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Melissa Torrey, MD

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Dr. Melissa Torrey, MD


Phone Number
10710 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Accepts new patients


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology


As a medical oncologist and hematologist, Melissa Torrey, MD, treats both solid and hematologic malignancies (cancers of the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes) with a focus on breast and gynecological solid tumors and benign hematology. In addition to her clinical practice, she conducts research on breast cancer.

A believer in the mind/body connection, Dr. Torrey provides emotional support to those in her care and has a genuine interest in her patients’ lives outside of the exam room. She sees her patients, first and foremost, as someone’s child, parent, or spouse — and not just a person with a disease to be treated.

Dr. Torrey tries to build relationships based on trust. She believes in open, honest communication and feels it is very important for both the patient and physician to listen to one another and work as a team.

When she is not caring for patients or conducting research, she enjoys music, playing the piano and harp, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She stays active by hiking, walking on the beach, biking, playing tennis and kayaking. She is also interested in interior and floral design.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, 2011
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology, 2011

Medical Education

  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine, MD, 2001


  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Family Medicine, 2002


  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2008


  • Scripps Clinic, Hematology and Oncology, 2011
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