Miami Cancer Institute Adds Rupesh Kotecha, M.D., to its Comprehensive Radiation Oncology Department
MIAMI, FL – October 17, 2017 – Radiation oncologist Rupesh Kotecha, M.D., has joined Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida’s unique and integrated Radiation Oncology department, which offers standard photon therapy and soon will open the region’s first proton therapy center. Dr. Kotecha will work alongside internationally renowned radiation oncologist Minesh Mehta, M.D., the Institute’s deputy director and chief of radiation oncology, to provide advanced cancer care and conduct clinical trials designed to help discover new and innovative ways to treat cancer with radiation therapy.
“Miami Cancer Institute continues to recruit some of the nation’s best and brightest radiation oncologists, further building our team of highly skilled specialists and positioning the Institute as the region’s premier destination for leading-edge radiation treatment,” said Dr. Mehta. “Dr. Kotecha is an extremely innovative radiation oncologist. He will perform the most advanced and effective radiation therapies and provide our patients with personalized care that ensures the best possible outcomes.”
Dr. Kotecha’s research background and clinical interests have focused on optimizing radiosurgical treatment of brain metastases. He comes to Miami Cancer Institute from Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute in Cleveland, where he completed a five-year residency in radiation oncology. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Kotecha has received numerous awards and honors for his clinical excellence and accomplishments in research and teaching. He has been an invited presenter at many symposiums and has published book chapters and dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Radiation Oncology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology and Practical Radiation Oncology. He also serves as an editorial contributor on the topic of brain cancer for PracticeUpdate, an online resource for healthcare providers.
About Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida is developing Miami Cancer Institute into a destination cancer center known for its leading clinical care, compassionate patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. To accelerate its mission of hope, caring and innovation, Miami Cancer Institute has joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a meaningful partnership that affords patients with cancer access to potential breakthrough therapies in South Florida. For more information, visit MiamiCancerInstitute.com.
Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten 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 approximately 18,500 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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