Our Cancer Genetics Team | Tampa General Hospital

Medical Director

Thomas Rutherford, PhD, MD 
Medical Director, TGH Cancer Institute
USF Health Director, Division of Gynecology and Oncology

Dr. Thomas J. Rutherford is the medical director of the Tampa General Hospital Cancer Institute and director of the Division of Gynecology and Oncology at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. He approaches patient care as an advocate for total cancer care, recognizing that patient care encompasses a continuum from prevention and high-risk genetic screening to individualized treatment, survivorship and end-of-life care. A nationally recognized surgeon, Dr. Rutherford came to Tampa from Western Connecticut Health Network, where he was the network physician director of cancer services. Before that, he was a professor, division director of gynecologic oncology and director of the gynecologic oncology fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Rutherford has authored more than 100 scientific journal articles on the prevention, early detection and treatment of gynecological cancers.

Cancer Genetics Team Members

Brittany Sears, PhD, MSPH, LCGC
Certified & Licensed Genetic Counselor

Cecilia Gordillo Casero, MSGC. Oncology Genetic Counselor  

Cecilia Gordillo Casero, MSGC
Oncology Genetic Counselor

Lisa Novak, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Graduate of Intensive Course in Genomic Cancer Risk Assessment – City of Hope