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Vance Esler, M.D.

Vance Esler, M.D.

Provider Type: Physician

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Board Certifications:
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine

General Summary


  • Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 
  • Residency in Internal Medicine

    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 
  • Medical Doctorate

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts
University of Texas, Austin, TX

Medical Practice

Dr. Esler joined Texas Oncology in 1996 and practiced in Waco, Texas. He moved to Amarillo, Texas in 2000 and helped establish the Texas Oncology-Amarillo Cancer Center in 2006. He has served as Area Medical Director, West Region Medical Director, and now Managing Medical Director for West, Central and South Texas. He has served on the Texas Oncology Board of Directors and various committees. Dr. Esler is involved in full-time administration and no longer sees patients.

Research Interest

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Accolades & Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Society of Hematology
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Co-author of scientific articles in Hematology and stem cell transplantation

Community Service


  • B-cell depletion for 2 years after autologous stem cell transplant for NHL induces prolonged hypogammaglobulinemia beyond the rituximab maintenance period.

    Leukemia and Lymphoma, 2008

  • R-CHOP followed by consolidative autologous stem cell transplant and low dose rituxan maintenance therapy for advanced mantle cell lymphoma

    British Journal of Haematology, 2008

  • Risk of mistaken DNR orders.

    Support Care Center, 2006