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Carl G. Chakmakjian, D.O., FACP

Education

  • Fellowship
    Baylor Scott and White – Texas A&M College of Medicine, Temple, TX
  • Residency
    Baylor Scott and White – Texas A&M College of Medicine, Temple, TX
  • Internship
    Baylor Scott and White – Texas A&M College of Medicine, Temple, TX
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX
  • B.A. of Arts in Chemistry
    Baylor University, Waco, TX

Research Interest

Dr. Chakmakjian is a member of the US Oncology Thoracic Research Committee.
He also received the Quantum award for clinical trial accruals, which is awarded to physicians that have enrolled more than 100 patients in clinical trials.

Other Information

Dr. Chakmakjian was born and raised in Dallas, TX. He and his wife moved back to Waco in 2005 and have three daughters. They enjoy spending time and working at the ranch. He also enjoys watching college sports.

Why a patient should choose treatment at your practice?

We strive to provide excellent cancer care close to home in a friendly and caring atmosphere. We have very experienced physicians, nurses, and staff who care about our community. We also remain active in clinical research which we are able to provide through our large network.

What is your personal philosophy around patient care?

Patient care needs to be personalized to meet medical, social, and family needs. This requires excellent communication and difficult decisions. Patients can tell when their physician cares about them.

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association

Community Service

Dr. Chakmakjian is very involved at Ascension Providence, having served in numerous roles including Cancer Committee Chairman, Medical Staff President, Quality Review Committee, Medical Executive Committee, and Board Quality/Patient Experience.

Why did you become a doctor?

Being an oncologist is a privilege and great responsibility. We have a very special and trusted relationship with our patients. It is a great honor to provide medical care during a time of great distress. The field of oncology is making continued medical advances, and I enjoy being able to participate in clinical research.

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