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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Courtyard

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33136
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General Information

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center serves as the cancer treatment and research hub of UHealth – University of Miami Health System.

Sylvester handles approximately 1,300 inpatient admissions, performs approximately 2,500 surgical procedures, and treats more than 4,400 new cancer patients annually with locations in Miami, Deerfield Beach, Kendall, Plantation and Hollywood. All Sylvester physicians are on the faculty of the Miller School of Medicine, South Florida’s only academic medical center.

At Sylvester, we specialize in cancer, only cancer. Sylvester organizes its cancer research and treatment into 15 “site-disease groups,”– specialized, multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals who focus on specific types of cancer.

Today there are more than 288,000 outpatient visits to the cancer center annually and more than 250 physicians and scientists working together to realize Harcourt Sylvester Jr.‘s vision of a comprehensive cancer center. In addition, Sylvester physicians and scientists are engaged in approximately 259 clinical trials and receive more than $55 million annually in research grants.

Sylvester offers outpatient clinics in a variety of specialties and a 40-bed inpatient hospital.

From I-95, points North

  • Exit I-95 at SR 836 West.
  • Exit SR 836 at N.W. 14th Street.
  • Turn right onto N.W. 12th Avenue and continue north. Sylvester will be on the right.

Valet parking is available at center’s entrance.

From I-95, points South and East

  • Exit I-95 at SR 836 West.
  • Exit SR 836 at N.W. 12th Avenue and turn right onto N.W. 12th Avenue.
  • Continue north on N.W. 12th Avenue just past N.W. 14th Street. Sylvester will be on the right.

Valet parking is available at center’s entrance.

From SR 836, the Airport, and points West

  • Take SR 836 East and take the toll booth exit for N.W. 17th Avenue, north (the Hospitals and Civic Center Exit). The exit will curve around to the left and connect with N.W. 17th Avenue.
  • Turn right on N.W. 17th Avenue and cross over the Miami River Bridge. Once over the bridge, take the first right onto N.W. North River Drive.
  • Take the first left onto N.W. 13th Terrace until it converts into N.W. 14th Street.
  • Turn left onto N.W. 12th Avenue, and Sylvester will be immediately on the right.

Valet parking is available at center’s entrance.

Valet Parking

Sylvester/UMHC has two parking lots; both are valet only. You may park in the south lot at the Sylvester entrance on N.W. 12th Avenue or in the north lot at the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics’ (UMHC) entrance, which is located just north of the Sylvester entrance. Turn right on N.W. 15th Street (Papanicolaou Way), pick up a ticket from the parking attendant, and continue to the valet drop-off point, located at the UMHC entrance.

Valet parking is available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parking for patients and family members is $8 per day. Vehicles with handicap decals are charged $3 per day. Wheelchair assistance also is available. Non-patients or non-family members pay $20 per day.



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