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Dr. Aldemar Montero

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My life is what the American Dream is all about. I graduated from Medical School in August of 1995 in Bucaramanga, Colombia, the place where I was born. Soon after, I moved to the United States. I participated in bench research for 2 years while taking my exams to validate my career in

America, and deciding my area of specialization. I completed Internal Medicine at the University of Connecticut in 2002, and then went to the National Cancer Institute NCI for my fellowship in Hematology and Oncology.

I joined this practice in 2006 and here I have found the perfect balance between work, family and friendship. My wife was the driving force to relocating to the United States and for that I will always be thankful. Now, almost empty nesters, our relationship keeps growing and maturing. Our

two sons are a great source of pride.

If you are reading this bio, it is probably because you or your love one is facing cancer. As you see above, I have the credentials to manage it.  But I think is important for you to get a glimpse of me as an individual and the commitment I have to my patients. I am a man of diverse interests. I love every kind of music and have the ability to make noise with

multiple instruments including piano, kena, saxophone and harmonica. I can’t say that I have mastered any but I do love to play.

I have always enjoyed running but in 2017 I decided to run marathons.   I found that one of the things I enjoy the most is listening to books while training.  I have always dreamed of being able to read extensive amounts of

material but have never had the time while staying focused on being a good doctor, husband, and father. 

Now approaching the ‘big 50’ I have been doing a deep soul searching, and have been able to make some progress in my spiritual life. My biggest satisfaction in life is being an oncologist. It truly humbles me to have so many great patients trusting their lives to me. I definitely feel I am a better person thanks to the privilege of meeting such a wonderful variety of people in this clinic. And I can only hope my patients have gained as much from me as I have gained from each one of them.  A common comment from my friends and fellow colleagues is that I always seem happy.  That’s because I am.  I love what I do and my happiness in life comes from this satisfaction.

All of my patients and interactions with them make my mission so clear. I strive to give the best clinical guidance to each one of my patients. If I don’t know an answer I will find it for you and if you have an unusual condition I will be the first to suggest a second opinion.

No matter what you believe and which religion you follow, I hope we will be able to share our deepest feelings and fears and speak the language of love.  It is also my hope to help you find a cure for your cancer.  But if it is not curable, it would be an honor to walk alongside you down the path to life beyond.  I have to say, my biggest fear is not making an influence in the lives of my patients. 

A special patient taught me years ago that life is like a railroad track.  Each time your path crosses another, you

have an opportunity to do something… anything, to make their life better.   This has become my philosophy.   I hope your day only gets better from here.

-Aldemar Montero

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