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Turk, Peter Smith, MD,FACS

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.92 out of 5 | 200 reviews
Complex General Surgical Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Breast Cancer)
(980) 302-6500
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Patient Comments 31 reviews
May 07, 2021
Dr. Turk was excellent. I had many questions and he throughly answered each one. I felt definitely felt comfortable with his answers to my questions. He was very Professional and very respectful to my concerns and fears. I very much appreciated everything. His staff was top notch.
-Patient in ROCK HILL, South Carolina

April 22, 2021
Absolutely professional. By far my best experience in health care here in the US. Not that anyone wants to have a visit to oncology but Dr Turk and his staff are wonderful. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience given the circumstances.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

April 19, 2021
Dr Turk and his staff are the best. Very professional with a personal interest in his patients. All of his staff are the same. I highly recommend this group.
-Patient in PEACHLAND, North Carolina

April 16, 2021
Dr. Turk took the time to graciously explain my condition and answer my questions about preventative care.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

April 07, 2021
First of I would like to think my Lord,And Savory for waking me up every morning , on this jeroney, with breast cancer,stage, 1 My experience with Novant Health, has been an experience as well.And I would have to say,I am thankful for Dr Turk as well as Dr C
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina


Practice locations
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Breast Cancer)
(980) 302-6500
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Therapeutics)
(980) 302-6760

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Medical School:
Indiana University - Indianapolis

University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences 1990

Brown University 1992

Board Certifications:
General Surgery

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I am the medical director of surgical oncology at Novant Health Cancer Institute and co-director of the breast cancer program at Novant Health.

Clinical research that advances the safety and comfort of my patients is an important part of my practice. A key highlight in my career was the launch of the SAVI SCOUT radar localization system for breast tumor removal. In 2016, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center became the first hospital in the state to use this system, which increases the probability of complete cancer removal, reduces the likelihood of follow-up surgeries, eliminates the use of painful needles and can result in less tissue being removed during surgery, resulting in better cosmetic outcomes.

I also enjoy learning and helping others advance their knowledge in our field. I have authored or co-authored textbook chapters and peer-reviewed articles focused on breast and gastrointestinal cancer. I have served on the clinical faculty at Brown University and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and am a past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

As a surgeon, I seek to establish trust with each new patient throughout an individualized treatment process, utilizing all the resources available through the Novant Health Cancer Institute.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, running, biking and swimming.

Special Interests: Breast Cancer, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Sarcoma

Gender: Male