Dr. Brian Vicuna, MD

Dr. Brian Vicuna, MD

Medical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

EDUCATION Dr. Vicuna graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1996 with a degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in bioethics. He received his medical degree in 2000 from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. After completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, he served as Chief Resident for an additional year. Dr. Vicuna then moved to the Midwest, where he completed his fellowship in medical oncology and geriatric medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST Specializes in the treatment of various cancer types with a special interest in the following areas: geriatric oncology and colon, pancreas and lung cancers. EXPERIENCE Dr. Vicuna joined Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada in September of 2007. Prior to joining the practice, he participated in numerous clinical trials at Northwestern University and written several articles in peer-reviewed journals. PERSONAL As a Filipino-American native of Las Vegas, Dr. Vicuna is excited to be back home. His wife is an Internist here in Las Vegas and they have three children. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. BOARD CERTIFIED Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Medical Oncology

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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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Care Philosophy

I care for my patients in two ways. First, a multidisciplinary treatment approach is essential. Treatment planning involves other specialists including breast surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, as well as nurses, pharmacists, members of our research team, counselors, etc. And second, every treatment plan is individualized according to the specifics of each case and the needs of that patient. It's important that my patients are well cared and also feel well cared for.
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Dr. Vicuna's Experience

Dr. Vicuna'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 Geriatric Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Medical Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy

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.


  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Calif Irvine Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Calif Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vicuna has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vicuna's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vicuna to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Vicuna's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Las Vegas, NV |
This doctor told me I had 1 week to live. Completely misdiagnosed me, gave me an incorrect dosage of a life saving medication, then refused to treat me after 2 weeks in the hospital because I was having difficulty getting insurance and he wasn't going to wait, he just dropped me. Before that, told me to "just take a cab and go home: to leave the hospital. This is a long story with more horrific details but space is limited. Visit this person at your own risk! ZERO STARS!
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear about the experience you had during this difficult time. We want to assure you that patient care and satisfaction are very important to us. We would like the opportunity to speak with you in more detail. Please reach out to us directly at 702-952-3350 and ask to speak with our Practice Director, James. Thank you.
in Las Vegas Nevada |
This is my first appointment with Dr.Vicuna, and I couldn't have been more pleased with him. He took his time explaining my diagnosis, and answering all my questions. He was compassionate and caring, I would recommend him to all my friends and family.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased to hear about the positive experience you've had with Dr. Brian Vicuna and your cancer care team. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at infocccn@usoncolgy.com. Thank you,
Newark, NJ |
The worst doctor I've ever dealt with. He walks in and doesn't even shake your hand or make eye contact and goes straight to his computer to start typing. He shows no concern whatsoever in what's wrong with you even if a test he ordered comes back abnormally high or low. He rushes through your appointment and just gets up and walks out without giving you a chance to ask any questions or saying goodbye. I requested my records and found a different doctor to help me , I will never go back to him.
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We want to assure you that patient care and satisfaction are very important to us, so we are sorry to hear about the experience you had at our practice. If there is anything we can do, please contact us directly at infocccn@usoncology.com. Thank you,
in Henderson, NV |
I've been a patient Dr Vicuna for colon cancer over 3-4 yrs. A recent surgery that was to result in 2-3 weeks inpatient, lasted 12 weeks. This resulted in a significant depression. At a follow up visit with Dr Vicuna I said I was done fighting, wanted to enter hospice. This Dr said my cancer was GONE, I didn't qualify for hospice, I was NOT terminal. He ordered a petscan, and 2 wks later in the office he told me you got your wish the cancer has spread, no cure. No compassion whatsoever!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vicuna 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
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • 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 Par-Multi Plan
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan 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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Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
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