David P. Visco, MD, FCCP, a Pulmonologist with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Get to know Pulmonologist Dr. David P. Visco, who serves patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Visco, a well-versed pulmonologist, serves as the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program & Medical Director of Sleep Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

“The people I have worked with at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® are by far the best group I have ever worked with in my career. I look forward to coming to work each day. I am truly blessed to be a part of the team here delivering care to our special patients. I cannot see myself ever working anywhere else” as stated by the doctor.

Having had a family member touched by cancer, Dr. Visco understands all too well the cancer patient’s journey. That is why he says his overall goal for patients is to provide hope, compassion, and empathy, all the while viewing them as family.

Prior to joining Cancer Treatment Centers of America, he worked in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He also worked in the Department of Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital, where he served as a Performance Improvement Committee Member.

A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Visco earned his bachelor’s degree from Temple University. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados, after which he completed an internship within the Department of Internal Medicine at MCP Hahnemann University.

After medical school, he completed a two-year residency in internal medicine, followed by a three-year fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. In the second year of his residency, Dr. Visco earned the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award. During his fellowship, he was distinguished as Chief Fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

While at Hahnemann, he participated in numerous educational symposiums in critical care. At Drexel, he conducted research on topics including the prevention of bacterial colonization on central venous catheters, the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia, and the efficacy of TAK-242 in adults with severe sepsis. He now serves as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Drexel.

In August of 2008, Dr. Visco joined the Department of Medical Oncology at Eastern as an internist, pulmonologist, and critical care specialist. Since joining, he says he appreciates the unique model of care offered at Cancer Treatment Centers of America: “CTCA provides patients and families from all different parts of our country with the opportunity to empower hope and healing. From my experience, this integrative model is nowhere else to be found.” Each day, he and the rest of the medical oncology team collaborate with the other clinical areas to provide whole-person, patient-centered care for patients with a team approach to cancer care.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the doctor is board-certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, sleep medicine, and internal medicine. 

Furthermore, he is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Laennec Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia Regional Pulmonary Society), the American College of Chest Physicians, and the La Valle Del Volturno Club in Philadelphia.

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They manage and prevent common and complex diseases by providing comprehensive care and promoting overall well-being.

Learn More about Dr. David P. Visco:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2751938-David-Visco-Critical-Care-Surgeon or through Cancer Treatment Centers of America, https://www.cancercenter.com/physician-directory/david-visco

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