Ronald Turco, M.D., is a consulting psychiatrist in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Ronald Turco is a consulting psychiatrist in Portland, Oregon. His practice is focused on three primary areas:

  • The treatment of combat-related stress disorders and post traumatic stress disorder.

  • The treatment of unresolved grief reactions (complicated bereavement), child loss, and depression.

  • The psychiatric treatment of physical injuries—amputations, burns, crush injuries, body dysmorphism and disfigurement, and serious physical illnesses and sexual abuse.

 Dr. Turco's emphasis is on psychotherapy and the minimal use of medications in treatment.

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

  • Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Sciences University

  • Recipient of the Milton Erickson Award of Scientific Excellence in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Former Major, U.S. Air Force, MC

Dr. Turco is Certified in Advanced Wilderness Life Support. He is the author of numerous books and other publications.


Past President - American Academy of Psychoanalysis (Life Fellow)

Past President - American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians

International Society of Political Psychology

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

The International Eric Fromm Society

Organizzazione di Psicoanalisti Italiani - Federazione e Registro

Oregon Medical Association

Wilderness Medical Society

Fellow in training for fellowship - Academy of Wilderness Medicine (5 year program)

Undersea Hyperbaric and Medicine Society (Former member)

Past member:

Oregon Psychoanalytic Foundation

Portland Psychiatrists in Private Practice (President)

Northwest Association for the Professional Treatment of Offenders-Past president and former member.


International Who's Who in Medicine (Cambridge, 1986)

Directory of Medical Specialists - Marquis Who's Who

Who's Who in the West (Marquis)

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