News : 2011 : December

Komotar a Devoted Doctor

Miami Herald – Letters to the Editor

Re Fred Tasker’s Nov. 22 story New brain vaccine aims to turn fatal disease into chronic: I had just learned that a friend was diagnosed with the very type of brain tumor highlighted in the article. I took a shot in the dark and called the number listed in The Miami Herald. I was surprised when Dr. Ricardo Komotar, in charge of the clinical trial of the vaccine at Sylvester Cancer Center, answered. Even more remarkable, he spoke to me at length about my friend’s case and immediately emailed me further details.

Dr. Komotar’s responsiveness and interest in helping was beyond impressive and something you don’t often see in today’s medical world. I hope his research continues to be a great success.

-Jodi Atkison, Miami