Casimir, Mirtha T., M.D.
Medical Degree: Cordoba Medical School, Argentina, Magna Cum Laude.
Internship: Medicine, Jewish Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Residency: Medicine, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Fellowship: Medical Oncology, The University of Texas System Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Teaching: Former Faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine, Thoracic Oncology and Medical Breast Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Board Certified: Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.
Dr. Casimir earned her medical degree from Cordoba National University Medical School, Argentina, Magna Cum Laude at 22 years of age. Dr. Casimir opened Northwest Cancer Center in 1990. She is a founding Member of the Texas Society of Medical Oncology. Dr. Casimir served a three year term as the Cancer Liaison Physician for the American College of Surgeons. She has served in a variety of leadership capacities for local hospitals, medical organizations, and community groups, including being a member of the Executive Committee at several local hospitals.
Dr. Casimir received the prestigious American Cancer Society's Sword of Hope Award, and has been named one of America 's Top Physicians by the Consumer's Research Council of America. Since 2005, Dr. Casimir has been appointed to the commission on cancer for the Texas Medical Association.
Dr. Casimir's approach to patient care is both multidimensional and comprehensive. As an educator by training and inclination, she encourages patients and their family members to take an active role in decision-making, and to make a commitment to realizing their full healing potential. Dr. Casimir has two children and three granchildren. She enjoys all types of expressive and performing arts.