Dr. Luis Raez, MD

Dr. Luis Raez, MD

Hematology & Oncology  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o

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Dr. Luis Raez, MD is a hematology & oncology doctor who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.Read his story

Memorial Cancer Institute

801 N Flamingo Rd

Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Raez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Raez "Luis E. Raez, MD, FACP, FCCP; is the Chief of Hematology/Oncology & Medical Director of Memorial Cancer Institute (MCI), he is also the Oncology Research Director of Memorial Health Care System (MHS) and Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program. He is also Clinical Professor of Medicine at Florida International University (FIU) and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia University in Peru. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science for Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Dr. Raez also serves as President-elect of the Florida chapter of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He was an Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, and a Co-Director of Thoracic Oncology at Sylvester Cancer Center/University of Miami for 10 years (2001-2011). He has expertise in medical oncology in the areas of lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. He designs phase I-III clinical trials with new chemotherapeutic agents and combinations. Dr. Raez does translational research in the areas of cancer vaccines. He has been funded by NCI and the pharma industry. He has given oral presentations and lectures in national and international meetings in the US, Europe, Latin-America and Asia. He has more than 100 publications in national and international peer review journals. He has been the International Chair of the IASLC-Latin-American Meeting (LALCA) since 2014; Chairman for the "Miami Best of ASCO" since 2014, Chair and Founder of the "Miami Cancer Meeting (MCM)" since 2002, Co-Chairman at the "Puerto Rico Fall Cancer Symposia (FCS)" since 2010.He is American Board Certified in: Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is board eligible in Hematology. He is a member and serves in several committees at: AACR, ESMO, ASCO, IASLC, ALLIANCE, NCCTG, ACCP, ACP, ACSG, SLACOM, FLASCO among other institutions."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Raez "To fight cancer and give the patients the best opportunity to survive or prolong their survival with access to worldwide lung cancer experts with access to the latest technology and clinical trials for new and innovating cancer drugs."


  • Hematology & Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Thrombosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis


