oncology
Dattoli first fell in love with pure sciences when he was a child in Poughkeepsie, New York. When he was studying marine biology at the University of California, Berkeley, he wanted to find a way to use his love of science to help people. Returning to Poughkeepsie, he did very well in biochemistry at Vassar College. In 1984, he earned his medical doctorate from Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai).
Dattoli was very interested in finding non-surgical ways to treat cancer while he was in medical school. He knew that some types of cancer had worked well, so he worked hard to improve treatment options for prostate cancer through brachytherapy. He asked Dattoli to come with him from the Memorial Sloan Cancer Center more than 30 years ago. He told him to move to Tampa and start a brachytherapy practice with him.
There were many non-surgical ways to treat prostate cancer when Dr. Dattoli and Sorace formed a strong partnership. Dattoli Cancer Center was later set up by them after they moved their practice to Sarasota and set up their own cancer center there. He has medical licenses in Florida, California, and New York. He is also certified in Radiation Oncology by the American College of Radiology, which is a group of doctors.
Michael Dattoli has been an important part of many cancer and radiation therapy studies. He has written a lot about brachytherapy, oncology, radiotherapy, and urology, and he has done a lot of research. He has written a lot of textbooks and booklets about prostate brachytherapy. He has also written or helped write more than 50 scholarly journal articles and peer-reviewed publications.