FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUPITER, Fla. (June 18, 2014) – Anthony E. Addesa, MD, has joined the world-class oncology team at Jupiter Medical Center’s Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. In this position, Dr. Addesa will utilize his expertise in acute cancer care to further enhance the Foshay Cancer Center. Dr. Addesa is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and has more than 18 years of experience in the field. He is fluent in Spanish, Italian and French.
“Under Dr. Addesa’s leadership, Jupiter Medical Center’s Foshay Cancer Center is changing the way radiation oncology care is delivered in Palm Beach County,” said Dr. Abraham Schwarzberg, Chief of Oncology at Jupiter Medical Center. “From new technology, including the coming addition of IntraOperative Electron Radiation Therapy (IOERT), to comprehensive treatment planning and a team approach, Dr. Addesa joins an already well-established comprehensive oncology program, and will take the program to new heights.”
Dr. Addesa’s clinical expertise includes tumors of the brain, spinal cord, lung, breast, prostate and skin. He also specializes in targeted therapies to help minimize normal tissue injury during therapy.
Dr. Addesa holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and his medical degree from Drexel University’s Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Internal Medicine, before completing his residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center where he served as Chief Resident.
Following his residency, Dr. Addesa trained at Harvard Medical School, where he was awarded an ASTRO fellowship to subspecialize in stereotactic radiosurgery—which is one of only two fellowships awarded nationally each year. He has held academic appointments at Medical College of Virginia and Harvard Medical School. He remains principal or co-investigator of various ongoing clinical trials.
The Foshay Cancer Center provides a comprehensive scope of oncology services from state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, cancer treatment and rehabilitative care, to education, prevention and screening. Jupiter Medical Center’s oncology program has a team of physicians and healthcare professionals specializing in the care of cancer patients to offer a unique continuum of care from diagnosis and treatment into survivorship.
The Foshay Cancer Center was recently re-accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), representing the highest level of quality and patient safety. The Foshay Cancer Center is the only ACR-Accredited Radiation Oncology facility in Palm Beach County. The Foshay Cancer Center is also accredited, with commendation, by the Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program. Only 25 percent of cancer programs in the United States hold this accreditation.
For more information about the Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center at Jupiter Medical Center, call (561) 263-4400 or visit www.foshaycancercenter.com.
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.
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