Michael Diaz, MD

Michael  Diaz, MD

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Dr. Michael Diaz joined Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) in 2011 and is currently the Assistant Managing Physician for the statewide practice. He serves on the FCS Executive Board and as Director of Patient Advocacy for the practice. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Diaz provides leadership for a number of organizations, including serving as Chair of the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation Board of Directors, which offers non-medical financial assistance to qualified cancer patients in Florida.

He serves as the Director of Patient Advocacy and Federal Legislative Committee Chair for the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO), as well as being a Past President. Dr. Diaz advocates nationally for cancer patients and practices by serving as the President of Community Oncology Alliance (COA) as well as the Co-Chair for the practices reform workgroup, which develops quality and value based alternative payments models.

He advocates for Florida Medicaid patients by serving on the Florida Medicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee to ensure access to state of the art, quality based care, and advises the Florida Governor’s office and State Legislature by serving on the Florida Cancer Control & Research Advisory Council. Dr. Diaz is on the Board of Directors for the National Cancer Treatment Alliance, which works with regional/national employers as well as their health care coalitions to improve the understanding of quality and value based cancer care and develop collaborative programs related to cancer care.

As a part of his philanthropic commitment, Dr. Diaz is dedicated to providing medical care to populations who are underserved and has participated in numerous medical missions to Kingston, Jamaica.

Dr. Mike Diaz discusses why he chose to be an oncologist and how his patients motivate him everyday.

Education

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky | Lexington, Kentucky

Medical School

University of Kentucky | Lexington, Kentucky

Internship and Residency

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia | Richmond, Virginia

Fellowship

University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center | Tampa, Florida

Board Certified

Medical Oncology

Hematology

Internal Medicine

Board Appointments

Community Oncology Alliance (COA) | President

Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) | Immediate Past President

Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) | Board Member

Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) | Legislative Committee, Co-Vice Chairman

Florida Cancer Specialists Executive Board | Director of Patient Advocacy

Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation | Board Chair

Florida Medicaid | Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee

First Coast | Carrier Advisory Council

Board of Directors for National Cancer Treatment Alliance

Professional Memberships and Associations

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Community Oncology Alliance (COA)

Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO)

In the news

Dr. Michael Diaz of Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Elected President of COA