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.
American Board of Radiology, Board Certification
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