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About Michael Chuong

Dr. Chuong is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute. Previously, he was an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Maryland Proton Treatment Center. His clinical specialty and research focus is on the use of radiation therapy to treat gastrointestinal cancers, especially those of the liver and pancreas. He is proficient in the use of the most advanced forms of radiation therapy. He has significant experience with translational research and clinical trials, and is well published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has received numerous awards, including the American Society of Clinical Medicine Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award and the Moffitt Cancer Center Research Symposium Clinical Research Award.

Positions

2019 - Present Medical Director, Proton Therapy Program, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
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2017 - Present Lead Physician, Lutathera Program, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
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2017 - Present Medical Director, MR-Guided Radiation Therapy Program, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
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2017 - Present Vice Chair, Radiation Oncology Clinical Research and Education, Baptist Health South Florida Baptist Health South Florida
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2016 - Present Director, Radiation Oncology Clinical Research and Education, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
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2016 - Present Lead Physician, Gastrointestinal Malignancy Program, Dept. of Radiation Oncology Miami Cancer, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
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2016 - Present Lead Physician, Y90 Liver Radioembolization Program, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
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2016 - Present Radiation Oncologist, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2021 - Present A Feasibility Study of Stereotactic MRI-guided Adaptive Radiation Therapy in One Fraction for Inoperable Primary or Metastatic Carcinoma (SMART ONE).
ViewRay
Role: PI
$198,725
2021 - Present Phase 2 Trial of Ablative MRI-guided Stereotactic Body Radiation therapy and Tumor Treating Fields for Locally Advanced Pancreas Cancer
Novocure
Role: PI
$431,627
2018 - Present Stereotactic MRI-guided on-table adaptive radiation therapy (SMART) for locally advanced pancreatic cancer
Unfunded
Role: Co-Pi
2016 - Present A Phase II Trial of Escalated Dose Proton Radiotherapy With Elective Nodal Irradiation and Concomitant Chemotherapy for Patients With Unresectable, Borderline Resectable or Medically Inoperable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
No Funded - NCT02598349
Role: Co-Pi
2019 - 2020 Pilot study of acute radiation dermatitis and associated dermal oxygenation changes using near infrared optical imaging in breast cancer patients.
Florida International University School of Engineering Seed Grant
Role: PI
$40,000
2014 - 2016 In situ pancreas tumor vaccination using a novel radiation "booster shot" with anti-PD-L1 monoclonal antibody to enhance anti-tumor immune effects
American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
Role: PI
2014 - 2016 Novel in situ tumor vaccination using a radiation "booster shot" in combination with an anti-PD-L1 mAb to enhance anti-tumor immune effects on both irradiated and unirradiated pancreas tumors
University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology Seed Grant
Role: PI
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present MCI Clinical Scientific Research Committee, Chair
2020 - Present GI Research Consortium, ViewRay, Chair
2020 - Present MCI Clinical Scientific Review Committee, Chair
2020 - Present MCI/FIU Student Steering Committee, Member
2020 - Present MCI Radiation Safety Committee, Member
2020 - Present Abstract Reviewer, GI Track, ASTRO, Member
2020 - Present Medical Advisory Board, Advanced Accelerator Applications, Member
2020 - Present Board of Directors, Proton Collaborative Group, Member
2019 - Present GI Subcommittee, Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group, Co-Chair
2019 - Present MCI CME Advisory Committee, Member
2019 - Present Medical Advisory Board, ViewRay, Member
2017 - Present Disease Site Committee, Proton Collaborative Group, Chair
2017 - Present MCI Physician Peer Review Committee, Member
2016 - Present MCI Clinical Scientific Research Committee, Member
2015 - Present GI Subcommittee, Proton Collaborative Group, Member
2015 - Present GI Colorectal Subcommittee, NRG Oncology, Member
2015 - Present GI Non-Colorectal Subcommittee, NRG Oncology, Member
2015 - Present GI Core Committee, NRG Oncology, Member
2015 - Present Colorectal Committee, National Cancer Institute, Member
2016 - 2019 ACRO Annual Meeting Scientific Planning Committee, Member
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Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Fellow, American College of Radiation Oncology
  • 2015 University of Maryland C2X Award
  • 2013 American Society of Clinical Medicine Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award
  • 2012 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award 2016 by the RSNA Research and Education Foundation
  • 2011 Moffitt Cancer Center Research Symposium Clinical Research Award
  • 2011 American Brachytherapy Society Annual Meeting Resident Travel Award

Courses

  • 2013-2016 Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology University of Maryland School of Medicine, Maryland Proton Treatment Center
  • 2017-2020 Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine
  • 2020- present Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine

Education

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June 2009 - June 2013 Residency Program - Radiation Oncology, University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center
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June 2008 - June 2009 Internship, University of South Florida
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2008 Doctor of Medicine, M.D., University of South Florida College of Medicine (Tampa)
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2004 Biology, B.A., Brandeis University
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Contact Information

Miami Cancer Institute
8900 N. Kendall Drive
Miami, FL 33176
(786) 596-2000

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