Dr. Anu Thummala, MD

Dr. Anu Thummala, MD

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Medical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
48 y/o
(21)

Accepting new patients

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

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Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • America's Health Choice
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthChoice
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Sierra Choice

Learn about Dr. Thummala

Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Thummala's Experience

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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
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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Clinical Research
  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer

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Procedures

  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Andhra University
    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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thummala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thummala to family and friends
3.3
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Thummala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Las Vegas, NV |
Dr. Thummala is prompt, compassionate, and very informative about my breast cancer, , I feel very confident and safe with her managing my cancer.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Anu Thummala MD met my Dad in the hospital emergency room when he was really sick. My father battled cancer for a few years already, my father and my family immediately liked her and he became her patient, today is a few months after he has been treated by her and he is back to normal self his tumor shrunk with the medication she put him on and he does not do chemo. she always been there for him and always with a beautiful smile and positive attitude. Thank you Dr. for giving me my Dad back
Hello Dee, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We greatly appreciate the 5-star rating and we are so happy to hear about the positive experience you've had while under the care of Dr. Thummala. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at infocccn@usoncolgy.com. We wish you the very best! Thank you,
in Las Vegas, NV |
While Dr. Thummala seemed very knowledgeable of post surgical cancer treatment strategies, she lacked patient sensitivity and thoroughness when recommending a treatment plan. She also seemed unprepared for the appts not having all the tests results available. She also was short and kurt, when I asked certain questions concerining chemo and finally she just seemed more interested in advocating for chemo drug therapies versus convincing me that chemo was even necessary when all scans were clean.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We can assure you that patient satisfaction is very important to us and we are so sorry to hear about the experience you had. We always strive to provide the best care possible to our patients. If you would like to speak with someone directly, please feel free to email us at infocccn@usoncology.com. Thank you,
in Las Vegas, NV |
It's apparent that Dr. Thummala had no interest in listening to what I had to say about how I was feeling, yet all she had to offer as an "explanation" were things my primary doctor already tested. She stated what I'm pretty sure all doctors state when they are at a loss for a real diagnosis and that was "do you maybe have anxiety or depression?". I do understand the effects of those on health, but when my other docs and specialists are testing for MS, it shows my symptoms are more than anxiety.
in Las vegas, nevada |
She is absolutely the kindest, most professional, AND thorough Dr. I have ever seen. Unfortunately, I've seen a lot of doctors, for variety of problems. I wish I could use her for all of them.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Thummala accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • America's Health Choice
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) HMO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
  • HealthChoice
    HealthChoice PPO
  • Humana
    Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
    Humana HMOx
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • Medicaid
  • One Health
    One Health POS
    One Health PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS EPO
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan PPO
    PHCS POS
    PHCS PPO
  • Sierra Choice
    Sierra Choice POS
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare South
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare EPO
    United Healthcare HMO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO
  • USA Health Network
    USA Health Network PPO
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Thummala has admitting privileges

MountainView Hospital
3100 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center
9300 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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Boulder City Hospital
901 Adams Blvd
Boulder City, NV 89005
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Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
6900 N Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89149
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Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
5400 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
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St. Rose Dominican, Rose de Lima Campus
102 E Lake Mead Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89015
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St. Rose Dominican, San Martin Campus
8280 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113
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St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus
3001 Saint Rose Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
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Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
657 N Town Center Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89144
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Valley Hospital Medical Center
620 Shadow Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89106
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