Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology, University of Florida
Andre R. Spiguel, MD, University of Florida
Sarah Boston, DVM, DVSc, DACVS, ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology, is an associate professor of surgical oncology at University of Florida. She earned her DVM from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and completed a rotating internship and residency at University of Guelph. Past president of Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Boston has authored numerous articles on surgical oncology and speaks nationally and internationally on the topic. She is a cancer survivor and the author of Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved my Life.
Andre R. Spiguel, MD, is an assistant professor in the orthopedic surgery department and is on the musculoskeletal oncology team at University of Florida. He earned his MD from Pritzker School of Medicine at University of Chicago before completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Chicago Medical Center. He completed fellowships in musculoskeletal oncology and orthopedic trauma at University of Chicago and Washington University, respectively. Dr. Spiguel’s clinical practice involves the treatment of bone and soft-tissue sarcomas of the extremities and pelvis, and he specializes in complex extremity reconstructions for limb salvage surgeries after tumor resection.
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