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Miami Cancer Institute Welcomes Physiatrist Adrian Cristian, M.D., MHCM

February 8, 2018

Dr. Adrian Cristian HeadshotMIAMI, FL – February 8, 2018 – Physiatrist Adrian Cristian, M.D., MHCM, has joined Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, the region’s premier cancer treatment and research destination and the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Cristian is double Board-certified in pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He specializes in patient rehabilitation following cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and concussion, enhancing and restoring the functional ability of patients with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons.

Dr. Cristian earned his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, N.Y. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, N.Y., and a three-year residency in rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he served as chief resident. He also earned a master’s degree in health care management at Harvard University School of Public Health in Boston, Mass., and received extensive training in acupuncture.

“Dr. Cristian’s knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and his extensive training and experience allow him to focus on the effects that cancer has on nerves, muscles, bones, joints and the brain,” said Michael J. Zinner, M.D., founding CEO and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute. “His addition to the multidisciplinary team of specialists in the Institute’s Patient Support Center demonstrates our commitment to providing patients with comprehensive cancer care that addresses symptom management and recovery.”

Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute, Dr. Cristian was chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwell Health’s Glen Cove Hospital in Glen Cove, N.Y. Dr. Cristian currently serves as associate professor of rehabilitation medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in Hempstead, N.Y. He is widely published in numerous medical books and journals and is an invited guest lecturer at scientific conferences. He has received several awards for clinical excellence and teaching.

About Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida is developing Miami Cancer Institute into a destination cancer center known for its leading clinical care, compassionate patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. To accelerate its mission of hope, caring and innovation, Miami Cancer Institute has joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a meaningful partnership that affords patients with cancer access to potential breakthrough therapies in South Florida. For more information, visit

Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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