Carlo Demandante, MD

Specialty:

Oncology

Group:

ETMC First Physicians

Education:

Radiation oncology resident, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Cancer Therapy & Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Staff flight surgeon, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq
Internship in internal medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX
Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Assistant professor of chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
Master of Science, analytical chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Science, chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO

Board Certifications:

Board-certified radiation oncologist

Awards & Associations:

Board certification in radiation oncology, American Board of Radiology
Diplomate, American Board of Radiology
Diplomate, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons
Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Radiological Society of North America
Colonel and flight surgeon in Medical Corps, U.S. Air Force (retired)
Carl A. Kline Pathology Award, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Health Professions Scholarship, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Philosophy:

Carlo Demandante, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist who once had a promising career with the U.S. Air Force and NASA in flight operations and research, with hopes of becoming an astronaut.
But in 1993 his mother was diagnosed with cancer and died of the disease. He changed his life path, resigned his military commission and began medical training. “Although my dream was to one day walk in space, my actual calling was to become an oncologist.”
His experience has given him a unique empathy with cancer patients and caregivers. “It’s important to make every effort to see things from their point of view – especially the sense that events are overwhelming and the perceived lack of control.”
Dr. Demandante retired as an Air Force colonel after three decades of distinguished military service and has practiced medicine in Texas, Washington, Colorado, Alaska and Florida. “I hope to continue my life’s calling and to help build and maintain a quality oncology program at the ETMC Cancer Institute.”


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