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August 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 2

Florida Cancer Specialists Welcomes Rina Patel, MD to Palm Beach Gardens - New Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Joins Florida Cancer Specialists in Palm Beach County

September 9, 2019 — Medical Oncologist Rina Patel, MD has joined Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) and is seeing patients in the Palm Beach Gardens office (3401 PGA Boulevard, Suite 200, Palm Beach Gardens, FL).
Board-certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Patel received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She completed her internal medicine training at the Osler Medical Residency Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and later completed a fellowship in medical oncology/hematology at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  During her medical training, Dr. Patel was awarded an Oncology T32 training grant for the study of molecular targets for cancer detection and treatment.
Having participated in numerous clinical research activities, from 2013 to 2015, Dr. Patel participated in the design and implementation of early-phase clinical trials for the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. She is the co-author of numerous papers and abstracts published in clinical journals.  She served as a member of the Tumor Board at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 2014 – 2015.
FCS CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA said, “We are excited to announce the addition of Dr. Rina Patel to FCS. “Dr. Patel brings excellent clinical knowledge, which allows patients to receive the best possible care within their community.”
“The addition of Dr. Patel as a member of our team magnifies our commitment to providing our patients the quality of care that the Palm Beach community has come to know and trust,” said Dr. Lucio N. Gordan, President & Managing Physician of FCS.
Before joining Florida Cancer Specialists, Dr. Patel served as a staff physician inf the Medical Oncology and Hematology division at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, LLC: (
Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. In the past four years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists participation.*  Trained in such prestigious medical schools and research institutes as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, M.D. Anderson, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report.
Founded in 1984, FCS is one of the largest medical oncology/hematology practices in the United States. With more than 230 physicians, 220 advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and physician assistants (PA) and nearly 100 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings.
Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research and cutting-edge technologies that help targeted treatments and genomic-based treatment and immunotherapy.  These values are embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.
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