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Texas Oncology–Arlington North Welcomes Dr. Puneet K. Dhillon

November 18, 2019

We’re proud to welcome medical oncologist, Puneet K. Dhillon, D.O., who is now seeing patients at Texas Oncology–Arlington North. We sat down with Dr. Dhillon to learn more about her career and proudest moments.

Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor?

When I was younger, I didn’t think I wanted a career in medicine, but as I explored career options, I realized I wanted to be in a profession where I was able to build strong relationships with people. Through community service work, specifically participating in an annual community health clinic, I realized medicine was my calling. Being a doctor is a great opportunity to build strong relationships, help others, and make positive impacts on peoples’ lives.

It is a privilege and honor to be able to guide, educate, and counsel patients and their families through these uncertain times."

What drove you to specialize in cancer care?

I was initially attracted to cancer care because it’s a challenging and multifaceted discipline. People are often at their most vulnerable when first diagnosed with cancer, and it is a privilege to guide, educate, and counsel patients and their families through these uncertain times.

These aspects of cancer care, along with the huge scientific advances being made in cancer medicine, were the biggest reasons I specialized in oncology.

What are you most proud of when you reflect on your medical career to date?

As a woman in medicine, I feel I have been able to "have it all," and am proud to say that I live a well-balanced life with my family while loving my career.

Pursuing a career in medicine can be a long and arduous journey, especially if you pursue a specialty. That said, I’m very pleased I completed my educational journey and am excited to start a new chapter in the greater Dallas area.

In the past, I’ve been very involved in community outreach programs, and even created a free annual community health clinic in my hometown. These outreach efforts – focusing on preventative care and cancer screenings – are highlights of my medical career, and I hope to continue similar efforts in my new community.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I’m a new mother to a wonderful little girl, so she’s currently my full-time hobby. I’m also passionate about food and enjoy cooking, exploring new dishes, and trying new restaurants in the city. I’m an avid reader, and I enjoy travelling with my husband any chance we get.

Where is your favorite place you’ve ever visited and why?

The best place I’ve ever visited is Japan. My family had the opportunity to go last year to visit a friend, and it was the best trip we have ever taken. Japan is a beautiful country with amazing food and a unique culture. We cannot wait to go back and explore more!

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