Ricardo J. Gonzalez, M.D.

Assistant Member Sarcoma


  • M.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Residency, University of Colorado, Denver CO
  • Fellowship, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Biographical Sketch

Ricardo Gonzalez, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center. His main role is to serve as Director of Fellowship Education for the Sarcoma Program. He is a surgical oncologist for the Sarcoma Division at Moffitt Cancer Center and his clinical and research interests include retroperitoneal, soft tissue sarcoma and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST).

Dr. Gonzalez received his medical degree at the University of South Florida and his residency in General Surgery was completed at the University of Colorado. During this time he published extensively in multiple surgical journals on such topics as surgical critical care, hemorrhagic shock and resuscitation, rectal cancer and melanoma. He continued on to complete a three year General Surgical Oncology Fellowship at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. During that time he published several clinical manuscripts focused on the care of patients with cancer and was part of the Anesthesia Critical Care team.

Dr. Gonzalez’s clinical practice employs multidisciplinary approach to treating soft tissue sarcomas and GISTS. His clinical interests have a strong scientific focus in the development of clinical trials for patients with these malignancies. He is a member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS), the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Furthermore he serves on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Sarcoma Panel as a representative of the Moffitt Cancer Center.