Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System, is recognized in cancer research and care as the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in South Florida. This NCI designation places Sylvester among the top cancer centers in the nation.
With 10 convenient locations in South Florida, Sylvester’s team of more than 2,500 physicians, researchers and staff are readily available, from north Broward to south Miami-Dade.
Our physicians are highly skilled and work in partnership, collaboratively, to create integrated plans that offer a range of treatment options. Their goal is simple: to help you become well and not just survive but thrive.
Access the most advanced clinical trials and therapies, including those often only available at NCI-designated cancer centers, like Sylvester.
We know that every patient is unique, and so is every cancer. Our experts create individualized treatment plans specific to genetic makeup and cancer type.
Sylvester’s physician-scientists are world renowned for advancing cancer care through research. They are at the forefront of developing life-saving therapies all in pursuit of your cure. From early and accurate diagnoses to survivorship and treatment, our team of experts creates a tailored course of treatment for each patient.
From performing diagnostic testing and understanding needs to creating a customized strategy and providing compassionate care, our specialized teams are focused solely on your specific cancer.Request an Appointment
Our team includes physicians and researchers who are global leaders in their fields and are experts trained in the precise treatment of many cancers. Often sub-specializing, physician-researchers commit their attention to you and your personal treatment plan.
In fact, Sylvester recently announced its newly dedicated Myeloma Research Institute, which performs clinical trials to explore new drug and treatment combinations and much-needed clinical therapies and cures. Each patient’s plan is mapped from the genetic level for greater outcomes.
In the same way, the Sylvester Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute produces innovative research and essential connections between scientists and clinicians to increase the number of treatment and clinical trial opportunities for those with pancreatic cancer, one of the toughest-to-treat.
With hundreds of cancer experts, Sylvester is proud to include:
Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.
Sylvester Director, Leukemia Expert
Antonio Iavarone, M.D.
Sylvester Deputy Director, Brain Cancer Expert
Sophia George, Ph.D.
Gynecologic Oncology Researcher
Mecker G. Möller, M.D.
Surgical Oncology Expert
Hansel E. Tookes, M.D., M.P.H.
HIV-Related Cancer Expert
Diana M. Molinares Mejia, M.D.
Cancer Rehabilitation Expert
Maria E. Figueroa, M.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Epigenetics
Sylvester is a pioneer in groundbreaking cancer research and care. As part of its relentless pursuit of cures, Sylvester’s Transformational Cancer Research Building (TCRB) is under construction and will be a state-of-the-art, premier research facility that will bring hope to patients in South Florida and beyond. Slated to open in 2025, the TCRB will stand as a 12-story, 244,000 sq. ft., ultra-modern facility in UHealth’s downtown Miami campus.