Quick Facts
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    Malignant Mesothelioma
    Lung Cancer
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    Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine
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    English, Spanish

About Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez

Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez completed her fellowship and residency in hematology and oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Before that, she completed a master’s degree in public health from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

She is passionate about treating malignant mesothelioma and empowering women with the illness to advocate for their health and well-being. Early in her career, she was particularly interested in the early detection and treatment of lung cancer and how cancer affects women. Rodriguez has co-authored original articles and reviews on women’s health disparities.

Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish and earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Columbia University’s New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Mount Sinai Medical Center awarded her the Best Attending of the Year Award – Teaching Service. 

Rodriguez is triple board-certified in hematology, oncology and internal medicine. She currently serves as chair of the Voluntary Leadership Board of the American Cancer Society in Miami-Dade County.

Dr. Rodriguez’s Role as an Expert Contributor on Asbestos.com

Rodriguez’s expertise in internal medicine, hematology and oncology, and her years of mesothelioma cancer research, qualify her to be an expert contributor and reviewer for The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. Thanks to her contributions and reviews, information and content remain medically correct, current and consistent across Asbestos.com.

Specialties of Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez

  • Hematology
  • Internal medicine
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Oncology
  • Public health

Experience and Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Hospital (Fellowship)
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital (Internship and Residency)
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, (M.D.)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (M.P.H)
  • Columbia University (B.A.)

Awards and Recognition

  • Hispanic Women of Distinction, Latina Style Magazine, 2020
  • Women of Inspiration for the City of North Miami Chamber, 2015
  • Best Attending of the Year Award, Teaching Service, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 2008
  • Fellow’s Recognition Program, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 2007
  • Distinction in Breast Cancer Research, SUNY Downstate Medical Center Graduation Award, 2002
  • 17th Annual Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan Research Forum Award, 2001
  • Daniel Hale Williams Medical Society Service Award, 1999
  • Columbia College Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, 1994

Publications of Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez

  • Rodriguez, E. et al. (2021). Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to Treatment and Survival in Operable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in the United States.
  • Alnajar, A. et al. (2021). Survival Benefit of Multiagent Chemotherapy With and Without Curative Surgery for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma IASLC World Lung Conference.
  • Drusbosky, L.M. et al. (2021, August). Therapeutic Strategies in MET Exon 14 Skipping Mutated Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. 
  • Drusbosky, L.M. et al. (2021, March). Therapeutic strategies in RET gene rearranged non-small cell lung cancer. 
  • Dvir, K. et al (2021). Real-world data on liquid biopsies utilization in lung cancer patients in the community setting. Journal of Immunotherapy and Precision Oncology. 
  • Saha, D. et al. (2016, April). Primary Proximal Epithelioid Sarcoma of the Lung Successfully treated with Pneumonectomy and Adjuvant Chemotherapy.