Meet Our Team

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 - Orlando Health

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

Nicholas G. Avgeropoulos, MD, serves as co-director of the Brain and Spine Tumor Program at UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health. Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Avgeropoulos has been exclusively practicing medical 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 training in neuropathology at Yale University/Yale New Haven Hospital and then a neuro-oncology fellowship training 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, which advocate for the health and benefit of neuro-oncology patients. 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 faculty at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Dr. Avgeropoulos has served as principal or co-investigator in many clinical trials and translational research projects. While at UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health, 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 - Orlando Health

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

Said Baidas, MD, hematologist/medical oncologist, joined UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health in March 2006 as medical 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, hemostasis and thrombosis, and is a member of the Breast, Gastrointestinal, Hematology and Lymphoma/Myeloma Specialty Sections.

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 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 - Orlando Health

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

Arvind Bakhru, MD, MPH, is a gynecologic oncologist specializing in complex pelvic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and chemotherapy for women with gynecologic cancers and precancers. Dr. Bakhru cares for women with ovarian, endometrial, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers and sarcomas. He is trained in minimally invasive techniques and advanced, precision da Vinci® robotic surgery.

Dr. Bakhru's undergraduate studies were in biomedical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. He also studied at the Yale University School of Public Health, where his master's thesis won top honors. Dr. Bakhru did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland, where he was chief resident and won numerous teaching awards. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Michigan. During that time, he was the fellow member of the Executive Council of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, helping to implement evidence-based practice and quality care.

Dr. Bakhru has published in major medical journals, and his research includes the role of diabetes and nutrition in ovarian cancer and the long-term needs of ovarian cancer survivors. He is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, International Gynecologic Cancer Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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 - Orlando Health

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

Debashish Bose, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Pancreas Center at UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health. He is also chief of GI Surgical Oncology in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Specialty Section at UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health. Dr. Bose is board-certified in general surgery and holds a specialty certificate in surgical oncology. He specializes in surgery of the pancreas, liver, stomach and upper abdomen. Dr. Bose has been part of the center's Multidisciplinary GI Oncology team since 2010. Since then, UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health has developed into a high volume specialist center for cancers of the pancreas and liver. Dr. Bose and his colleagues have also developed specialized programs such as the Borderline Resectable program for pancreatic cancer and Liver Resection for metastatic neuroendocrine cancers.

Dr. Bose graduated from Princeton University, after which he attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine for medical school and graduate school. He completed his residency in general surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Bose then completed the fellowship in surgical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. As a recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschtein National Research Service Award in Cancer Research, Dr. Bose also completed his postdoctoral research fellowship in cancer biology. Dr. Bose's research has been recognized with several awards, and has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Lancet Oncology and the Journal of the American College of Surgery. Dr. Bose is currently an associate member of the American College of Surgeons.

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 - Orlando Health

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

Daniel J. Buchholz, MD, FACP, is board-certified in radiation oncology and serves as the chairman of radiation oncology at UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health and serves as team leader for the Breast Care Specialty Center and the Gastrointestinal Clinic.

Dr. Buchholz earned his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed a general surgery internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital. He later served as chief resident in radiation oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he remained on staff until joining UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health in 1995. He has since helped transform UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health from a community cancer center to a nationally recognized, quality cancer center.

Dr. Buchholz has been on Orlando Magazine's Best Doctors list for eight years and is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and 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, and has developed quality standards in radiation oncology to help patients receive the highest-quality treatment.