Executive Director Message


Our goal is to make proton cancer treatment at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute a confident choice for those who need it most. This means that we’re dedicated to delivering cutting-edge treatment coupled with compassionate, patient-centered care. We are fortunate to have a team of experts on our front lines, including an incredible nursing staff, who care for our patients, assist in clinical trials and are specialists in their fields of care. Our team’s depth of care, experience and knowledge is what sets our facility apart. In May, we are honored to celebrate our dedicated staff of nurses during National Nurses Month.

Our commitment to care has been highlighted twice in recent months. The UF Health Cancer Center on the Jacksonville campus recently received a prestigious three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

And, Dr. Raymond Mailhot, one of our physicians, received a Live LIke Bella® grant to lead research to explore the relationship between pediatric brain tumors, proton therapy and scholastic success using data we collect at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and from Florida standardized testing scores. Our facility and staff are always on the leading edge of research, developing the highest levels of care for our patients’ well-being and best chance for a cancer-free future.

Stuart L. Klein
Executive Director

About This Newsletter

The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent monthly to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications representative and approved by the editor Stuart Klein, executive director of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Special bulletin newsletters may occasionally be prepared when timely topics and new developments in proton therapy occur. If you would like to send a Letter to the Editor, please click here.


Keep In Touch

It is easy to stay in touch with us online at floridaproton.org . Look at the top right corner of the homepage for Facebook , Twitter and YouTube icons, click and join us in the social media conversation. Also on the right side of the homepage there is a button for VTOC Patient Portal . Click here to open your secure account, view your records, complete clinical trial questionnaires and communicate with your nurse case manager.


Knowing how you are feeling during and after treatment is essential to providing you the best care possible and contributes to the care of future patients.