Dr. Venkat Pavan Kancharla Joins Cancer Care Centers
By Space Coast Daily // August 23, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, Florida – In its continued efforts to provide Brevard County residents access to highly trained cancer specialists, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard (CCCB) announced that Venkat Pavan Kancharla, MD, has joined its team of medical oncology experts at its new state-of-the-art Palm Bay Cancer Care Center.
As a hematologist and oncologist, Dr. Kancharla specializes in the treatment of all forms of cancer. He is also board certified in Internal Medicine.
“I am very excited to join Cancer Care Centers of Brevard because of its unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding cancer care to its community,” said Dr. Kancharla.
“My number one priority is to provide our patients compassionate and innovative treatments that will give them the best possible chance to beat their disease.”
Prior to his arrival, Dr. Kancharla served as a locum tenens hospitalist at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY and The Reading Hospital Medical Center in West Reading, PA. He also worked locum tenens in internal medicine surgery, pediatrics, orthopedics and ENT at Kingston Public Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.
Gifted Medical Oncologist
Dr. Kancharla earned his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed an internship at the NDMVP Samaj’s Medical College in India. He was a Resident Medical Officer at Susrutha Hospital in Hyderabad, India. In 2003, he came to the United States where he was a medical research assistant at the Hope Center for Blood Diseases and Cancer Center in Terre Haute, IN. Dr. Kancharla recently completed a Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
“Dr. Kancharla represents another gifted medical oncologist that we and our patients are fortunate enough to have at our cancer centers,” said Dr. Ravi Shankar, medical director of CCCB.
“I am confident that his incredible work ethic and clinical acumen will significantly enhance the quality of life for countless patients in the years to come.”
He is an active member in major national organizations including the American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Kancharla has published and presented numerous oncologic journal articles and abstracts and currently has several studies in progress.
Dr. Kancharla resides in West Melbourne with his wife, Dr. Swetha G. Reddy and their daughter.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kancharla, please call the Palm Bay Cancer Care Center in Palm Bay at 321-725-8300 or log on to CancerCareBrevard.com