Citrus County Physician to lead Clinical Research Program



The Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) has been a driving force in the development of many promising new drugs and therapies for cancer patients. I am pleased to share that Dr. Gustavo Fonseca has been named as Medical Director of their Clinical Research Program. Dr. Fonseca brings to this role his passion for clinical research and strong commitment to community oncology. In 2013, he joined FCS alongside his Lecanto practice where he had accumulated many years of community research experience. He looks forward to continuing to provide care to his patients of Citrus County while in his new role.

After receiving his medical degree from the Universidad Del Norte School of Medicine in Colombia, Dr. Fonseca completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital at the University of Miami. During his time there he served a fourth year as adjunct faculty and as Chief Resident of a program responsible for 150 residents. He then proceeded with his fellowships in Oncology and Hematology at MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, and at Methodist Hospital at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston. He has authored numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Journal and Blood.


Being a dedicated member and a former chairman for The Florida WellCare Alliance we ask all our members to help congratulate Dr. Fonseca on his new leadership role with FCS.