Michael Messino, MD

Known as “the soul of the practice,” Dr. Messino’s vision has helped guide Cancer Care of Western North Carolina into a remarkable place of healing and hope. He is known for doing whatever it takes to ensure that his patients receive the very best treatment possible. His patients also appreciate the time he takes with each office visit to ensure that every question and concern is answered completely.  His years of experience have provided a unique ability to manage complex cases in medical oncology.

Dr. Messino graduated from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio with a BA in Biological Science. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical School at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. His internship and residency were completed at East Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, where he held the distinction of being Chief Resident. He returned to Ohio State University for his Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology. He joined the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Kentucky until 1990.

In 1990, Dr. Messino moved to the Asheville area became the founding physician of Cancer Care of WNC.  He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Oncology and board-eligible in Hematology.

Memberships:   American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Physicians (ACP), North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS),  North Carolina Oncology Association (NCOA), Southeast Clinical Oncology Research Consortium (SCOR).

Positions:  CCWNC President, Co-Chairman of the Oncology Service Line, Mission Hospital; Cancer Advisory Council, Mission Hospital; Director Medical Oncology Services, Mission Hospital

Sub-Specialty:  Dr. Messino has a special interest in head and neck malignancies, CNS (brain) tumors, and breast cancer.   Dr. Messino is available to see patients in Asheville, Sylva, and Franklin.