Baptist Health South Florida

Palliative Care Physician Michelle Issac, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute

October 19, 2020

MIAMI – October 19, 2020 – Palliative care physician Michelle Issac, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Issac treats patients who have serious illnesses, including conditions that are curable, chronic or life-limiting. She works with patients to improve their quality of life and reduce their pain levels.

“We are pleased that Dr. Issac has joined Miami Cancer Institute,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “Her passion for patient care will make her a valuable addition to our team.”

Dr. Issac joins Miami Cancer Institute after completing a hospice and palliative care medicine fellowship at New York University School of Medicine in New York City.

Board-certified in internal medicine, she is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Dr. Issac earned her medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.

She will see patients at Miami Cancer Institute, located at 8900 North Kendall Drive in Miami.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health 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, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.

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