Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Surgeon and DNA strand

Our physician’ relentless pursuit of excellence is renown. Challenges await them every day. But its their extensive experience, pioneering research and confidence in their ability to improve lives and find a cure that keeps them moving forward, providing patients with the very best care.


Ricardo J. Komotar MD – Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology, UMH
Co-Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology, SCCC/UMHC

Stephen Nimer MD
Director, SCCC
Professor of Medicine


Ronald Benveniste MD PhD – Co-Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery
Chief of Neurosurgery UMHC/SCCC

Deborah O. Heros MD – Co-Director
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuro-oncology
Chief of Neurology, SCCC

Arnold M. Markoe MD – Co-Director
Professor and Chairman emeritus of Radiation Oncology


W. Dalton Dietrich PhD- Co-Director
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Cell Biology
Scientific Director of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

Claes Wahlestedt MD PhD – Co-Director
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center for Therapeutic Innovation, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

Nagi Ayad PhD – Co-Director
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences


Lynn G. Feun MD
Professor of Medicine

Roberto C. Heros MD
Co-Chairman of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery

Howard Landy MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Jacques Morcos MD
Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery
Director of Skull Base and Endoscopic Surgery
Co-Director, Microsurgery Training Center
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Professor of Otolaryngology


Barth A. Green MD
Chairman of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurology
Professor of Orthopaedics
Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

W. Jarrard Goodwin MD
Chief Medical Officer, SCCC
Professor of Otolaryngology
Professor of Plastic Surgery

Alan Pollack MD PhD
Chairman of Radiation Oncology
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director of Community Professional Relations

Ralph Sacco MD
Chairman of Neurology
Professor of Neurology

Ana Espinosa DNP
Director of Nursing, SCCC

Sheryl Shetsky BA
President of the Florida Brain Tumor Association

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