Surgical oncologist joins Tenet Florida Physician Services in Hialeah

Hialeah, Fla. February 16, 2015 – Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) is pleased to announce Dr. Alia Abdulla has joined the Center for Advanced Surgical Oncology located on the campus of Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah. Dr. Abdulla, an oncological surgeon, specializes in minimally invasive and robotic surgery for cancer, thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Her areas of interest also include the treatment of breast cancer, melanoma and skin cancer, sarcoma, complex gastric malignancies and complex colorectal malignancies. Dr. Abdulla is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in General Surgery, in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and trained on the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. She is fluent in English, proficient in Spanish and has knowledge in the Arabic language.

 Prior to joining TFPS, Dr. Abdulla completed fellowship training in surgical oncology in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Temple University Health System, Fox Chase Cancer Center, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She finished her general surgery residency and internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and graduated medical school from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, FL. During her surgical residency, Dr. Abdulla won several honors and awards. In 2011, she was honored with the Elmer Grimes Memorial Award for academic, clinical and administrative commitment and in 2009, she won the Frederick G. Meoli Scientific Paper Award for academic research she did on specific types of cancers and diseases.

Dr. Abdulla has conducted several different research studies including clinical research she did at the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute. She has published her findings in numerous scientific publications and presented on laparoscopic surgery at several Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and regional conferences. Dr. Abdulla is on staff at Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah and has been practicing medicine since 2007. She is a member of the Advanced Surgical Oncology Network.


About Tenet Florida Physician Services

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS), a division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a multi-specialty physician group that has provided care to the communities of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties since 2007.  TFPS physicians, including primary care, specialists and sub-specialists, have cared for over 625,000 patients across various medical and surgical specialties. Our award-winning physicians provide a level of expertise that has resulted in regional firsts and outstanding patient outcomes.  TFPS physicians and staff are committed to delivering high quality care.  Our mission is to improve the life of every person who enters our doors.  Today, we are proud to be one of the largest and most respected physician networks in the area.

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