Dattoli's fascination in pure sciences started while he was a boy growing up in Poughkeepsie, New York. While pursuing a degree in marine biology at the University of California, Berkeley, he wished to discover a method to put his scientific curiosity to good use for the benefit of society. He returned to Poughkeepsie and excelled in his biochemistry studies at Vassar College before earning his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) in 1984. He is a member of the American Medical Association.
During his medical studies, Dattoli had a great interest in the development of non-surgical cancer therapy options. He was aware of several cancer treatment triumphs, so he concentrated his attention on improving treatment choices for prostate cancer using brachytherapy, which he discovered. Over three decades ago, Dr. Richard Sorace attracted Dattoli from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, pushing the young doctor to relocate to Tampa and co-found a brachytherapy clinic.
As a result of their close teamwork, Dr. Dattoli and Sorace were able to provide non-surgical solutions for the treatment of prostate cancer. In the following years, they relocated their practice to Sarasota, where they founded the Dattoli Cancer Center. Dattoli has medical licenses in the states of Florida, California, and New York, as well as board certification in Radiation Oncology from the American College of Radiology. He is married and has three children.
A number of cancer and radiation treatment studies have been carried out under Michael Dattoli's supervision as a main investigator. He has a long list of publications in the domains of brachytherapy, cancer, radiation, and urology to his credit. Besides being the author of a number of textbooks and pamphlets on prostate brachytherapy, he has co-authored or contributed to more than 50 scientific journal papers and peer-reviewed publications on the subject.
Taking advantage of his globally recognized knowledge, Dattoli has contributed to over 75 articles on cancer alone, and he has served on the editorial review boards of many medical journals. He also discusses his findings with peers via lectures, conferences, and symposia held at the local, state, national, and worldwide levels, among others. Personal Interests and Hobbies