Cancer Surgeon and One Health Advocate Saves Human Lives in Tampa, Florida (USA)

Prominent oncology surgeon and One Health supporter, Mokenge P. Malafa, MD has been saving lives at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida (USA) for years. Dr. Malafa is chair, department of gastrointestinal oncology, section head, pancreatic oncology and program leader, gastrointestinal tumor program at Moffitt.

On May 20, 2010, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, a successful high risk hepatocellular carcinoma surgical patient after five years presented his surgeon, Dr. Malafa with a copy of the landmark One Health book, Human-Animal Medicine – Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks by Yale Medical School’s  Peter M. Rabinowitz, MD, MPH and Florida State Department of Health’s Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH">

Dr. Mokenge Malafa, left, being presented with One Health textbook by his patient, Dr. Bruce Kaplan, right.
Dr. Kaplan, a retired veterinarian, is a member of the autonomous, pro bono One Health Initiative website team that manages the website’s contents.  Other One Health team members are Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Thomas P. Monath, MD, and Jack Woodall, PhD.