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3.14.2013

Sylvester Welcomes James E. Hoffman, M.D., to Team of Cancer Specialists

James E. Hoffman, M.D., a specialist in plasma cell diseases, including multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, has joined the Miller School faculty and will provide multidisciplinary cancer specialty care at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Sylvester at Deerfield Beach.

Hoffman, who will serve as assistant professor of clinical medicine, began seeing patients February 25.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Hoffman has joined the Sylvester team,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of Sylvester. “Having worked with him at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York City, I know firsthand that he brings tremendous expertise, experience and compassion to the care of patients with multiple myeloma, amyloidosis, and related diseases.”

After completing a clinical fellowship in hematology-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hoffman joined the Cleveland Clinic in Florida, where he served as Director of the Outpatient Clinical Laboratory and as a hematologist/oncologist faculty member.

Hoffman said he was drawn to Sylvester because of its “clear upward trajectory as an academic hematologic-oncologic center of excellence under the guidance of Dr. Nimer and because of its distinguished faculty.”

A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Hoffman completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at New York University Medical Center, where he served as chief medical resident. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University.

Hoffman has received several awards, including the Fellow Teaching Award in 2007, and was awarded the Lymphoma Foundation’s Mortimer Lacher Research Fellowship grant, which supports fellows pursuing research of hematologic malignancies.

“My philosophy of care is to partner with the patient through open communication, so that dedicated medical care can translate into truly excellent outcomes,” said Hoffman.

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