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Dr. Smitha R. Pabbathi is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine and an associate member at Moffitt Cancer Center. She is also an associate professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She became medical director of the Survivorship Clinic fulltime in 2018 at the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Outpatient Center at McKinley Campus, where she leads a team of providers focused on the unique needs of cancer survivors with an emphasis on prevention. She received her Bachelors in Science from Florida State University and her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Florida in 2007. Following her training, she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine faculty at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, caring for hospitalized oncology patients. Dr. Pabbathi then joined the Internal Hospital Medicine Department at Moffitt in 2011. She has a decade of experience as an oncology academic hospitalist and understands the complexities of comprehensive and personalized medical care needed for oncology patients and survivors. She is also committed to the education of medical students and Internal Medicine residents. Dr. Pabbathi was recognized for her exemplary teaching at Moffitt with the Outstanding Resident Teaching award in 2014. In 2015, she was recognized by project REACH and was selected to attend the AAMC Women’s Leadership Conference. In 2017, she led a taskforce to create a formal process to deliver Survivorship Care Plans. This initiative received recognition with the Spirit of Moffitt Award. Dr. Pabbathi was also the recipient of a Florida Breast Cancer Foundation educational grant, which allowed for the collaboration with Nutrition and Rehab services, Social Work and Arts in Medicine to create a breast cancer survivor workshop called SOAR: Survivors Overcoming and Achieving Resiliency. Dr. Pabbathi was asked to be a part of Florida Society of Clinical Oncology Board of Directors in 2018 as the Survivorship Chairman. She is strong patient advocate, dedicated to service and community outreach locally and regionally, and is devoted to providing outstanding clinical care to her patients.
Education & Training
CLINICAL TRIAL 20479
CLINICAL TRIAL 21233
Title: SOAR (Survivors overcoming and Achieving Resilience)
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