Florence Arnold, M.D., FACP

Board Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine
Florence Arnold, M.D., FACP has joined the Cancer Center of Sarasota-Manatee. She will see patients at the Sarasota office located at 3830 Bee Ridge Road, Ste.301, Sarasota, FL 34233.

Dr. Arnold is Board Certified in Hematology, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a long time member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Arnold was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States for medical training. She completed Internal Medicine residency at the New York Medical College/Metropolitan Hospital Center program in New York, NY. She also completed fellowship in Medical Oncology and Hematology at the New York Medical College Program in Valhalla, NY. She has been a practicing Medical Oncologist/Hematologist since 1999. In addition to practicing in the United States, she also worked abroad in Canada, New Zealand and the Philippines as a Medical Oncologist. She not only has years of clinical experience, but academic experience as well and has been involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows and acting as a site investigator for clinical trials.

In her spare time, Dr. Arnold enjoys spending time with family, doing 5k runs, travelling, reading and doing crosswords.

Education

June 2004 – Sept 2005
Masters in Public Health, University of the Philippines Open University, Laguna, Philippines (UP College Cebu Learning Center), pending completion
July 1996 - June 1999
Hematology/Oncology-Internal Medicine Fellowship, New York Medical College Program, Valhalla, New York
July 1993 - June 1996
Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, New York Medical College Internal Medicine Program, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, New York
1991
Rotating Medical Internship (1 year), University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital and Medical Center, Manila, Philippines
1986 - 1991
Doctor of Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
1982-1986
Bachelor of Arts (Humanities), cum laude, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Licensure

2015 NY Licensure
2018 Florida Licensure

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine – Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine – Hematology
American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine

Professional Experience

July 2015- February 2019
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist, Samaritan Oncology, Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY
September 2006- June 2015
Medical Oncologist, Saskatoon Cancer Centre, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Saskatchewan. With admitting privileges at the Royal University Hospital, St Paul’s Hospital, and Saskatoon City Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
October 2005 – September 2006
Medical Oncologist, Oncology and Haematology Service, Dunedin Hospital, Otago District Health Board and Southland District Health Board, New Zealand
June 2005 - Sept 2005 and November 2002 - May 2004
Internal Medicine/Hematology/Oncology Practice, Multi-specialty Clinic, Tabunok, Talisay City, Cebu, Philippines
June 2001 - November 2002
Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, New York
January 1992 - June 1993
Primary Care General Practice, Sanchez Clinic, Manila, Philippines
June 1991 – December 1992
Executive Director and Volunteer Physician for Medical Services, Family Cooperation Health Services Foundation, Inc., Manila, Philippines

Past Academic Appointments

2001-2002
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital Center/New York Medical College, New York, New York
2005-2006
Medical Oncologist and Clinical Supervisor of Junior Medical Staff (Junior House Physicians, Registrars, Trainee Interns and Medical Students), Dunedin Hospital, Otago University School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand
2006-2015
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine

Hospitals

Active Medical Staff Memberships
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Manatee Memorial Healthcare System
Blake Medical Center
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Membership

2010 – present
Fellow, American College of Physicians
2006 – 2015
Member, Canadian Medical Association
2006 – 2015
Member, Saskatchewan Medical Association
2006 - 2015
Member, Saskatoon Region Medical Association
2006-2015
Member, North Central Cancer Treatment Group and NCIC Clinical Trials Group
2003
Associate Member, Philippine College of Physicians
2002- present
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
1997- 2010
Member, American College of Physicians

Research

Feldman, E, K. Seiter, D. Case, F. Plaza, et al. Clinical Evaluation of a Commercial Preparation Of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) in Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Blood. Vol. 92, no. 10 suppl 1. Abstract 2608, Poster Presentation, American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, Dec 1998.

Ahmad, I., G. Anan, R. Alvi, K. Haider, A. Sami, S. Yadav, F. Arnold, L. McLeann, S. Popkin, S. Ahmed. Impact of timing of initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy on survival after resection of colorectal cancer. JCO. Vol. 25. No. 18S. Abstract 4054. Poster Session, ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 2007.

Ahmed, S., R Shahid, T Zhu, I Ahmad, S Yadav, R Alvi, A Sami, F Arnold, K Harding, D Popkin, K Haider. Prognostic role of primary tumor resection in advanced colorectal cancer (CRC); A Canadian province’s experience. Abstract accepted for Poster Presentation, 2008 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, Orlando, Fl, January 2008.

Ahmad, I., F. Arnold, S. Ahmed, A. Sami, T. Zhu, K. Haider, S. Yadav, K. Gesy, M. Brigden. A phase II trial of alternating of carboplatin/paclitaxel and carboplatin/gemcitabine for Stage IIIB/IV nonsmall cell lung cancer. JCO. Vol 26, No15S. Abstract 19113. 2008 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings, Chicago, IL. May 2008.

Ahmed, S., R Shahid, T Zhu, K. Haider, R. Alvi, F. Arnold, A. Sami, S Yadav, M Brigden, K Harding, I Ahmad. Effect of surgical resection (SR) of primary tumor in advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) on outcome: A Canadian province’s experience. Abstract No. 15016. JCO. Vol 26, No15S. 2008 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings, Chicago, IL. May 2008.

Ahmed, S, I Ahmad, T Zhu, F P Arnold, G F Anan, A Sami, S K Yadav, R Alvi, K Haider, Early Discontinuation but Not the Timing of Adjuvant Therapy Affects Survival of Patients With High-Risk Colorectal Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Dis Colon Rectum 2010; 53: 1432-1438.

Principal Investigator for Saskatoon:

  1. A Phase II, Multi-centre, Randomized, Double-Blind Trial to Evaluate the Therapeutic Beneft of Fulvestrant in Combination with ZACTIMA in Postmenopausal Women with Bone only or Bone Predominant, Hormone Receptor Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer (ZAMBONEY), OCOG study.
  2. Trial NCIC CTG MA.32 A Phase III Randomized Trial of Metformin Versus Placebo on Recurrence and Survival in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Lectures and Presentations

“Cancer Related Hypercalcemia,” Community Oncology Education Program of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Saskatoon Cancer Centre, 26 April 2007.

“Breast Cancer,” Community Oncology Education Program of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Royal University Hospital, 24 March 2009.

Facilitator, “Colorectal Cancer (Large and small group discussion),” Community Oncology Education Program of the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, 26 March 2009.

Committees Served

2005-2006
Member, Peer Review Board, Section of Haematology and Oncology, Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin, New Zealand.
2007
Physician Member, Risk Management Project Advisory Committee, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Saskatchewan, Canada.
2007 – 2015
Member, Provincial Practice Guidelines on Breast Cancer, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Saskatchewan, Canada.
2007-2015
Member, Provincial Followup Guidelines for Solid Tumors, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Saskatchewan, Canada
2016-present
Member, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY
2016
Peer Reviewer, MKSAP 18 Hematology Section, American College of Physicians.

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