- De La Salle University College of Medicine – Manila, Philippines
Internship / Residency
- Internal Medicine - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
- Internal Medicine - St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago
- American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) - 1996, re-certified in 2007
Dr. DelaTorre has been practicing medicine for nearly two decades with a simple yet powerful philosophy: “Do no harm and be honest and compassionate to patients.”
During his freshman year of medical school, Dr. DelaTorre’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was seeing her medical oncologist save her life that prompted Dr. DelaTorre to pursue a specialty in oncology.
Dr. DelaTorre, who served for 15 years on the staff at the Block Medical Center in Skokie, Illinois, was drawn to the care model at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). “I like that patients are equal partners with their physicians in making decisions regarding their health care. At CTCA®, we treat each individual patient with dignity and respect, encompassing spiritual, emotional, allopathic medicine combined with evidence-informed integrative nutritional and naturopathic remedies.”
Dr. DelaTorre is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Medical Association, as well as Illinois State Medical Society. He also teaches at the College of Medicine and the Longitudinal Primary Care Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He has participated in many clinical research experiences that have been published in Integrative Cancer Therapies, a scientific Peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Sage Science Publications.
In his spare time, Dr. DelaTorre enjoys staying active. “I believe that a healthy mind, body and spirit form the foundation of a happy person. I swim, run and do yoga and meditation.”
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