Physician Bio

Dr. Carter L. Capra

Dr. Carter L. Capra

Dr. Capra on his inspiration for becoming a physician and his motivation to work with cancer patients:

“Helping people was really the only thing I ever wanted to do. Both my father and grandfather were physicians and I learned from them what it truly takes to care for people when facing an illness. I decided at four years old that I would also become a physician and that singular goal never wavered. 

When I was in college, my grandfather–a physician that served Auburn for more than 50 years–was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. My 20-year-old brain couldn’t understand what was happening and why a physician would make the recommendations that were made. It was at that moment that I knew I would become an Oncologist. Of course, now, I understand why we recommend what we recommend. But I’ll never forget that feeling and I can recognize it on the face of each patient and their family members when I see it. When you can alleviate that fear and uncertainty and empower the person in front of you to make his or her own medical decisions, even in the face of the illnesses we treat, it creates a bond that I found strongest in this field. That’s what motivates me to treat cancer patients and that’s why I love what I do.”

Located At

St. Vincent’s Birmingham

Length of Tenure with Alabama Oncology

Joined in July, 2019

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016-present
Medical Oncology Subspecialty Board, 2019
Hematology Subspecialty Board Eligible, 2019

Education

Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: University of Mississippi Medical Center. July 2016 – June 2019
Internal Medicine Residency: University of Mississippi Medical Center. July 2013 – June 2016
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine: Cupecoy, Sint Maarten/Coral Gables, FL. August 2009 – May 2013
Auburn University: Auburn, AL. August 2004 – December 2008

Accomplishments

Fellow of the Year, 2018–2019. University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Medicine
Spencer L. Schreiter Memorial Fellowship Award for Excellence in Hematology and Oncology, 2019
Chief Fellow—Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, 2018-2019.
Alpha Omega Phi Honor Society, AUC School of Medicine (2011–2013)
Merit Scholarship, American University of the Caribbean ( 2009)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences, Cum Laude (2008)

Professional Associations

American College of Physicians
Medical Association of the State of Alabama