Gynecological Cancer Care team
Each patient at Sarasota Memorial's Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute is matched with a team of specialists to leverage the full extent of the care providers’ experience and expertise in diagnosing and treating even the most challenging cancers. Patient care teams and care plans are specifically tailored to fit the needs, goals and case details of each patient.
Sarasota Memorial’s gynecological cancer program was founded by SMH Chief Medical Officer James V. Fiorica, MD, a pioneer in robotic surgery techniques. Nationally recognized for advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques as well as his expansive research of gynecological cancers, Dr. Fiorica serves as medical director of the Women’s Cancer Research program at Sarasota Memorial.
Fellowship-trained Gynecologic Oncologist Toni Kilts, DO, is dedicated to treating women living with endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer and gestational trophoblastic disease, as well as those with complex surgical needs and complex benign gynecologic conditions such as endometriosis. Her specialties include radical cytoreductive surgery and staging procedures, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
Fellowship-trained Gynecologic Oncologist Beverly Long, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics (OB) and gynecology (GYN) and board-eligible in gynecologic oncology. Dedicated to caring for women with GYN malignancies and complex surgical needs, Dr. Long’s specialties include complex ovarian cancer surgery, fertility-sparing and risk-reducing surgery, and robotic and minimally invasive surgery, as well as biopsies and screenings. Dr. Long came to Sarasota from the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., where she served as both assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of resident robotic training for 2 years.
Our gynecological cancer care team also includes other surgeons, diagnostic radiologists, interventional radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, oncology nurses, an oncology patient navigator, an oncology-certified social worker, palliative medicine specialists and a board-certified genetic counselor, as well as nurses, dietitians and clinicians who provide patient support.