WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB
“That’s an easy one—the relationships I build with my patients. Oncologists are often asked, “how do you do it? Isn’t it difficult being a cancer specialist?” For me, it is this very reason that I find rewarding in my every day life. From the second a patient enters my door, I understand the trust held in my abilities to treat a condition with competence, compassion and respect for their autonomy. In doing so, together we forge a relationship that is one of the most sacred in medicine—we fight not simply for more years of life, but for more quality of life. This doctor-patient relationship gives me the opportunity to witness true the resilience and strength of the human spirit. I thank each and every patient and their loved ones for allowing me to take part in their fight. It is quite simply the privilege of a lifetime.”
Dr. Hossain has completed fellowships both hematology and oncology, and holds clinical interests in breast and lung cancer.
Dr. Hossain obtained a medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ. While in medical school, she focused on addressing health inequities through border health and health policy projects. Dr. Hossain completed her post-graduate training in Internal Medicine with a concentration in Underserved Health Populations and Health Policy at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She honed her niche in the subspecialty fields of hematology and oncology through participation in clinical rotations at the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) and authoring over two book chapters, five peer-reviewed publications, and eleven oral presentations/research abstracts at nationally recognized conferences.
Dr. Hossain completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center—one of only 69 centers in the U.S. and ranked among the top 35 cancer centers nationally. There, she developed a strong interest in breast and thoracic oncology. She has presented her research in pleural mesothelioma at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society for Clinical Oncology.
She has relocated to Austin, Texas to be closer to family as she and her husband grow a family of their own, expecting their first child. She enjoys traveling, hiking/running, spin classes, baking, water sports, eclectic cuisine, and adores all that Austin has to offer!