Dr. Anu Thummala, MD

Dr. Anu Thummala, MD

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Medical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
49 y/o
(23)

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Dr. Anu Thummala, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Andhra Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences in 1993 and specializes in medical oncology, hematology, and more.Read her story

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

7445 Peak Dr

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

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Thummala performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anemia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Secondary Malignancies
very high
more than 94% of peers

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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 "

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Care Philosophy

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."
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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

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Procedures

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
3.5
based on 23 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Thummala's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY 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 (6)

besides having a terrific "bedside manner, one who takes a genuine interest in her patients well-being, she is competent in her field. I trust her implicitly. like many people I dread going to the doctor but I always look forward to seeing her.
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Dr. Thummala is prompt, compassionate, and very informative about my breast cancer, , I feel very confident and safe with her managing my cancer.
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us a 5-star rating. We strive to provide the best care possible to our patients, so your feedback is greatly appreciated. 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,

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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...more
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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,

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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...more
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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,

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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...more
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