Chief of Hematology/Oncology
Medical Director of Memorial Cancer Institute
I specialize in treating patients with lung, head and neck cancers, and I am also the oncology research director of Memorial Healthcare System and the director of the Thoracic Oncology Program.
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A critical component of my work at Memorial is cancer research. I design phase I-III clinical trials with new chemotherapeutic agents and combinations, as well as translational research in the areas of cancer vaccines. My research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and by the pharmaceutical industry.
I also teach the next generation of oncologists as the clinical associate professor of medicine at Florida International University and visiting professor of medicine at Cayetano Heredia University in Peru. I am also an affiliate associate professor of clinical biomedical science for Florida Atlantic University.
I am active in many medical organizations and give oral presentations and lectures during national and international meetings in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Currently I am the International Chair of the IASLC-Latin American Meeting (LALCA) since 2014; Chairman for the Miami Best of ASCO since 2014, Chair and Founder of the Miami Cancer Meeting (MCM) since 2002, and Co-Chairman at the Puerto Rico Fall Cancer Symposia (FCS) since 2010.
I am board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. I am board eligible in hematology. I am a member and serve on several committees with: AACR, ESMO, ASCO, IASLC, ALLIANCE, NCCTG, ACCP, ACP, ACSG, SLACOM, FLASCO among other institutions.
Prior to joining Memorial, I was an associate professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, and a co-director of Thoracic Oncology at Sylvester Cancer Center/University of Miami for 10 years (2001-2011).