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Joseph T. Martins, MD

Specialty: 
Oncology
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

“I chose to pursue a career in cancer medicine, because I found I had an interest in the biology of the disease. I was also excited by the many new treatments and constant new discoveries. But the real crux of it for me is compassion. I care about people. This is also why I take a straightforward, direct and compassionate approach to my patients… and an aggressive approach to their cancer. When possible, cure is the goal. If that’s not possible, I try to maximize quality and quantity of life. And I always take privacy and individual lifestyle into account. I also take the time to get to know each person, their goals and their priorities. Then I bring my knowledge and expertise to helping them achieve those goals.”

Board Certifications: 

Medical Oncology

Hematology

Internal Medicine

Education: 

Fellowship: Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Fellowship: Hematology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Fellowship: Pathology, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

Residency: Internal Medicine, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

Internship: Pathology, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry/Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Hematology

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

American Society of Internal Medicine

Texas Society of Medical Oncology

Comal County Medical Society