Dr. Nishitha Thumallapally is board-certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine, and practices at our St. Augustine location. Originally from India, Dr. T, as she’s affectionally called, earned her medical degree from SVS Medical College in Telangana, India. After completing a post-medical school internship in her home country, Dr. T relocated to Staten Island where she completed both her internal medicine residency and her hematology/oncology fellowship.
“Being an oncologist involves life-long learning; however the reward always outweighs the challenge,” Dr. T explains. “In addition to developing deep, long-lasting relationships with patients and their families, I also find immense strength in being able to care for them at their most vulnerable point.”
While fortunately never having been affected by cancer in her personal life, Dr. T first took care of oncology patients during her early career and found her niche.
“I try not to treat the disease, but rather the person with symptoms,” she says. “I learned early on in my career to work with them to understand their goals and come up with a treatment plan that is tailored to them as an individual. Putting them first, ahead of anything else, is always my top priority.”
Dr. T doesn’t have a connection to the North Florida area, but after spending several years training in New York, she is looking forward to sunnier weather.
When not in the office, Dr. T enjoys traveling and dancing with her husband and their two daughters.