Asha Ramsakal, DO, MBS, FACP, Chair of Medicine with Moffitt Cancer Center

Dr. Asha Ramsakal is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center. Moffitt Cancer Center is ranked number eight in  US News and World Report top cancer hospitals nationwide. It is at the very forefront of cancer centers worldwide in pioneering advances like CAR T-cell therapy, a promising approach to immunotherapy that uses a patient’s own immune cells to recognize and attack their tumors. 

Dr. Ramsakal is also an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and provides direct oversight of Internal Medicine Resident Education at Moffitt with an active didactic role and the goal of making board-certified, competent, compassionate physicians. She has instructed medical students, residents, and interns on the discipline of internal medicine and interdisciplinary oncology for more than two decades. Dr. Ramsakal is well-published; she’s written several book chapters on oncologic emergencies and many articles on infections in cancer patients as well as novel therapies for the unique complications of immune-mediated sequela of check-point inhibitors. 

Her clinical interests include the optimal management of medical comorbidities and treatment sequela in cancer patients by academic oncologic hospitalists. Previously, Dr. Ramsakal was the Medical Director of Baycare Medical Group East Region Hospitalist and Palliative Care Programs. While at Baycare, Dr. Ramsakal also served as Chief of Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital South in Riverview. 

Dr. Ramsakal earned her DO degree at Nova-Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale before completing an internship at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. She was also the Chief Medicine Resident at the James A. Haley VA Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

She has been nominated as one of America’s Top Physicians, America’s Top Internist and she is listed in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals as a Lifetime Member for Outstanding Contribution to Professionals and the Community. She has been the recipient of the “University of South Florida Outstanding Resident Teaching Award at Moffitt Cancer Center” four times and was named “Florida American College of Physicians Outstanding Teacher of the Year.” 

Additional attributes are the depth and breadth of her committee participation and leadership and her history of community outreach locally and abroad. Dr. Ramsakal dedicates time each year to provide voluntary medical services to underserved Honduran and Guatemalan villages. 

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