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South Florida Cancer Experts Make the Move to Sylvester


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Four experienced oncologists who have been treating patients with cancer in South Florida for many years are joining Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System and the region’s only cancer center to achieve a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. This highly regarded group of cancer specialists, all board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine, will see patients at an all-new Sylvester location opening in Aventura.

Jose Lutzky, MD, an expert in melanoma, is now Director of Cutaneous Oncology Services at Sylvester and Associate Director of Clinical Research Services. He has authored more than 120 articles and abstracts in scientific publications.

Elisa Krill-Jackson, MD, has been treating patients with breast cancer in South Florida for 23 years. She is now Associate Director of Community Outreach for Women’s Health, Sylvester at Aventura.

Joseph Pizzolato, MD, specializes in gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers and has extensive clinical research experience. He is Medical Director for Sylvester at Aventura.

Estelamari Rodriguez, MD, treats patients with lung cancer and has a special interest in how it affects women and in early detection. She is a published researcher and is now Associate Director of Community Outreach for Thoracic Oncology.

“NCI recognizes that Sylvester is among the top cancer centers in the country, and this is helping us recruit top cancer experts from around the country and from our own community. These four stellar oncologists bring years of experience working with our unique South Florida patient population and I’m thrilled that they’re joining our growing team,” said Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Stephen D. Nimer, MD.

“It’s important to the University of Miami Health System to continue to grow and bring excellence in cancer care closer to patients in the north end of Miami-Dade and even south Broward County,” said Edward Abraham, MD, Chief Executive Officer of UHealth. “Having these four oncologists become the anchor of this latest expansion, Sylvester at Aventura, helps us achieve our mission of care delivery to the community.” 

 


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