Dr. Rajesh Kukunoor, MD

Hematology & Oncology •  Male • Age 51
  
Dr. Kukunoor
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers

5810 W Beverly Ln Glendale, AZ 85306

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(602) 494-6800

Dr. Rajesh Kukunoor, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Kukunoor has more experience with Pancreatic Oncology and Orthopedic Oncology than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center and HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kukunoor to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kukunoor accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Accountable Health Plans of America
Accountable Health Plans of America PPO
Aetna
Advantage
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Altec
Ameriben
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Foundation
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Care1st Health Plan Arizona
Mercy Care Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Assurant Health
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
AZ Health Concepts
Bankers Life and Casualty
Bashas Benefit Trust
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Concepts
Benesight
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Bridgeway Health Solutions
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Care 1st Health Plan
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Caremore Medical Group
CHAMPVA
Cigna
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Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
City of Mesa Health Plan
Cofinity
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
Compusys
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CoreSource
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Coventry Health Care
CRS
EBMS
El Paso First Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
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HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
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Humana
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Indian Health Service
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MetLife
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National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
One Health
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PacifiCare Health Systems
PacifiCare Health Systems HMO
PHCS
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Physicians Mutual
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Prime Health Imaging
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Prime Health Services
Principal Life
Private HealthCare Systems
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Prudential
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Self Pay
Sierra Choice
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State Farm
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University Physicians
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Practice Areas

Pancreatic Oncology

Pancreatic oncology focuses on the management and treatment of pancreatic cancer through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.

Typically treats 55% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatic Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kukunoor treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Kukunoor treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Orthopedic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kukunoor treats Cancer more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Kukunoor treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Bone Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kukunoor treats Bone Cancer more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Kukunoor treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Osteosarcoma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kukunoor treats Osteosarcoma more than 37% of their peers

Dr. Kukunoor treats this condition more than 37% of their peers

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Dr. Kukunoor's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Kukunoor's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kukunoor

4.7

Based on 38 ratings

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At the first appointment, well over three years ago, Dr. Kukunoor told me he was sort of a quarterback who directed his team as to my treatment. Well, I am still here, alive and well. He is an intelligent, careful doctor and a decent man. He was always ready to answer questions, even when he was short on time. His sense of humor and confidence also helped me get through the ordeal. I would highly recommend him.
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Excellent beside manner, took the time to make me feel comfortable and heard.
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Oct 15, 2019
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When you hear the words “you have breast cancer” you want to know you will receive the best possible care. I heard those words and I have had that care. Through each stage of diagnosis and treatment, my medical onocologist, Dr. Rajesh Kukunoor, coordinating with my primary care doctor and the rest of my Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers’ oncology team, has provided knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate care. Dr, Kukunoor tailored my treatment plan to meet my specific needs thoroughly explaining my treatment options at each step of this continuing journey. I highly recommend Dr. Kukunoor for your cancer treatment and ongoing preventative care.
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Lynne Russell – Oct 12, 2019
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In 2009, a tumor was discovered on my liver. That is when I met Dr Kukunoor. He thoroughly explained everything, listened to my concerns and fears, gave me positive, caring support throughout treatment and in the following years. I saw him recently for my 10 year cancer free appointment! He rejoiced with me. I can't say enough great things about this wonderful, caring doctor. Thank you, Dr Kukunoor!
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Sally S. – Oct 07, 2019
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Dr. Kukunoor has been my dad's Cancer Dr. for over 15 years or so. Dr. K helped my dad beat Colon Cancer and then Dr. K helped him beat Prostate Cancer and just recently, Dr. K helped him beat a rare Melanoma Cancer under his thumb. Dr. K knows what he is doing and has the greatest bedside manner. He will spend time with you answering your questions and even repeating himself without irritation or annoyance. As much as I hope we never see him again, I know that if we ever need a Cancer doctor I know who to call.
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Tanya Roof – Sep 27, 2019
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Dr Kukunoor saved my adorable mother's life. He is ALWAYS cordial and very personable. She is VERY challenging at times and he managed her with a great balance of strength and compassion. Thank you KuKu!
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Erika Feinberg in Phoenix, AZ – Jun 07, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Kukunoor has been a very positive one. I've been his patient for several years now as my cancer is very slow to progress. He's very knowledgeable. He takes all the time I need & answers all my questions in layman's terms so that I fully understand. I would highly recommend Dr. Kukunoor.
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May 17, 2019
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Due to a variety of health issues, I have had several doctors. Dr. Kukunoor is easily my favorite doctor and I’ve been seeing him since 2013 for colon cancer. He always listens to me and patiently answers my many questions. I also like his entire team which includes reception, appointments, billing, chemo nurses, assistants, test professionals… they all are great. I feel like I’m with family when I’m there for an appointment and I insist on being with people I like.
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Everybody’s been great! Everybody is accommodating, friendly, and has a smile on their face.
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Nancy in Scottsdale, AZ – Nov 22, 2018
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They’re very caring and knowledgeable. Dr. Kukenoor and Mrs. Keegan are concerned for their patients. They’re trying to take care of you in the best way they know how. We feel very fortunate that we got Dr. Kukenoor and Mrs. Keegan for our cancer care. Both never seem rushed. They explain everything so we can understand all of the medical jargon.
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Ray in Scottsdale, AZ – Nov 22, 2018
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We’ve been happy. The nurses are fabulous and helpful.
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G in Scottsdale, AZ – Nov 22, 2018
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It’s been a good experience. They physicians I’ve dealt with have been extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Kukenoor spends time with me to make a joint decision between me and him. Everybody’s been excellent. People have asked me, “Why aren’t I at Mayo?” and I say, “I don’t want to be at Mayo. I’m right where I need to be.”
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Dr. Kukunoor has been great to work with, highly recommended.
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I have been a patient since 2007 for breast cancer post treatment follow-up. Dr Kukunoor is an excellent physician. I have found him to be kind, smart, and knowledgeable. I have seen other oncologists in TX for brest cancer treatment. Dr Kukunoor is one of the best.
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Dr. Kukunoor and his staff at Ironwood in Scottsdale are efficient, caring, and concerned for my well-being. The excellence at Ironwood is on every level from check in, radiation treatment, to scheduling, to triage when you have a question, pharmacy staff, and of course the nurses. If I knew of someone who had cancer and needed treatment I would definitely recommend them. You'll be happy with the level of care you get here.
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The nurse staff is fantastic! I’m not an expert at doctors but I’d recommend him in a heartbeat to anybody including my own mother. The front desk is caring and that means a lot for me. Since I’ve got sick I’ve found that means a lot. The facilities are great; everything is clean and comfortable. It’s a great place.
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All of the staff at Ironwood are really great. Erica has been wonderful. I feel well taken care of. Julie the volunteer in the chemo lab has been a little, bright ray of sunshine when I go in there.
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About Me

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1987
Nizam College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers

Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers5810 W Beverly Ln Glendale, AZ 85306
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Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers11209 N Tatum Blvd Ste 260 Phoenix, AZ 85028
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Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers8880 E Desert Cove Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average