Meet Our Blood and Marrow Transplant Physicians
The Florida Hospital Cancer Institute’s international reputation for excellence in health care has attracted some of the leading experts in bone marrow transplantation (BMT). Working closely with other doctors and specialists in a multidisciplinary environment where patients come first, they have raised the bar when it comes to successful BMT procedures that help balance and restore the body’s immune system so that it can effectively battle infections and diseases.
Following is a list of team members that you will be working with during your transplant and what their roles are at FHCI.
The attending physician for your treatment specializes in bone marrow and stem cell transplantation. A specific physician will be assigned to your case, but you will also receive care from other specialists and doctors during your transplant. Your primary care physician will keep you informed about your progress and your care plan.
- Rushang Patel, MD, PhD, FACP
- Shahram Mori, MD, PhD
- Steven Goldstein, MD - Medical Director
- Wesam Ahmed, MD, PhD, MSc
- Juan Carlos Varela, MD
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants (extenders)
Your daily care is the responsibility of nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They work closely with your attending physician to assess your condition and manage your recovery.
- Jason Balls PA
- Amy (Dohrer) Browning ARNP
- Lamia Laloui PA
- Stacy Sutton PA
- Ayanna Whitworth ARNP
- Cory Edgar PA
A coordinator is assigned to your case that will be the primary contact for you, your family and your primary physician throughout the transplant process. They will provide you with a calendar of all your appointments and consultations. Each of our coordinators is a registered nurse who is either certified in chemotherapy or oncology.
- Tricia Wang, RN OCN
- Victoria Webb, RN
- Veilka Ugalde, RN
- Lisa Tyrrell, RN
The assistant coordinator is responsible for setting up your appointments and testing. They work closely with your coordinator to make sure that your transplant process runs as smoothly as possible.
- Dee Dykes
Navigating insurance and financial issues can be complex and stressful. Your financial coordinator works with you and your insurer to get the necessary authorizations required and to ensure that you get the most out of your insurance plan’s transplant benefits.
- Aisha Lopez
- Joey Hostler - Supervisor
- David Wheeler
A social worker will be assigned to you to help reduce the inevitable stress on you and your family. They can provide counseling, support and referrals.
- Paula Brumback, MSW, LCSW
- Shellie Shine, MSW, LCSW
Inpatient and Outpatient Nurses
These registered nurses are specially trained to care for bone marrow transplant patients. Each one is chemo- and port-certified.
- Bryanne Collini, RN
Schedule an Appointment
Contact one of our Cancer Care Coordinators to schedule an appointment at FHCI. You can call a coordinator at (407) 303-1700 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Or fill out our online assistance form and one of our coordinators will get back to you within one business day.Back to Top