Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute Welcomes Swati Pathak, MD

New Medical Oncologist/Hematologist to practice in Polk County

Fort Myers, Fla., Sept. 4, 2020 —— Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) welcomes medical oncologist/hematologist Swati Pathak, MD. She is caring for patients at the FCS Davenport office at 40107 US Highway 27, Suite 200 in Davenport, FL and the FCS Lake Wales office at 2 FL 60 West in Lake Wales, FL. 

Board-certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine, Dr. Swati Pathak earned her medical degree from the Moti Lal Nehru Medical University in Allahabad, India. She trained in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, NHS, UK and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY, where she was awarded her Hematology/Oncology fellowship, which was completed at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 

Prior to joining FCS, Dr. Pathak served as director of the Breast Cancer Center at Simmons Cancer Institute in Springfield, IL, and worked as an assistant professor of Clinical Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She has mentored many fellows, residents and medical students through their academic research and training.

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Dr. Pathak has a keen interest in clinical research and her work has been featured in multiple peer-reviewed journals. She has also presented and published abstracts during many annual scientific meetings, including the American Society of Hematology (ASH). She was awarded P20 grant via NIH in population health science and research. The results were published in Journal of Cancer Education and the study was presented at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Maryland. One of her studies was recently accepted as standard of care in UpToDate. Dr. Pathak is an active member of the peer-review panel for international journals, where she actively reviews submissions for publication. 

FCS CEO Nathan Walcker said, “Dr. Pathak has extensive experience as a medical oncologist, educating medical students and serving patients in community settings. We are excited to have her join the FCS family.”

"Dr. Pathak comes to us with outstanding credentials. Given her expertise in caring for patients with breast cancer and utilizing cutting-edge treatments, she will be a strong addition to our network in the Polk County community,” said FCS President and Managing Physician Dr. Lucio Gordan.

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