Ilan D. Avin, M.D., FACS

Ilan D. Avin, M.D. FACS


  • American Board of Surgery 2008


  • University of Delaware, 1996; Eugene DuPont Scholar, cum laude

Medical School:

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2003

General Surgery Residency:

  • University of Washington, 2008

Surgical Oncology Fellowship:

  • University of Toronto, 2010


  • Susan J. Mellette Scholarship (2000); merit-based scholarship to medical student with oncology interest
  • Eugene DuPont Distinguished Scholar (1992-1996); full scholarship to University of Delaware Honors Program


  • Director, Novant High-risk cancer clinic
  • Director, Surgical Oncology, Lynn Cancer Institute, Boca Raton, Florida
  • Commission on Cancer / American College of Surgeons Cancer Liaison Physician for Lynn Cancer Institute of Boca Raton Regional Hospital  (2010 – 2012)
  • Surgical lead on multidisciplinary GI and cutaneous oncology conferences at Lynn Cancer Institute (2010-2012)
  • Peer review committees for Boca Raton Regional Hospital (2010 – 2012) and  Delray Medical Center  (2012)


  • Society of Surgical Oncology (2008 – present)
  • American Board of Surgery (2008 – present)
  • American College of Surgeons  (2003 – present)
  • American Medical Association

Research and Publications:

  • Sharon E, Avin ID, Leong W. [Breast ductoscopy]. Harefuah. 2011 Feb;150(2):127-30, 206.
  • Utility of sentinel lymph node biopsy in high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
    Poster presentation at Association of VA Surgeons annual meeting 5/08.
    Presented at Harkins Society annual UW resident research symposium 4/08.
  • Cancer Research Training Award fellow at National Cancer Institute, Medical Genetics Branch (1998-1999).  Basic science research into the function of the sil gene, a translocation product associated with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Specialty Focus:

  • Breast cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Endocrine surgery
  • GI oncology
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary disease
  • General surgery


Married. Enjoys exercise, outdoors, ballroom dance, greyhound rescue.