Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum

Hematologist and Oncologist

As a leading North Texas Hematology & Oncology doctor at Texas Hematology Oncology Center, Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum specializes in treatment for all types of cancers. His mission in life is to guide his patients through an integrated system of cancer care from diagnosis to post-treatment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Birenbaum, contact our Oncology department today.



Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum

A Leading North Texas Hematologist and Oncologist

Every day, people contact Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum at Texas Hematology Oncology Center for advanced cancer treatment. However it's more than his five decades of experience, top national rankings, and leadership in cancer prevention that set Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum apart. It goes beyond his groundbreaking innovative clinical care that provides new therapies years before they become standard in the cancer community. It's because he put all of focus on you.

Dr Dennis H Birenbaum has been a practicing board certified Hematology and Oncology for over 45 years. Currently, "Dr B" an attending physician at Dallas Medical Center and with strong ties to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston TX.

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"Dr B made my cancer treatment so simple. He answered all my questions, no matter what time of the day or night. His oncology team supported me at all times, explained everything so simply, and became my friends at the most negative time of my life. I can't say enough about how warm his staff is. I highly recommend you speak with Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum if you've been diagnosed with cancer."

Your Patient Advocate

A Leading Patient Advocate

During a time of illness, it is a stressful time for both patients and for their families. Your best-laid plans can go awry, your judgment is impaired, and, put simply, you are not at your best when you get sick. Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum believes that his patients need someone who can look out for their best interests.

He researches the never improving cancer treatment community for the most advanced treatments available; he provides constant montoring of your treatment progress; he help navigate the confusing healthcare system and insurance community in other words, Dr. Dennis Birenbaum is your advocate.

What is a patient advocate?

An advocate is a "supporter, believer, sponsor, promoter, campaigner, backer, or spokesperson." It is important to consider all of these aspects when choosing a cancer doctor for yourself or someone in your family. Your advocate must be someone you trust, who is willing to act on your behalf and most important, be there any time of the day or night.

For over 40 years, Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum has pushed the medical industry to the limit for new treatments, insisted the insurance industry to pay for them, and organized many organizations to help create research grants to help find a cure for cancer.

"Hell no, I'm not going to retire. I have patients that need me."
Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum

Advanced Counseling & Planning

Patient Counseling

Your cancer diagnosis will mean increased distress for you and your loved ones. Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum not only discusses your cancer treatment but assists you with advance care planning that helps you express your values, goals and wishes as they relate to your health care. The care planning involves:

  • Thinking about what is important to you
  • Discussing your values and goals
  • Recording this information
  • Requesting that your medical team and your medical power of attorney honor your goals and wishes
  • Reviewing this information periodically

Patient Care Planning

His counseling provide support and assistance to patients and / or caregivers in several aspects of advance care planning including:

  • Communication with team
  • Treatment decisions
  • Advance directives
  • Legacy planning

Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum's Credentials


SMU undergrad, MD from National University of Mexico
Residency Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
Tulane Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Fellowship in Medical Oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
Fellowship in Medical Hematology / Oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
Served one year as Clinical Associate Medical Oncology / Faculty Assistant)

Areas of Clinical Interest

Gastrointestinal Tumors
Hepatic Artery Perfusion
Breast Cancer
Bloodless Medicine


Baylor Carrollton
Centenial Medical Center
Medical Center of Arlington
Medical Center of McKinney
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Baylor Plano
Dallas Medical Center
Specialty Hospital

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About Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum


About Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum

Dr. Dennis H. Birenbaum was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.
He has 2 sons, love dogs and currently has 6 playful pups.
Enjoys traveling throughout Western Europe.
Playing golf when time permits.
He is also an avid collector of arts and antiques.
Widely know for his philanthropic gestures.