A Woman of Faith, Inspired by Women to Care for Others – Episode 270
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Featuring: Dr. Pierriette Dsamou
Published: July 10, 2021
When clinical, culture and caring come together to provide health and healing.
Host Rev. Percy McCray speaks with Pierriette Dsamou, MD, who works at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Phoenix. A physician for 15 years, Dr. Dsamou has a background that is rooted in faith and “female empowerment.” She is a second-generation physician, who, along with two sisters and a sister-in-law, was influenced by the accomplishments of her mother, one of the first female scientists in her home country of Cameroon to teach in that nation’s medical school.
Seeing her mother teaching medical students “sparked the need to the point where I never wanted to do anything else,” she says. And witnessing two aunts pass away because of cancer provided her “the need to give back to this community.”
Dr. Dsamou discussed how being a woman of devout faith while practicing medicine in the culture of CTCA® became very important to her. “I realize it’s an environment where I can actually express my faith,” she says. “And it was not frowned upon.”
- “I made it a mission for myself a few years ago to make every single patient I meet have a smile that day.”
- “My faith has been an anchor to help me reclaim my soul and allows me to really clean myself, to reset and go back to helping my patients.”
- “My job, the work I do, is not a work. I feel it’s a calling. Every day when I go to work, I’ll pray, ‘God, please use me at every season of my life.’”