South Florida Hospital News
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October 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 4




Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System

Dr. Susan Kesmodel

Dr. Susan Kesmodel, director of breast surgical oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System, is a surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases and high-risk skin malignancies including melanoma.  She has expertise in skin-sparing and nipple-sparing 
mastectomy, prophylactic breast surgery for high-risk patients, and sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymphadenectomy for patients with breast and skin cancer. Her research interests include optimizing local regional therapy for patients with breast cancer and the use of neoadjuvant endocrine therapy. Dr. Kesmodel received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

Dr. Alejandra Perez
Dr. Alejandra Perez is a hematologist/oncologist and director of the Breast Cancer Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Plantation. Dr. Perez leads an interdisciplinary team of breast cancer experts at Sylvester, part of the University of Miami Health System.  By addressing each aspect of breast cancer care, including clinical trials, precision treatments, breast cancer plastic and reconstruction surgical services, the team strives to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and nutritional needs of patients. Dr. Perez has been principal investigator on many clinical trials that address the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. She received her medical degree from Health Science Institute and completed an Internal Medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine and fellowships in Oncology and Hematology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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