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Bala Ganesh Gopurala, M.D.

Diplomate, American Board of Medical Oncology

Dr. Bala Ganesh Gopurala is a board-certified oncologist who brings more than 20 years of medical experience to The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation.

Dr. Gopurala began his undergraduate education in Andhra Pradesh, India, completing a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Chemical Sciences at Sri Venkateswara University Chittoor. He then completed a Master of Science in Biology and went on to receive his medical degree from Sri Venkateswara University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Gopurala completed his residency in internal medicine from Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, and did his fellowship at the Division of Hematology and Oncology, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama.

Dr. Gopurala has an extensive teaching background. He has led lecture topics including integrative medicine, preventive oncology, chronic leukemia, lung cancer, myeloproliferative syndromes, head and neck cancers, myelodysplastic syndromes, breast cancer, and acute leukemias. He stays current in research and has a number of abstracts, reviews, book chapters, and symposium publications. He has received awards from both the United States and India. In 1984, he received the State Merit Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic Performance from Sri Venkateswara University, and most recently he was inducted into the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. An additional honor includes being named Alabama’s Top Oncologist from the International Association of Oncology in 2015.

He stays active in clinical research studies and continues to attend post-graduate education.

Dr. Gopurala is fluent in Telugu.

Professional memberships

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American Society of Preventative Oncology (ASPO)
Medical Association of Alabama
Society for Integrative Oncology
Texas Medical Association (TMA)
International Association of Oncology (IOA)

Patient care philosophy

Dr. Gopurala believes strongly in educating his patients and providing them and their families with individualized treatment plans that are designed based on the type of tumor/disease, the patient’s wish, and social circumstances.


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