February 1, 2022 – Board-certified medical oncologist Reshma Mahtani, D.O., joins Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health as the new chief of breast medical oncology. Dr. Mahtani specializes in the treatment and clinical research of breast cancer.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Mahtani to Miami Cancer Institute,” said Leonard Kalman, M.D., executive deputy director and chief medical officer at Miami Cancer Institute. “Her extensive clinical research experience and dedication to breast cancer care, in addition to her background in education, will make her an outstanding addition to our team.”
Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Mahtani served as co-leader of the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Site Disease Group and achieved the rank of associate professor of medicine and was also the director of community outreach for the center.
Dr. Mahtani is an active clinical researcher, helping bring novel breast cancer treatments and clinical trials to patients in South Florida and beyond. She has made significant scientific and clinical practice contributions with numerous first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is a nationally recognized thought leader in breast cancer and has presented her cancer research findings at cancer conferences worldwide. She has received funding from numerous organizations.
Dr. Mahtani served on national committees to recognize cancer clinics that offer quality care across the country. She is involved in several initiatives that enhance patients’ access to healthcare, as well as community collaborations for education and advocacy. She founded a medical education initiative to ensure that physicians in South Florida know about the latest cancer treatments and can provide evidence-based care.
Dr. Mahtani earned her medical degree from the University of New England. She completed both her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology/oncology at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center.
Dr. Mahtani will see patients at Baptist Health’s Wellness and Medical Complex in Plantation at 1228 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 410.
About Miami Cancer Institute
Miami Cancer Institute brings to South Florida access to personalized clinical treatments and comprehensive support services delivered with unparalleled compassion. No other cancer program in the region has the combination of cancer-fighting expertise and advanced technology—including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, and one of the only radiation oncology program in the world with each of the newest radiation therapies in one place—to diagnose and deliver precise cancer treatments that achieve the best outcomes and improve the lives of cancer patients. The Institute offers an impressive roster of established community oncologists and renowned experts, clinical researchers and genomic scientists recruited from the nation’s top cancer centers. Selected as Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer (MSK) Alliance, Miami Cancer Institute is part of a meaningful clinical collaboration that affords patients in South Florida access to innovative treatments and ensures that the standards of care developed by their multidisciplinary disease management teams match those at MSK.
About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence,Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.