For the Media

About the University of Miami Health System and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

The University of Miami Health System is South Florida’s only university-based medical system and is powered by the groundbreaking research of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. UHealth is made up of more than 1,300 physicians and scientists and is a vital component of the community that is leading the next generation of health care.

UHealth is home to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the number one eye hospital in the United States as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated cancer center in South Florida, a flagship hospital, UHealth Tower, and offers expertise in more than 100 medical specialties.

UHealth’s comprehensive network includes more than 30 outpatient sites in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties, including The Lennar Foundation Medical Center.

Located on the main campus in downtown Miami’s Health District, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is an innovative institution that empowers our students and trainees to transform lives, and inspires them to serve our global community.

Research is the backbone of our school with more than $143 million in funding from the National Institutes of Medicine, making it the #1 funded medical school in Florida. Through it, we are able to advance health care through leading-edge discoveries and offer the highest quality education to tomorrow’s physician-scientists.

We welcome inquiries from the media and will work collaboratively to schedule interviews or provide photos or video as needed. All media on the medical school campus must be escorted by a member of the media relations team. Before your arrival, please contact someone from the media relations team to schedule an interview, escort you and, if needed, obtain appropriate patient consent.

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To reach a member of the media relations team, please contact one of the people below or email

Diana Gonzalez
Director of Media Relations, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Phone: 305-243-8219
Cell: 305-984-0091

Kai Hill
Asst. Director, Media Relations
Phone: 305-243-3249
Cell: 305-332-3189

Joanna Palmer
Director, Media Relations
Phone: 305-243-3018
Cell: 786-270-9909

Lisa Worley
Asst. Vice President, Medical Communications and Media Relations
Phone: 305-243-5184
Cell: 305-458-9654