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About CyberKnife Center of Miami

Established in December 2003, the CyberKnife Center of Miami is the first CyberKnife center to open in the Southeastern US and the 11th in the country. Our world-class physicians are specially trained in stereotactic radiosurgery and are among the most experienced and qualified worldwide.

Since opening more than a decade ago, our dedicated staff and physicians have treated thousands of patients from all walks of life with all types of tumors,cancerous and non-cancerous conditions as well as nerve disorders.

A freestanding outpatient center, CyberKnife Miami provides image-guided radiosurgery treatments using the CyberKnife. We treat tumors of the brain, spine, lung, kidney, pancreas, liver, prostate, head and neck, as well as other conditions throughout the body where radiation treatment is indicated.

Many of our patients are treated with the CyberKnife for conditions that have been deemed inoperable or for areas that have previously received the maximum level of radiation.

As an open-staff facility, the physicians who use the CyberKnife are trained clinicians in private practice and/or affiliated with a medical center in South Florida, including 10 radiation oncologists and 19 active surgeons throughout the Miami-Dade area.

CyberKnife Miami Executive Director Dr. James G. Schwade, an internationally recognized radiation oncologist with more than 3 decades of practice in Miami, supervises our center.

CyberKnife Miami does not perform initial evaluations, but we can assist in referring you to a specialist if necessary. If you already have a radiation oncologist or surgeon, he or she can collaborate with the physician performing your CyberKnife treatment to ensure your cancer doctor is fully informed about your treatment.

To find out if CyberKnife Miami can help you or a loved one, call (800) 204-0455 today.

Meet the CyberKnife of Miami Clinical Team

Doctor James G. Schwade - CyberKnife Center of Miami - Radiosurgery Specialists - Cancer Center - Miami, Florida

Dr. James G. Schwade, MD, FACR, FACRO, FASTRO

Executive Director

Dr. Schwade is an internationally recognized radiation oncologist who has practiced for more than 31 decades in Miami, Florida.

He holds the ranks of clinical professor of radiation oncology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami; clinical professor of the department of radiology at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University; and adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Florida International University. He is currently executive director of the CyberKnife Center of Miami.

A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Schwade served his internship and residency in radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco before joining the staff of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland in 1977, initially as special assistant for radiation oncology in the Division of Cancer Treatment and in the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program. He subsequently headed the division’s radiation biology section.

Dr. Schwade moved to Miami in 1981, where he served as medical director of the Regional Cancer Treatment Center at Baptist Hospital of Miami for six years. In 1987, he assumed the position of Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was also associate director for clinical research in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1987 to 1994.

Dr. Schwade has had extensive experience in the formulation, review, and conduct of clinical trials at the NCI, University of Miami School of Medicine, and in private practice.

Since 1987, Dr. Schwade has been involved with stereotactic radiosurgery, having participated in the initiation of both Gamma Knife facilities in Miami and a LINAC (linear accelerator) radiosurgery program at the University of Miami. He has participated in over 1,700 Gamma Knife procedures.

As the Executive Director of the CyberKnife Center of Miami, which began operations in late 2003, Dr. Schwade established the first CyberKnife location in the southeastern US, and he is certified and trained to utilize the CyberKnife. He also served as the director of the CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach, which he opened in late 2005, and as CEO of Morse, LLC, the parent organization of those clinical facilities. Dr. Schwade also founded the CyberKnife Center of Tampa Bay. He is noted as such for his expertise in the introduction of state-of-the-art technology and facilities.

In addition, Dr. Schwade has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific articles and lectured extensively in the US and abroad. In May 2005 Dr. Schwade was bestowed the Golden Stethoscope Award by Florida Medical Business as the Physician Entrepreneur of the Year. In June 2009 he was presented the Ultimate CEO award by the South Florida Business Journal.

Board certified in therapeutic radiology (radiation oncology) by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Schwade is a member of numerous state and national professional societies. He is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR), a fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology (FACRO) and a fellow of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (FASTRO).

Dr. Mark Pomper - CyberKnife Center of Miami - Radiosurgery Specialists - Cancer Center - Miami, Florida

Dr. Mark E. Pomper

Medical Director

“My passion is helping people. In addition to curing cancer and alleviating pain and symptoms, I feel it is my mission to try to help patients understand that cancer is not a death sentence. We have many weapons to help battle this disease and CyberKnife is one of the most powerful, often helping us manage cancer much like a chronic illness.”

Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Mark Pomper, is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth College and Duke University School of Medicine. He has also studied at Harvard University, Oxford University, University of Chicago, Princess Margaret Hospital and Hebrew University in Israel and The Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Illinois.

Dr. Pomper has practiced radiation oncology for nearly 30 years in South Florida and has been involved with stereotactic radio-surgery for as many years. He is trained and certified to utilize the CyberKnife and the Gamma Knife and has participated in thousands of such procedures treating patients.

