Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Men 2010: Dr. Doug Letson

November 12, 2013 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: 10 Leading Men, Editorial, People | Tags: Doug Leston, Moffitt Cancer Center, USF Health


Dr. Doug Letson

Chairperson, Sarcoma Program at Moffitt Cancer Center; Chairperson of Graduate Medical Education, Director of Orthopedic Residency


What he’s wearing: White linen suit and dress shirt by Armani; shoes by Gucci


Benevolent projects: Sarcoma Program at Moffitt Cancer Center; Amanda Lee Foundation; Sunshine Project

Favorite Designer: Tommy Bahama

Top three 3 songs on my iPod: Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville,” “Son of a Sailor” and Lynyrd Synyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”

Prized possession: My wife and kids

Favorite Tampa nightspot: Bern’s Steakhouse

When I’m king I’ll: Cure cancer

What inspires me: Teaching young surgeons

I can’t get enough of: Resources to do cancer research

I’d love to be stranded on an island with: Leonardo Da Vinci

Specialty in the kitchen: Seafood boil

Can’t live without: My flats fishing boat

Guilty pleasure: Good red wine

Most beautiful place in the world: St. Barts

Bay area’s best-kept secret: Moffitt Cancer Center

Most ridiculous fashion purchase: A flashy red bowtie

I would travel 5,000 miles to see: The first sarcoma research center, Rizzolli Institute