Mount Sinai Medical Center to Build Irma and Norman Braman Cancer Center on Miami Beach Campus

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Mount Sinai Medical Center joined City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber in his State of the City address to announce the construction of the Irma and Norman Braman Cancer Center on their main campus in Miami Beach. . The new building is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2025.

The Braman Cancer Center will create the necessary access to clinical expertise, robust support services, research, trials and the latest technologies, all housed in a state-of-the-art facility, with exceptional views of the Bay of Biscayne. Individuals will receive clinical and supportive care in a spacious, bright healing environment focused on providing an unparalleled patient experience.

Mount Sinai’s nationally recognized cancer program is further strengthened by its affiliation with Columbia University, allowing greater access to biomedical research, education and training. Braman Cancer Center physicians are also associate professors at Columbia University, providing ongoing collaboration and expertise in cancer treatment. Treatment plans are informed and reviewed by both organizations, ensuring the most sophisticated, evidence-based methods to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

The medical center also welcomes a new cancer center director, Steven Hochwald, MD, MBA, FACS. A leading pancreatic and gastrointestinal surgical oncologist and avid researcher, Dr. Hochwald was recruited from the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCI-designated institution. Dr. Hochwald’s research focuses on technical advances in minimally invasive upper gastrointestinal surgeries and the development of new targets and agents for the treatment of pancreatic and gastroesophageal malignancies.

“We are entering a new phase of a truly patient-centered approach to cancer care,” said Norman Braman. “The investments we are making in developing expert medical staff, new technologies and building a modern facility will create an unparalleled experience while expanding resources and access for all.”

The new cancer center will occupy more than 200,000 square feet and will help the medical center’s expert physicians provide state-of-the-art care to all patients. All treatment and chemotherapy rooms will have unobstructed views of Biscayne Bay, adding to the long list of features aimed at providing a truly patient-centered approach to cancer care.

The Braman Cancer Center will also offer patients a host of support services to engage individuals and promote a holistic approach to their well-being. These services include nutrition courses, physiotherapy, massages, meditation courses, a dedicated spa, etc.

The center will continue to offer same-day or next-day appointments and expanded telemedicine appointments for patients requiring care. In addition, the new building will significantly increase the capacity of oncology emergency care services, enabling rapid assessment and early intervention to avoid unplanned emergency room visits and unnecessary hospitalizations for already immunocompromised patients.

“With cancer incidence in South Florida expected to increase 12% by the end of the decade, the Bramans have delivered a truly transformative gift to our community that will expand access for anyone seeking care,” said Mark H. Hildebrandt, chairman of the board of directors of Mount Sinai Medical Center. “As stalwarts of South Florida, the Bramans continue to make an indelible impact through their generous contributions and commitments, and this is no exception. Over the years, their collective efforts continue to build a stronger, healthier community for all.

With a focus on physical and emotional well-being, Braman Cancer Center will provide an unparalleled and personalized experience for patients and caregivers. Each patient will have access to extensive support services, complementary therapies and the latest technologies in radiation oncology and surgery.

About Mount Sinai Medical Center: Founded in 1949, Mount Sinai Medical Center is South Florida’s largest independent, private, nonprofit teaching hospital. For more information on Mount Sinai Medical Center, visit msmc.com or call 305.674.CARE (2273).


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