Florida Hospital Selects Regional Cancer Services Medical Director

FLAGLER & VOLUSIA COUNTIES, Fla., April 4, 2018 – Dr. Victor Melgen has been selected to serve as regional medical director of the cancer services for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties.

In this role, Melgen will help guide the strategic vision and direction for the entire spectrum of oncology services for Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

A board-certified hematologist and medical oncologist with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS), Melgen has cared for cancer patients in the West Volusia community, as well as in Lake Mary and Oviedo, for more than 20 years.

Both his internship and residency were served at the internationally recognized University of Miami Jackson Memorial and Miami Veterans Hospital in Miami, Florida. He completed fellowships in both hematology and oncology at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital and Sylvester Cancer Center.

In 2011, Melgen joined FCS and was instrumental in its expansion into Central Florida. He has provided physician leadership, serving on the FCS financial committee, and continues to be a strong advocate of clinical research, having participated in numerous clinical trials.

Most recently, Melgen played a critical role in Florida Hospital Fish Memorial earning a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.

“Dr. Melgen has built a reputation as an excellent and compassionate oncologist and I look forward to working with him in his new leadership role,” said Imee Unto, administrator of oncology services for the Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties. “I am confident he will help us elevate cancer care in our community to the highest levels.”

About Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.

About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute: (FLCancer.com)
Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, FCS offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. 84% of new cancer drugs approved in 2016 for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials conducted with FCS participation*. FCS has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research and cutting-edge technologies that help advance targeted treatments and genetically-based immunotherapies, and embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.
* Prior to approval