Dr. Veena Charu MD Medical Oncologist

Dr. Veena Charu is a medical oncologist in Anaheim, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center and Anaheim General Hospital. She received her medical degree from Government Medical College Nagpur and has been in practice for 42 years. Dr. Charu accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 5 doctors at AHMC Anaheim Regional Medical Center and one of 2 at Anaheim General Hospital who specialize in Medical Oncology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Medical Oncologist: General Oncology

Education & Medical Training

Bergen Regional Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1981–1983

Westchester Medical Center
Fellowship, Hematology, 1983–1985

Government Medical College Nagpur
Class of 1972

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

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Publications & Presentations

Changes in 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose and 18F-fluorodeoxythymidine positron emission tomography imaging in patients with non-small cell lung cancer treated with erlotinib.
Mileshkin, L., Hicks, R. J., Hughes, B. G., Mitchell, P. L., Charu, V., Gitlitz, B. J., Macfarlane, D., Solomon, B., Amler, L. C., Yu, W., Pirzkall, A., Fine, B. M.

TROPICS 1: a phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of tenecteplase for restoration of function in dysfunctional central venous catheters.
Gabrail, N., Sandler, E., Charu, V., Anas, N., Lim, E., Blaney, M., Ashby, M., Gillespie, B. S., Begelman, S. M.

Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of every-3-week darbepoetin alfa 300 micrograms for treatment of chemotherapy-induced anemia.
Hernandez, E., Ganly, P., Charu, V., Dibenedetto, J., Tomita, D., Lillie, T., Taylor, K.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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