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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center Welcomes Janet L. Sperry, MD

May 15, 2010

Aventura, FL (May 15, 2010) – The Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center is pleased to announce the arrival of Janet L. Sperry, MD to the medical staff.  As a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Sperry joins a comprehensive team of specialists at the Cancer Center and brings a wealth of expertise to assist in the battle against cancer.

Locally trained, Dr. Sperry earned her medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.  She completed her Internal Medicine Internship and also began her Residency training at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Sperry completed her Residency at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.  In addition, Dr. Sperry also served as Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and retains the following academic appointments: Head and Neck Cancer Site Disease Group; Gynecological Cancer Site Disease Group; Bone Marrow Transplant Program; and Pediatric Oncology Group for Holtz Children’s Hospital and Miami Children’s Hospital.

“I am honored to be a part of such a vibrant and committed Hospital and Cancer Program,” Dr. Sperry commented, “I feel very fortunate to have this incredible opportunity to treat those affected by cancer in our community with the most advanced technology and resources and the most caring and dedicated cancer care team.”

Dr. Sperry has presented at numerous professional conferences and is the author of many publications that incorporate her research findings as Principal Investigator.  She is a member of the Florida Radiological Society, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American College of Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Radiological Society of North American and the American Medical Association.  She will be presenting to the Medical Staff of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center at an upcoming program on a topic of some current relevancy: “HPV-Related Oropharyngeal Cancer: A New Disease.”

“We’re all excited for Dr. Sperry’s arrival,” stated Dr. Charles Shenker, Chief of Staff at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, “To have her talent and expertise as a part of the Cancer Center’s Team is certainly a benefit for our community.”

About Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center is a 407 acute care medical/surgery facility providing award –winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical, surgical, cardiovascular and cancer services to the communities of northeast Miami-Dade and southeast Broward counties since 1965.  Staffed by more than 700 physicians representing over 50 specialties and 1,300 employees, the hospital meets the healthcare needs of its neighboring communities through continuous program enhancement and service excellence.

About Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center / Aventura Breast Diagnostic Center
The Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center, a 31,500 square-foot center, provides extensive outpatient services, including superior screening, diagnosis, treatment and education capabilities, as well as compassionate research-based care. As an approved American College of Surgeons “Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program”, the members of the medical staff are board certified in the major medical specialties and participate in clinical research as a requirement. Additionally we provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services that are available on site, allowing our patients easy access to all aspects of cancer care at one location. Visit: