The Moffitt Cancer Center, a 206-bed tertiary-care free-standing cancer center located on the main campus of the University of South Florida adjacent to the Medical School, serves as the primary training site. Moffitt’s large-volume in-patient and out-patient center offers services in the various medical and surgical subspecialties. Moffitt’s clinical services are organized into 14 interdisciplinary, disease-oriented programs that encompass patient care, clinical research, education, and cancer control activities. The objectives of these programs are to provide interdisciplinary care for new and established patients, develop and conduct clinical research trials, establish collaborative links with appropriate basic science programs, and provide educational programs and training for medical students, house staff physicians, and fellows. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the State of Florida and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. The Department of Radiation Oncology has 16 full-time and two part-time Radiation Oncologists, two full-time Radiation Biologists, a Physics Director, Physics Clinical Chief, and nine full-time Medical Physicists and 10 Dosimetrists to teach residents.
The James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, the busiest VA in the country, is a training hospital of the University of South Florida. The hospital, a 353-bed Dean’s Committee hospital, is located across the street from the University of South Florida, connected by a walkway. The hospital’s mission statement is the dedication to compassionate patient care, education and research. The residents gain a unique training experience at the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital due to the exposure of a large representation of patients from socio-economically disadvantaged and indigent segments of society, and exposure to a higher incidence of advanced stage malignancies. The training faculty at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital consists of four Radiation Oncologists, three Medical Physicists, and four Dosimetrists to teach residents.
Pediatric Program: The Pediatric Training Program is based at Moffitt South. Radiation Oncology Residents benefit from the newly implemented Pediatrics Program led by Dr. Robert Lavey. Dr. Lavey came to Moffitt after practicing exclusively pediatric radiation oncology and heading the Radiation Oncology Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles for 13 years.
All Children’s Hospital, located near downtown St. Petersburg adjacent to the St. Petersburg Campus of the University of South Florida, is only 30 miles from the Moffitt Cancer Center. The hospital features a brand new 10-story, 259-bed facility, including a 97-bed All Children’s Hospital Guild Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. There is an adjacent Outpatient Care Center and Ronald McDonald House. The hospital has a combined 1 million square feet of space. All Children’s Hospital is a leading center for pediatric treatment, education, and research. All Children’s provides specialized care for children of all ages, from newborns to teens. It is one of two free-standing children’s hospitals in the State of Florida, and the only one on Florida’s West Coast. All Children’s Hospital was founded in 1926 as the American Legion Hospital for Crippled children. Today it is the primary pediatric teaching hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida College of Medicine. More than 200 pediatric specialists and subspecialists provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical care for children. All Children’s Hospital has nine Pediatric Oncologists dedicated to training residents.