Learn how Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida has adapted patient care and departmental procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the role of radiation oncology and SBRT during this time of crisis. We'll discuss best practices, swap ideas and plan together for the future.
Director of MR-Guided Radiation Therapy and Proton Therapy, Miami Cancer Institute
Michael Chuong, M.D., is a board-certified radiation oncologist with Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. At Miami Cancer Institute he is the Medical Director of the Proton Therapy Center, the Physician Director of the MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy Program, and the Director of Radiation Oncology Clinical Research. As an internationally recognized expert in the use of radiation therapy for gastrointestinal cancers, he serves on several national committees including the NRG Oncology GI committee and is the Disease Site Chair for the Proton Collaborative Group. He is also the Principal Investigator of several clinical trials exploring novel combinations of advanced radiation technologies with systemic therapies such as immunotherapy.
Deputy Director, Chief of Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Minesh Mehta, MD, is deputy director and chief of radiation oncology at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. He is a widely renowned expert in radiation oncology, proton therapy and cancer research. He has designed and led numerous national and international clinical studies, receiving NIH and NCI grants and winning honors for his research in brain and central nervous system tumors. Dr. Mehta is Board-certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and in neuro-oncology by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
Chief of Medical Physics, Miami Cancer Institute
Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA, is the chief of medical physics at Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida. His role is to lead the technical radiation oncology aspects of the department, ensure adherence to high quality radiation care and safety standards, promote educational and research activities, and support outreach opportunities. Dr. Gutierrez has over 10 years of experience in radiation oncology with specialization in stereotactic radiotherapy delivery. Over the years, he has trained numerous medical physicists, radiation oncologists, and medical dosimetrists. He continues to actively participate in research and serves on several radiation oncology organizations. Internationally, he has worked to foster relationships with Latin American radiotherapy centers and has served as a training mentor for medical physics residents from Spain.