Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
1475 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33136
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center opened in 1992 to provide comprehensive cancer services to the South Florida community. Together with the 40-bed inpatient hospital, UMHC – University of Miami Hospital & Clinics, Sylvester/UMHC serves as the cancer diagnosis, treatment, and research hub for UHealth – University of Miami Health System.
Sylvester in Miami offers outpatient clinics, a 40-bed inpatient unit, a comprehensive treatment unit, a radiation oncology suite, the Mohs surgery center/dermatology clinic, the Rosenfield GI Center, a stem cell transplant clinic, a cardiology lab and clinic, a radiology/imaging suite, an interventional radiology clinic, the Spine Institute clinics, on-site laboratory and pharmacy, the Courtelis Center for Psychosocial Oncology, the Jill Selevan Chapel, and a cafeteria, as well as administrative offices. A pediatric oncology clinic, alex’s Place at Sylvester, is scheduled to open in early 2012.
Sylvester organizes its cancer research and treatment into 15 “site-disease groups,”– specialized, multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals who focus on specific types of cancer. From high-frequency breast and lung cancer to rarer forms of the disease, like pediatric and thyroid cancer, Sylvester’s site disease groups are made up of a wide array of specialists, including medical oncologists, surgeons, and radiation oncologists.
Sylvester Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., and Chief Medical Officer W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., F.A.C.S., lead the Sylvester/UMHC team of more than 250 cancer specialists – all faculty of the Miller School of Medicine – who provide innovative care; conduct robust, multidisciplinary cancer research; and deliver outstanding medical education to tomorrow’s generation of cancer pioneers.
To learn more about Sylvester, download the Sylvester Capabilities Factsheet.