Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC
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/UMHC 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.