  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Plasmapheresis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia / Academic Program of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Jackson Mem Hosp/jackson Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Listed as one of “The Best Doctors in America” 2005-6, 2009-2010, 2005-6, 2009-2010
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care in America since 2001-, 2001
  • 2014 Memorial Cancer Institute (MCI) got under our leadership the “Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO) Award for 100% participation in FLASCO”, 2014
  • “Best Doctor&Leader in Medicine” given by American Health Council 2017., 2017
  • Promoted to Master in the American College of Specialists in Geriatrics (MACSG), January 2010
  • Research Career Development Award given by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for the project Novel Vaccination using gp-96 fusion proteins in lung Cancer ,, February 2002
  • Promoted to the Fellowship in the American College of Specialists in Geriatrics (FACSG), 2008
  • 2002-2003 Stanley J. Glaser Foundation Biomedical Research Award, December 2002
  • 2003 Women's Cancer Association (WCA) Award for the project Adjuvant Immunotherapy with B7.1 (CD 80) in patients with non-small cell lung cancer, June 2003
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering” since 2005-, 2005
  • Listed in Stratton’s “Who is Who in America since 2002-, 2002
  • Listed in the “Guide to America’s Top Physicians”, 2005-6
  • “2005-2006 Clinical Innovator Award given by “The Flight Attendant Research Institute” (FAMRI) for the project: “Lung Cancer Immunotherapy”, 2005-2006
  • 2005 Papanicolaou Corps/Sylvester Cancer Center: Distinguished Investigator of the year”, 2005
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America since 2001-, 2001
  • Elected for the Fellowship in the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), January 2007
  • “Memorial Angel Award” given by the Memorial Foundation 2012 and 2016 for exemplary care provided to the patients., 2012
  • 2017 Award given by the International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) for his years as service as Chair of the Membership Committee., 2017
  • Sociedad Peruana de Oncologia Medica (SPOM) “Honorary Member”, March 2011
  • Promoted to the Fellowship in the American College of Specialists in Geriatrics (FACSG), January 2008
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World” since 2006-, 2006
  • “2015 Latin Pride Award” Given by “Salud al Dia Magazine”. Miami, Florida August 2015. 2015 and 2016 MCI got the “Guardian of Excellence Award” given by Press Ganey for excellence in patient experience at MCI., 2015-2016
  • Listed in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century since 2003-, 2003
  • James and Esther King Award” from the “Florida Biomedical Research Program , Florida Department of Health for the project: Immune Response against Lung Cancer with gp-96 Fusion Proteins, 2005-2007
  • Listed as one of “The Best Doctors in America” 2005-6, 2009-2010, 2010
  • Listed in Cambridge “Who’s who” since 2007-, 2007
  • Listed in South Florida Top Doctors since 2013-, 2013
  • Listed in Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals throughout the World since 2009-, 2009
  • University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Intramural Grant Award: “Molecular Genetics of Treatment Response in Lung Cancer Disparities”, 2008
  • Research Career Development Award given by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for the project Novel Vaccination using gp-96 fusion proteins in lung Cancer, February 2002
  • Listed in “Florida Super Doctors” since 2014-, 2014
Media & Publications
  • Caparica R, de Castro G Jr, Gil-Bazo I, Caglevic C, Calogero R, Giallombardo M, Santos ES, Raez LE, Rolfo C. BRAF mutations in non-small cell lung cancer: has finally Janus opened the door? Crit Rev Oncol Hematol. 2016 May;101:32-9. doi: 10.1016/j.critrevonc.2016.02.012. Epub 2016 Feb 27. Review, 2016 May
  • Castañón E, Soltermann A, López I, Román M, Ecay M, Collantes M, Redrado M, Baraibar I, López-Picazo JM, Rolfo C, Vidal-Vanaclocha F, Raez LE, et al. The inhibitor of differentiation-1 (Id1) enables lung cancer liver colonization through activation of an EMT program in tumor cells and establishment, 2017 May 24
  • Dietrich MF, Rolfo C, Reclusa P, Giallombardo M, Valentino A, Raez LE. Exosomes biology: Function and Clinical Implications in Lung Cancer. Cancer Transl Med 2017;3(2):58–63. doi: 10.4103/ctm.ctm_32_16,
  • Raez LE and Rolfo C. Neurotrophic tyrosine kinase gene fusions: another opportunity for targeting in lung cancer. Lung Cancer Management 2016, Vol. 5, No. 1, Pages 1-4., 2016
  • Passiglia F, Caparica R, Giovannetti E, Giallombardo M, Listi A, Diana P, Cirrincione G, Caglevic C, Raez LE, et al. The potential of neurotrophic tyrosine kinase (NTRK) inhibitors for treating lung cancer. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2016 Feb 24:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]., 2016 Feb 24
  • Pinto J, Rolfo C, Raez LE, et al. In silico evaluation of DNA Damage Inducible Transcript 4 gene (DDIT4) as prognostic biomarker in several malignancies. Nature Scientific Reports |7: 1526 | DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01207-3.,
  • Castrellon AB, Nguyen SM, Raez LE. Inhibition of the Cyclin-Dependent Kinases (CDK) 4/6 as Therapy for Estrogen Receptor Positive. Breast Cancer. Arch Can Res. 2017, 5: 1., 2017
  • Thungappa S, Ferri J, Caglevic C, Passiglia F, Raez LE, Rolfo C. Immune checkpoint inhibitors in lung cancer: the holy grail has not yet been found…..ESMO Open. 2017 Mar 27;2(1):e000162. doi: 10.1136/esmoopen-2017-000162. eCollection 2017., 2017 Mar 27
  • Raez LE, Santos ES, Rolfo C, et al. Challenges in Facing the Lung Cancer Epidemic and Treating Advanced Disease in Latin America. Clin Lung Cancer. 2016 Jun 5. pii: S1525-7304(16)30108-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2016.05.003. [Epub ahead of print]., 2016 Jun 5
  • Castrellon A, Nguyen SM, Bengoa F, Botero A, Raez LE. Impressive Response to Concomitant Platinum-based Chemotherapy and Yttrium-90 in a Patient with Heavily Pretreated Triple-negative Breast Cancer Widely Metastasized to the Liver. Cureus. 2017 Jun 28; 9(6):e1402. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1402., 2017 Jun 28
  • Schrock AB, Lai A, Ali SM, Miller VA, Raez LE. Mutation of MET Y1230 as an Acquired Mechanism of Crizotinib Resistance in NSCLC with MET Exon 14 Skipping. J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Jul;12(7):e89-e90. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2017.02.017., 2017 Jul
  • Castrellon AB, Nguyen SM, Milillo-Naraine AM, Velez M, Raez LE. (2017). Initial Response to Therapy with Fulvestrant and Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4/6 Inhibitor in a Male with Stage IV Breast Cancer. M J Canc. 2(1): 012.,
  • Oztan A, Fischer S, Schrock AB, Erlich RL, Lovly CM, Stephens PJ, Ross JS, Miller V, Ali SM, Ou SI, Raez LE. Emergence of EGFR G724S mutation in EGFR-mutant lung adenocarcinoma post progression on osimertinib. Lung Cancer. 2017 Sep; 111:84-87. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2017.07.002. Epub 2017 Jul 8., 2017 Sep
  • Castrellon AB, Pidhorecky I, Valero V, Raez LE. The Role of Carboplatin in the Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Oncol Rev. 2017 Mar 11:1(2):324., 2017 Mar 11
  • Reclusa P, Valentino A, Sirera R, Dietrich MF, Raez LE, Rolfo C. Circulating MicroRNAs and Long Noncoding RNAs: Liquid Biomarkers in Thoracic Cancers. Cancer Transl Med 2017; 3(2):53–7. doi: 10.4103/2395-3977.202226., 2017
  • Rolfo C and Raez LE. Unusual suspect druggable target bring hopes in Squamous Lung Cancer: Neurotrophic Tyrosine Kinase (NTRK) Gene Fusions. Laboratory Investigation-Nature (In press17-0147-EDR) June 2017 (IF 4.857), June 2017
  • Raez LE, Rolfo C, Mahave M, Caglevic C. Checkpoints inhibitors in first line therapy of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer patients. Transl Cancer Res 2016; 5(Suppl 7):S1443-S1448. doi: 10.21037/tcr.2016.12.14, 2016
  • Corrales L, Nogueira A, Passiglia F, Listi A, Caglevic C, Giallombardo M, Raez LE, et al. (2017). Second-Line Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Clinical, Pathological, and Molecular Aspects of Nintedanib. Front. Med. 4:13. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2017.00013, 2017
  • Santos ES, Raez LE, Castillero LDC, Marana C, Hunis B. Genomic Tissue Analysis and liquid Biopsy Profiles from Patients Diagnosed with Advanced Adenocarcinoma of the Lung. Clin Oncol. 2016; 1: 1099., 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • AACR, Member
  • ACCP, Member
  • ACP, Member
  • ACSG, Member
  • ALLIANCE, Member
  • ASCO, Member
  • ESMO, Member
  • FLASCO, Member
  • IASLC, Member
  • LALCA, Chair
  • MCM, Chair
  • Miami Best of ASCO, Chair
  • NCCTG, Member
  • Puerto Rico Fall Cancer Symposia, Chair
  • SLACOM, Member

