Interview with Dr. Ashwin Mehta

Part of Memorial Healthcare System’s comprehensive survivorship program

May 30, 2019

A June 3rd fashion show, coming just hours after National Cancer Survivors Day, that features current patients and cancer survivors (from 5 months to 79 years old) connected to Memorial Cancer Institute (adults) and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (kids). With clothes provided by Macy’s, those that live with cancer will strut their stuff on the runway, escorted by the people most important during their journey. Featuring fashion, food, and fun, it will be an evening to celebrate life, treatment accomplishments, and empower those whose lives have been turned upside-down by the deadly disease.


The event is part of Memorial Healthcare System’s comprehensive survivorship program, which supports patients at all stages of the recovery process, from initial diagnosis through treatment and remission, since research has shown that patients who have a support system have better outcomes than those primarily battling on their own. 




Dr. Ashwin Mehta - Medical Director, Memorial Division of Integrative Medicine


Dr. Mehta works with cancer patients to heal their body, mind and spirit through nutrition, exercise, sleep, yoga, and mindfulness. His research interests include the use of preventative medicine and positive health behaviors to improve quality of life in patients being treated for chronic conditions. 


The Integrative Medicine Division conducts “Next Step Orientation Sessions” where new patients at Memorial Cancer Institute are made aware of the supportive care services available. Dr. Mehta has also created the Integrative Cancer Survivorship program where patients can be coached regarding holistic and evidence-based techniques of staying cancer free after treatment.


(Event details)


WHO:          Memorial Cancer Institute and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital present a fashion show featuring current cancer patients and survivors as runway models.


WHEN:        Monday, June 3, 2019 (5:30 p.m.)  


WHERE:      Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Center

                  3501 Johnson Street

                  Hollywood, FL 33021


COST:         Free, and open to the public (RSVP to Rachel Olensky at 954-265-3442 or


ABOUT:       The Memorial Cancer Institute and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provide comprehensive cancer care for both adults and children. Part of the Memorial Healthcare System, the facilities offer diagnosis, integrated treatment, support, clinical trials and research customized for the patient and his or her family in an environment close to home.