Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Physician Joins Cancer Center at CRMC


Hematology and Oncology specialist Dr. Venumadhav Kotla has joined the staff at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He is working with Drs. Paul Jacquin, Algis Sidrys, and Jonas Sidrys in the Cancer Center at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

The field of hematology-oncology deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood and platelet disorders and various forms of cancer. Before coming to Cookeville, Dr. Kotla worked as a Clinical BMT (Blood and marrow transplantation) fellow at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. He also completed his Hematology-Oncology fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Montefiore, NY and his Internal Medicine residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi. Dr. Kotla earned his medical degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Dehli, India. He also has experience in the area of clinical trials.

Dr. Kotla looks forward to serving the patients of the Upper Cumberland. The Cancer Center at Cookeville Regional has recently relocated to the newly completed North Patient Tower and is now one of only two cancer treatment centers in Tennessee to offer Tomotherapy – one of the world’s most advanced cancer treatment systems that allows unparalleled precision in delivering radiation therapy, resulting in minimal damage to surrounding tissue.

Almost triple the size of its former location, the new Cancer Center offers spacious treatment areas where attention to detail has resulted in a warm, comfortable environment with an abundance of natural light. In addition, the new Center offers a patient education area with Internet access, a “healing garden”, a survivor’s boutique offering products helpful in coping with cancer as well as a dedicated entrance and parking area.