A skilled researcher and author of many scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Dwight L. Fitch is a board-certified radiation oncologist who has been treating patients in the Bradenton-Sarasota area for 17 years. Dr. Fitch has been featured in Sarasota Magazine’s “Top Doctors” guide each year since 2016 and is an active member of the Manatee County Medical Society. He has maintained affiliations with six local hospitals, including Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, and Blake Medical Center.
Dr. Fitch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan and began his career at Dow Chemical and Proctor & Gamble, where he conducted research in material applications and fluid dynamics. However, he later decided to change paths and pursue a career in medicine, ultimately earning his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Michigan. Dr. Fitch completed his residency in radiation oncology at William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, where he served as chief resident in his final year of training.
Empathy, compassion, and genuinely caring for people. These are the qualities that Dr. Fitch thinks are most important in cancer care, and what he strives to show his patients daily. Using first-in-class technology and techniques, Dr. Fitch delivers cutting-edge treatments to patients in the comfort of their local community. An avid reader, Dr. Fitch regularly attends national medical conferences to stay abreast of the latest clinical changes, trials and protocols. He is a member of the National Medical Association, American Cancer Society and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Dr. Fitch doesn’t believe time is free, but rather it’s the most valuable thing we have. Therefore, he makes time for things that are important, like his lovely wife Jill and their six children. He has also been a volunteer for The Brotherhood of Men Mentor Group for 15 years and will continue to serve as a positive role model for the next generation of leaders. He is also an avid traveler, with a passion for learning about other people and cultures.