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March 4th, 2019 Baptist Health South Florida

Medical Oncologist Ludimila Cavalcante, M.D., MSCI, Joins Miami Cancer Institute

Dr. Cavalcante HeadshotMIAMI – March 4, 2019 — Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida and the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, welcomes medical oncologist and clinical researcher Ludimila Cavalcante, M.D., MSCI, to its team of multidisciplinary cancer care specialists. Double boarded in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, Dr. Cavalcante specializes in the treatment of sarcoma and melanoma, and in early drug development.

Dr. Cavalcante earned her medical degree at Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and two fellowships — one in medical/oncology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison, Wis., and the other in developmental therapeutics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Cavalcante will be actively involved in patient care, clinical trials and early drug development in our Precision Medicine Unit, the latter under the tutelage of Deputy Director and Chief Scientific Officer of Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Miguel Villalona. She is a member of several professional organizations, a published author in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented at national and international scientific meetings.

“Dr. Cavalcante brings to Miami Cancer Institute unique training and experience in cutting-edge cancer treatment and clinical research, and we are proud to welcome her to our esteemed team of experts,” said Michael J. Zinner, M.D., CEO and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute. “Our patients will benefit from the innovative and collaborative cancer care that she provides.”

About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute is a next-generation cancer treatment destination known for its leading clinical care and research, compassionate patient experience and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the latest radiation therapies in one place. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned cancer experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. As Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a deep and functional collaboration that affords patients access to innovative treatments right here at home and ensures that the standards of care developed by our multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK. Heralded nationally as one of the “hybrid” cancer centers of the future, Miami Cancer Institute combines high-quality community-based cancer care with the best of an academic cancer center, including innovative clinical trials tied to research and genomics and disease-specific surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who are experts in their fields. For more information, visit MiamiCancerInstitute.com.

Miami Cancer Institute part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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