TPS Early Career Physician Award


Marcial Oquendo, MD, FAAP

Dr. Marcial Oquendo was born and raised in Venezuela, completed medical school at Universidad del Zulia in his hometown of Maracaibo. He came to the US and worked at Dallas Dermatology Research and Treatment Center for 3 years, before completing his Pediatric Residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has worked as a pediatrician serving Dallas communities since 2016. He is a very active participant in organized medicine, both at the national and state level through the AMA and AAP, and he has held several executive and board committee positions. He is married to his high-school sweetheart, has two young daughters, and a Scotty dog named Lily. His particular areas of interest are in Dermatology, Medical technology, Practice management, Health Legislation, and Clinical Research in the office setting.