Prema P. Peethambaram, M.D.

  1. Oncologist

Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Prema P. Peethambaram, M.D., is a medical oncologist who has a passion for treating women's cancers. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Compassionate treatment of patients with breast cancer both early stage and late stage cancer.
  • Providing state of the art and individualized treatment to patients in the neoadjuvant setting, adjuvant setting and metastatic cancer setting with all subtypes of breast cancer.
  • Enrolling patients in clinical trials, monitoring them and evaluating their progress and clinical trials.
  • Educating patients about cancer and cancer treatments.
  • Helping patients with alleviation of symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatments.
  • Coordinating care of cancer patients and refer them were necessary to multi-disciplinary clinics such as Cardio Oncology Clinic, Pain Clinic, Palliative Care Clinic, Medical Genetics, Cancer Rehabilitation and Lymphedema Clinic.

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Peethambaram has led several early therapeutics and novel cancer treatment trials, as well as presented in several national oncology meetings and been published in leading peer reviewed cancer journals.

Dr. Peethambaram is also active in educating medical students, internal medicine residents, medical oncology fellows, nurse practitioners and physician's assistants.

  • Clinical research in breast cancer using novel therapeutics
  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Treatment of all stages of breast cancer and palliation of symptoms from cancer
  • Anti- cancer therapy including enrolling patients in clinical trials and monitoring them
  1. 1997
    Fellow - Hematology/OncologyMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1994
    Chief Medical ResidentHenry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  3. 1993
    Resident - Internal MedicineHenry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan
  4. 1989
    DCH - PediatricsInstitute of Child Health, Madras, India
  5. 1986
    Internship - Rotational InternshipGovernment Stanley Hospital, Madras, India
  6. 1985
    MB BSGovernment Stanley Medical College


  1. 1997
    Medical OncologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 1995
    Travel Award for PosterAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  2. 1993
    Outstanding Teacher of the YearHenry Ford Hospital
  3. 1991
    Intern of the Month AwardHenry Ford Hospital
  4. 1981
    The Travancore Maharani RegentStanley Medical College
  5. 1981
    Sankeenmarar Memorial Gold Medal for proficiency in physiologyStanley Medical College
  6. 1981
    Eswaran Shakunthala Gold Medal for proficiency in pathologyStanley Medical College
  7. 1981
    Old Student's Association Prize for proficiency in microbiologyStanley Medical College
  8. 1981
    The Lady Wellington Prize for proficiency in midwiferyStanley Medical College
  9. 1981
    Dr. C. S. Ramarao Gold Medal for proficiency in Clinical SurgeryStanley Medical College
  10. 1981
    Dr. A. N. K. Menon Gold Medal for proficiency in radiologyStanley Medical College
  11. 1981
    Sri Akkaraju Seetharamaiah and Rammamagaru Memorial Prize for proficiency in pediatricsStanley Medical College
  12. 1981
    The Lt. Col. A. Chalmen's Prize for proficiency in midwiferyStanley Medical College
  13. 1981
    The Travancore Maharani Regent's Prize for the highest number of marks in final M.B.B.S. university examinationsStanley Medical College
  14. 1981
    Government Gold Medal for highest marks in the University final exam of M.B, B.S.Stanley Medical College

Professional memberships

  1. 2010
    MemberAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  2. 2010 - present
    Co-ChairHematology/Oncology Task Force
  3. 2009 - 2013
    MemberData Safety and Monitoring Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  4. 2009 - 2010
    ChairGYN Disease Oriented Group (DOG), Department of Oncology
  5. 2006 - 2009
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
  6. 2004 - 2016
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Oncology
  7. 2000 - 2003
    MemberOvarian Cancer Committee, Gynecologic Oncology Group
  8. 2000 - 2005
    MemberDevelopmental Therapeutics Committee, Gynecologic Oncology Group
  9. 2000 - 2005
    MemberDevelopmental Therapeutics Committee, Gynecologic Oncology Group
  10. 2000 - 2003
    MemberOvarian Cancer Committee, Gynecologic Oncology Group
  11. 1999 - 2000
    MemberPsychosocial and Educational Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  12. 1999 - 2000
    MemberWomen's Healthcare Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  13. 1998 - 2002
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  14. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  15. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  16. 1998 - present
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  17. 1998 - present
    MemberGynecologic Oncology Group


Research activities

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