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January 27th, 2016 Baptist Health Medical Group

Miami Cancer Institute Names M. Beatriz Currier, M.D., Director of Cancer Patient Support Services

M. Beatriz Currier, M.D.M. Beatriz Currier, M.D., joins the executive leadership of Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida as director of Cancer Patient Support Services. In this role, Dr. Currier will lead a multi-specialty cancer support services team comprised of physicians who specialize in psychiatry, integrative medicine, cancer rehabilitation and pain management, as well as a comprehensive team of interdisciplinary clinicians who will address the psychosocial and physical well-being of cancer patients.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Dr. Currier’s qualifications join us,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., deputy director and chief clinical officer of Miami Cancer Institute. “A Board-certified psychosomatic psychiatrist, Dr. Currier is one of the few physicians in the country to have already built and led a similar program to the one she will develop at Miami Cancer Institute. Her program will be the hub for developing a variety of services that will be integrated into the fabric of the Cancer Institute. These services include psychosocial oncology services, integrative medicine consultations, exercise and nutrition counseling, pain management, cancer rehabilitation, survivorship and mind-body therapies.”

Dr. Currier earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. She completed a general psychiatry residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and completed a clinical fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

A Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a subspecialty certification in psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Currier is published widely in the academic press and is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. She has served as a principal investigator on numerous pharmaceutical studies.

Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Currier was medical director of Sylvester Oncology Support Services, medical director of the Courtelis Center for Psychosocial Oncology and chief of Clinical Psychiatry Services at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also served as division chief of Psychosomatic Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute is a world-class clinical center and research destination, offering comprehensive cancer services with expanding clinical trials and state-of-the-art technology, including the first proton therapy treatment in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

 

Contact: Georgi Pipkin; 786-596-3309


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