Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Medical OncologyFemaleAge 43

Medical Oncology

Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Durham, NC. She is affiliated with Duke University Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Duke Cancer Center

20 Duke Medicine Cir Durham, NC 27710 ()
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Mettu is affiliated with Duke University Hospital Durham, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

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Experience and Background Checks


Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Mettu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mettu treats Colorectal Cancer more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Mettu treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Secondary Malignancies

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mettu treats Secondary Malignancies more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Mettu treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mettu treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Mettu treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Dr. Mettu's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer

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Dr. Mettu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Superior Health Plan
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO

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She came saw a snapshot of my father post surgery. Her bedside manner was kind at first, but she broke a professional boundary when she held his hand & led a man, that she knew for 24 hours to a decision to enter hospice. He was out of sorts & she completely overstepped When I asked her if certain blood tests were done, her answer: “what does it matter.” An alarming constrast to how she performed in front of my father. She also had suggested surgery &then changed her mind within a 12 hr period
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
Sep 08, 2018
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Dr Mettu was very professional and appeared to be concerned about my situation. She gave several recommendations for treatment and carefully explained how she planned to proceed
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gerald B in Wake Forest, NC – May 07, 2016
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About Me

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....Read more


Please see above for my biography.


  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • English
  • French


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Mettu's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mettu frequently treats Colorectal Cancer, Secondary Malignancies, and Anal and Rectal Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mettu treats.

Where is Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD's office located?

Dr. Mettu's office is located at 20 Duke Medicine Cir, Durham, NC 27710. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD speak?

Dr. Mettu speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Mettu has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Duke Cancer Center

Duke Cancer Center20 Duke Medicine Cir Durham, NC 27710

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Mettu is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Duke University Hospital

Durham, NC

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)