Scott J. Antonia


Scott J. Antonia is a board-certified medical oncology and internal medicine physician who investigates potentially more effective ways of beating back malignant pleural mesothelioma.

  • Noted for research emphasizing novel immunotherapeutic strategies.
  • Designed and conducted numerous first-in-man clinical trials with novel immunotherapeutics, including tumor-cell vaccines made from genes modified to trigger anti-tumor responses from the patient’s own immune system.
  • Invented and patented two innovative pieces of cancer-treatment technology.
  • Research supported by National Cancer Institute.
  • Written approximately 70 peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Teaches at University of South Florida College of Medicine.
  • Named a Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctor” (2009-12), “Top Doctor for Cancer” (2009-12), and “Top Doctors: Florida” (2009).


  • M.D. degree from University of Connecticut Health Center.
  • Ph.D. degree from University of Connecticut Health Center.