Clinical Perspectives

Celebrating Women in Medicine

September 01, 2018

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Each September, the American Medical Association (AMA) marks Women in Medicine Month to honor physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. Join us in showcasing the dedication of women in the medical field.

Women physicians have played a foundational role in the cancer center since its opening in 1986 – from leading programs and services to serving as members of our executive leadership team. By their voices and actions, they have helped to create a world-renowned facility as well as a workplace that values diversity, acceptance and respect.

Women in Oncology at Moffitt

We are proud to introduce the inaugural issue of Women In Oncology At Moffitt magazine, in which we are excited to profile women physicians at Moffitt Cancer Center. 2017 has been named by many as the “Year of the Women,” and certainly we endeavored to capture that spirit with this publication.

The publication is sponsored by the multidisciplinary Women in Oncology Interest Group, formed in 2016 to help develop effective strategies to retain, promote and support women faculty. We hope you will find the stories and insights shared by our women physicians as inspiring and invigorating as we did. In these pages you will meet extraordinary women whose inspirational stories describe how and why they came into the medical profession, surprises and challenges encountered along the way – and, importantly – how they are overcoming huge obstacles and successfully managing demanding careers, along with day-to-day family responsibilities and community involvement.

Download Full Publication

Please provide your name and email address to download a free copy of the inaugural issue of Women In Oncology At Moffitt. Once you hit submit, you will be sent an email message with a link to download the full magazine.


Our female faculty members come from different backgrounds and cultures, and their areas of medicine range from oncology to surgery to radiation oncology to pathology and more. In addition to their clinical practices, many of them pursue scientific research interests and administrative paths.

Moffitt Cancer Center gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Joanna Bever, Moffitt patient, and all the women faculty members who participated in this publication:

While these insightful articles celebrate women physicians, their stories are relevant for anyone and everyone willing to face challenges in a desire to make a difference. They encourage all of us to continue to work together towards achieving the mission of Moffitt Cancer Center: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.