A Remarkable Recovery

The journey of a brain tumor patient marked with support and hope.

By: Tracy Collins
bt When asked what the future holds, Melvin Turner gets choked up talking about his wife, Joan. "I want to do something really, really special for my wife."

Coming to UF Health

new Daryoush Tavanaiepour, MD, is a neurosurgeon at UF Health Jacksonville.
Cover Melvin and Joan celebrate 54 years of marriage this year.
“This isn’t a surgeon and patient story. It really is an institutional approach. It’s about our community, this hospital, the region,” Tavanaiepour said.