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Jonathan Zager, MD
Dr. Jonathan Zager is the Chief Academic Officer and a surgical oncologist and Senior Member in the Departments of Cutaneous Oncology and Sarcoma at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Zager is the Director of Regional Therapies at Moffitt’s Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center. Dr. Zager is the Chair of the Department of Oncologic Sciences and a Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida, Morsani School of Medicine. Dr. Zager’s research and clinical interests include the regional therapy treatment of cutaneous melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Zager is internationally known for the management and study of locoregionally recurrent melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer and soft tissue sarcoma. In particular conducting clinical trials for these clinical scenarios using regional therapies such as, intralesional injections using oncolytic viruses and isolated limb infusions for in transit or recurrent extremity melanoma and unresectable extremity sarcomas as well as performing percutaneous hepatic perfusions for unresectable melanoma to the liver. Dr. Zager graduated magna cum laude from Sackler School of Medicine’s New York State/American Program. He served a junior residency at North Shore University Hospital-New York University School of Medicine and was a research fellow at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before completing residency in surgery at Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Where he was chief resident his last year. Dr. Zager completed fellowship training in surgical oncology at the University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Zager has received numerous awards, including Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Oncologists, Top Doctors in Tampa Bay, Castle Connolly Top Doctors, Patients Choice Physician Awards and Clinical Educator and Mentor of the Year four times at Moffitt Cancer Center. He is a member of numerous editorial and advisory boards and professional organizations, including the Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation executive committee as well as the on the executive council of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Zager is the Director of Student Research in the Department of Cutaneous Oncology including the 8 week Summer Student Research Internship and the Program Director of the Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship Program. Dr. Zager serves as Moffitt Cancer Center's Designated Institutional Official for their ACGME.
Education & Training
Start Year: 2009 End Year: Patient Satisfaction Award, Sponsor: Moffitt Cancer Center
Start Year: 2009 End Year: Faculty Clinical Mentor of the Year, Sponsor: Moffitt Cancer Center
Start Year: 2011 End Year: Mentor of the Year, Sponsor: Moffitt Cancer Center
Start Year: 2013 End Year: Faculty Clinical Mentor of the Year, Sponsor: Moffitt Cancer Center
CLINICAL TRIAL 18989
Title: Clinical validation of a prognostic 11-gene expression profile (MelaGenix®) in archival tissue of patients with AJCC substages IIIA, IIIB & IIIC cutaneous melanoma
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