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Michelina Cairo, M.D.

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Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Medical Oncology



  • Hematology and Oncology Fellowship
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Best Fellow Presentation, Bone Marrow Transplant Team Meeting, 2010
  • Laboratory and Clinical Breast Cancer Research
    Laboratory of Jenny Chang, MD and Mike Lewis, PhD
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Medical Doctorate
    Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Research Fellowship
    Senegal, West Africa
  • Bachelors of Science
    Yale University, New Haven, CT


Accolades & Memberships

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

Research Interest

I have a special clinical and research interest in breast cancer. During my fellowship I pursued a special breast cancer research track to devote a full year of my training to breast cancer treatment and research. I contributed to original research published in the Journal of Breast Cancer Research. In addition, I did training in breast cancer and sarcoma at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

My commitment to health education began at Yale where I developed a teen health peer education program in New Haven middle schools. It continued into my research in Senegal where I studied the effect of women's health education on adoption of new health practices.

At our office we are a part of research to discover the most effective treatments for breast cancer. Taking into account the fingerprint, or molecular subtype, of each cancer, we can apply cutting-edge medicines as well as research treatments. We do this high level of clinical care while maintaining a warm, supportive environment where each patient’s voice is heard. Our team approach enhances real-time communication between all doctors on the patient’s oncology team in order to streamline the patient’s experience.

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