Ernesto Bustinza-Linares, MD

Ernesto  Bustinza-Linares, MD


Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Ernesto Bustinza-Linares joined Florida Cancer Specialists in 2015. He is Board-certified in medical oncology and hematology.

Recognized for his avid interest in research, with particular focus on targeted therapies, breast cancer and GI malignancies, Dr. Bustinza-Linares has presented his findings at several statewide and national meetings of noted organizations including the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and American Society of Clinical Oncology. He authored a book chapter regarding the Biology of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) for the new edition of the Textbook of Sarcoma Oncology and been published in internationally prestigious journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology and Mexican Journal of Clinical Pathology.

After receiving his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional San Agustin in Arequipa, Peru, he completed an internship in internal medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in El Paso and a clinical residency in internal medicine at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital/Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL. He was named a clinical research fellow in investigational cancer therapeutics at the University of Texas at Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center and later returned to the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital/Sylvester Cancer Center to complete a hematology/oncology fellowship.

Originally from Peru, Dr. Bustinza-Linares is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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Medical School

Universidad Nacional San Agustín, Arequipa – Perú, Medico-Cirujano, Arequipa – Peru

Board Certifications

Medical Oncology


Residency in Internal Medicine

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Fellowship in Investigational Cancer Therapeutics – Phase I

MD Anderson Cancer Center - University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX

Fellowship in Oncology/Hematology

Sylvester Cancer Center - Completed University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Professional Memberships & Associations

American Medical Association

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Association for Cancer Research

Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR)

Cancer Immunology Society (CIMM)

American Society of Hematology (ASH)