Cancer specialist Vy Dinh, M.D., and palliative care specialist Mariana Khawand-Azoulai, M.D., have joined Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Dinh is a hospitalist oncologist who cares for cancer patients who are hospitalized. As part of the Institute’s cancer support services team, Dr. Khawand-Azoulai will provide outpatient palliative care, including pain and symptom management and psychosocial support.
Dr. Dinh received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Fla. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, and also a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Miami-Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, all in Miami, Fla. Most recently, she served as a staff physician for hematology, oncology and medicine at the Miami VA Medical Center, as well as an assistant professor of clinical medicine, oncology, and oncology attending physician at the University of Miami-Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Dinh is Board-certified in oncology and internal medicine and has been a research investigator for both clinical and translational research projects, with a focus on thoracic and gastrointestinal malignancies. Her professional affiliations include the American and Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology and the American Association for Cancer Research. She speaks English, Spanish, French and Vietnamese.
Dr. Khawand-Azoulai received her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Fla. She completed a residency in family medicine at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, N.Y., where she served as chief resident and received several awards for excellence in patient care. She also completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. She worked with Vitas Innovative Hospice before joining Miami Cancer Institute. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is Board-certified in family medicine. Dr. Khawand-Azoulai is fluent in English, Spanish and spoken Arabic.
“Dr. Dinh and Dr. Khawand-Azoulai both bring highly specialized skills and experience to Miami Cancer Institute,” said Michael Zinner, M.D., the Institute’s founding CEO and executive medical director. “Dr. Dinh will play a key role in ensuring our cancer patients receive seamless, coordinated care should they be admitted to the hospital and Dr. Khawand-Azoulai’s expertise in providing palliative care will ensure patients and their families benefit from the full range of top-quality cancer support services during a particularly difficult time.”
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