Dr. Raez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Raez to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Raez's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

in Plantation, FL |
I’m a lung cancer survivor of 24 years and have been under the watchful eye of Dr. Raez for almost all of those years. His interest in my follow up care has never waned. One of his strongest attributes is his true concern for my welfare and he is an exceptional listener. I always look forward to my...more
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in Pembroke Pines |
Dr. Raez has been a wonderful doctor. He prescribed the proper radiation and chemotherapy for my stage 3b lung cancer. After 3 months of chemo, I have been in remission for 15 months. I see Dr. Raez every 3 months after a CT scan. He is very caring, considerate and compassionate. I would definitely...more
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in Weston, FL |
Dr Raez has guided me through this difficult time dealing with my condition. Makes me feel at ease, Informs me of all the latest developments. I have complete confidence in him.
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in Miami, FL |
The doctor treated me with a lot of care and were able to develop a plan to help me survive lung cancer of the left lung that was totally collapsed . Thank you Dr Raez for giving me a chance to live longer . Muchas gracias
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in Tamarac, Florida |
Dr. Raez has been treating me since September 2013 for lung cancer. I cannot say enough good things about his professionalism, empathy and skill. During an appointment, you have his full attention; he listens to what you have to say and gives you smart and caring responses to your questions. I...more
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Dr. Raez accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tricare
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Hospitals where Dr. Raez has admitting privileges

Memorial Hospital West
703 N Flamingo Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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Memorial Hospital Miramar
1901 SW 172nd Ave
Miramar, FL 33029
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Memorial Hospital Pembroke
7800 Sheridan St
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
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Memorial Regional Hospital
3501 Johnson St
Hollywood, FL 33021
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Memorial Regional Hospital South
3600 Washington St
Hollywood, FL 33021
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