Smitha Pabbathi, MD

Survivorship Chairman

Dr. Smitha R. Pabbathi is the Medical Director of the Survivorship Clinic.  She received her Bachelors of Science Degree at Florida State University in 1999, where she graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude.  She received her Medical Degree in 2004 from University of Florida, College of Medicine.  In 2004, while at the University of Florida, she completed her Internship in Internal Medicine and then continued on to the Internal Medicine Residency Program from 2005 to 2007.  Following her training she joined the Division of Hospital Medicine faculty at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL.  In 2011, she joined the Internal Hospital Medicine Department at Moffitt Cancer Center.  She is a strong clinician and an educator to medical students and Internal Medicine Residents.  In 2014, she received the Moffitt award for Outstanding Resident Teaching.  In 2015, she was recognized by project REACH and was selected to attend the AAMC Women’s Leadership Conference.  Dr. Pabbathi has also been a guest speaker at FLASCO for Great Strides and was asked to represent Survivorship for FLASCO Board of Directors in 2018.

In the spring of 2015, she was named the new Medical Director of the Survivorship Program at Moffitt Cancer Center.  The program focuses on comprehensive, personalized survivorship care with emphasis on healthy living, exercise and wellness.  The program also promotes and empowers cancer survivors to achieve a healthy life style with stress management and nutrition but also resiliency.  In 2017, she was part of a taskforce to create a process for Survivorship Care Plans.  This initiative received recognition with the Spirit of Moffitt Award.  Also in 2018, the she was the recipient of the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation grant. This was opportunity to collaborate with Nutrition and Rehab services, Social Work and Arts in Medicine to create the breast cancer survivor workshop known as SOAR; Survivors Overcoming and Achieving Resiliency.

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