Edward Gorak, DO, MBA, MS, FACP Medical Oncologist

Edward Gorak, DO, MBA, MS, FACP is a Medical Oncologist for Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL

Areas of Expertise Include:

  • NEW: Online doctor visits
  • Malignant Hematology
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Acute and Chronic Leukemias
  • Lymphoma
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Benign Hematology

About the Doctor

Edward Gorak, DO, MBA, MS, FACP, is deeply committed to the care of patients with cancer. In particular, he is passionate about providing care for patients with blood cancers and other blood disorders. His areas of expertise include:

From the Doctor

We are originally from Boston. Previous stops included Maine, Hawaii, Washington DC and Pennsylvania prior to descending on destination Jacksonville. My wife, children and I are outdoor people and the Florida climate suits us well. We love to cook, try new restaurants and share recipes. I enjoy spending whatever free time is left tapping into creative writing.

Physicians interrupt patients every 18 seconds (and probably each other every 18 seconds too). I received some good advice along the way; stop talking after 30 seconds and listen. I continue to make a conscious effort to listen to my patients, caregivers, staff and physician colleagues. Cancer is one of life’s top stressors and turns your world upside down. I will work with you to help ease the internal and external worries associated with your cancer. I have a great interest in serving as your coach throughout your battle with cancer.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. Some of these groups include The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society and other volunteer and not for profit entities. I have shared my experiences with newspapers, magazines, television and radio. Other non-healthcare community activities include supporting local food banks. No one should go hungry.


Head, Division of Cancer Medicine,
Head, Division of Cancer Medicine


Medical Oncologist
Hematologist Oncologist


American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Education & Training

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - Medical School 1991 - 1995
University of New England, Biddeford, ME
Internship 1995 - 1996
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Residency 1996 - 1998
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
Fellowship 2000 - 2003
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center South

Legal Practice Name

Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center


Publication Name

  • Morcellation During Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomies: Implications of the Use of a Contained Bag System.

    Gil-Gimeno A, Laberge PY, Lemyre M, Gorak E, Maheux-Lacroix S
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020 Jul. 42(7)839-845 doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.11.004. Epub 2020 Apr 6
    PMID: 32273084 [PubMed - in process]

  • Contained Morcellation of Very Large Uterus.

    Gil-Gimeno A, Laberge PY, Lemyre M, Gorak E, Maheux-Lacroix S
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020 Jun. 42(6)802 doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.11.005. Epub 2020 Mar 11
    PMID: 32171503 [PubMed - in process]

  • The National MDS Natural History Study: design of an integrated data and sample biorepository to promote research studies in myelodysplastic syndromes.

    Sekeres MA, Gore SD, Stablein DM, DiFronzo N, Abel GA, DeZern AE, Troy JD, Rollison DE, Thomas JW, Waclawiw MA, Liu JJ, Al Baghdadi T, Walter MJ, Bejar R, Gorak EJ, Starczynowski DT, Foran JM, Cerhan JR, Moscinski LC, Komrokji RS, Deeg HJ, Epling-Burnette PK
    Leuk Lymphoma. 2019 Dec. 60(13)3161-3171 doi: 10.1080/10428194.2019.1616186. Epub 2019 May 21
    PMID: 31111762 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • Metformin is associated with survival benefit in cancer patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    Yin M, Zhou J, Gorak EJ, Quddus F
    Oncologist. 2013. 18(12)1248-55 doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2013-0111. Epub 2013 Nov 20
    PMID: 24258613 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • Phase I/II trial assessing bendamustine plus bortezomib combination therapy for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma.

    Berenson JR, Yellin O, Bessudo A, Boccia RV, Noga SJ, Gravenor DS, Patel-Donnelly D, Siegel RS, Kewalramani T, Gorak EJ, Nassir Y, Swift RA, Mayo D
    Br J Haematol. 2013 Feb. 160(3)321-30 doi: 10.1111/bjh.12129. Epub 2012 Nov 15
    PMID: 23150919 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • Unusual warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

    Boctor FN, Gorak E, Prichard JW, Firouzi M, Difilippo W
    Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2008 Summer. 38(3)273-6.
    PMID: 18715857 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • Erythema nodosum secondary to granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in a patient with Hodgkin lymphoma during CD34+ cell mobilization for autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation: a dose-mediated effect.

    George S, George B, Gorak E
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2005 Oct. 11(10)816-7.
    PMID: 16182183 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • Engraftment syndrome after nonmyeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: incidence and effects on survival.

    Gorak E, Geller N, Srinivasan R, Espinoza-Delgado I, Donohue T, Barrett AJ, Suffredini A, Childs R
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2005 Jul. 11(7)542-50.
    PMID: 15983554 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • Safety, tolerability, and lack of antibody responses after administration of a PfCSP DNA malaria vaccine via needle or needle-free jet injection, and comparison of intramuscular and combination intramuscular/intradermal routes.

    Epstein JE, Gorak EJ, Charoenvit Y, Wang R, Freydberg N, Osinowo O, Richie TL, Stoltz EL, Trespalacios F, Nerges J, Ng J, Fallarme-Majam V, Abot E, Goh L, Parker S, Kumar S, Hedstrom RC, Norman J, Stout R, Hoffman SL
    Hum Gene Ther. 2002 Sep 1. 13(13)1551-60.
    PMID: 12228010 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • Induction of CD4(+) T cell-dependent CD8(+) type 1 responses in humans by a malaria DNA vaccine.

    Wang R, Epstein J, Baraceros FM, Gorak EJ, Charoenvit Y, Carucci DJ, Hedstrom RC, Rahardjo N, Gay T, Hobart P, Stout R, Jones TR, Richie TL, Parker SE, Doolan DL, Norman J, Hoffman SL
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Sep 11. 98(19)10817-22. Epub 2001 Aug 28
    PMID: 11526203 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in hospitalized adults and children without known risk factors.

    Gorak EJ, Yamada SM, Brown JD
    Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Oct. 29(4)797-800.
    PMID: 10589891 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • A communitywide perspective of sex differences and temporal trends in the incidence and survival rates after acute myocardial infarction and out-of-hospital deaths caused by coronary heart disease.

    Goldberg RJ, Gorak EJ, Yarzebski J, Hosmer DW Jr, Dalen P, Gore JM, Alpert JS, Dalen JE
    Circulation. 1993 Jun. 87(6)1947-53.
    PMID: 8504508 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]