Dr. Kamalesh Sankhala, MD

Dr. Kamalesh Sankhala, MD

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Age 46
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Dr. Kamalesh Sankhala, MD is an oncology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. He graduated from Dr Sampurnar Nand Med Coll and specializes in oncology and medical oncology.Read his story

9090 Wilshire Blvd # 300

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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

Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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more than 5% of peers
Cancer
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more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Sankhala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sankhala " Kumar Sankhala MD is the Director of Sarcoma Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is also Director of Clinical Research at Cedars-Sinai's Tower Hematology Oncology and involved in Clinical research for not only Sarcoma patients but other advanced malignancies. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, he was Chief of Clinical and Translation research at Sarcoma Oncology Center and Los Angeles for three years. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he was a clinical faculty at University of Texas health Science Center and Clinical Investigator at Institute for Drug Development (IDD) in San Antonio. He served as the team leader for Sarcoma program at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Sankhala's research focuses on translational research of novel anti-cancer agents and on studying the pre-clinical and clinical aspect of these agents. IDD is known for being the largest Oncology drug development research program in the United States and has set unprecedented standards for the development of novel anti-cancer agents, playing a key role in the preclinical and clinical development of more than 22 new cancer drugs that were subsequently approved by the FDA. His clinical expertise includes management of patients with bone and soft tissue sarcomas. His clinical practice and research also focuses on management of patients with advanced sarcomas and other advanced malignancies with novel anticancer drugs. He has been a Principal Investigator or sub-investigator on more than 100 clinical studies He is the recipient of American Society of Clinical Oncology Foundation Merit Award and AACR-NCI scholarship for Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology. Dr. Sankhala's work has been published in prestigious journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Molecular Cancer Therapy, Current Drug Targets, Expert Opinion in Drug Metab Toxicology, Current Drug Targets, Expert opinion on Investigational Drugs and Targeted Oncology. Dr. Sankhala has been a reviewer of reputed Journals in the field of oncology such as British Journal of Cancer, Cancer Chemotherapy & Pharmacology, Journal of Medical Case Report, Onkologie and Bone Marrow Transplantation. He is an editorial board member for Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy and Chemotherapy. Dr. Sankhala received his medical degree (MD) from University of Rajasthan, India. Dr. Sankhala finished his residency and fellowship from University of Texas Health Science Center and two years of additional fellowship in Oncology Drug Development at Institute for Drug Development in San Antonio."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sankhala "Dr Sankhala's approach for every patient is to provide compassionate care based on personalized, precision and latest scientific knowledge for individual patient. His knowledge about the molecular biology of cancer and newer drugs enables him to provide the best treatment recommendation for the patient then a more traditional generalized approach for any cancer. His in depth knowledge about all the subtypes of sarcomas, rare cancers and all other advanced malignancies has made him the 'go to person' among his colleagues."

2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

  • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  • Anemia
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Metastases to the Musculoskeletal System
  • Cancer Treatment Complications
  • Cancer-Related Conditions
  • Cancer-Related Muskuloskeletal Problems
  • Colon Cancer
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thrombosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Dr Sampurnar Nand Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Rajasthan / Dr. S.N. Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Rajasthan / Dr. S.N. Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Texas Health Science Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sankhala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marwari
  • Punjabi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sankhala's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sankhala to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Sankhala's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (2)

I've never been more impressed by a physician and his staff than I was when I was treated by Dr. Sankhala. He treats you the way you deserve to be treated, and he goes out of his way to make you well. I have always felt good talking to him and asking him questions, and he will always be receptive...more
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I don't have enough words to talk about how positive my experience has been with Dr. Sankhala. First off, he says you can call him Dr. Kumar, which is his nickname, and this makes it such a less daunting experience. From the second I walked in, everyone in the office worked so hard to make sure I...more
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