Miami Cancer Institute Names Leonard Kalman, M.D., Deputy Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer
Leonard Kalman, M.D., joins the executive leadership of Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida as deputy medical director and chief medical officer. Dr. Kalman plays a critical role in supporting the overall mission and vision of the Cancer Institute, and in defining its clinical components. He is involved in the recruitment of faculty and staff, and is working with the operational team to create a multidisciplinary model of care combined with an unsurpassed patient experience.
Following the completion of his medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City in 1982, Dr. Kalman became a practicing community medical oncologist, and joined the staffs of Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital. As the practice grew under his leadership, he eventually served as the Chairman of the Board of Managers of what became Advanced Medical Specialties (AMS), a large diversified oncology practice in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. As chairman, he led AMS’ strategic planning, quality and growth initiatives. As of December 2014, the physicians and employees of AMS joined Baptist Health as the founding oncologists of Miami Cancer Institute.
“Dr. Kalman is a respected and proven leader and an accomplished clinician. His leadership of Miami Cancer Institute and his passion for multidisciplinary, patient-centered care are key pillars of the Cancer Institute’s mission,” said Wayne Brackin, Baptist Health executive vice president and chief operating officer. “His expertise in critical areas of cancer care management strengthens our commitment to clinical and service excellence.”
In addition to his leadership role within Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Kalman, committed to value-based cancer care, also serves on the Board of Managers of the Baptist Health Quality Network, a collaboration between Baptist Health and the finest doctors throughout the region. The Network is designed to improve access to quality healthcare throughout south Florida.
About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute offers comprehensive cancer services and is expanding its clinical services, clinical trials and state-of-the-art technology, including offering the first proton therapy treatment in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Cancer Institute, designed to be a world-class clinical center and research destination, will move into its new spectacular facility in 2016.
Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 16,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#23 in the nation) and has remained on the list for 15 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit BaptistHealth.net.
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