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November 25th, 2020 Baptist Health South Florida

Hematologist Srikanth Nagalla, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute as Chief of Benign Hematology

MIAMI – November 25, 2020 – Hematologist Srikanth Nagalla, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, where he will serve as chief of benign hematology and director of hematology education. Dr. Nagalla specializes in treating benign (non-cancerous) hematological conditions, including bleeding and clotting disorders, rare blood disorders, high and low platelets, high and low blood counts, bone marrow failure syndromes, and myeloproliferative neoplasms.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Nagalla to Miami Cancer Institute,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “His clinical and leadership experience, along with his commitment to educating the next generation of physicians, will make him a wonderful addition to our team.”

Dr. Nagalla joins Miami Cancer Institute from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he was the medical director of the Blood Disorders Clinic and the director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, as well as an associate professor in internal medicine.

In addition to his extensive experience in benign hematology, Dr. Nagalla has a master’s degree in microbiology and immunology. He has also contributed significant research to the field of platelet biology that could have a lasting impact on how diseases are treated in the future. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the field of hematology.

Dr. Nagalla is also passionate about training the next generation of physicians. He has received several awards for his work in teaching medical students and trainees. He serves on multiple national committees for medical education.

Dr. Nagalla earned his medical degree from Madras Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of North Dakota in Fargo, North Dakota. He completed his fellowship in medical oncology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and his fellowship in hematology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

He will see inpatients at Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami Hospital, as well as benign hematology patients in the outpatient setting.

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 Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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