Vijay K. Damarla, MD, MPHVijay K. Damarla, MD, MPH

Medical Oncology / Hematology

Cancer Care Center of Decatur
Crossroads Cancer Center

Dr. Vijay K. Damarla, medical oncologist/hematologist, joined Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois in July 2018. Dr. Damarla primarily sees patients in Decatur at our main office at the Cancer Care Center of Decatur and Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham.

Dr. Damarla received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from from the Rangaraya Medical College in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India. He went on to complete a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology from East Tennessee State University and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He subsequently completed fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, followed by Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Damarla is board certified in Internal Medicine and is board-eligible in Medical Oncology and Hematology. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.

Dr. Damarla has special interests in Genitourinary and Gastrointestinal Oncology. He was involved in research during his training which resulted in presentations at EORTC 4th St. Gallen International Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference (2018), Kidney Cancer Association Conference (2014) and ASCO Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (2015). He also enjoys spending time with his family, as well as outdoor activities such as biking and hiking.

Oncology/Hematology Fellowship
Henry Ford Health System / Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2018

Experimental Therapeutics  – Genitourinary & Thoracic Oncology
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2015

Internal Medicine Residency
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014

Education
M.P.H., Epidemiology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 2011
M.B.B.S., Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2006

Certifications
Medical Oncology – Board Eligible
Hematology – Board Eligible
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine

Memberships
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Society of Hematology (ASH)
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

Hometown
Chirala, India

Cancer Care Center of DecaturCancer Care Center of Decatur
Cancer Care Specialists of IL
210 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 1
Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: (217) 876-6600
Fax: (217) 876-6606
Urologic Oncology Fax: (217) 329-3228
Hours: M – F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Crossroads Cancer Center - Effingham, ILCrossroads Cancer Center
905 Medical Park Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 342-2066
Fax: (217) 342-2074
RT Fax: (217) 347-4923
Hours: M – F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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