• Michael Zinner, M.D., is Chief Executive Officer & Executive Medical Director of Miami Cancer Institute and Baptist Health Cancer Care, part of Baptist Health South Florida. He is nationally recognized cancer surgeon and researcher. He was named to his position at Miami Cancer Institute by Baptist Health South Florida in October of 2015. An expert in pancreatic-hepatobiliary diseases, Dr. Zinner joins Miami Cancer Institute from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston, where he was Clinical Director and the Surgeon-in-Chief at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School for 22 years. He is also the founder of the Harvard’s Center for Surgery and Public Health, a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Zinner was co-founder and co-director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a multidisciplinary clinical program of surgeons, oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists and pathologists. Prior to arriving at Harvard, Dr. Zinner was Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at UCLA from 1988-1994.

    The author of more than 265 academic papers, he is a past member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, past editorial board member of the Annals of Surgery and Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, as well as the Editor of the major textbook on Abdominal Surgery, until his move to Miami.

    From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Zinner served as Chairman of the Board of Governors, then Chairman of the Board of Regents from 2016 to 2017 of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which is the largest surgical organization in the world with more than 70,000 members. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Zinner has been widely recognized for his extraordinary clinical accomplishments, his contributions to cancer treatment and research and his mentorship to students, physicians and researchers worldwide. In 2008, he received the National Award for the Advancement of Women in Surgery from the Association of Women Surgeons.

    A Miami native, and Coral Gables High School graduate, Dr. Zinner received his M.D. degree from the University of Florida and completed his surgical residencies at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes in Baltimore.

    He has been on the Board of several hospital and healthcare systems across the country, including Partners Healthcare and the Sisters of Mercy Healthcare System in St. Louis, Missouri.

    His community activity includes, serving on the National Advisory Board of The Johns Hopkins School of Engineering, the Board of PBS South Florida, the Board of the New World Symphony, the Guardian Research Network Board of Directors and the Allina Health Cancer Institute Medical Advisory Board.

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  • Michael Zinner