Executive Director Message


StuartKlein.pngOur local community and our vendors go above and beyond for our patients. There are many Jacksonville area businesses, nonprofits, and cultural groups that provide discounts or donations year-round for those being treated at our facility. Last month we received a surprise gift of a new shuttle bus from THE PLAYERS Championship. The timing couldn’t be better since our original van, in service since 2011 and rolling over nearly 200,000 miles, is starting to show its age. The original van was a donation organized by proton alum Markus Mittermayr. His Kiwanis chapter raised funds to help defray the cost of purchase from Nimnicht Chevrolet. Over the years, many proton alumni, patients and other donors have contributed to the maintenance and staffing of the transportation service. Patients frequently remark that the proton van, thanks in large part to driver Mitch Kubaki, makes their lives much easier during a difficult time. I am grateful for the community’s support of our mission to provide exceptional care to cancer patients.


Stuart L. Klein

Executive Director

About This Newsletter

The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent monthly to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications representative and approved by the editor Stuart Klein, executive director of UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Special bulletin newsletters may occasionally be prepared when timely topics and new developments in proton therapy occur. If you would like to send a Letter to the Editor, please click here.


Keep In Touch

It is easy to stay in touch with us online at floridaproton.org . Look at the top right corner of the homepage for Facebook , Twitter and YouTube icons, click and join us in the social media conversation. Also on the right side of the homepage there is a button for VTOC Patient Portal . Click here to open your secure account, view your records, complete clinical trial questionnaires and communicate with your nurse case manager.


Knowing how you are feeling during and after treatment is essential to providing you the best care possible and contributes to the care of future patients.