Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO

Phone: 573-882-8445

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Phone: (573) 882-2100

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1. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO
Phone: 573-882-8445
Other Phone Numbers:
Phone: (573) 882-2100
View Details
Get Directions




Education & Training

Medical School

NTR University of Health Sciences


Internal Medicine

  • University of Missouri Health Care

Family Medicine

  • University of Missouri Health Care


IM Hematology and Oncology

  • University of Missouri Health Care


American Board of IM - Hematology
American Board of IM - Medical Oncology
American Board of Internal Medicine


MU Health Care participates with most major managed care organizations. To find out whether MU Health Care is a participating provider in your insurance plan or network, or for information on co-payments and deductibles, please contact your insurance carrier directly.

Academic Information

Margaret Proctor Mulligan Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Oncology Breast Program Director

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