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Individualized cancer care

Established in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute is the largest privately-owned hematology/oncology practice in the United States with a network that includes 151 physicians, 94 nurse practitioners and more than 60 clinical sites. Our medical oncologists direct each patient’s plan of care and continue surveillance years after successful treatment. Our large practice and multidisciplinary approach means more resources are available to our patients. Our services include:

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Infusions for cancer and noncancer-related conditions
  • Lab services
  • Diagnostic imaging (CT)
  • Clinical trials

In association with Sarah Cannon Research Institute—one of the nation’s largest clinical research programs, Florida Cancer Specialists offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida.

Our vision is to be the preferred choice for patients and referral sources for superior, compassionate, community-based cancer care in Florida. We strive to provide the most advanced cancer treatment, utilizing cutting-edge technologies and research in a setting where patients can be close to home, surrounded and supported by family and friends.

To learn more about Florida Cancer Specialists, visit www.flcancer.com.

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Lowell Hart, M.D.
Dr. Lowell Hart earned his medical degree at the State University of New York and completed his internship and residency at the University of Miami. He completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Duke University, Durham, N.C. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and hematology.
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Michael J. McCleod, D.O.
Dr. Michael McCleod earned his medical degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Okla. He completed a residency and fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford, N.J. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Frank Rodriguez, MD | Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Frank Rodriguez, M.D.
Dr. Frank Rodriguez earned his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed a residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, as well as a fellowship at the University of South Florida – Moffitt Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Rodriguez is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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Silvia A. Romero, M.D.
Dr. Silvia Romero earned her medical degree and completed an internship at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. She completed a residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, as well as a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Romero is board certified in medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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Syed F. Zafar, M.D.
Dr. Syed Zafar earned his medical degree at the University of Karachi’s Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed an internship and residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, as well as a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Zafar is board certified in internal medicine, as well as board eligible in medical oncology and hematology.
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