Physicians and Staff

Physicians and Staff

  >Richard M. Levine, MD  (video Link to Dr. Levine)

Dr. Levine is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Indiana University and graduated with a combined degree from Indiana University School of Medicine (MS Pharmacology, MD).  He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and completed his medical oncology training at the National Cancer Institute (NIH), where he was Chief Fellow.  Dr. Levine is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.  Dr. Levine is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Brevard County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, and the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (Past-President).  He is the Medical Director of the Cancer Program at Viera Hospital and Cape Canaveral Hospital, as well as being on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) National Quality of Care Committee.

Office Locations: Titusville Cancer Center, Merritt Island Cancer Center, Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Solomon Zimm, MD, FACP (video Link to Dr. Zimm)

Dr. Zimm graduated from the Medical College of Virginia.  He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, followed by a two-year fellowship in medical oncology and then a three-year research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute.  Dr. Zimm then served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego from 1985-1987.  Since then Dr. Zimm has been in practice in Brevard County as a member of Space Coast Medical Associates.  Dr. Zimm is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the following societies: the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology and the Brevard County Medical Society.  Dr. Zimm is Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

Office Locations: Merritt Island Cancer Center, Titusville Cancer Center, Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  R. Duff Sprawls, MD  ( Video Link to Dr. Sprawls)

Dr. Sprawls graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida, and he completed his Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of South Florida, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.  Dr. Sprawls is board certified in Medical Oncology.  He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Brevard County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Internal Medicine.

Office Locations: Viera Cancer Center, Titusville Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Juan L. Castro, MD (Video Link to Dr. Castro)

Dr. Castro graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, magna cum laude, in 1985.  He completed his medical doctorate at the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico in 1990, and then he completed his three-year residency in Internal Medicine at the University District Hospital Center in Puerto Rico in 1993.  Dr. Castro furthered his training in Hematology and Oncology as a fellow at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, completing his three-year program in June of 1997.  Dr. Castro is board certified in Hematology, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.  He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Brevard County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association.

Office Locations: Merritt Island Cancer Center, Titusville Cancer Center, Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Ashish V. Dalal, MD (Video Link to Dr. Dalal)

Dr. Dalal graduated from the M.S. University Medical College of Baroda, Gujarat, India.  He completed a rotating internship in Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the M.S. University.  He furthered his training as a Clinical Research Associate in the Department of Oncology at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.  Dr. Dalal also completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.  Dr. Dalal is Board Certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology.  He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, the Brevard County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association.

Office Locations: Merritt Island Cancer Center, Titusville Cancer Center, Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Firas R. Muwalla, MD  (Video Link to Dr. Muwalla))

Dr. Muwalla graduated from the University of Jordan Medical School in Amman, Jordan.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Inpatient Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he participated in clinical research trials and co-authored multiple publications in reputable medical journals.  He completed his Hematology/Oncology fellowship at the University of Florida Shands Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.  Dr. Muwalla is Board Certified in Hematology, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.  He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Brevard County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association.

Office Locations: Merritt Island Cancer Center, Titusville Cancer Center, Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Cynthia J. Bryant, MD  (Video Link to Dr. Bryant)

Dr. Bryant received her MD degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her five-year residency in Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and accepted a faculty position at Emory following completion of her residency.  She is trained and knowledgeable in the use of the state-of-the-art radiation therapy Linac, utilizing the Varian Trilogy and TrueBeam.  The Trilogy and True Beam deliver precise radiation therapy treatment, maximally avoiding normal tissues, to improve the opportunity for patients to receive the most effective and safest therapy.  Dr. Bryant is also proficient in radioactive prostate seed implantation.  She is a member of the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the American College of Radiology and the American Brachytherapy Society.

Office Locations: Titusville Cancer Center, Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Jorge Perez De Armas, MD  (Video link to Dr. Perez De Armas)

Dr. Perez graduated from the University Central del Caribe, a United States accredited school in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Army National Guard veteran completed his residency in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Dr. Perez completed his advanced training in Hematology and Oncology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  He is board certified in Hematology, Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

Office Locations: Titusville Cancer Center, Merritt Island Cancer Center, Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Miguel R. Pelayo, MD  (Video Link to Dr. Pelayo)

Dr. Pelayo graduated from the University Central del Caribe, a United States accredited school in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Pelayo completed his fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Pelayo is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Office Locations: Merritt Island Cancer Center, Titusville Cancer Center, Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Katie Wilkerson, MSN, ARNP  ( Video Link to Katie Wilkerson)

Katie Wilkerson, ARNP, graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Science in Nursing degree in August 2003. The University is an affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center where she did her clinical training. Ms. Wilkerson is certified as an advance oncology nurse practitioner. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Ms. Wilkerson worked a number of years as a certified oncology nurse. Ms. Wilkerson is a member of The Oncology Nursing Society, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Florida Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.

Office Location: Titusville Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

  Jackie Luker, ARNP  (Video Link to Jackie Luker)

Jackie Luker, ARNP graduated from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree in December of 2009. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Ms. Luker worked for 11 years as an RN on an acute care oncology unit. She was involved in Chemotherapy administration and education of both patients and staff and clinical coordinator of the unit for four years. Ms. Luker is a member of The Oncology Nursing Society, and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Office Location: Merritt Island Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

Cathy Marinak, ARNP, MSN, AOCN (Video Link Cathy Marinak)

Cathy received her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and her Masters of Science in Nursing as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Florida Atlantic University. She has been nationally certified in oncology since 1985. Cathy also has advanced training and knowledge in cancer risk assessments and genetic counseling. She was most recently the coordinator for a nationally accredited high risk breast cancer program in Jupiter, Florida. She is a native of Palm Beach County where she has practiced for the past 26 years.

Office Location: Titusville Cancer Center and Viera Cancer Center

Primary Specialty: Radiation Oncology