Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD is a medical oncology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. She is 39 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Mettu is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.
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Dr. Mettu's Care Philosophy
My passion is the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. I strive to take the very best care of my patients that I possibly can. Working with world-class colleagues and a multidisciplinary team which includes radiation and surgical oncologists makes this possible. I first became interested in oncology as a first-year medical student when I got to see tumors in my pathology class. I came to appreciate the beauty of the gastrointestinal tract while observing GI surgeries as a second-year medical student. My fascination with how cancers develop and how we may develop new therapies to treat cancer led me to pursue a PhD in molecular cancer biology. This training honed the critical thinking skills that I still use to this day as I think critically about how best to treat my patients. The close relationships that oncologists have with patients and their families clinched my decision to pursue a career as a medical oncologist. During my fellowship training I sought out subspecialty training in GI oncology. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband and three young children and running.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mettu to family and friends is 3 out of 5