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Colorectal & GI Cancer Center: Our Physicians
Jorge E. Marcet, MD Medical Director, Colorectal Surgery Services, Tampa General Hospital Jorge Marcet, MD, operates as the Medical Director of Colorectal Surgery Services for Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Marcet is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He obtained his medical degree from Cornell University and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Marcet is often recognized for trusting relationships with his patients and the community by providing quality care and educating others.
Dr. Carolina Martinez is a fellowship-trained surgeon with expertise in colon and rectal surgery, specializing in management of both benign and malignant colorectal disorders. Dr. Martinez uses advanced endoscopic interventions as well as minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques to manage patients with colorectal tumors, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Martinez is a compassionate physician whose primary goal is to ensure equal access to comprehensive health care.
Dr. Vijay Narendran, MD, MBA, trained in internal medicine at University Hospitals Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Cleveland. Dr. Narendran continued his graduate medical studies at New York University School of Medicine by pursuing a clinical fellowship in hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Narendran later conducted research in hematologic malignancies and went on to become an assistant professor at Hofstra University School of Medicine in Hempstead, New York. Dr. Narendran also worked at Monter Cancer Center in North New Hyde Park, New York, focusing on hematologic malignancies such as leukemia and lymphoma, and a variety of benign blood disorders. Before joining the Cancer Center of South Florida, Dr. Narendran also practiced medicine in the Pacific Northwest, working primarily in cancers of the lung, and the head and neck.
Dr. Narendran treats a variety of cancers and has a special interest in gastrointestinal and hematologic malignancies. Dr. Narendran is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.
Before joining the Cancer Center of South Florida, Raymond Tsao, MD, served as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, where his duties included cancer care, medical education and enrolling patients in clinical trials. His research on pancreatic cancer and lymphoma has been published and presented during national cancer meetings. Dr. Tsao completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, and has been a member of multiple national cancer research organizations, including Southwest Oncology Group and National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project.
Dr. Tsao is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on hematologic and gastrointestinal malignancies, including esophageal, stomach, colorectal and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Tsao is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.