Dr. Igor Puzanov MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Igor Puzanov is a medical oncologist in Nashville, Tennessee and is affiliated with Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Charles University in Prague Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 23 years. Dr. Puzanov accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 30 doctors at Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics who specialize in Medical Oncology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Czech, Russian and Croatian.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: General Oncology, Genitourinary, Melanoma

Clinical Interests: Protein Kinase Inhibitors, Proto-Oncogene Proteins B-raf, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Antineoplastic Agents, Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols, Melanoma

Hospital Affiliation

Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics
Ranked #39 in Cancer

Other Languages Spoken

  • Czech
  • Russian
  • Croatian

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1998–2001

Vanderbilt University
Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 2002–2005

Charles University in Prague Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1991


Other Training, Clinical Investigation, 2004–2007

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Hematology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Medical Oncology

TN State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2012

Amgen Travel Award
2004

Aventis Travel Award
2004

Dean's Award, Charles University
1990

Discovery Award
2012

Fellow, American College of Physicians
2011

Hematology-Oncology Outstanding Fellow Award, Vanderbilt University
2005

Hoffman-La Roche Travel Award
1992

IMPACT Award, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
2010

James W. McLaughlin Fellowship Fund Travel Award
1995

James W. McLaughlin Fellowship Fund Travel Award
1997

Merit Scholarship, Charles University
1986

Outstanding Contribution Award, US-Chinese Anti-Cancer Association
2010

Team Science Award for Cytokine Working Group, International Society of Biological Therapy of Cancer
2010

Publications & Presentations

A Phase II Study of Bevacizumab and High-dose Interleukin-2 in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Cytokine Working Group (CWG) Study
Dandamudi UB, Ghebremichael M, Sosman JA, Clark JI, McDermott DF, Atkins MB, Dutcher JP, Urba WJ, Regan MM, Puzanov I, Crocenzi TS, Curti BD, Vaishampayan UN, , Crosby NA, Margolin KA, Ernstoff MS 2013 11 1

A Phase II study of bevacizumab and high-dose interleukin-2 in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: A Cytokine Working Group (CWG) study
Dandamudi UB, Ghebremichael M, Sosman JA, Clark JI, McDermott DF, Atkins MB, Dutcher JP, Urba WJ, Regan MM, Puzanov I, Crocenzi TS, Curti BD, Vaishampayan UN, Crosby NA, Margolin KA, Ernstoff MS 2013 11 1

Future perspectives in melanoma research Meeting report from the "Melanoma Bridge Napoli, December 2nd-4th 2012"
Ascierto PA, Grimaldi AM, Acquavella N, Borgognoni L, Calabrò L, Cascinelli N, Cesano A, Del Vecchio M, Eggermont AM, Faries M, Ferrone S, Fox BA, Gajewski TF, Galon J, Gnjatic S, Gogas H, Kashani-Sabet M, Kaufman HL, Larkin J, Lo RS, Mantovani A, Margolin K, Melief C, McArthur G, Palmieri G, Puzanov I, Ribas A, Seliger B, Sosman J, Suenaert P, Tarhini AA, Trinchieri G, Vidal-Vanaclocha F, Wang E, Ciliberto G, Mozzillo N, Marincola FM, Thurin M 2013 6 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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