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Board-certified Surgical Oncologist Dr. Adam I. Riker joins Precision Healthcare
By: Precision Healthcare Specialists
Riker brings with him extensive experience and expertise as a cancer researcher, clinician and educator of the next generation of surgeons. During his fellowship in surgical oncology, he was part of several research teams involved with the earliest known immunotherapy clinical research trials for patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. Immunotherapy is a treatment that stimulates the body's immune system to fight and eradicate cancer.
Riker enlisted at a young age into the U.S. Army after high school graduation. After three years of active service, he enrolled at the University of South Florida in Tampa, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and then remained at USF to complete his degree in medicine as a Medical Doctor. He then completed a five-year residency training program in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, as well as an additional three-year surgical oncology clinical and research fellowship at the renowned National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute Surgery Branch in Bethesda, Maryland.
During a career that spans nearly 30 years, Riker's physician leadership positions include the first named chair of oncology at Anne Arundel Medical Center (renamed as Luminis Health) in Annapolis, Maryland, as well the chief of surgical oncology and medical director of cancer services for the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. While at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Riker established a clinical practice to treat patients with breast cancer and melanoma, developing a gene signature for the identification of metastatic melanoma that earned both U.S. and international patents. Riker also served in various leadership roles at the Mitchell Cancer Institute, University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, and at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Cancer Institute in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, Riker is a longstanding fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and Society of Surgical Oncology (FSSO) with over 155 peer-reviewed articles in the published medical literature. In August 2023, Riker released his third book, which is entitled "The Riker Regimen: A Guide to Optimal Human Nutrition, Longevity and Cancer-Free Living."
Riker, whose office is located at 599 9th St. N., Suite 308, in Naples, can be reached by calling 239-423-7139 or visiting PHSpecialists.com.