Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Aquilla S. Turk, D.O.

Professor of Radiology
Director of Neurointerventional Division

Aquilla S. Turk, D.O., is Director of the Neurointerventional Division of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is a Professor with a joint appointment in the departments of Radiology and Neurosurgery.

Dr. Turk received his D.O. at Nova Southeastern University in North Miami Beach, Florida. He completed two residencies, one at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and one at  University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics where he also completed a fellowship in neuroradiology. He was a clinical instructor of neuroradiology and neurointerventional radiology at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics before coming to MUSC in October 2007.

Dr Turk’s postgraduate training started with a Diagnostic Radiology residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH and finished at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Wisconsin. He practiced for one year in Dallas, TX in private practice Neuroradiology. He returned to academic practice at the University of Wisconsin as faculty performing both interventional and diagnostic Neuroradiology for four and a half years. In October, 2007 Dr Turk joined MUSC to further develop the clinical Neurointerventional Surgery Section as a collaborative effort between the Departments of Radiology and Neurosurgery. The section is now very active in clinical research trials and training fellows.

Dr Turk is involved in extensive research focusing on next generation devices to treat aneurysms and ischemic stroke. Dr Turk is clinically active in all aspects of endovascular treatment of cerebrovascular diseases. Aside from diagnostic angiography the main focus of the clinical service are: coiling cerebral aneurysms, intracranial stenting, carotid stenting, AVM embolization, stroke thrombectomy, and tumor embolization.

Dr. Turk is Board Certificated by the National Board of Medical Examiners, became a certified member of the American College of Radiology in 2000, and further completed a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Neuroradiolgy in 2002.

Dr. Turk's Curriculum Vitae (PDF Format)*

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Aquilla S. Turk, D.O.

Dr. Turk's Clinical Interests

Neurointerventional radiology

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Turk's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.


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