Dr. Jacques Fontaine

How to Contact Dr. Jacques Fontaine

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33616
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Educational Background

Dr. Jacques Fontaine is a native Canadian who completed his medical school studies in Montreal at the McGill University Medical School. After training at Boston University and attending Harvard University to complete a fellowship, Dr. Fontaine returned to Canada to perform general surgery. When he eventually came back to the United States, Dr. Fontaine had the privilege of working with renowned mesothelioma expert Dr. David Sugarbaker at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. It was during his time with Dr. Sugarbaker that he began to have a profound interest in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer.

Dr. Jacques Fontaine also spent time serving in the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Brown Medical School in Rhode Island. After leaving his position at Brown, Dr. Fontaine traveled to Tampa, Florida in 2011 to continue his expertise in thoracic surgery at Moffitt Cancer Center. Over the years, Dr. Fontaine has continuously used his ingenuity to search for mesothelioma treatments that give patients the optimal results in combating the deadly cancer. He has focused extensively on achieving expertise in treating lung and esophageal cancer, as well as mesothelioma.

Moffitt Cancer Center is the perfect place for Dr. Jacques Fontaine to continue his patient philosophy of personalized, advanced treatment plans. He offers all his patients a multimodal approach to therapy that includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Dr. Fontaine believes that they best approach to treating such an aggressive disease is by combating the cancer with an equally aggressive treatment plan. Mesothelioma expertise can truly only be offered by an expert in the field. Having a specialist such as Dr. Fontaine can assist a patient in helping them understand all of their treatment options and give a sense of comfort that their doctor is knowledgeable about all the up-to-date procedures, medications, and innovation therapy treatment. Dr. Fontaine also has the unique ability to connect with many diverse mesothelioma patients because he is able to speak multiple languages.

Clinical Research

Moffitt Cancer Center is an innovative center that currently advocates and participates in groundbreaking clinical research for mesothelioma. Dr. Jacques Fontaine takes part in progressive clinical trials at Moffitt’s Experimental Therapeutics Program and he applauds the center’s strong commitment to testing therapeutic vaccines and immunotherapy as work continues towards finding an actual cure for mesothelioma .

This type of visionary work gives hope to those who are affected presently and those who may be diagnosed with mesothelioma in the future. Traditional treatment for mesothelioma is insufficient to completely eradicate the cancer. Patients with meothelioma may have a remarkable chance at participating in advancements in treatment options and clinical trials if treated by Dr. Fontaine and his team of experts at Moffitt.

It is imperative for any patient diagnosed with mesothelioma to consult a mesothelioma specialist as soon as possible and to seek proper treatment at a specialized cancer center. Moffitt is the third-largest free-standing cancer center in the U.S. and treats more mesothelioma patients than any other facility in the state of Florida. Dr. Fontaine has a deep-seated belief in the significance of mesothelioma patients seeking help at the specialty centers that can provide them with the utmost optimal care.