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Welcome to Ilyas Sahin, MD – Gastrointestinal Oncology

  Ilyas Sahin, MD is an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Sahin earned his medical degree from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Turkey. He went on to work as a postdoctoral research fellow…

Welcome to Jesus Fabregas, MD, MPH, FACP – Gastrointestinal Oncology

Jesus Fabregas, MD, MPH, FACP is an assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Fabregas earned his medical degree from the Universidad Del Norte in Colombia. He completed an internal medicine residency and fellowship in hematology…

Welcome to Bently Doonan, MD – Melanoma

Bently Doonan, MD, MS is an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Doonan earned his undergraduate degree in biology, cum laude, from Coastal Carolina University. He then received both his Master of Biomedical Sciences specializing in…

Welcome to Erin Dean, MD – Bone Marrow Transplant

Erin Dean, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Dean received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, Premedical, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine and her medical degree from the…

Welcome Aaron Franke, MD – thoracic oncology

We’d like to welcome Aaron Franke, MD, MS to the division. He is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Franke received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Florida State University and his medical…

Male allies challenge systemic bias against female oncologists

As seen in HemOnc Today For Thomas J. George, MD, FACP, being an ally to his female colleagues means challenging the status quo. “I have pledged ‘he for she’ as a professional priority,” George, director of the gastrointestinal oncology and phase 1 program at University of Florida, said…

How I Became a Gynecologic Medical Oncologist and Interim Division Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP, FASCO, is a gynecologic medical oncologist at the University of Florida (UF) and associate director for medical affairs at UF Health Cancer Center; in 2018, she was appointed interim chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UF. Dr. Markham is a member of ASCO’s…

Dr. Markham featured at STAT review of data from ESMO Virtual Congress

Europe’s largest cancer research meeting, the ESMO Virtual Congress, recently took place on Sept. 19-21. With the event behind us, STAT’s Adam Feuerstein will moderate a panel with some top cancer experts to review the significant data presented at ESMO, discuss what to expect for the rest of the year…