Aquilla S. Turk, DO, is director of the neurointerventional surgery section at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Radiology and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Turk’s postgraduate training started with a diagnostic radiology residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and finished at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He subsequently completed a fellowship in diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology at the University of Wisconsin. He practiced for one year in Dallas, Texas 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. He 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.