Dr. Niharika Mettu, MD

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Medical Oncology | Female

Duke Cancer Center 20 Duke Medicine Cir Durham, NC 27710 Get Directions
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.

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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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Dr. Mettu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • 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'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.

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

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2011

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology

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