Lunch Meeting with Dr. Leonard Kalman, Miami Cancer Institute of Baptist Health

  • Christ Fellowship 8900 Southwest 168th Street Palmetto Bay, FL, 33157 United States

Leonard Kalman, M.D. is currently the Deputy Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer of Miami Cancer Institute of Baptist Health South Florida, an evolving and expanding comprehensive “clinical/academic” cancer program housed in a spectacular new 395,000 square foot free-standing cancer center on the campus of Baptist Hospital of Miami.

As a key member of the leadership of the Institute, he has worked on creating the overall mission and vision of the Institute, including defining its component parts. His current efforts focus on the recruitment of faculty and staff, re-engineering the Institute’s medical oncology division and working with its operational team to create a multi-disciplinary model of care combined with an unsurpassed patient experience.

Dr. Kalman, though now limiting his clinical efforts, has been since 1982, after completing his fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a practicing medical oncologist, and from the early 1990’s, the Chairman of the Board of Managers of Advanced Medical Specialties (AMS), a large diversified oncology practice in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, Florida. As of December 1, 2014, all the physicians and employees of AMS joined Baptist Health in an employment model.

Dr. Kalman led the practice’s strategic planning, quality, payment reform, and growth initiatives. He now also serves on the Board of the Baptist Health Quality Network, a large population health Clinically Integrated Network being formed by Baptist Health and its physicians, and chairs the Oncology Medication Management Subcommittee of the Cancer Institute. In collaboration with Baptist Health and Florida Blue, he also formed and leads the nation’s first “oncology-specific” ACO, as well as directing a similar program with AvMed Health Plans.