Oncology & Hematology
Dr. Sindhu’s inspiration to help each patient in her/his individual journey began with mother’s battle against lymphoma. Dr. Sindhu was just eleven years old when his mother’s illness was diagnosed and it changed his life forever. Just like his mother showed the courage and strength to win the fight against cancer, young Dr. Sindhu showed the resolve to help patients by spending most of his free time volunteering at the local hospital where his mother was diagnosed: from the age of 12 to 18, he was a junior volunteer at Santa Teresita Hospital in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Sindhu not only graduated as Valedictorian of his class at Duarte High School in California, he earned the distinction of the most committed volunteer at the hospital for the number of hours dedicated to improving the lives of patients. Having been honored with multiple scholarships as well as local, state, and national accolades, Dr. Sindhu began his undergraduate studies at UCLA. He was then honored with a prestigious President’s Scholarship at CSULB to study microbiology and immunology from where again graduated as the title of Most Outstanding Graduate in his Department. He went on to receive a scholarship at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine where he excelled in his studies and then graduated with Highest Honors from Ross University School of Medicine. Having impressed his superiors during his clinical rotations in medical school, he was heavily recruited to residency programs. He maintained his dedication to learning and helping the most vulnerable communities at the same time which is why he chose to work with the inner city population through a combined program of New York Medical College and New York University at the Brookdale University Medical Center. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine, Dr. Sindhu went on to complete a competitive research fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at the Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program and the State University of New York followed by a clinical fellowship in Hematology Oncology where he was appointed Chief Fellow.
Throughout his education and training, Dr. Sindhu has been a leader among his peers serving on dozens of committees and being appointed to and elected to numerous leadership positions. In 2015, he was elected as the national president of the Committee of Interns and Residents and had the honor of representing more than 14,000 doctors-in-training across the country. He dedicated his time to the work closest to his heart: helping his colleagues become better acquainted about the human side of medicine. He led and inspired projects which enable doctors to become advocates for their patients and improve the quality of care both locally and on a national level. Since 2016, Dr. Sindhu dedicated himself to taking care patients at a regional referral center where he was recognized by colleagues for his exceptional care of patients. He has helped more than five different communities in Pennsylvania and Illinois by filling-in for doctors for a short time so that patients in those areas can continue to get care. He feels fortunate that he had the opportunity to take care of and learn from patients’ experiences in a variety of settings including rural, suburban, and major metropolitan centers.
Dr. Sindhu has dedicated himself heavily to improving healthcare and has vast experience in cancer research is demonstrated by several presentations and publications in scientific journals so that others around the globe can learn from the investigations he has done both in the laboratory and at the patient’s bedside. He continues to serve on the editorial board of peer-reviewed journals. Not only does this allow him to stay very current on the newest trends in cancer medicine and hematology, but also gives him the opportunity to advocate for patient safety and elevate the quality of care patients receive.
In early 2018, Dr. Sindhu visited southern Arizona and really appreciates the community for its kindness, natural beauty, and climate. Wanting to move closer to where his family now lives in Tucson and his hometown of Los Angeles, he has decided to bring his passion for taking care of patients who are faced with difficult diagnoses right here to Cochise County. Dr. Sindhu is making himself a part of the fabric our community. It is Dr. Sindhu’s love for healing and the miracles of science which have allowed his mother to win the fight against stage 4 cancer since 1993 which make him the patient-centered physician that he is. He is incredibly thankful for having the opportunity to share his knowledge, experience, leadership, and spirit to help others here in Cochise County.