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Nicholas Avgeropoulos, MD
Neuro-Oncology, Orlando, FL

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Education & Training

  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Internship: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Specialties: Neuro-Oncology

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health

1400 S Orange AVE
MP 760
Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: (321) 841-7218

Nicholas Avgeropoulos, MD, serves as co-director of the Neuro-Oncology Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando.

Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Avgeropoulos has been exclusively practicing neuro-oncology since completion of his fellowship training. Dr. Avgeropoulos' residency training in neurology was at the Medical University of South Carolina where he was chief resident and subsequently completed neuroimmunology and neurovirology fellowships.

Dr. Avgeropoulos continued fellowship cross-training in neuropathology at Yale University/Yale New Haven Hospital and was then accepted into the neuro-oncology fellowship training program at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital. He was named as the first Pappas Fellow of neuro-oncology during his second year of training at which time he also completed clinical research effectiveness courses at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Avgeropoulos' expertise includes the design and conduct of clinical and translational research studies advocating the health and benefit of neuro-oncology patients of all ages. Prior to his current position, he served as program director of Neuro-Oncology and medical director of the Office of Research Administration at Florida Hospital and was adjunct faculty at Duke University and at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dr. Avgeropoulos has served as principal or co-investigator in many clinical trials and translational research projects. While at MD - Anderson Orlando, he has been the recipient of the Exemplary Physician Colleague Award, the Service Star Award and consistently listed as one of Orlando's Best Doctors. Dr. Avgeropoulos also co-directs the Brain and Spine Tumor Support Group.

Said Baidas, MD
Hematology & Oncology, Orlando, FL

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Education & Training

  • Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Specialties: Hematology & Oncology

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health

1400 S Orange AVE
MP 760
Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: (321) 841-1893

Said Baidas, MD, hematologist/medical oncologist, joined MD Anderson Cancer Center in March 2006 as program director of the hematology/oncology fellowship program.

For 16 years Dr. Baidas served on the faculty of Georgetown University Medical Center/Lombardi Cancer Center, where he held the positions of associate professor of medicine and oncology and director of the hematology/oncology fellowship program.

Dr. Baidas has particular experience in the treatment of breast cancer, neurologic malignancies, hemostasis and thrombosis, and is a member of the Breast, Gastrointestinal, Hematology, Lymphoma/Myeloma and Thoracic/Head and Neck Cancers Departments.

Dr Baidas completed his fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Georgetown University and fulfilled his residency in internal medicine at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.

He has been published in professional journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, American Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Journal of Neuro-Oncology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Cancer Society of Clinical Oncology.

He has been published in professional journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, American Journal of Clinical Oncology and the Journal of Neuro-Oncology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Cancer Society of Clinical Oncology.

Arvind Bakhru, MD
Gynecologic Oncology, Orlando, FL

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Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan
  • Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health

105 W Miller ST
MP 813
Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: (321) 841-8393

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Debashish Bose, MD
Surgical Oncology, Orlando, FL

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Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Maryland - School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Specialties: Surgical Oncology

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health

1400 S Orange AVE
MP 760
Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: (321) 841-5169

Debashish Bose, MD, PhD, is board certified in general surgery and serves as a pancreatic surgeon for the Gastrointestinal Cancer Specialty Section at MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando.

Dr. Bose received both his medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Before completing his residency Dr. Bose served as a registrar in surgery at The Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. He completed his residency in general surgery from The Johns Hopkins Hospital and his fellowship in surgical oncology from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Bose has received several awards, including the 2009 and 2010 Merit Award from the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. He is currently an associate member of the American College of Surgeons, an associate member of the American Association of Cancer Research and a fellow member of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

He holds a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology and has a long interest in cancer research. His current work focuses on chemotherapy resistance and gastrointestinal cancers. He has presented at several national conferences and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of National Cancer Institute, Lancet Oncology, and the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Additionally, he has contributed book chapters on primary and metastatic liver tumors, genetic profiling in colorectal cancer and molecular biology in surgery.

Dr. Bose is currently an associate member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Association of Cancer Research, and a fellow member of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Daniel Buchholz, MD
Radiation Oncology, Orlando, FL

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Education & Training

  • Medical School: New York Medical College
  • Internship: Bethesda Naval Hospital
  • Specialties: Radiation Oncology

UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health

1400 S Orange AVE
MP 760
Orlando, FL 32806
Phone: (321) 841-8650

Daniel J. Buchholz, MD, is the chairman of radiation oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center and serves as team leader for the Breast and Gastrointestinal Cancers Departments.

Board certified in radiation oncology, Dr. Buchholz received the top score in the nation on the written board examination. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla and completed a general surgery internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.

Dr. Buchholz served his country as a primary care physician aboard the submarine tender USS Fulton and furthered his studies through a residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where he was the chief resident in radiation oncology.

After his training, he remained on the medical staff in Houston, until he joined MD Anderson - Orlando in 1995. Since his arrival, he has been an active member of the medical staff and has helped transform MD Anderson - Orlando from a community cancer center to a nationally recognized quality cancer center.

For the past seven years, Dr. Buchholz has been recognized by Orlando Magazine as one of Central Florida's top doctors. He is a member of American Society of Therapeutic Radiology, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and the Orange County Medical Society.

His research interests include the study of organ and tumor motion and radiation targeting. He has initiated protocols on the use of radiation in treatment of liver cancer and in radiation targeting for breast cancer. He has developed quality standards in radiation oncology to help assure our patients are receiving the highest quality of treatment.