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Lata M. Aluri, M.D.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars
Good experience.
Very personable. Excellent skills at questioning and providing information.

Languages Spoken

English, hindi, Telugu


West Tucson
(520) 276-2270

1707 W. St Marys Rd.
Suite 275
Tucson, AZ 85745

(520) 844-1927


  • Medical School – Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Secunderabad, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology


Lata M. Aluri, M.D., is a board-certified Hematologist and Medical Oncologist. She earned her medical degree from Gandhi Medical College in India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine in Urbana, Illinois, and then a combined hematology/medical oncology fellowship at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. She has several years of experience in treating a wide variety of cancers, including many different solid tumor cancers and hematologic malignancies. She also sees patients with benign hematologic conditions.

“Oncology is a constantly evolving field and not only the patient but the whole family is affected by the diagnosis. I strive to provide compassionate and personalized care to all my patients based on evidence-based medicine and the latest scientific literature,” says Dr. Aluri. She believes in providing care through a multi-disciplinary approach and active collaboration with her team members to achieve the best outcomes and quality of life.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, music, and dance.

Certifications & Awards

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Hematology (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Medical Oncology (American Board of Internal Medicine)

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American College of Physicians


  • Dougherty U, Sehdev A, Cerda S, Mustafi R, Little N, Yuan W, Jagadeeswaran S, Chumsangsri A, Delgado J, Tretiakova M, Joseph L, Hart J, Cohen EE, Aluri L, Fichera A, Bissonnette M.. Epidermal growth factor receptor controls flat dysplastic aberrant crypt foci development and colon cancer progression in the rat azoxymethane model. Clinical Cancer Research. 2008 Apr; 2008 Apr 15(14(8)): 2253-62. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18413814
  • Dougherty U, Cerasi D, Taylor I, Kocherginsky M, Tekin U, Badal S, Aluri L, Sehdev A, Cerda S, Mustafi R, Delgado J, Joseph L, Zhu H, Hart J, Threadgill D, Fichera A, Bissonnette M.. Epidermal growth factor receptor is required for colonic tumor promotion by dietary fat in the azoxymethane/dextran sulfate sodium model: roles of transforming growth factor-{alpha} and PTGS2. Clinical Cancer Research. 2009 Nov; 2009 Nov 15(15(22)): 6780-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19903783.
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia-Associated Chromosomal Abnormalities and Risk of Secondary Malignancies. Shahzad Raza, Paul J Hampel, Belal Firwana, Zhen Wang, Yasar Shad, Lata Madhavi Aluri, Uladzislau Naidzionak and Donald C Doll. American Society of Hematology, Blood December 6 2014; 124(21):5636
  • Survival disparities and trend of head and neck cancer in the United States: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database study 1973-2010. Shahzad Raza, Gautam Kishore Kale, Lata M. Aluri, Akm Mosharraf Hossain; Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia, MO. 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting. Abstract number: 6066.
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