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Dr. Eswar Tipirneni Joins Texas Oncology-San Antonio Westover Hills

November 15, 2022

Eswar Tipirneni, M.D., hematologist and medical oncologist, is now seeing patients at Texas Oncology–San Antonio Westover Hills. Dr. Tipirneni reminisces on his favorite international destination and what he hopes to check off his bucket list by joining Texas Oncology.

Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor, specifically specializing in cancer care?

I originally never planned on becoming a doctor. In fact, I thought of joining our family business to help grow it like my other cousins did. However, my interest changed in high school, and I became fascinated by the human body and its complex physiology. During that same time, a couple of my family members got diagnosed with advanced cancer, which further inspired me to become a doctor and specialize in oncology.

What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your career so far?

The greatest lesson I have learned in my career so far is to listen to your patients. It is important to involve them in the decision-making process and support them in any way you can. I also make it a priority to build trust and strong relationships with each of my patients.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, playing volleyball, and traveling.

What do you look forward to most about moving to Texas?

I am looking forward to spending more time outdoors and enjoying the beautiful Texas weather with my loved ones. Also, two of my childhood buddies live in Austin, Texas, so I am excited to see them more often.

Where has been your favorite place to travel and why?

My favorite place I have ever traveled to is Kerala, also known for its nickname, "God's own country." This state in India has lush green landscapes, mountains of tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, mesmerizing backwaters, and amazing beaches.

What is the number one item on your bucket list you’d like to achieve this year?

This year, I would like to play more tennis with my daughter as a way for us to spend additional quality time together. Professionally, I would like to open new clinical trials in working at Texas Oncology to advance cancer research in the San Antonio area.

If you weren’t a doctor, what would you be?

I would have probably pursued business administration and joined my family business.

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