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April 3rd, 2018 Miami Cancer Institute

Miami Cancer Institute Welcomes Orthopedic Oncologist and Spine Surgeon, Theresa J.C. Pazionis, M.D., M.A., FRCSC

MIAMI, FLA. (April 3, 2018) — Theresa J.C. Pazionis, M.D., M.A., FRCSC, a double fellowship-trained oncologic orthopedist and spine surgeon, has joined Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida,  the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. Dr. Pazionis specializes in the assessment and treatment of benign and malignant tumors of bone and soft tissue, spinal metastases and spinal deformities. She will continue the collaborative research work that she began during her two-year orthopedic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, focusing on advancing the current understanding of cancer biology and exploring new ways to cure, control and prevent disease.

Dr. Pazionis received her medical degree as well as a master’s degree in economics from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. She completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at McMaster University, Hamilton Health Services in Ontario. In addition to her orthopedic oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she completed a spine surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

“Orthopedic oncology is a highly specialized area of medicine, and Dr. Pazionis brings exceptional training and expertise in this field,” said Michael J. Zinner, M.D., founding CEO and executive medical director at Miami Cancer Institute. “We are pleased to welcome her to Miami Cancer Institute’s world-class team of specialists and proud to offer our patients cutting-edge orthopedic oncology treatments and sophisticated cancer-fighting technologies.”

Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Pazionis was a spine surgeon and orthopedic oncologist at New York Spine Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center and the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, N.Y. Dr. Pazionis has extensive teaching experience and currently serves as assistant clinical professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center. She has authored book chapters and articles for numerous medical journals and presented her clinical findings at scientific conferences. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.


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Miami Cancer Institute is a destination 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 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 combines well-established, high-quality community-based cancer care with the best of an academic cancer center – subspecialty-trained surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists who are national experts and innovators in their fields. For more information, visit

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 and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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