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Dr. Moaaz Soliman Joins Texas Oncology-El Paso Gateway

July 01, 2022

Moaaz Soliman, M.D., radiation oncologist, is now seeing patients at Texas Oncology–El Paso Gateway. Dr. Soliman describes the advancements in cancer treatment he is looking forward to and what he enjoys doing when he’s not caring for patients.

What has working with cancer patients taught you about resiliency of the human spirit?

Too often, physicians only focus on the physical body and forget the battle that cancer brings to the mind and spirit. I am constantly inspired by my patients as they maintain unwaveringly positive attitudes in the face of intense trials. As a cancer patient, maintaining a clear mind can be very difficult, but it is a beautiful thing to see the human spirit triumph in this fight.

What inspired you to specialize in cancer care?

Nearly all of us have witnessed the effects of cancer on a loved one. Cancer is still one of the least understood diseases in medicine, despite its prevalence. I was inspired by the complexity of cancer and the opportunity to make an impact on my patients’ lives. Personally, I think it is such a fulfilling privilege to help patients and improve their quality of life.

What are you most looking forward to as cancer treatment continues to evolve?

As a radiation oncologist, I'm most looking forward to improving patient survivorship as advancements progress in radiation treatments that minimize side effects while killing the maximum amount of cancer in an area of the body.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to play various sports, fix cars if there is nothing to fix around the house, and most importantly, spend time with my loving family.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Reading minds. It would not just make me better at my job, it would make raising kids a whole lot easier.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is “Coco.” It has all the feels.

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

I would be a barber. I have been cutting hair for most of my life and really enjoy the relationships I have come to form with my customers. It reminds me a lot of being a physician. When someone is putting their trust in you, it is very rewarding when you are able to help them.

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