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Vance Esler, M.D.

Vance Esler, M.D.

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

General Summary


Dr. Esler received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his medical degree from the UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Esler completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Esler has authored and co-authored articles in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Medical Practice

Research Interest

Dr. Vance Esler's special areas of interest include leukemias, lymphomas, and multiple myeloma.

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Dr. Esler has been very active in community health projects and has served on the Bi-City County Health Board. He has served as a director of the American Cancer Society, and was a founding director of the Amarillo Care Net Pregnancy Center and the Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation. Dr. Esler was chairman of the Downtown Rotary Club's campaign to eradicate polio worldwide.

Accolades & Memberships

Dr. Esler is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Texas Medical Association. He has received recognition for teaching and writing on medical topics.

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