March 2, 2022 – Anatoly Nikolaev, MD, PhD, has joined Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Maroone Cancer Center. Dr. Nikolaev is board-certified in radiation oncology and specializes in head and neck cancer, and central nervous system disease sites.

Dr. Nikolaev is actively engaged in cutting-edge research at the Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) and the Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology (CITI) at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

As a radiation oncology physician-scientist, Dr. Nikolaev’s work focuses on the molecular mechanisms of resistance to radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy in the high-risk HPV-negative head and neck cancers, and pediatric brainstem gliomas (DIPG). His research lab is dedicated to improving the outcomes of head and neck cancer and other malignancies by elucidating and targeting the key molecular and cellular pathways involved in loco-regional and distant tumor progression and resistance to chemo-radiation and immunotherapy.

“We are very pleased Dr. Nikolaev has joined the multidisciplinary oncology team at Maroone Cancer Center,” said Rodolfo J. Blandon, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital. “His specialized knowledge in radiation oncology and advanced research experience will help us in our mission to provide the highest quality customized treatment option for each patient.”

Dr. Nikolaev earned his medical degree at Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Alabama Hospital and his PhD thesis in Cancer Biology at Columbia University in New York City. He has co-authored more than 20 abstract publications and peer-reviewed articles.



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