Raymond Esper
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Raymond Esper, MD, PhD

Dr. Raymond Esper is an oncologist and hematologist for Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute in Lee county. He began his medical career while serving in the United States Army in Fort Sam Houston, TX, where he worked as a Medical Laboratory Technician in the Army’s Academy of Health Sciences. In addition to his medical degree, he holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, where he also completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Neurology and Center for Molecular Medicine. Prior to joining Florida Cancer Specialists in 2016, Dr. Esper was a Physician (Clinical Lecturer, Hematology-Oncology)at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Published in numerous national and international journals, such as the Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, Journal of Neuroscience and the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Esper has also authored chapters in several medical text books and presented at such prestigious conferences as the Society for Neuroscience National Meeting, the American College of Physicians National Meeting and the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting.

Treatments Provided
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Languages Spoken
  • English

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine – Detroit, MI


University of Michigan Health System – Ann Arbor, MI


Oncology/Hematology – University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center – Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certified

Medical Oncology
Internal Medicine

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Society of Hematology (ASH)
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Three-Time Cancer Fighter | Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Patient Don Dewitt

FCS patient and three-time cancer fighter Don Dewitt understands the importance of excellent healthcare. As a former hospital administrator and emergency medical services personnel, he knew what to look for when he began his cancer treatment journey more than 20 years ago.

Recently, Don sat down with medical oncologist and hematologist Dr. Raymond Esper to recall their journey together and share his appreciation for the quality care he received from Dr. Esper and his FCS care team.

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Meet Dr. Raymond Esper, Hematologist/Oncologist – Florida Cancer Specialists

His love of science and his desire to continue expanding his horizons led Dr. Raymond Esper to the practice of hematology and oncology. He shares how he is able to put patients at ease and tailor personalized treatments so that patients achieve the best outcomes.

Dr. Raymond Esper - Florida Cancer Specialists

Dr. Raymond Esper – Florida Cancer Specialists

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Robin Dix Testimonial – Dr. Esper Patient – Florida Cancer Specialists