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Texas Oncology–Arlington Cancer Center North and Medical City Dallas Building D Welcome Dr. Abel Morón

December 16, 2020

Abel Morón, M.D., is now seeing patients at Texas Oncology–Arlington Cancer Center North and Medical City Dallas Building D. He shares why he specialized in gynecologic oncology and his perspective on the future of cancer care.

Where did you go to school? Where did you complete your residency?

I attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and then went to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas for my medical degree and residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Then, I moved to Brooklyn, New York, for three years for my gynecologic oncology fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

Most medical students are not exposed to gynecologic oncology, but I was fortunate enough to be one of the few. That experience solidified my commitment for the field”

Did you always know you wanted to be a doctor, specifically studying gynecologic oncology?

I knew I wanted to be a doctor early on, but I was unsure of the specialty I would embark on. Most medical students are not exposed to gynecologic oncology, but I was fortunate enough to be one of the few. That experience solidified my commitment for the field, and I became an OB-GYN resident with the goal of becoming a gynecologic oncologist.

What do you think the future of cancer treatment will look like?

I think gynecologic cancer treatment will continue to evolve. As it evolves, I believe it will do so with a special focus on personalized care based on tumor biology and targeted agents.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I spend free time with my family. I have a 2-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son who keep me busy. I also enjoy everything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and camping whenever possible. I can’t wait for my kids to be old enough to come along.

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

I have not thought about a dream superpower since I was a child, and my superpower of choice has definitely changed since then. Now, I’d like to have the superpower of never needing to sleep. I can only begin to think of the impact I could make if sleep was not necessary. I could truly be going for days.


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