Dr. Burgos on her inspiration for becoming a physician and her motivation to work with cancer patients:
“My Mother always suffered with chronic illness that debilitated her for days at a time. I remember being 5 years old and wanting to become a doctor to help my Mother.
I chose to be an Oncologist after spending a month rotation on the Oncology floor as a 3rd year medical student. I was drawn and inspired by the cancer patients I saw and their willingness to fight. Our patients become part of our family and I’m blessed to work with people that feel the same way. Our staff at Alabama Oncology, from the front desk to the nurses, is awesome! I’m proud to be part of this team.”
Length of Tenure with Alabama Oncology
Joined August, 2006
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
Medical Oncology Subspecialty Board, 2006
Hematology Subspecialty Board, 2007
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Internship - University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Residency – University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Fellowship – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Honors in Clinical-Radiology and Surgical Pathology, Ohio State University
Summer Fellowship in Pharmacology, Oregon State University,
Oregon State University Tuition Scholarship Award,
Medical Association of Alabama
Jefferson County Medical Society