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Ricardo Gonzalez, MD, General Surgery, Tampa, FL, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute


General Surgery Tampa, FL

Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)


Overview of Dr. Gonzalez

Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez is a general surgeon in Tampa, FL and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and Tampa General Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and has been in practice 20 years. Dr. Gonzalez accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 86 doctors at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute and one of 150 doctors at Tampa General Hospital who specialize in General Surgery. He has more than 90 publications and over 500 citings.

Education & Training

  • University of Colorado
    University of ColoradoResidency, Surgery, 1997 - 2004
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine
    University of South Florida College of MedicineClass of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2008 - 2025
  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2007 - 2009
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2004 - 2009
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Management of Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis in Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Completion Lymphadenectomy, Radiation, or Both?  
    C Wayne Cruse, Vernon K Sondak, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Daniel E Oliver, Jane L Messina, Louis B Harrison, Jonathan S Zager, Amod A Sarnaik, Annals of Surgical Oncology
  • Resection Margins in Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Is a 1-Cm Margin Wide Enough?  
    Daniel E Oliver, Vernon K Sondak, C Wayne Cruse, Louis B Harrison, Ricardo J Gonzalez, Amod A Sarnaik, Jonathan S Zager, Jane L Messina, Annals of Surgical Oncology


  • The Lymphoma Tumor Microenvironment Influences Toxicity after CD19 CAR T Cell Therapy
    Ricardo J Gonzalez, 61st Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 12/7/2019
  • Tumor Inflammation and Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells Reduce the Efficacy of CD19 CAR T Cell Therapy in Lymphoma
    Ricardo J Gonzalez, 61st Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting, Orlando, FL, 12/8/2019

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    AvMed Health Open Access
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
    BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
    BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
    BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
    First Choice
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    ODS Network
    Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
    Providence Health System Personal Option
    Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
    Tufts Health Plan PPO
    UniCare PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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