Multidisciplinary Team Approach

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Victoria Bird started her career as an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Miami and  Veterans Administration Hospital in Miami, Florida -with emphasis in Prostate cancer care. 


Later, she joined the University of Florida Department of Urology, College of Medicine, as an Assistant Professor and as an Affiliate faculty at the College of Engineering at the University of Florida.  


Dr. Bird believes in personalized patient centered medicine and has received multiple patient care awards.   Her research has been presented nationally and internationally. 


She is published in a number of scientific journals with emphasis  in prostate cancer, testosterone physiology, kidney stones, and infections of the urinary tract.  


Dr. McLaughlin is a certified Diplomat of the American Board of Urology.

Dr. McLaughlin grew up in Ocala, Florida. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Florida and his medical education at the University of Florida. He completed his surgical and urological residencies at the Univeristy of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  He sees patients at Urologic Surgeons.

Dr. McLaughlin specializes in laparocopic, endoscopic and Robotic urologic surgery. He is a member os the American Urological Association and a proctor for the daVinci Robotic prostatectomy and partial nephrectomy.

Dr McLaughlin enjoys traveling with his wife. He also plays golf and tennis and is an avid fan of University of Florida sports.  


Dr. Patel adds considerable expertise to the Gainesville community.  He has established a reputation for being a highly skilled and extremely compassionate oncologist who always puts patients first.   He sees patients at the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.

Dr. Patel began practicing medical oncology and hematology in 2008 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, located in Kansas City, KS. From 2011 through 2015, he served as Director of Oncology and Director of Palliative Care at the Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, Louisiana.


Fluent in English and Gujarati, Dr. Patel has a keen interest in research and clinical trials. He has been published by the American Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Hematology & Oncology, and Blood, a weekly medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. In addition, Dr. Patel has presented abstracts nationally at the annual conference of the American Society of Hematology.