Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Cancer Institute

Kristina Espinosa, Psy.D., PMH-C., joins Miami Cancer Institute as Clinical Psychologist

June 27, 2022

MIAMI –June 27,2022– Clinical psychologist Kristina Espinosa, Psy.D., PHM-C, joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health. Dr. Espinosa specializes in evidence-based and integrated psychotherapy that focuses on biological, social and psychological factors that influence health and wellness.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Espinosa to Miami Cancer Institute as an important resource for our patients,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “Through a variety of individually tailored methods and tools, she helps people find meaning through difficult transitions and issues, such as cancer and chronic illness.”

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Espinosa was a psychologist at Children’s National Hospital and faculty at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

She was the first author to describe an evidence-based psychological intervention for prenatal material psychological intervention for congenital heart disease. A certified provider of perinatal mental health, she’s also a member of the American Psychological Oncology Society.

Dr. Espinosa earned her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her internship and fellowship in health service psychology at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale and Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, respectively.

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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