Baptist Health South Florida

Argenis Herrera, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute as a Thoracic Surgeon

February 9, 2023

MIAMI, FL – February 9, 2023 – Board-certified thoracic surgeon Argenis Herrera, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health as a specialist in minimally invasive procedures, including robotic, laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and endoscopic surgery.

Dr. Herrera is passionate about providing patients with the best treatment plans possible, using the most advanced technology and methodologies available.

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“I’m honored to welcome Dr. Herrera to our team of Miami Cancer Institute experts,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “In addition to his skill and evidence-based treatment plans, he is a trusted advocate for patients and their families with his thorough and compassionate care.”

Before joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Herrera served as the medical director of thoracic oncology and assistant professor in the department of surgery at the Oklahoma University Health Hospital.

His research has been published in the World Journal of Emergency Medicine, Thoracic Surgery Clinics, and the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

After earning his medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Herrera completed his general surgery residency at Saint Vincent Hospital and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a one-year robotic thoracic surgery fellowship at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.

He will see patients at Miami Cancer Institute, 8900 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, FL 33176.

About Baptist Health Cancer Care

Baptist Health Cancer Care is the largest cancer program in South Florida, providing local, out-of-state and international patients with the most advanced cancer care. With locations from the Florida Keys to the Palm Beaches, the program provides cancer patients access to a full array of innovative clinical trials, physicians dedicated to bringing discovery to the bedside, access to personalized cancer treatments and comprehensive patient support services – all delivered with unparalleled compassion. Baptist Health Cancer Care includes its state-of-the-art premier institutes, Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute and Baptist Health Lynn Cancer Institute, with renowned subspecialized surgical oncologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists, and highly advanced technologies available to treat every common and rare cancer.

Baptist Health Cancer Care is part of Baptist Health, based in South Florida, providing care through a network of 12 hospitals as well as more than 150 outpatient facilities and physician practices, welcoming more than 1.5 million patients from around the world each year. Baptist Health Cancer Care is also Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, an alliance based on common standards of care and many shared clinical trials.

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