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Honor Our Doctors During National Cancer Research Month

In honor of May being National Cancer Research month, we are dedicating our posts to the wonderful doctors at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. There aren’t enough days in the year to salute all of the outstanding health care providers who dedicate their lives to finding new cures and treatments for cancer.  But we hope these profiles will remind everyone how important The Pap Corps’ mission is.  We’d like to hear from you, too!

Please send us a comment to tell us how these doctors helped you. And we encourage you to go to make a donation to honor them.


Dr. Carmen Calfa
Dr. Carmen Calfa
Dr. Calfa is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Associate Director of Community Outreach for the Sylvester Breast Cancer Center in Plantation, where she also chairs the multidisciplinary tumor board.   In addition to being an outstanding and compassionate physician, she has dedicated her career to developing new treatment approaches for women with breast cancer and improving breast cancer survivorship. She […]
Jessica MacIntyre
Jessica MacIntyre
While we have been focusing on the incredible doctors at Sylvester during National Cancer Research Month, we also want to honor the outstanding nurses at Sylvester as May is also Nurse Oncology Month! As many of you know, The Pap Corps has a program that provides scholarships that will allow Sylvester’s oncology nurses to further […]
Dr. Sophia George (BRCA Gene Researcher)
Dr. Sophia George (BRCA Gene Researcher)
As we continue our focus on cancer researchers, today we introduce you to Dr. Sophia George. Her precision prevention research examines the incidence and prevalence of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome in women from the Caribbean. Ovarian cancer starts in the Fallopian tube epithelia (FTE), so she and her researchers use these FTE cells […]
Dr. Justin Watts
Dr. Justin Watts
During National Cancer Research Month, we are very proud to feature the Pap Corps’ Endowed Chair in Leukemia, Dr. Justin Watts.  His mission is to design and develop the next generation of drug therapies and precision medicine techniques that will cure more patients with leukemia with less toxic side effects. His research focuses on innovative […]
Dr. Eli Avisar
Dr. Eli Avisar
May is National Cancer Research Month. Thanks to the doctors at Sylvester, there have been many advances. Today we feature Dr. Eli Avisar, a surgical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer melanoma and sarcoma. Besides his many contributions to cancer research, Dr. Avisar is an expert in lymph nodes assessment in a variety of difficult places […]
Dr. Krishna Komanduri
Dr. Krishna Komanduri
The month of May is dedicated to raising awareness about cancer research. Today, we feature Dr. Krishna Komanduri, Director of the Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program at Sylvester. Dr. Komanduri joined Sylvester in 2008 from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Under his leadership, the Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program has grown significantly in recent years, performing […]
Dao M. Nguyen, MD
Dao M. Nguyen, MD MSc FRCSC FACS
As we continue our salute to the doctors at Sylvester during National Cancer Month, we are proud to spotlight Dr. Dao Nguyen, who is the Professor of Surgery and the B. and Donald Carlin Endowed Chair of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, University of Miami.  He is also an active member of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and co-chair […]
Dr. James Hoffman
Dr. James Hoffman
We are saluting doctors at Sylvester in honor of National Cancer Research month. Today, we spotlight Dr. James Hoffman, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine. He is a specialist in the plasma cell disorders, including multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. He currently serves as Director of the myeloma and amyloidosis division and Associate Director of the hematology-oncology […]
Dr. Erin Kobetz
Dr. Erin Kobetz
May brings our focus to cancer research excellence. Today, we spotlight Dr. Erin Kobetz who was a recent speaker at our Presidents’ Meeting where she introduced us to the Game Changer Vehicle. Dr. Kobetz is the Associate Director for Population Science and Cancer Disparity, Chief of Population Health and Cancer Disparities for UHealth Oncology Service […]
Dr. Reshma Mahtani
Dr. Reshma Mahtani
Dr. Mahtani has significant scientific and clinical practice contributions with numerous first author publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has served as principal investigator in more than 40 clinical trials, including those she has authored. Dr. Mahtani is a driving force behind numerous initiatives that enhance patient's access to health care, community collaborations for education and […]
Dr. Stephen Nimer
Dr. Stephen Nimer, Director
During May we salute the doctors who dedicate their lives to research. We kick off our campaign with a familiar face to our Pap Corps members! A physician and leader-- Dr. Stephen Nimer! A world-renowned physician-scientist, Dr. Nimer has cared for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma, and lymphoma for […]
Dr. Jarrad Goodwin
Dr. W. Jarrard Goodwin, Professor and Associate Chief Medical Officer UMHC
May is National Cancer Research Month, and Sylvester has made many advancements thanks to the dedication of Dr. Jarrard  (Jerry) Goodwin. Dr. Goodwin has played an integral role in the growth of Sylvester during the past years, helping build a successful business model for the clinical affairs of the Center, and recruited, either directly or […]
Dr. Charles Vogel
Dr. Charles Vogel
During May we are saluting the esteemed cancer physicians at Sylvester. Today, we feature Dr. Charles Vogel, Director of the Women’s Center at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach. Dr. Vogel has devoted most of his 53 years in medical oncology to researching and treating breast cancer. His career began in Uganda while working […]
Dr. Ricardo Komotar
Dr. Ricardo Komotar
Throughout National Cancer Research Month, we are spotlighting some of the outstanding doctors at Sylvester. Today, we honor Dr. Ricardo Komotar, Director of the University Brain Tumor Initiative. Dr. Komotar is an internationally recognized leader in the field of brain tumors and performs nearly 700 procedures for these conditions each year using advanced cutting-edge surgical/radiosurgical […]
Dr. Peter Hosein
Dr. Peter Hosein
May is National Cancer Research Month, and today we focus on Dr. Peter Hosein, Associate Professor of Clinical Oncology and co-leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Group at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Hosein is a clinical researcher focused on gastrointestinal cancers. He has been the principal investigator for multiple clinical trials for patients with liver and […]
Dr. Jonathan Trent
Dr. Jonathan Trent
May is National Cancer Research Month, and we are proud to salute some of the outstanding doctors at Sylvester. Today, we feature Dr. Jonathan C. Trent whose interests are in the clinical and translational research of sarcomas, direct care of sarcoma patients and education about sarcoma. As Associate Director for Clinical Research, his goal is to […]
Dr. Alan Livingstone
Dr. Alan Livingstone
As we continue to shine the spotlight on cancer research, today we honor Dr. Alan Livingstone, Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Dept of Surgery, and former Chief of Surgical Oncology for 18 years.  He has dedicated his career to advancing the knowledge of cancer. As a surgeon, researcher, and teacher, his extraordinary vision and remarkable leadership […]
Dr. Sanoj Punnen
Dr. Sanoj Punnen
As we honor cancer research doctors during May, today we focus on Dr. Sanoj Punnen who holds the The Pap Corps’ Endowed Chair in Solid Tumor Research. He specializes in urologic oncology and robotic surgery. Dr. Punnen’s primary research interest is in localized prostate cancer. Specifically, he is involved in research on imaging, molecular, and genomic […]

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