Bhaskar Kolla, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Bhaskar Kolla

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Mailing Address:
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Pamela Hansen

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


MD, Medical School, Guntur Medical College, Guntur, India

Internal Medicine Residency, St Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL


Dr. Kolla graduated from medical school at Guntur Medical College in India in 2003. He worked as a senior house officer at San Fernando General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago until 2006. He completed internal medicine residency at St Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois from 2006 to 2009. He then worked as a hospitalist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin before becoming an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is interested in in-patient care, medical research, and education.


  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology

Awards & Recognition

  • Third Year Chief Resident (2008-2009)
  • North Suburban Cardiology In-Training Award (2009)
  • Harry Kurz, M.D. Best Educator Award (2009)
  • Best Outgoing Student Award from Guntur Medical College (2003)
  • Dr. Zoya Memorial Gold Medal in Final M.B.,B.S, (2002)
  • AP Academy of Sciences Medal (2002)
  • Gold Medal Prize for the Best Student in Obstetrics & Gynecology (2002)
  • AP State Academy of Sciences Medal for the Best Student in Pathology, (2002)
  • AP State Academy of Sciences Medal for the Best Student in Biochemistry, (1999)
  • NTR University Gold Medal for Best Outgoing Student for whole M.B., B.S, (2003)

Professional Associations

  • ABIM certified through (2019)
  • Associate, American College of Physician


Research Summary/Interests

  1. Studying spectrum of genomic alterations in small cell lung cancer.
  2. Evaluating trends in cardiac imaging methods for chemotherapy related cardiotoxicity screening and related radiation exposure.
  3. Exploring clinical utility of genomic variants of uncertain significance (VUS) in malignancy.
  4. Studying long term outcomes with post operative chemotherapy in patients with appendiceal cancer.


  1. Kolla BC, Weisdorf D, Blaes A, Schelbert E, Valeti U. Declining usage of Multi-Gated Acquisitions scans for Chemotherapy Related Cardiotoxicity screening. Journal of American College of Cardiology, JACC. 2015 Mar; 65(10S): A1100.
  2. Ali S.M, Kolla B.C, Bailey M, Schrock A, Frampton G, Fabrizio D, Ou I, He J, Suh J.H, Ross J.S, Stephens P.J, Miller V.A, Patel M. Small Cell Lung Carcinoma harbors Gene Fusions Including MYCL1 Fusions Which can respond to Aurora Kinase Inhibitors. Annals of Oncology 27 (Supplement 6): vi493–vi496, 2016
  3. Kolla BC, Patel MR: Recurrent pleural effusions and cardiac tamponade as possible manifestations of pseudoprogression associated with nivolumab therapy- a report of two cases. J Immunother Cancer 2016, 4:80.
  4. Kolla BC, Roy SS, Duval S, Weisdorf D, Valeti U, Blaes A: Cardiac Imaging Methods for Chemotherapy-related Cardiotoxicity Screening and Related Radiation Exposure: Current Practice and Trends. Anticancer Research 2017, 37:2445-2449.
  5. Chae YK, Tamragouri K, Chun J, Schrock AB, Kolla BC, Ganesan S, Suh J, Velcheti V, Bivona TG, Ross JS, et al: Genomic alterations (GA) and tumor mutation burden (TMB) in large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of lung (L-LCNEC) as compared to small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) as assessed via comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP). Journal of Clinical Oncology 2017, 35:8517-8517