Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Francisco Vega-Vazquez, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Francisco  Vega-Vazquez, M.D., Ph.D.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology-Hematology
  • American Board of Pathology-Anatomic

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Specialties

  • Pathology-Hematology
  • Pathology-Anatomic

Roles

  • Director of Hematopathology

Publications

Biography

 Dr Vega is a renowned academic hematopathologist expertly qualified to consult in all areas of neoplastic hematopathology with an emphasis in lymph node pathology.

Dr. Vega received his MD from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain and his PhD from the University of Navarra, Spain. He did residency in Anatomic Pathology at the University Clinic de Navarra, in Pamplona, Spain. After completing his training he worked as a Surgical Pathologist in the Department of Anatomic Pathology of the Hospital of Orense in Galicia, Spain. He did a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Hematopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center (sponsored by the Fundación Barrie de la Maza, La Coruña, Spain) and in the Department of Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He did another residency in Anatomic Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and he completed fellowship training in Hematopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He received The Janice Davis Singletary Award for Clinical Fellowship in Lymphoma. Dr Vega joined the faculty in the Department of Hematopathology at MD Anderson and served as Lymphoma Section Head in the Department of Hematopathology until August 2013. Since September 2013 Dr Vega is the director of Hematopathology at the University of Miami/Sylvester Cancer Center. He is doing diagnostic signout of malignant lymphomas and leukemias and running a funded research laboratory working on Hedgehog signaling in malignant lymphomas. Dr. Vega has more 100 publications in peer-review journals and numerous text books chapters. Dr Vega has been listed in Best Doctors in America.
 

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