Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Medical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 39
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD
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.

20 Duke Medicine Cir

Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 668-6688

Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Mettu

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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Dr. Mettu's Experience

Dr. Mettu'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 Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Vascular Disease

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mettu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mettu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mettu to family and friends
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Mettu'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 (1)
in Wake Forest, NC |
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
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Dr. Mettu accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Mettu has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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