Dr. Gamini S. Soori Joins Florida Cancer Specialists

 

Ft. Myers, FL – January 2, 2018. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), the leading community oncology/hematology practice in the state, is pleased to announce that medical oncologist Gamini Soori, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCP, CPE, has joined the statewide practice and will be practicing at three locations: Ft. Myers – Colonial, located at 8931 Colonial Center, Suite, 200, Ft. Myers, FL, 33905, Cape Coral Cay West located at 1708 Cape Coral Pkwy West, Suite 10, Cape Coral, FL 33914, and Ft. Myers – Gladiolus located at 8260 Gladiolus Dr., Ft. Myers, Florida 33908.

FCS CEO Brad Prechtl said, “As a community oncology practice, we have an ongoing commitment to our patients to provide the most advanced and personalized treatments in a setting that is convenient and close to home. I am confident that Dr. Soori’s experience and expertise will make him a perfect fit for the FCS Family.”

Dr. William Harwin, Founder and President of FCS, added, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Soori to Florida Cancer Specialists. He comes to us with excellent credentials and outstanding participation in clinical research throughout his career. He will be a great addition to our network in Lee County.”

Dr. Gamini S. Soori is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine, medical oncology, hematology and medical management. He received his MBA from the University of Tennessee, School of Business PEMBA program and is a Certified Physician Executive. Dr. Soori graduated with honors among the top ten in his class at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and completed his Residency in the United Kingdom. He finished his Fellowship training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Soori received additional training in Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research in London. 

As a cancer researcher, Dr. Soori is actively engaged in clinical research in affiliation with several national co-operative clinical trial groups, including his role as principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute-funded Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium. He serves in leadership roles with trials at CHI Creighton, Mayo Clinic, and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Soori is an editorial board member of the Journal of Oncology Practice and has published more than 100 articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and has written several chapters in various oncology text books.

In 2010, the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Hon. Kathleen Sebelius, appointed Dr. Soori to the federal Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME), which makes recommendations to the Senate and House Committees on Graduate Medical Education and national healthcare manpower. He was appointed as the vice-chair of COGME in 2014 and was reappointed as chair, in 2015 by Hon. Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Secretary of HHS. 

An accomplished leader and humanitarian, Dr. Soori has received a variety of honors, including a Distinguished Service Award from the Creighton University School of Medicine, a Candle Light Award from the Alegent Bergan Mercy Medical Center, a Distinguished Service to Medicine Award from the Nebraska Medical Association, a Leadership Award from the AMA Foundation, an Outstanding and Exceptional Accomplishment Award from the Sri Lanka Foundation of the United States and a Spirit of Mission Award from Alegent Health System. Dr. Soori is married to Chandrika Soori, MD, MBA, and has a daughter, Jasmine, and a son, Marcus.

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.

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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 2016 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 from Jacksonville/Fleming Island to 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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