Being a father is greater than any personal triumph: Dr. Fernando Cabanillas

One of them is a scientist and the other is a culinary professional.

Maria Antonia Cabanilas, CEO of South Texas, at Unitedhealthcare Community Plan. Dr. Fernando Cabanilas, director and founder of the Cancer Center of Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, and Dr. Maria Cabanilas, oncology endocrinologist at the Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. Photo: provided to the Journal of Medicine and Public Health.

The example of the figure of the father marks the most important moments in the lives of his children and to see your father with your own eyes as young children means to remember the emotion of feeling like a superhero very close, but the truth is that many are lucky when growing up, this admiration is mutual and pride that sprouts behind every emotion.

Why grow with father who works daily and who does it with selflessness and passion, marks the life project that many young people take as a starting point to be part of a personal evolutionary process, and this is related to their human quality and the example he receives in his home , just as we can unfairly and briefly summarize the life of Dr. Fernando Cabanilas, because the written page is only the smallest part.

Father of two successful women who, thanks to the example, enrich their family, both in science and in the culinary arts, where both have managed to position themselves as leaders of each of their passions, as they learned from their father.

Maria Antonia Cabanilas, her eldest daughter, chose healthcare, but in administration and chairing a health insurance company, she still stands out as CEO in South Texas at the Unitedhealthcare Community Plan, where he was trained when he graduated 2008, sponsored by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

His professional experience includes more than 20 years of work in the healthcare industry, both in the public and private sectors, with a focus on public healthjust like his father Fernando.

He also taught care management courses medical for MBA students at the University of Phoenix. Cabanilas holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix.

While the youngest daughter of the investigator who is fighting for the release of Oscar Lopez, the leader of the independence, Dr. Maria Eugenia Cabanilas, decided to be part of the scientific fieldas an oncology endocrinologist and works at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, where he also leads and stands out from cancer research program of the thyroid gland.

“I was surprised when he told me he was going to study medicine. She was not guided by me. In fact, I think he tried to do exactly what I did in the field of lymphoma, but he’s doing very well, he’s doing something right. innovator with anaplastic cancer“Dr. Cabanilas told the Journal of Medicine and Public Health about his youngest daughter.

However, the doctor attributes his daughters’ education in healthcare to his wife, admitting that he cannot devote as much time to it as he would like to devote to his work.

“You must pay tribute to my wife. I wasn’t there the whole time. When my daughters were born, she stopped working to take care of them and did very well. I am sure that if it were not for her, my daughters would not be what they are today. She deserves more credit than I do. ”

“Now he is sitting with me to discuss some scientific work, such as the chemotherapy section. She is immersed in molecular therapy, which is something different to improve the outcome of anaplastic thyroid cancer, which is terribly aggressive. One of the times I was excited to see her as a true medical professional was lecturing her colleagues at the College of Surgeons in Puerto Rico. I said wow. I was stunned, “he said in a broken voice.

On this Father’s Day we celebrate all men who, by their example, lead hundreds of men and women with values ​​that they carry as a treasure and are reflected in their daily activities.

“Being the father of two successful daughters is an experience that is difficult to describe. This is a much greater satisfaction than any personal triumph that one can achieve, “Cabanilas concluded.