Dr. Breelyn Wilky is a sarcoma medical oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL. She is part of a large multidisciplinary sarcoma team including medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pediatric oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and interventional radiologists who work together to provide comprehensive care for sarcoma patients. She spends her time taking care of patients over the age of 18 with all kinds of sarcomas and other bone and soft tissue tumors including desmoid fibromatosis, pigmented villonodular synovitis, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and giant cell tumor of bone. She is also a translational researcher who conducts and designs clinical trials for sarcoma patients. She also works with laboratory researchers to translate the latest findings from bench research into early phase clinical trials. She is an expert not only in traditional chemotherapy treatments for sarcomas, but also at using modern technology such as gene sequencing and molecular profiling to identify out-of-the-box treatments particularly in targeted therapy. She is also interested in novel immunotherapy approaches including an ongoing dendritic cell vaccine trial for sarcomas.
Dr. Wilky received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Music from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey (now Rutgers Medical School.) She received her MD with Distinction in Research. She then completed the Osler internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and stayed there to complete her fellowship in Medical Oncology. Her honors and awards include election to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society, and the ASCO/Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award in 2012 for her work investigating DDX3 as a novel therapeutic target in Ewing Sarcoma.
In her free time Dr. Wilky enjoys spending time with her husband and dog Chaos, fishing for peacock bass in the Miami canals, and traveling.
Contact information: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1475 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 3300, Miami, FL 33136. Clinic: 305-243-1000. New patient referrals: 305-243-5302