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December 13th, 2018 Baptist Health South Florida

Miami Cancer Institute Expands its Radiation Oncology Team with the Addition of Joseph Panoff, M.D.

Dr. Panoff HeadshotMIAMI, FL – December 13, 2018 — Board-certified radiation oncologist Joseph Panoff, M.D., has joined Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. Dr. Panoff joins a radiation oncology division, equipped with the latest in photon and proton technology, under the leadership of internationally renowned radiation oncologist Minesh Mehta, M.D., deputy director and chief of Radiation Oncology.

A Miami native, Dr. Panoff earned his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, followed by a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He then completed an internship in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., before completing a residency in radiation oncology at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, both part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine system, where he served as chief resident. Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Panoff worked first as a faculty member at the Sylvester Cancer Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and then as a medical director of Radiation Oncology at 21st Century Oncology in Key West, FL.

“Miami Cancer Institute has built a world-class radiation oncology department, comprised of the most skilled experts and state-of-the-art technology,” said Dr. Mehta. “Dr. Panoff brings unique expertise and research experience to our team, which greatly benefits our patients and their families.”

Michael J. Zinner, M.D., CEO and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute, added, “Dr. Panoff has been recognized for his academic, research and clinical excellence, and we are honored he will continue his great work at Miami Cancer Institute.”

Dr. Panoff is the recipient of National Institutes of Health grants to conduct clinical research in pediatric cancer, which is a key factor in the progress toward improved treatment and prognosis. His teaching experience includes serving as assistant professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies. He also is widely published in peer-reviewed medical journals, serves as an editorial reviewer for scientific publications and is an invited speaker at healthcare symposiums.

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About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute is a next generation cancer center known for its leading clinical care, compassionate patient experience, clinical research 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 a robust roster of prominent physicians established in the community, in addition to 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 the standards of care developed by our multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK. Heralded nationally as one of the new “hybrid” cancer centers of the future, Miami Cancer Institute represents the next generation of cancer centers in the country, combining well-established, high-quality community-based cancer care with the best of an academic cancer center – offering patients innovative clinical trials tied to research and genomics and the recruitment of 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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