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Get To Know Our Newest Hematologist and Medical Oncologist: Dr. James Mobley

August 01, 2022

James M. Mobley, M.D., hematologist and medical oncologist, is now seeing patients at Texas Oncology–Plano West. Dr. Mobley reflects on recent advancements in oncology and the defining moments throughout his medical education.

Did you always know you wanted to specialize in cancer care?

I was always interested in oncology, but it was not until my general surgery rotation in medical school that I really decided to pursue a career in cancer care. As I began exploring the oncology field, I was drawn to the fast pace and rapidly evolving research. Most of all, I became interested in the special relationship between a patient and their medical oncologist. Working with patients throughout their cancer journey is what keeps me engaged in the field.

What excites you most about joining an organization like Texas Oncology?

Texas Oncology brings exceptional cancer care to patients no matter where they live. With a breadth of leading-edge treatments, multidisciplinary teams, innovative clinical trials, and a plethora of supportive care resources, Texas Oncology is uniquely positioned to provide patients with the standard of cancer care they deserve.

What has been a defining moment in your medical education?

Graduating from my medical oncology and hematology fellowship is certainly at the top of my list. Along the way, there were so many moments with both patients and my supervising attendings that really challenged me, spurred new insights, and shaped me into the physician I am today.

What amazes you most about the advances you’ve seen in cancer care?

Many of the recent advances in cancer care tie back to personalized treatment plans. Now, with more advanced and readily available molecular testing, we can create treatment plans that are tailored to each patient and gives more of them options for long-term outcomes.

Outside of work, what do you enjoy spending your time doing?

I enjoy being outside playing golf and spending time at the lake or watching Sooner sports. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three daughters, usually going to parks and activities like gymnastics and ballet.

What is your favorite thing to do in Plano?

I grew up in Plano before leaving for college and medical training. Having just moved back, my family and I are excited to explore all the new opportunities available throughout Plano and the surrounding neighborhoods.

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

Whatever job gets me out on the golf course the most. One of my first jobs was cleaning clubs at a country club, so any occupation that would allow me to spend more time outdoors and around golf would be great.

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