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Meet the leaders of the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute is led by a team of highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to improving patient outcomes while providing quality, compassionate care in a state-of-the-art setting where patients come first.


Mark Socinski, MD
Executive Medical Director, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Dr. Socinski is a thoracic oncology expert from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Cancer Pavilion.  At UPMC, he served as Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery; Director of the Lung Cancer Section for the Division of Hematology and Oncology; Co-director of the Lung Cancer Center of Excellence; and Co-director of the Lung Cancer Program.  Prior to joining UPMC, Dr. Socinski was Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina Department of Medicine. 

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American College of Physicians, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and the American College of Chest Physicians.  Dr. Socinski received his medical degree as well as a Master’s of Science in Pathology from the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  He completed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and completed fellowships at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and Harvard Medical School.  He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.


Leslie Aldrich
Administrator, Florida Hospital Cancer Institute

Leslie has 25 years experience in health care, including strategic planning, business development, physician relations/recruitment, marketing, and operations management.  She oversees medical oncology, radiation oncology, neuro oncology, gyn oncology, bone marrow transplant, clinical research, translational research, patient support/education, tumor registry, marketing, philanthropy, physician education, and clinical quality improvement.  Her prior management roles at Florida Hospital were in Marketing, Managed Care and Information Systems.  She has an MBA from Webster University.