Dr. Ricardo Gonzales is a surgical oncologist in the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. He is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine’s Department of Oncologic Sciences and Department of Surgery.
Dr. Gonzalez’ research and clinical interests include outcomes analyses and management of patients with soft tissue sarcomas, retroperitoneal sarcomas, desmoid tumors, and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).
Dr. Gonzalez received his undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of South Florida and completed a residency in surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He pursued a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was also a clinical specialist in anesthesia and critical care, as well as surgical oncology.
Prior to joining Moffitt in 2008, Dr. Gonzalez was an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery’s Division of GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Gonzalez received several awards during his training at the University of Colorado, including the J. Cothbert Owens MD, Excellence in Teaching & Patient Care Award, the Earl G. Young Distinguished Researcher Award and outstanding clinical instructor.
He is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Sarcoma Panel, the Connective Tissue Oncology Society and The Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation, as well as an editorial board member of the Global Journal of Surgery.