Alberto Parra, MD
“I have always been drawn to the field of oncology due to the dynamic process in which it is changing. I have been given the privilege to help patients and their families understand and navigate through their diagnosis in the most comforting way possible. My Hispanic background and ability to speak has given me a unique perspective that only further allows me to provide exemplary care. The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, shared a philosophy on medicine that best exemplifies my ideals: “Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.”
Alberto Parra, M.D. offers advanced cancer treatment to patients in Fort Worth. He spends time with each patient and works closely with a team of surgeons, radiation oncologists, nurses, dieticians, patient navigators, and other support staff to ensure that each individual receives a customized treatment plan. This approach provides the best opportunity for a cure while focusing on maintaining the patient’s quality of life.
Dr. Parra’s Texas roots run deep. He is a local native of Arlington, Texas. Dr. Parra completed a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He received his Doctorate of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. During that time he was awarded the honor of Internal Medicine Outstanding Intern, Most Compassionate Intern, and continues to be honored in the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He received his bachelors of science in Genetics at Texas A & M University in College Station.
Dr. Parra is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and speaks frequently to community groups about the importance of prevention and early detection of cancer.
Dr. Parra lives in Arlington with his wife and three children. They are an important factor in his drive to provide the best care to his patients. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, exercising, football, traveling and helping in the community.