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Dr. John Mullinax is an Assistant Member in the Sarcoma Department and Immunology Department of Moffitt Cancer Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Mullinax is board-certified in both Surgery and Complex General Surgical Oncology by the American Board of Surgery. A native Floridian, he earned his MD degree with honors from the University of South Florida. He completed a General Surgery Residency in the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida. He completed two fellowships: first a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland and another in Complex General Surgical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Mullinax’s primary clinical focus is the surgical management of patients with soft tissue sarcoma throughout the body, to include retroperitoneal sarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. In addition to clinical duties, Dr. Mullinax has a laboratory focused on the immune response to soft tissue sarcoma. He is working to expand adoptive cell therapy to patients with advanced sarcoma. The work from his lab serves as the basis for a new trial using tumor infiltrating lymphocytes to treat adolescent and young adult patients with advanced sarcoma. He is the Associate Program Director for the Complex General Surgical Oncology fellowship at Moffitt and is the Chair of the Total Cancer Care Faculty committee. He represents the Moffitt Sarcoma Department in the international Transatlantic-Australasian Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Workgroup (TARPSWG). His research has generated awards from the Society of Immunotherapy for Cancer, the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and Moffitt Cancer Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. Nationally, he serves on the Sarcoma Disease Site Workgroup of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Commission on Cancer for the American College of Surgeons. He is the current Chair of the Young Fellows Association in the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
Education & Training
Start Year: 2015 End Year: 2015 Co-Team Leader, First Place Integrated Mathematical Oncology Workshop in Immune Therapy for Cancer, Sponsor: Moffitt Cancer Center
Start Year: 2007 End Year: 2007 Outstanding Surgical Student, Sponsor: Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Start Year: 2010 End Year: 2010 Tampa Bay Surgical Society Outstanding Resident Award, Sponsor: Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Start Year: 2013 End Year: 2013 Resident of the Year, Sponsor: Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Start Year: 2014 End Year: 2014 Resident of the Year, Sponsor: Department of Surgery, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Start Year: 2015 End Year: 2015 First Place, Commission on Cancer Paper Competition, Sponsor: Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
Title: Evaluation of Membrane Bound Cytokines Utilizing SQZ Gene Transduction of TIL
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