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November 1st, 2021 Baptist Health South Florida

Domenech Asbun, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute as Hepatobiliary, Pancreas and Foregut Surgeon

MIAMI – November 1, 2021 – Board-certified hepatobiliary, pancreas and foregut surgeon Domenech Asbun, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health. Dr. Asbun specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat liver, pancreatic and upper gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Asbun is fluent in English and Spanish and conversational in Italian and Portuguese.

“Dr. Asbun has completed years of specialized fellowship training in hepatopancreatobiliary and foregut surgery using minimally invasive techniques,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “We know his extensive experience and training, combined with his passion for patient care, will make him an excellent addition to Miami Cancer Institute.”

Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Asbun completed a fellowship in minimally invasive hepatopancreatobiliary and foregut surgery at the Mayo Clinic Hospital Florida.

He has presented at national and international surgical meetings. His research has been published in multiple high-impact surgical journals, including Annals of Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy. He has a strong interest and significant experience in surgical simulation.

Dr. Asbun completed his surgical residency at UCSF Fresno. This was followed by a fellowship in minimally invasive hepatopancreatobiliary and foregut surgery at Mayo Clinic Florida.

He will see patients at Miami Cancer Institute, located at 8900 North Kendall Drive in Miami.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

About Miami Cancer Institute

Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.

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