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Michael Bastasch, MD

Specialty: 
Radiation Oncology
Cancer Care
Oncology
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center - Athens

1801 S. Palestine
Athens, TX 75751
903-677-8300
Hours: 

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UT Health Athens

2000 S. Palestine St.
Athens, TX 75751
903-676-1000

Michael Bastasch, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncology physician who practices at UT Health East Texas HOPE Cancer Center in Athens. “I believe in placing the patient first by establishing rapport and building trust. I do that by understanding the person beyond the disease and learning their story, fears and goals.”

Dr. Bastasch’s priority is to maximize each patient’s quality of life while focusing on pain control, nutrition and emotional support. “I try to function like a coach, providing tips and encouragement to the patients and families. Fortunately, my exceptional staff has a therapeutic and uplifting presence.

“Beyond the care provided by the clinical team here, I have found the terrific community and family support provided to patients by the residents of East Texas to be among the best I have ever seen in my career. I am very happy to have the opportunity live in Athens and work with the superb staff at UT Health East Texas.”

To better communicate with his patients, Dr. Bastasch is fluent in Spanish.

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Radiology, Board Certification

Education: 

Residency: Radiation Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Internship: Internal Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Doctor of Medicine: The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

Bachelor of Science: Foreign Science, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles Radiological Society, Member

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, Cancer Committee Member

Washington Hospital, Tumor Board Director

American College of Surgeons, Cancer Liaison Physician

Washington Hospital, Radiation Safety Committee Member

American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology, Member

Alameda County Medical Society, Member