Florida Cancer Specialists Press Release

Dr. Ferdy Santiago Joins Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute

Nation’s Largest Independent Oncology Group Welcomes New Physician in Collier County

Naples, FL – March 2, 2017……… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute ), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Ferdy Santiago, MD has joined the practice and is seeing patients at two FCS Locations in Collier County, FL. Fluent in Spanish, Dr. Santiago will practice at the Naples West office, located at 681 4th Avenue North, Naples, FL. and at the Naples Sierra Meadows office, located at 8350 Sierra Meadows Boulevard, Naples, FL.

FCS CEO Bradley Prechtl said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Santiago to Florida Cancer Specialists. He has established an excellent reputation and will offer added convenience for our patients in Naples. We are very pleased to have him join the FCS family.”

Dr. William Harwin, Founder and President of FCS, added, "Dr. Santiago comes to us with outstanding credentials and experience in clinical research. As a highly dedicated and respected community oncologist, Dr. Santiago will be a great addition to our network in Collier County.”

After graduating from medical school, where he served as President of his class for two years, Dr. Ferdy Santiago received his internal medicine training at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Allentown, PA. Following his residency, Dr. Santiago completed subspecialty Fellowship training in Hematology/Oncology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. During his fellowship, Dr. Santiago was selected to participate in the American Society of Hematology Advocacy Leadership Institute in Washington, DC. Following his fellowship, Dr. Santiago relocated to Naples, FL, where he began his practice.

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute offers a full range of oncology and hematology services, including clinical research and the use of evidence-based medicine and proactive patient support services. FCS is a strategic site of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, one of the largest community-based clinical trial organizations in the United States.


About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute: (FLCancer.com)
Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With over 200 physicians, 160 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and nearly 100 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home.

Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, FCS offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. 84% of new cancer drugs approved in 2015 for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials conducted with FCS participation*. Our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report. Trained in such prestigious medical schools and research institutes as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, M.D. Anderson, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the physicians of Florida Cancer Specialists provide leadership and consultation in the state's leading hospitals.

FCS serves patients on the Gulf Coast from Naples to the greater Tampa Bay area, north as far as Tallahassee, in Orlando and surrounding Central Florida communities, and on the East Coast in Daytona/Palm Coast, Vero Beach/Sebastian and in Palm Beach County.

Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research and cutting-edge technologies that help advance targeted treatments and genetically-based immunotherapies, and embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.

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