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Melvin Deutsch, MD

Job Title Raul Mercado Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology
Job Title Professor of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Radiology
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Basement
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-9513 Phone

Education and Training

Medical School:

1964 New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.


1966 General Surgery, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1971 Therapeutic Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa.


  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology
  • Pittsburgh Roentgen Society
  • Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Member, Fellowship Committee
  • Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Member, Bylaws Committee
  • American College of Radiology, Councilor
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Radiology
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat


  • Termuhlen AM, Tersak JM, Liu Q, Yasui Y, Stovall M, Weathers R, Deutsch M, Sklar CA, Oeffinger KC, Armstrong G, Robison LL, Green DM. Twenty-five year follow-up of childhood Wilms tumor: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Dec 15;57(7):1210-6.
  • Soltys KA, Soto-Gutiérrez A, Nagaya M, Baskin KM, Deutsch M, Ito R, Shneider BL, Squires R, Vockley J, Guha C, Roy-Chowdhury J, Strom SC, Platt JL, Fox IJ. Barriers to the successful treatment of liver disease by hepatocyte transplantation. J Hepatol. 2010 Oct;53(4):769-74.
  • Roh MS, Colangelo LH, O'Connell MJ, Yothers G, Deutsch M, Allegra CJ, Kahlenberg MS, Baez-Diaz L, Ursiny CS, Petrelli NJ, Wolmark N. Preoperative multimodality therapy improves disease-free survival in patients with carcinoma of the rectum: NSABP R-03. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 1;27(31):5124-30.

Research Interests

Dr. Deutsch, has a strong interest in the treatment of childhood brain tumors.  He is the author of the book “The Management of Childhood Brain Tumors” and was the first to demonstrate the importance of spinal cord imaging and cerebral spinal fluid cytology in all newly diagnosed patients with medulloblastoma.  As the result of this work, all newly diagnosed children with various brain tumors known to spread via cerebrospinal fluid pathways are evaluated by spinal cord imaging and cerebrospinal fluid cytology prior to treatment.  In addition, he is the author of at least 35 articles and several chapters concerning pediatric tumors.
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January 8, 2013
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Last Update
January 8, 2013