Dr. Arun Kalra, MD
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Oncology | Male

Eisenhower Desert Cancer Care 39000 Bob Hope Dr Fl 1 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

I like working with people facing serious health challenges. Scientific discoveries are creating numerous opportunities to change the course of life-threatening illnesses. I am passionate about applying developing remedies to the alleviation of suffering and restoration of life.

Biography

Dr. Kalra studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Punjab, India, and went on to study natural sciences and cancer pharmacology at State University of New York. He completed residency training at Wayne State University Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, followed by medical oncology and senior research fellowships at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York. He has been a board-certified oncologist since 1985, and has studied in the fields of hematology and oncology since 1980. Since then, he's maintained an active involvement in cancer research studies and authored numerous medical publications. Dr. Kalra has also been appointed to various teaching positions throughout his career, serving as a medical professor at the University of Sothern California's department of oncology. Most recently, he was appointed clinical faculty assistant professor of internal medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Combining patient analysis and modern research to generate carefully individualized treatment plans, Dr. Kalra hopes patients he treats will feel well-informed and satisfied with the care they receive. He has an abiding interest in all aspects of medical oncology with a special emphasis on lung cancer, brain tumors and sarcomas. In his spare time Dr. Kalra enjoys traveling with his wife, playing with his pets and enjoying California's parks and beaches. He has faithfully practiced Vipassana mediation since 1994, and attributes this practice to helping him develop acceptance, compassion, wisdom and respect for all living beings.

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Dr. Kalra studied medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Punjab, India, and went on to study natural sciences and cancer pharmacology at State University of New York. He completed residency training at Wayne State University Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, followed by medical oncology and senior research fellowships at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York.

He has been a board-certified oncologist since 1985, and has studied in the fields of hematology and oncology since 1980. Since then, he's maintained an active involvement in cancer research studies and authored numerous medical publications. Dr. Kalra has also been appointed to various teaching positions throughout his career, serving as a medical professor at the University of Sothern California's department of oncology. Most recently, he was appointed clinical faculty assistant professor of internal medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.

Combining patient analysis and modern research to generate carefully individualized treatment plans, Dr. Kalra hopes patients he treats will feel well-informed and satisfied with the care they receive. He has an abiding interest in all aspects of medical oncology with a special emphasis on lung cancer, brain tumors and sarcomas.

In his spare time Dr. Kalra enjoys traveling with his wife, playing with his pets and enjoying California's parks and beaches. He has faithfully practiced Vipassana mediation since 1994, and attributes this practice to helping him develop acceptance, compassion, wisdom and respect for all living beings.

Dr. Kalra's Care Philosophy

I like working with people facing serious health challenges. Scientific discoveries are creating numerous opportunities to change the course of life-threatening illnesses. I am passionate about applying developing remedies to the alleviation of suffering and restoration of life.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Education

  • Medical School
    All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences, All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences

    Graduated in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Wayne St University

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Roswell Park Meml Institute

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis