Maribel Tirado, MD

Cancer Medicine researcher, Comprehensive Cancer Center


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Dr. Maribel Tirado-Gómez is a Cancer Medicine researcher at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. She completed her medical studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus. During her medical practice, she had contact with cancer patients and their relatives, which motivated her to carry out research focused on understanding, describing, and tackling this disease. She is also a professor of Hematology and Oncology at the School of Medicine of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus where she is the Program Director of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship. As a faculty member of the University of Puerto Rico Cancer Center, she has directed and participated in a variety of clinical trials in the areas of physical activity among breast cancer survivors, hematologic malignancies, and HIV-related malignancies. She is also the medical director of the Anal Neoplasia Clinic and the PI of the ANCHOR Anal Cancer Prevention Study at one of the sites. The clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of anal cancer and is one of the first centers on the island to offer high-resolution anoscopy. Dr. Maribel Tirado enjoys the constant intellectual challenge that her work represents since she requires a continuous search for the causes, forms of prevention, and new treatments against cancer. Her research interests involve leukemia, hematologic neoplasms, breast cancer survivorship, and anal cancer prevention clinical trials among people that live with HIV/AIDS.