About the Center
South Miami, Florida USA.
Our brand new, state-of-the-art cancer center was designed with you, the patient in mind. The layout is comfortable, quiet and aesthetically pleasing. The office is equipped with sophisticated treatment planning and cancer delivery equipment rarely found in private centers. We utilize the most advanced minimally invasive technologies including radiosurgery, brachytherapy, conformal therapy, IMRT, IGRT, and RapidArc™ to achieve the best clinical outcome for our patients. We are equipped with a brand new 64-slice "state-of-the-art" Siemens CT scanner, as well as a Varian Trilogy™ linear accelerator (LINAC) and a Radiosurgery dedicated Varian EDGE™ LINAC installed in September 2015.
At Innovative Cancer Institute ICI, patient care is paramount. We accept most Health Insurance Plans in the local market as well as many International Insurance Plans. Dr. Beatriz Amendola and her clinical staff offer more than 50 years of combined experience in the field of Radiation Oncology to the patients of ICI and a level of personal service that is unmatched.
ICI is located in South Miami to serve all our patients and their families in their fight against cancer, whether they are local or from around the world.
Beatriz E. Amendola, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FACRO
Dr. Beatriz Amendola is a highly respected radiation oncologist and an honored member of the leading medical societies of the specialty in the United States, Latin America and Europe. She has been a highly successful practicing physician of radiation oncology in the U.S. for more than 35 years.
Marco A. Amendola, MD, FACR
Dr. Marco Amendola is Director of Medical Imaging at the Innovative Cancer Institute, offering more than 30 years of experience in Oncologic Imaging. After Residency and Fellowship training in Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Dr. Amendola obtained his certification from the American Board of Radiology in 1976.
Alejandro Iglesias, MSc CMD
Alejandro Iglesias, MSc CMD, started his career in Radiation Oncology earning his Associate in Science in Radiation Therapy at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida in 2002. He obtained a Healthcare Management Certificate from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida in 2006 and his Certificate in Medical Dosimetry from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2008.
Erich Companioni, ARNP-BC, FNP, FEP, MBA
Dr. Companioni is a foreign medical doctor with clinical training in the United States in the areas of Family Medicine, Gynecology Oncology, and emergency care. He completed his medical studies in the Dominican Republic and training at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida, and holds a Master in Business Administration in the area of healthcare with focus on Public Policies from University of Miami.
Michelle Milan, Office Manager
Michelle Milan started her career at ICI in 2007, as a Billing Specialist and was promoted to Office Manager in 2010. She obtained her Human Resources certification from Florida International University in Miami, Florida in 2013. She manages international patients and health insurance issues. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Planning and execution of travel arrangements, stays and transportation are carefully and expeditiously coordinated by Mrs. Milan and her team, allowing patients to concentrate on their treatment.
Naipy C. Perez, MSc, DABR
Naipy Perez received her B.Sc. degree in Nuclear Physics at the Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnología Nuclear (ISCTN) of Havana, Cuba in 1993 and her Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Physics at Florida International University (FIU) in 2006. Naipy started her career in Medical Physics in 2007 when she joined the “Brachytherapy Institute of South Florida”. One year later Ms. Perez joined the “Innovative Cancer Institute”.
Xiaodong Wu, PhD
Dr. Xiaodong Wu received his B.S. in Theoretical Physics from China’s Xiamen University and obtained a M.S. in Radiological Sciences and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami. Dr. Wu joined the University of Miami in1989 as a faculty member in the Department of Radiation Oncology and became a full Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology and Director of Medical Physics in 1997. In 2007 he became Senior Medical Physicist and Director of Physics of the Innovative Cancer Institute.
Mengdi Li, MS
Miss Li received her B.S. in Applied Physics from Tianjin University in China. She earned her Master of Science( M.S.) in Radiological Physics from Wayne State University Detroit Michigan. Upon completing her graduate study, she joined Innovative Cancer Institute for her post-graduate clinical training. Currently, she works as a medical physicist at ICI. Her clinical interests are HDR, IMRT, IGRT and SBRT.
"Innovative Cancer Institute is dedicated to deliver the best cancer treatment to all our patients with compassion and care using the most advanced technology available."