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Madappa Kundranda, MD, PhD

Medical Oncologist

Western Regional Medical Center

"What I like about Cancer Treatment Centers of America is that everything revolves around the patient. Our integrative model of care is also focused on the caregiver, who plays a vital role in this journey."

- Madappa N. Kundranda, MD, PhD
Madappa N. Kundranda, MD, PhD

Medical Degree

  • Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Internship / Residency

  • Fairview Hospital - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland

Advanced Degree(s)

  • PhD, Cancer Biology - Meharry Medical College, Nashville


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • Hematology/Oncology - Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Practicing Since: 2012

A medical oncologist with Western Regional Medical Center (Western), Dr. Madappa Kundranda, PhD, joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in August 2012. His main focus is on patients with gastrointestinal cancers, but he also treats a variety of other types of advanced-stage and complex cancers. “Since many of our patients have advanced-stage disease, we try to think outside the box,” he says. “Therefore, we are constantly striving to explore appropriate clinical trials to better serve our patients.”

Dr. Kundranda obtained his medical degree from Bangalore University in India, before earning a PhD in cancer biology from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Dr. Kundranda next completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. He then finished a hematology/oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.

Originally, Dr. Kundranda had planned to earn a PhD in neuroscience after medical school. However, after his first cancer biology course, he was intrigued by the rapid innovations in clinical methodologies and how research was influencing the field of cancer medicine. When his father was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2003, Dr. Kundranda also started paying attention to the way that patients and caregivers felt about the treatment process, and how important it is for physicians to focus on maintaining the patient’s quality of life while going through treatment.

Dr. Kundranda is a member of numerous associations, including American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society for Hematology (ASH). He has given presentations on various cancer topics throughout his career at conferences such as the AACR Annual Meetings and ASCO Annual Meetings. He has also published numerous scientific peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters.

Dr. Kundranda and his wife Roshni, who is also a physician in Scottsdale, have two young children. In his free time, he enjoys playing racquet ball, golfing and hiking.

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