About Us

Lung Cancer/Thoracic Oncologists

Medical Director, Memorial Cancer Institute

Luis Raez, MD

Dr. Raez acquired his medical degree at Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. He completed his internship and residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/VAMC, University of Miami School of Medicine in Internal Medicine. He also completed his hematology/oncology residency at Jackson Memorial, Sylvester Cancer Center.

Dr. Raez is board certified in medical oncology, internal medicine and geriatrics. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP).

Dr. Raez is a lung cancer expert with national and international recognition, he is a researcher with expertise in phase I-III clinical trials, some of them developed by him. For this he has been awarded the Career Development Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He has published a Lung Cancer Book and he has published more than 60 peer review papers and present regularly at national and international meetings.

Mark Block, MD, FACS, FCCP
Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Memorial Healthcare System

Mark Block

Dr. Block has practiced general thoracic surgery since completing his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in 1997. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Chicago. He also received fellowship training in surgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute.

Before coming to Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Block practiced general thoracic surgery as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and then at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he was also the director of the Thoracic Oncology Working Group.

Dr. Block holds certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Society and the General Thoracic Surgery Club. He has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and been an invited contributor to several authoritative textbooks on thoracic surgery.

Brian Hunis, MD
Medical Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program, Memorial Healthcare System

Brian Hunis, MD

Dr. Hunis is board-certified in hematology oncology. He earned his medical degree from the Universidad Maimonides in Buenos Aires in 2001. He completed his internship and residency in hematology/oncology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and completed his fellowship in hematology/oncology there in 2009.

Before relocating to South Florida, he served as Medical Director, Medical Oncology/Hematology, at the Self Regional Healthcare Cancer Center in Greenwood, South Carolina. There, he led the way for the Center to become one of three ASCO QOPI (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) certified practices in South Carolina.

Francisco Tarrazzi, MD, FACS, FCCP
Thoracic Surgeon

Francisco Tarrazzi

Dr. Tarrazzi is board certified in general and thoracic surgery. He completed a fellowship in advanced thoracic and minimally invasive surgery at the Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, and his general surgery residency with Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Tarrazzi received his degree in medicine and surgery from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela.