Department Hematology and Medical Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Immunotherapy
  • Supportive Cancer Care
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Cancer Genomic Medicine
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymic Tumors
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About Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD

Vamsidhar Velcheti, MD, is an Associate Director, Center for Immuno-Oncology Research at the Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic  and a staff physician in the Department of Hematology and Oncology. 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 University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT USA

Residency - Ochsner Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Jefferson, LA USA

Medical School - Armed Forces Medical College
Pune, India


  • 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
  • Career Development Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 06/2015
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/24/2018, 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

1 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017

This doctor was very informative and reassuring. He was able to get me in the next day after my doctor at home called for a consult. He was also going out of town that day but made time to see me. I was not this fortunate with my doctors at home. I waited 4 weeks to see an oncologist .

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