Michael V. Ortiz, MD

About Me

I am a pediatric oncologist who cares for children and young adults with solid tumors. I have particular expertise in treating tumors involving the liver and kidneys, such as Wilms’ tumor. Through a combination of quality care, education, and research, I strive to improve the outcomes and experiences of children with cancer.

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My research is aimed at translating scientific discoveries into safer and more effective treatments for children with high-risk tumors. Our group studies the key pathways involved in resistance to treatment of childhood cancers. We also investigate specific relevant biological markers. These can help predict which patients would benefit from additional treatments. Finally, we screen new drugs and compounds against childhood cancer cells. We hope to develop novel approaches to caring for children and young adults whose cancer comes back.

I am honored to work alongside a dedicated team of healthcare professionals. Our doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and others are committed to providing the best possible care for every child.

  • Clinical Expertise: Pediatric Kidney and Liver Cancers; Refractory Solid Tumors in Children and Young Adults
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of Florida
  • Residencies: Pediatrics - Children’s National Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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