Education & Training

Medical School

Ntr University Of Health Sciences


Internal Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME

Family Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


Hematology & Oncology

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


American Board of Internal Medicine/Hematology
American Board of Internal Medicine/Medical Oncology


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Academic Information

Director of Medical Oncology Breast Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests

  • Breast cancer

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast cancer

Awards & Honors

  • 2009-2010: Best APD Faculty Preceptor of the year Residency
  • 2005-2006: Recognition award by Family Medicine for teaching medical students
  • 2005: Chosen for “Residents as Teachers” role model


Peer-reviewed manuscripts 

  • Nistala P, Nistala R, Lastra G, Manrique CM and Sowers JR. Hypertension and Diabetes: Emphasis on the Renin-Angiotensin System and Insulin Resistance. Current Hypertension Reports Invitation only issue. 2009: August: 5(3):210-221
  • Regunath H, Shortridge J, Raza S, Nistala P, Huffman BM, Wang MX and Xiang D. Occult pulmonary mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma presenting as catastrophic anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome. 2013: Oncology Letters- In press
  • Nistala P, Bansal P, Ramasubbaiah R. Primary Squamous cell carcinoma of liver with leukocytosis as a paraneoplastic manifestation – Case report and review of literature of rare disease – manuscript in submission

Peer-reviewed abstracts

  • Shin J, Nistala P, Gupta D, Tiwari P, Mohamed K and Doll DC. Spontaneous Tumor Lysis Syndrome in Multicentric Castleman's Disease. American College of Physicians, Missouri 2008
  • Nistala P, Freter CE, Doll D, and Hossain AM. Epidemiological and Survival Disparities of Multiple Myeloma in Different Ethnicities in the USA: A SEER Database Based Analysis From 1973 to 2009. Blood (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts), Nov 2012; 120: 4967
  • Baillargeon PAJ, Nistala P, Doll DC. Can clinical parameters predict bone marrow involvement in DLBCL? Submitted to ASH 2013

Current projects

  • Book chapter on Targetted therapies for cancer - Anti Cancer Drug, Bentham Science Publication group, in press