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Dr. Anu Thummala, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read her story
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Dr. Thummala's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Thummala "EDUCATION Dr. Thummala received her medical degree from Andhra University, India. During medical school she received several academic awards, honors, university ranks and was adjudged "the best outgoing student" in her class. She joined the Mount Sinai-Elmhurst Hospital Residency program in New York, where she was the best resident for two consecutive years and also served as the Chief Resident in the Department of Medicine. She completed her fellowship training in hematology and oncology at the University of Rochester in New York. During her fellowship, she was granted the Amgen Fellowship award, Empire State Grant and Cancer Action grants for clinical and laboratory research. EXPERIENCE Dr. Thummala joined Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada in January 2006. Previously, she was practicing in a single specialty group in Texas. While practicing in Texas, she acted as the physician liaison appointed by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and served on the Cancer Committee. She also worked as a Medical Director for a Hospice Program. Dr. Thummala served as Chairman of the Quality Council and member of the Medical Executive Committee at Mountain View Hospital. She is also a member of the Cancer Committee at Summerlin Hospital. Dr. Thummala received the prestigious Preceptor of the Year award for 2008-2009 from the University of Nevada School of Medicine where she is currently involved with the resident teaching program. She is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of Medicine at Summerlin Hospital and on hospital peer review committee. Dr. Thummala focuses on the treatment of all types of cancers with a special interest in breast, colon and lung cancers/research. She is currently involved in research as the Principal Investigator for many of UCLA's Breast Cancer trials. She also published a study on the treatment of hot flashes in women with breast cancer, a trial using preoperative ceftuzumab in rectal cancer patients and recently a randomized phase 2 study of PD 0332991, a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitor, in combination with letrozole vs letrozole alone for first-line treatment of ER /HER2- advanced breast cancer (BC). Dr. Thummala has extensive experience in the management of hematological malignancies and all types of blood disorders. She has been recognized as a Medical Marvel by Nevada Business Magazine in 2013 and 2014 and received the Athena Leadership Award by the Woman's Chamber of Commerce in 2014. CERTIFICATION Medical Oncology Hematology MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Hematology American Medical Association Nevada Medical Society Member, Cancer Committee, Summerlin Hospital Member, Clark County Medical Society Past Member, Medical Executive Committee, Mountain View Hospital Past member Resource Utilization Committee, Mountain View Hospital Past Chairman, Quality Council, Mountain View Hospital Vice Chairman of Medicine, Summerlin Hospital "
This content was provided by Dr. Thummala "I enjoy my work immensely as I am able to interact with many people. It is fascinating to know and learn from my patients how life can be lived diagnosed with cancer. A lot can be learned from the positive perspective my patients bring to life. I am grateful to them for making me part of their lives. My advice to all is to eat well, enjoy everything life has to offer and be grateful."
Hematology & Oncology
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Head and Neck Cancer
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Salivary Gland Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Hematologic Disorder Treatment
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
Andhra Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
Medical School | Graduated 1993
Kakinada Genl Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
Mt Sinai Elmhurst Hospital Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
Strong Meml Hospital University Rochester
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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