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July 30th, 2018 Baptist Health South Florida

Psychosomatic Medicine Physician Constanza Martinez Piñanez, M.D., Joins Miami Cancer Institute

MIAMI, FL – July 30, 2018 — Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, the region’s premier cancer treatment and research destination, has expanded its comprehensive Patient Support Services team with the addition of psychosomatic medicine physician Constanza Martinez Piñanez, M.D. Board certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Martinez Piñanez specializes in the prevention, assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders and emotional conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to fear of recurrence and cognitive deficits, which can directly affect a patient’s condition and overall health.

“Dr. Martinez Piñanez has extensive training and experience in mind-body medicine, and she is a welcome addition to our Patient Support Services team,” said Michael Zinner, M.D., founding CEO and executive director of the Institute. “She will work collaboratively with our cancer care specialists to provide comprehensive, whole-person care that enhances a patient’s quality of life and health outcomes following a cancer diagnosis and through long-term survivorship.”

Dr. Martinez Piñanez earned her medical degree from National University of Asuncion in Asuncion, Paraguay. She completed a residency in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. She also completed a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Martinez Piñanez was a psychiatrist at Ozark Center-Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo.

Dr. Martinez Piñanez is a member of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. She has presented numerous lectures on psychosomatic medicine to her peers at scientific symposiums. She also has extensive teaching experience, instructing medical students in the academic setting and residents in the clinical setting.

About Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida is developing Miami Cancer Institute into a destination cancer center known for its leading clinical care, compassionate patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. To accelerate its mission of hope, caring and innovation, Miami Cancer Institute has joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a meaningful partnership that affords patients with cancer access to potential breakthrough therapies in South Florida. For more information, visit MiamiCancerInstitute.com.

Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten 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 approximately 18,500 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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