Dr. Scott Antonia serves as department chair and program leader, Thoracic Oncology and program leader of the Immunology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center. He is a professor of oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. Antonia’s research and clinical interests focus on immunotherapy and immunobiology, in particular gene-modified tumor cell vaccine trials at both pre-clinical and clinical stages. He has designed and conducted numerous cutting-edge studies with novel immunotherapeutics and has two patents for technology he has developed. He has been awarded a K24 grant from the National Cancer Institute to support his clinical research and is the principal investigator for a Thoracic SPORE project.
Dr. Antonia received both his medical degree and a doctorate in immunology from the University of Connecticut Health Center. He completed an internal medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine and pursued additional training at Yale through a medical oncology fellowship and post-doctoral fellowship in immunobiology.
Dr. Antonia joined Moffitt in 1994. Prior to being named chair of Thoracic Oncology in 2010, he was associate chairman of the Sarcoma Department. Dr. Antonia also serves as chairman of Moffitt’s Scientific Review Committee and medical director of the Tumor Vaccine Production Facility at Moffitt. He was named the Moffitt Physician of the Year in 2005 and Mentor of the Year in 2008.