- MD: University of Nevada School of Medicine
- Residency: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
- Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University
Dr. Charles Petrunin provides patients with state-of-the-art oncology care, based on his personal commitment to medical excellence.
Dr. Petrunin has earned a reputation as an exceptional oncologist throughout his career. After graduating with honors from the University of Nevada Medical School, he was selected for his residency at the prestigious Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr. Petrunin is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology. Originally from Lake Tahoe, Dr. Petrunin is married with two adult children. He enjoys skiing, horseracing and college football.
“My drive to become an oncologist comes from personal experience. Just before finishing my undergraduate degree in biology, my grandmother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had been a rock in my life. Naive to medicine and cancer treatment at the time, my family felt uneasy with the decisions made and communication offered by her cancer doctors. She was struggling and failing quickly. My wife and I needed to move from Southern California to San Francisco for graduate school. Our family decided to take a desperate leap of faith and we moved my grandparents with us into a two bedroom apartment… lock, stock and chemo. We searched for cancer doctors in Northern California and found two outstanding physicians both willing to help my grandmother and our family. The stark contrast in compassion, communication and caring we witnessed and experienced made an indelible impression on me. At that time I was convinced not only to seek medicine as a career but cancer care as a passion. I wanted to be a doctor that could make that same connection with my patients and their families.”Chuck Petrunin, MD