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Radiation Oncology

Welcome to the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU.

The Department of Radiation Oncology was founded in 2017 within the organizational structure of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University. As the Founding Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, I’d like to welcome you to our program. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients and the most compassionate support for their families. The Department faculty and clinical training resides at the Miami Cancer Institute located on the campus of Baptist Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida system. Here, students are exposed to an unparalleled radiation therapy program that includes world-renowned radiation oncologists and the most advanced radiation therapy technologies. Students and trainees have the opportunity to interact with a team of medical specialists that collaborate with each other and across medical disciplines to offer patients comprehensive clinical expertise. One of our missions is to train tomorrow's outstanding physicians and leaders by providing them with guidance, opportunities and mentorship. As part of the HWCOM, we are dedicated not just to patient care, education, and research, but also to the improvement of health in our community.

You are invited to learn more about our department's patient care approach and research programs.

Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

Mission and Vision

Our Mission: The Department of Radiation Oncology is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive scope of practice in the areas of patient care, research and education. By integrating the latest modern radiation oncology technologies under one roof, the Department is committed to providing the highest level of patient care by employing the latest advances in technology and innovative treatment techniques to improve the lives of our patients.

The Department of Radiation Oncology abides by the following core missions:

  • To provide compassionate, patient-centered medical care to patients from our world-renown medical faculty
  • To generate new knowledge from our clinical and scientific research so that it benefits the medical community and the public
  • To provide outstanding medical education to train future leaders in radiation oncology

Our Vision: We envision the Department becoming an internationally recognized academic Radiation Oncology program that is known by the community for exceptional, compassionate clinical care and recognized by our peers for innovative, cutting edge research as well as our practice of high quality, effective teaching.

Contact Us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC2 675
Tel: 305-348-9280
Fax: 305-348-0123

Community-Based Faculty

Andre Abitbol, MD

Diane Alvarez, MS

Jaafar Bennouna, MS

Michael Chuong, MD
Vice Chair of Clinical Research & Assistant Professor

Marcio Fagundes, MD
Associate Professor

Allie Garcia-Serra, MD
Assistant Professor

Jerry George, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Siju George, MS

Matthew Hall, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor

Rupesh Kotecha, MD
Assistant Professor

Alonso Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA
Vice Chair of Medical Physics & Associate Professor

D. Jay Wieczorek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Jen Yu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor