BOCA RATON, FL – January 21, 2020 – Gynecologic oncologist Thomas Morrissey, M.D., FACOG, FACS, has joined the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, as director of gynecologic oncology. He is a specialist in the surgical and chemotherapeutic treatment of ovarian, uterine, cervical and other female genital tract cancers.
Dr. Morrissey has extensive experience in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery and radical surgical procedures to treat gynecologic cancers. He has additional interest and expertise in the treatment of patients with a genetic predisposition toward the development of ovarian and uterine cancers, as well as in the prevention and treatment of HPV-related precancerous changes and cancers of the cervix, vagina and vulva, including evaluation and treatment of abnormal Pap smears.
“We are extremely pleased that Dr. Morrissey has joined the Lynn Cancer Institute,” said Louise Morrell, M.D., medical director of Lynn Cancer Institute. “His extensive background in treating gynecologic cancers and leadership experience will make him an excellent addition to our team.”
Dr. Morrissey joins the Lynn Cancer Institute from Cleveland Clinic Florida, where he was the head of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He also served as clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He will continue his position as clinical affiliate associate professor at Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine. He is board-certified in obstetrics, gynecology and gynecologic oncology.
“I am thrilled to join Lynn Cancer Institute with its outstanding physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and well-known dedication to the support and care of cancer patients and their families,” said Dr. Morrissey. “My aim is to build the premier center for surgical and chemotherapy care for gynecologic cancer patients in the region. I am excited about joining and collaborating with the outstanding gynecologic oncology team at Miami Cancer Institute (MCI) of Baptist Health South Florida to bring the most advanced treatment protocols and innovative clinical trials to our patients. The ultimate goals are to provide the same level of care here in Boca Raton as the standard set at Miami Cancer Institute, a standard that matches that of MCI’s alliance partner, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), and for Lynn Cancer Institute to become an MSKCC alliance site as well.”
Dr. Morrissey has been recognized with a number of awards and honors. He was named the Administrative Chief Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Magee-Womens Hospital, a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a member of the
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and a recipient of the Irene McLenahan Young Investigator Award at Magee-Womens Research Institute.
His research has been published in peer-reviewed publications, including Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology and Current Problems in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility.
Dr. Morrissey is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons. He is a full member of the Society of Gynecology Oncologists.
He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine. He completed an obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences residency at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. He also completed a gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Dr. Morrissey will see patients at the Lynn Cancer Institute, Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion located at 701 NW 13th Street Road in Boca Raton.
About Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute
The Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute is one of the largest cancer centers in South Florida and is accredited as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons. The Lynn Cancer Institute treats more than 4,000 patients each year in facilities such as the Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Pavilion, the state-of-the-art cancer center. While traditional cancer treatment requires patients to travel from physician to physician and manage their own scheduling, the Sandler Pavilion centralizes services in one location. This simplifies the entire process for patients, from diagnosis and treatment, to Wellness and Survivorship programs and allows patients to focus on one thing — recovery.
More than 20 oncology physicians and a full complement of oncology professionals are on staff to serve the patients at the Lynn Cancer Institute. Patients receive treatment and services from specialists in genetics, surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology and imaging. In addition, staff includes research nurses, who improve patient access to clinical trials and the most advanced forms of treatment.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is supported by philanthropy to strengthen its mission to deliver the highest quality patient care, satisfaction and safety. If you would like to learn more about supporting the mission of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, visit our website at donate.brrh.com.
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