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Rajesh N. Kukunoor, MD

Primary Specialty

Hematology & Medical Oncology

Dr. Kukunoor received his post-graduate training at North Oakland Medical Centers in Pontiac, Michigan; Wayne State University in Detroit; and the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Before coming to Southwest Hematology Oncology, now Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, he spent two years as an Oncology Hospitalist at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. “I chose oncology as my specialty because the bond between physician and patient is the closest,” Dr. Kukunoor says. “It’s also important to me that oncology is one of the most evidence-based subspecialties of medicine.”

Dr. Kukunoor believes that there’s a lot of misinformation out there, especially online. “Many patients ask about nutritional supplements and non-traditional treatments,” he says. “While there is no ‘magic pill,’ I’m a believer in anything that works. I help my patients promote good health practices.”

Dr. Kukunoor’s teaching experiences at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center help keep him up to speed on the latest research. “You’ve got to keep up with the data,” he says. “And that means reading the journals, attending meetings, and staying active and involved in the professional community.”


Dr. Kukunoor was recently recognized as one Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2017.

Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine

Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Hematology & Medical Oncology

Board Certification

Board Certified in Hematology & Medical Oncology

Click here to see Dr. Kukunoor’s complete curriculum vitae.

Dr. Kukunoor sees patients for Hematology and Medical Oncology at our PhoenixGlendale, & Scottsdale locations.