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. 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.