Hima Bindu Lingam,MD

MD

Medical Oncologist

4 (62 Ratings)

12 Reviews
Lingam-Hima
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I joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® to broaden my experience and deepen my impact in the oncology space through patient care, research and community outreach.

Location
CTCA Atlanta
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school:

Meharry Medical College - Nashville, TN

Residency:

Internal Medicine - Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

Fellowship:

Hematology/Oncology - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Certifications

Medical Oncology and Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine

In September 2019, Dr. Hima Bindu Lingam joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Atlanta, Georgia. As a medical oncologist at CTCA®, Dr. Lingham evaluates and treats patients with various types and stages of cancer. She works with each patient to develop an integrative and personalized treatment plan. “The overall goal for my patients is to use my experience and knowledge to explore the breadth of possible treatment options and improve their quality of life. I want them to experience what life has to offer and reach their personal milestones,” says Dr. Lingam.

Dr. Lingam works primarily in the Thoracic Department and focuses on thoracic malignancies. As a clinical research investigator, she helps open clinical trials and enroll qualified patients with different tumor subtypes in relevant studies. Dr. Lingam believes that clinical trials are crucial for getting new drugs and other treatment options to patients early, when those options may make an important impact.

Dr. Lingam also believes it is essential to encourage patients to learn as much as they can about their disease and treatments available to them. “Patient empowerment revolves around education,” says Dr. Lingam. “I educate my patients and their family members and take as much time as needed to answer their questions. When patients understand their treatment options, they are more actively involved in decision-making and not just passive participants in their care.”

Dr. Lingam received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, then earned a medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing an internal medicine residency at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, she went on to complete a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Board certified in medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Lingam has practiced in a variety of health care settings since 2007. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Outside of CTCA, Dr. Lingam enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves traveling and exploring different cultures. When she isn’t enjoying physical fitness, Dr. Lingam may be found watching movies, trying new restaurants or listening to music.

Patient ratings
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About Our Ratings
Jun 3, 2020

0.6

"She doesn't explain things to me.....I want her to tell me what to expect as I go along and all she does is ask me if I have any questions...."
May 25, 2020

5.0

"Although she is new I am comfortable with her she is fitting in well, appears to be very caring and sincere.True to the "Mother standard of care""
May 24, 2020

5.0

"She has a " we will beat this" attitude that I find encouraging."
May 8, 2020

3.8

"We had a virtual meeting. This was my first time meeting and speaking with her."
Apr 28, 2020

3.8

"I met Dr. Lingham for the first time with Telehealth. I am looking forward to seeing her in person, for my [...] follow up."
Mar 31, 2020

5.0

"She felt like family!"
Mar 11, 2020

5.0

"She was very nice and clear about what was going on and the care that I would need in order to heal."
Mar 4, 2020

5.0

"they were kind and very understanding."
Feb 13, 2020

5.0

"she has my total confidence"
Feb 11, 2020

4.4

"Dr Lingham was nice but not overly pleasant."
Feb 5, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Lingam gave us a much time as needed to process information. She personally as well as staff called several times to follow up and provide tumor recommendations. She was highly instrumental in getting us into [...] the same week to see a specialist. "
Oct 28, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Lingam called me @ home, I called back, she already left for the day. The center called her & she called me back from her cell phone. I think she is awesome!!!"