Advocate Radiation Oncology marked the debut of its new cancer treatment center in Bonita Springs with an open house on June 3.
Located at 25243 Elementary Way, just south of The Prado at Spring Creek, the Bonita Springs office features state-of-the-art cancer-fighting machines and the same level of compassionate care that define Advocate, the region’s only locally owned and operated radiation oncology practice.
Advocate team members offered guided tours to local physicians and medical professionals during the open house, which also featured live music and hors d’oeuvres.
Patients at the Bonita Springs center will have access to Varian’s TrueBeam machine for their cancer treatments. The Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, or IMRT, linear accelerator targets and destroys tumor cells in the body using external-beam radiation.
Dr. Kevin R. Kozak is treating patients at Advocate’s Bonita Springs location. Kozak most recently served as director of oncology services for Mercy Health System in Wisconsin. Simultaneously, he served as chief medical officer for two cancer-focused, bio-pharmaceutical companies and remains a scientific advisor for a radio-pharmaceutical startup. Kozak also has been a member of the University of Wisconsin’s faculty and directed a cancer biology laboratory at the university.
Kozak graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. He served as an aviation intelligence officer for VAW-113, receiving the Navy Achievement and Navy Commendation medals. Following his military service, Kozak earned an M.D. and Ph.D. in biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and won the Founder’s Medal for finishing first in his medical school class. Kozak returned to Harvard to complete his radiation oncology training and postgraduate studies in tumor vascular biology.
Kozak is certified in radiation oncology through the American Board of Radiology and is licensed to practice in Florida, Illinois and Wisconsin.