2nd Cancer Support Group Meeting
Saturday, March 24, 2012.
Starting at 1:00pm.
Pflugerville Parks & Recreation
400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville, Tx.
We would like for a large turnout to hear this gifted doctor.
We can only continue to have our meetings if you stay interested
and come to hear our speakers.
Allison E. Gorrebeeck, MD
“Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to be a doctor.
My interest in cancer was piqued during middle school when my grandfather was diagnosed with leukemia and I promised him that I would become a physician that helps people with cancer. Sitting in the “loved one chair” with my grandfather, and subsequently with other friends and family, strengthened my conviction to become an oncologist and do everything in my power to fight this devastating disease.
As an experienced oncologist, I have seen promising scientific and technological advances, as well as increased awareness, in the fight against cancer. As exciting as this is, it is still the human interaction that is the most rewarding and enjoyable to me. My goal is to treat the whole patient and not just the disease, which entails getting to know my patients and their loved ones on a more personal level. This allows me to provide the most effective and compassionate care possible. As a veteran of the Air Force I have had the opportunity to work alongside and treat people that are considered heroes in the traditional sense. However, in my eyes, everyone who battles cancer is heroic in his/her own right and I am often awestruck and inspired by my patients and their loved ones as they battle through times of adversity. I draw from this inspiration and am very proud and fortunate that I get to do what I feel is my true calling on a daily basis and make a difference in people’s lives."
- Board-Certified: Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine
- Fellowship: Medical Oncology/Hematology, Wilford Hall Medical
Center, Lackland AFB, TX
- Residency and Internship: Internal Medicine, Wilford Hall
Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
- MD: University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX -
Alpha Omega Alpha
- BS: Molecular Biology/Chemistry, Magna cum laude, Texas
Lutheran University, Seguin, TX
- Member: American Society of Clinical Oncology; AmericanSociety of Hematology; American College of Physicians; Society of Air Force Physicians