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December 17th, 2018 Baptist Health South Florida

Miami Cancer Institute Welcomes Medical Oncologist Ana Sandoval Leon, M.D., to its Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program

Dr. Sandoval Leon HeadshotMIAMI, FL – December 17, 2018 – Ana Sandoval Leon, M.D., a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast cancer, has joined Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida and the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. Dr. Sandoval Leon has expertise in the use of the most advanced systemic therapies, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy, both in the adjuvant and metastatic setting. She will work closely with the Institute’s multidisciplinary team of breast cancer experts to provide coordinated, evidence-based care to each of her patients.

Dr. Sandoval Leon earned her medical degree at Universidad Internacional del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL. Following her residency, she completed two fellowships at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — the first in hematology-oncology, during which she served as chief fellow, and then an advanced fellowship in breast oncology. She is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, hematology and oncology.

Dr. Sandoval Leon serves as an editorial reviewer for Practice Update – Metastatic Breast Cancer. She has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented at a number of scientific conferences. She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

“Miami Cancer Institute is committed to assembling an exceptional team of cancer care specialists, as evidenced by the addition of Dr. Sandoval Leon to our breast cancer program,” said Michael J. Zinner, M.D., founding CEO and executive medical director of the Institute. “She brings unique training, experience and talent, and she will provide our patients with the most innovative breast cancer treatment and care.”

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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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