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
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.
Dr. Thummala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Medical Oncology
Board certified in Hematology and Oncology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Hematology & Oncology
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Thummala's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Acute Lymphoid 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 )
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Salivary Gland Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Hematologic Disorder Treatment
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Nevada.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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
Media & Publications
Dr. Thummala has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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