In addition, noticing that many patients were not getting the treatment they so desperately needed and deserved, either due to illness or immobility issues, Dr. Pomper founded and patented the concept of mobile radiation in order to bring the treatment to them. As founder and medical director of Horizon Medical Services, a mobile radiation company, Dr. Pomper has enabled thousands of patients who would have otherwise been left untreated to receive life-saving radiation treatment.

His professional experience also includes Medical Director of the Radiation Oncology Departments at Jackson South Community Hospital and Cedars Medical Center. Currently Dr. Pomper is a Gamma Knife Oncologist and Specialist at Doctors and Larkin Hospitals in South Florida as well.

Dr. Pomper has also served as Instructor of Radiologic Technology for the State of Florida Office of Radiation Control and is a Pro-Assurance Malpractice Advisory Committee Member.

In addition, Dr. Pomper is a published author and has lectured extensively, providing oncology updates and the latest on prostate, breast and lung cancers, the value of early diagnosis, bone marrow transplantation, brachytherapy, esophageal cancer and malignant obstructions.

Dr. Pomper’s awards include honors in Mathematics and he was named an Illinois State Scholar. He ranked 5th in Spanish Speaking Language in the state of Illinois for non-Hispanics.

Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Pomper is a member of numerous state and national professional societies, including the American Society for Therapeutic Radiologists and Oncologists, Dade County Medical Association, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association and Southwestern Oncology Group (SWOG).

Martha L. Denault, RT - CyberKnife Center of Miami - Radiosurgery Specialists - Cancer Center - Miami, Florida

Martha L. Denault, RT (R) (T)

Chief Radiation Therapist

Martha L. Denault is nationally board certified in both radiologic technology and radiation therapy. She’s a graduate of Broward College and West Boca School of Radiologic Technology, with 2 decades of clinical experience as a radiation therapist and radiographer.

Martha is our chief radiation therapist at CyberKnife Center of Miami, treating over 1,000 patients utilizing CyberKnife technology. Prior to joining the CyberKnife Centers in 2006, her experience included roles as a radiologic technologist at West Boca Medical Center and as a radiation therapist at Boca Raton Community Hospital's Lynn Cancer Center.

Martha is responsible for Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) protocols, the Florida Cancer Data Systems Registry, and the Registry for Prostate Cancer Radiosurgery. She has attended a specialized CyberKnife technical training program from Accuray, Inc. in California. Martha also serves as a clinical instructor for the radiation therapy program at Broward College.

Mario Tobon, RT - CyberKnife Center of Miami - Radiosurgery Specialists - Cancer Center - Miami, Florida

Mario Tobon, RT (R) (CT) (CV) (T)

Radiation Therapist

Mario Tobon is nationally board certified in general radiography, CT scan, cardiovascular/interventional radiology, and radiation therapy. He is a graduate of Broward College and West Boca School of Radiologic Technology with over 25 years of experience in the field. Mario has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Universidad Javeriana and three years of industrial engineering from Universidad De Los Andes in Colombia.

Mario started working at West Boca Medical Center at the radiology department in 1992, and then at Hollywood Radiation Oncology as a radiation therapist in 2001.

In 2006 Mario received training for CyberKnife, earning his certificate from Accuray. He has become an expert in the technical aspect of treating with CyberKnife and has been involved in training therapists from Mexico, Colombia, and the US in how to best utilize CyberKnife equipment.

Mario has been the academic and clinical instructor for computed tomography (CT) at West Boca School of Radiologic Technology since 2005. He began working at the CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach in 2006 and is currently a radiation therapist at the CyberKnife Center of Miami.

Doctor Gail L. Suaraz - CyberKnife Center of Miami - Radiosurgery Specialists - Cancer Center - Miami, Florida

Gail L. Suarez, MSHSA, RT (R) (T)

Vice President of Operations

Gail Suarez is nationally board certified in both radiologic technology and radiation therapy. Since graduating from the University of Massachusetts School of Radiation Therapy in Worcester, Gail has accumulated more than 25 years of experience as a radiation therapist. She went on to receive her master of science in health service administration at Barry University in 2005.

Gail began her training in CyberKnife radiosurgery at the CyberKnife Center of Miami in 2004 and became manager of the CyberKnife Center of Palm Beach when it opened in October 2005.

In June 2006, Gail accepted a position at HCA–North Florida Regional Medical Center as director of their cancer center. While there, she coordinated the building of their new 18 million dollar cancer center.

Gail also worked with South Florida Radiation Oncology – Stuart in October 2009 as manager of their CyberKnife center for one year before returning to CyberKnife Center of Miami and Palm Beach as the vice president of operations in October 2010.