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F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Armstrong Receives American Cancer Society’s St. George National Award

07.28.2015

For his longtime devotion to improving the lives of children with cancer and his work to advance science, health policy and education, F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., a longtime researcher with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor and Executive Vice Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently honored with the American Cancer Society’s 2015 St. George National Award.

Julio Barredo, M.D., left, and Marco Flores, M.D.

Sylvester Pediatric Oncologists Form Collaboration with Peru

07.28.2015

As part of a unique agreement with the nation of Peru, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth - University of Miami Health System, is helping establish a new pediatric bone marrow transplant program in Lima, as well as treating patients in the United States.

From left, Gustavo Fernandez-Castro, M.D., Glenn Fonte, Maria Ramsay, Angela Olier-Pino, Gloria G. Campos, Rohanmi Perez, Rebecca Lebwohl and Sarah Barrett.

Sylvester Recognized with Customer Impact Award for New Service

07.07.2015

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was recently recognized with the Greatest Customer Impact Award by the Florida Sterling Council. Sylvester’s Comprehensive Treatment Unit was honored after presenting its newest project, concierge chemotherapy, at the Florida Sterling Council State Showcase Competition in Orlando in June.

UHealth Neurosurgeon Using New Technology to Remove Brain Tumors

06.30.2015

Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, is one of the first neurosurgeons in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to remove a brain tumor using the NICO BrainPath system. The approach makes it possible to remove deeply embedded tumors through an opening as small as a dime, without damaging delicate brain tissue.