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Dr. R. H. Cassell

Professional Status:

Medical Director, Cassidy Cancer Center
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
Mid-Florida Oncology Physician Services, LLC
Winter Haven, Florida
December 1, 2008 to present

Medical Oncologist and Hematologist
Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
Lakeland, Florida
January 1, 2004 to November 28, 2008

Private Practice, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Bond Clinic, P.A.
Winter Haven, Florida
August 1, 1984 to December 31, 2003

Academic Appointments:

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
December 1, 2008 to present

Education:

Duke University School of Medicine   M.D., 1979
Durham, North Carolina

Duke University Graduate School   Ph.D. in Biochemistry, 1979
Durham, North Carolina

Harvard University   A.B., magna cum laude, 1970
Cambridge, MA

Postgraduate Training:

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, 1979-1982
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology, 1982-1984
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Medical Licensure:

Florida, 1984 to present
Georgia, 1980-1984 (currently inactive)

Certification:

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
Diplomate, in Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985

State of Florida:

Member, Florida State Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (C-CRAB)
Representing American Cancer Society, 2000-2003
Representing Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, 2006-2009
Appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Charlie Crist
Elected Vice Chairman, 2003
Member, Executive Committee, 2009

Professional Societies:

American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1987-Present
Florida Society of Clinical Oncology, 1990-Present

  • President, 2007-2009
  • Vice President, 2005-2007
  • Treasurer, 2003-2005
  •  Board of Directors, 2000-2009; Executive Committee 2003-2009
  • Alternate Representative, Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee, 1999-2009

American College of Physicians
Member, Florida Chapter 1990-Present
American Medical Association, 1984-Present
Florida Medical Association, 1984-Present

  • Delegate 1991, 1992, 1996
  • Council on Hospital Medical Staffs Representative, 1994-1995; Alternate Representative 1992-1994

Polk County Medical Association, 1984-Present

  • President, 1992
  • President Elect, 1991
  • Executive Committee, 1987-1996
  • Board of Trustees, 1992-1996; Chairman, 1993
  • Chairman, Medical Economics Committee, 1987-1989
  • Chairman, Mediation and Grievance Committee, 1989-1991

Hospital Staff Membership:

  • Winter Haven Hospital, Inc., Winter Haven, Florida
    Aug 1984 to Dec 2003, Dec 2008 to Present
  • Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Florida
    Jan 2004 to Dec 2008

Hospital Medical Staff Leadership Positions:

Winter Haven Hospital

  • President, Medical Staff, 2000-2002
  • Chairman, Medical Staff Executive Committee, 2002-2003
  • Member, Medical Staff Executive Committee, 1992-2003
  • Vice-President, Medical Staff, 1998-2000
  • Secretary, Medical Staff, 1996-1998
  • Chairman, Medicine Section, 1992-1996
  • Chairman, Medical Audit Committee, 1992-1996
  • Patient Care Committee, 1989-2000; Chairman, 1996-1998
  • Cancer Committee, 1988-1998, 2008-present
  • Chairman, 1988-1990
  • Blood Products Committee, 1989-1990; Chairman 1989-1990
  • Credentials Committee, 1990-2004; Chairman, 2000-2002
  • Bioethics Committee, 1992-1994
  • Quality Leadership Council, 1999-2003

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

  • Cancer Committee, 2004-2008
  • Cancer Liaison Physician 2005–2008
  • Blood Usage Committee, 2004-2008
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, 2004-2008
  • Institutional Review Board, 2006-2008

Lakeland Regional Cancer Center

  • Cancer Committee, 2004-2008; Chair 2004-2007
  • Cancer Conference Coordinator 2004-2008
  • Chair, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, 2004-2008
  • Quality Improvement Committee, 2007-2008
  • Co-Investigator, Clinical Research Program, 2004-2008

Bond Clinic, P.A.

  • Member, Board of Directors, 1987-1996
  • Vice-President, 1988, 1992-1993, 1995-1996; Treasurer, 1989
  • Chairman, Quality Improvement Committee, 1998
  • Chairman, Governance Committee, 2001-2003

Civic and Charitable Organizations

Mid-Florida Medical Services/Winter Haven Hospital

  • Member, Board of Trustees, 2002-2003; ex-officio 2000-2002 American Cancer Society
  • West Polk County Unit
  • Medical Advisor, 2004-2008

East Polk County Unit

  • President, 1992-1993
  • President Elect, 1991-1992

Medical Advisor, 1988-1991, 1993-2004

Board of Directors, 1987-2004
Public Education Committee, Chairman, 1987-1988
Good Shepherd Hospice

  • Board of Trustees, 2003-2005
  • Ethics Committee, 1998-2003

Bibliography:

R.H. Cassell and I. Fridovich, “The Role of Superoxide Radical and the Autoxidation of Cytochrome c,” Biochemistry, 14: 1866 (1975)
J.C. Murray, R.H. Cassell, and S.R. Pinnell, “Specific Inhibition of Lysyl Hydroxylase, an Enzyme Critical for Function in Collagen Biosynthesis,” Clinical Research, 23: 230A (1975) (Abstract)
J.C. Murray, R.H. Cassell and S.R. Pinnell, “Inhibition of Lysyl Hydroxylase by Catechol Analogs,” Biocheimica et Biophysica Acta, 481: 63 (1977)
R.H. Cassell, “Production of Superoxide Anions by NADPH-Diaphorases from Human Placenta,” Federation Proceedings, 37: 1579 (1978) (Abstract)
R.H. Cassell, Studies on the Role of Superoxide Anion in Biological Systems,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1979


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