Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Cancer Institute

Juan Pretell, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute as Chief of Musculoskeletal Oncology Surgery

May 12, 2022

MIAMI – May 12, 2022 – Board-certified musculoskeletal oncology surgeon Juan Pretell, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health. Dr. Pretell specializes in benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors and skin cancers affecting the musculoskeletal system. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Pretell to Miami Cancer Institute,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “Dr. Pretell’s extensive oncology experience, teaching abilities and superior patient care will benefit our patients and further develop the capabilities of our team members.”

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Pretell was an associate professor of Orthopedic and faculty of the Orthopedic Surgery residency program and Musculoskeletal Oncology fellowship at The University of Miami. He was also the director of clinical research in the Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology Surgery.

His research has been published in high-impact national and international orthopedic and oncology journals. As a well-respected national and international speaker, Dr. Pretell is an active member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and fellow of the AAOS. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Pretell earned his medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima. Peru. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Pretell also completed multiple trauma, pediatric orthopedic and musculoskeletal oncology fellowships.

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 and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 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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