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August 2nd, 2022 Baptist Health South Florida

Yonatan Weiss, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute as a Radiation Oncologist

MIAMI, FL – August 1, 2022 – Board-certified radiation oncologist Yonatan Weiss, M.D., joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health. Dr. Weiss specializes in treating thoracic, central nervous system and gynecologic cancers.

“We are honored that Dr. Weiss joined our Miami Cancer Institute team,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “Our patients will benefit significantly from his patient-centric care, strong communications skills and collaborative experience.”

Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Weiss was a clinical instructor in the radiation oncology department at the University of California Los Angeles. He also served as a chief resident at the Princess Margaret and Odette Cancer Centres, the premier cancer programs in Canada. Through his education and experience, Dr. Weiss is an expert in using advanced technologies, such as Gamma Knife radiosurgery and interstitial brachytherapy, to treat cancer patients. In Dr. Weiss’ new role at Miami Cancer Institute, he will work to lead and expand the brachytherapy services offered to patients.”

He also worked in the cancer research field before beginning his medical training, as he investigated DNA repair in organisms that were resistant to radiation.

Dr. Weiss earned his medical degree from McMaster University and completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Toronto.

 

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 programs 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.

Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 24,000 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.

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