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Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD

216.444.8665

Vamsidhar  Velcheti, MD

Appointed: 2013

Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD
Department: Hematology and Oncology
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.8665
WorkFax:216.636.2498
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, is an associate staff in the Department of Solid Tumor Oncology at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. His specialty areas include lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thymic tumors and the use of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of lung cancer. Dr. Velcheti’s clinical and translational research focuses on identifying patients with molecular changes in the tumor that can predict response to immunotherapy and expanding clinical trials focusing on immunotherapy and novel agents. Dr. Velcheti received his hematology/oncology fellowship training at the Yale-Comprehensive Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Velcheti was appointed an Associate Staff Physician in Solid Tumor Oncology in 2013.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Hematology/Oncology
New Haven, CT USA
2013
Residency - Ochsner Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Jefferson, LA
2010
Medical School - Armed Forces Medical College
Pune India
2004

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Medical Oncology

Awards & Honors

  • The Edward D. Frohlich, MD, Research Award, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 06/2010
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 06/2012
  • Young Investigator Travel grant, American Society of Clinical Oncology/European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer/National Cancer Institute, 10/2012
  • Outstanding Researcher Award-2013, Hematology & Oncology fellowship program, Yale School of Medicine, 06/2013
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 06/2013

Memberships

  • The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Member June 2013 – Present
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology Member March 2010 – Present
  • The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Member June 2013 – Present
  • International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group Member June 2013 – Present

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/6/2014, Dr. Velcheti has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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