Dr. Jane Mendez, M.D., FACS
Chief of Breast Surgery
Miami Cancer Institute
Jane E. Mendez, M.D., FACS is a Breast surgical oncologist and chief of breast surgery at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida and the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. Dr. Mendez earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and her medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, where she also completed a surgery residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and was fellowship trained in Breast Surgery at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, also in New York City. She has contributed to notable breast cancer research, the findings of which have been widely published. Dr. Mendez has presented abstracts at numerous national and international symposiums and serves on the editorial board of the breast section of the Annals of Surgical Oncology.
Renowned for her patient care and advocacy, Dr. Mendez is passionate about educating patients and advancing breast cancer awareness and prevention in the community and at national meetings, away from the clinical setting. She was formerly appointed to the governing board of Susan G. Komen, Massachusetts affiliate, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and is an active member of numerous professional societies including the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.
Prior to joining Miami Cancer Institute in March 2017, Dr. Mendez gained extensive experience as a breast surgical oncologist at Boston Medical Center, where she served as president of the medical and dental staff. She also served as director of surgical clerkship and associate professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. She currently lives in Coconut Grove.