Dr. Anu R. Thummala, MD

Dr. Anu R. Thummala, MD

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Medical Oncology | Female | 48 years old

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 Read more

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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.Read more

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EDUCATION Dr. Thummala received her medical degree from Andhra University, India. During medical school she received several academic awards, honors,...Read more

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Dr. Thummala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
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  • Office environment
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    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
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.
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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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
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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

Dr. Thummala's 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.

Dr. Thummala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  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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  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Andhra Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Kakinada Genl Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Mt Sinai Elmhurst Hospital Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Strong Meml Hospital University Rochester

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Andhra University

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment