Southern Cancer Center is pleased to announce the addition of the physicians and staff of The Cancer Center of Huntsville to our practice. This partnership allows Huntsville cancer patients to still receive a high level of care, but also gives them expanded access to clinical trials and advanced treatment options, specialty pharmacy services, and expert collaboration with nearly 1,400 physicians across The US Oncology Network.
Get to know more about the experienced and knowledgeable physicians of our Huntsville clinic.
Q&A with Dr. Michel Ortega
Why did you choose to work in healthcare?
“Growing up in Mexico City, I became interested in biosciences and medicine when I was in high school. I’ve always had a strong desire to help others, and truly believe that medicine, in particular oncology, has allowed me to do that.”
What is your philosophy around patient care?
“Compassion, knowledge, honesty and respect are the cornerstones to developing a relationship with my patients. It is truly an honor to help patients through their treatment and disease in a personable and proficient way. My mission is to provide personalized, professional, quality care; that is what I pride myself in doing.”
What do you enjoy in your free time?
“I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, Jesse, and our dog, Duke; as well as cooking, walking and watching a good movie. I still have family in Mexico City and try to visit them as much as I can. My husband and I also enjoy hiking, skiing, visiting family in New York, and really just enjoy traveling in general.”
Dr. Michel Ortega is a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and the Madison County Medical Society. She joined The Cancer Center of Huntsville in 2016 and is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Medical Oncology & Hematology
Medical School: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Internship: Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital
Residency: Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital
Fellowship: Hematology/Oncology, Medical University of South Carolina
Board Certification: Medical Oncology
Board Certification: Hematology
Board Certification: Internal Medicine