My name is Bently Doonan, MD, and I am an assistant professor in the University of Florida Division of Hematology & Oncology. I received both my Master of Biomedical Sciences, specialization in cancer immunology, and my medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Following medical school, I completed an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UF. During my time at UF, I took on multiple leadership roles, including chief resident of internal medicine, curriculum development and quality and efficiency.
I am board certified in internal medicine and oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and an active member of multiple professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, the Society for Neuro-Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.
My clinical and research interests focus on melanoma, immunotherapy development and design, brain metastases and identification of microenvironment targets to induce an immunogenic response in advanced metastatic disease.
As a physician, my goal is to improve the lives of patients with advanced skin cancer and brain metastases through novel treatment approaches using immunotherapy to minimize toxicity and maximize potential benefits. I am also passionate about cancer research and actively design and develop clinical trials for patients with unmet needs in cancer.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and rooting on the Gators.