Dr. Estrella Carballido Joins Florida Cancer Specialists in Lee County

Fort Myers, FL – August 29, 2016……… Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS),the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that Estrella Carballido, MD has joined the practice and is seeing patients at three FCS locations in Lee County, FL. Dr. Carballido will practice at the Gladiolus Cancer Center, located at 8260 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers, FL, at the Cape Coral Cay West office, located at 1708 Cape Coral Parkway West, Suite 10, Cape Coral, FL and at the Colonial office, located at 8931 Colonial Center Drive, Suite 300, Fort Myers, FL.

FCS CEO Bradley Prechtl said, "Dr. Carballido will be able to add more convenience and expanded services for our patients in Lee County. She has a keen interest in clinical research and has been published in leading oncology journals. We are very pleased to have her join the FCS family.”

Dr. William Harwin, Founder and President of FCS, added, “Dr. Carballido is an outstanding physician who comes to us with excellent credentials. For the past several years, she has been teaching in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Mayo Clinic, a global leader in oncology that shares in our mission of providing world-class cancer treatment. Dr. Carballido will be a great addition to our network in Lee County.”

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from medical school, Dr. Estrella Carballido completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. While there, she served as Chief Resident in the program. Dr. Carballido finished her fellowship in Oncology/Hematology at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where she joined the faculty as an Assistant Member. Before coming to FCS, Dr. Carballido joined Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the largest and most highly-regarded medical centers in the world and internationally recognized for its scientific excellence and focus on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. There, she served as Assistant Professor of Medicine where she focused on genitourinary malignancies and melanoma.

Dr. Carballido has presented her clinical research findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) national conferences. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and abstracts in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Carballido has special interests, and has been very active, in clinical research in bladder, kidney, renal pelvis and prostate cancer.