Joseph T. Martins, MD

Specialty:

Oncology

Group:

Hope Cancer Center of East Texas

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

Board Certifications:

Medical Oncology
Hematology
Internal Medicine

Awards & Associations:

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

Clinical Interests:

Oncology
Hematology

Philosophy:

“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.”