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Anand Dhruva, M.D.

Cancer and integrative medicine specialist

Dr. Anand Dhruva is a cancer specialist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. He provides integrative medicine consultations for cancer patients, drawing upon specialized knowledge of both standard and non-traditional approaches to treatments and supportive care. His goal is to integrate safe and effective complementary healing approaches into standard cancer care and survivorship. His practice is open to adults living with or beyond a diagnosis of cancer.

Dhruva completed training in internal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta and completed a hematology and medical oncology fellowship at UCSF. He is also a graduate of Dr. Andrew Weil's distance learning fellowship program in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. He is on the Hematology and Medical Oncology faculty at UCSF.

Clinics

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7700
Fax: (415) 353-7358

Hours:
Monday and Tuesday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Anand Dhruva

Education

Wayne State University School of Medicine 1999

Residencies

Emory University Hospital 2002

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Doong SH, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, West C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Abrams G, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations Between Cytokine Genes and a Symptom Cluster of Pain, Fatigue, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression in Patients Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Oct 10.
  2. Miaskowski C, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, West C, Dunn LB, Dhruva A, Merriman JD, Langford DJ, Kober KM, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Aouizerat BE. Cytokine gene variations associated with trait and state anxiety in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Sep 24.
  3. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober KM, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Cytokine Gene Associations With Self-Report Ratings of Morning and Evening Fatigue in Oncology Patients and Their Family Caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 May 27.
  4. Saad S, Dunn LB, Koetters T, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, West C, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variations associated with subsyndromal depressive symptoms in patients with breast cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Apr 10.
  5. Leung G, Baggott C, West C, Elboim C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Dhruva A, Schmidt BL, Kober K, Merriman JD, Leutwyler H, Neuhaus J, Langford D, Smoot BJ, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 Mar; 12(1):10-22.
  6. Miaskowski C, Paul SM, Cooper B, West C, Levine JD, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Abrams G, Luce J, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Kober K, Baggott C, Leutwyler H, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent arm/shoulder pain following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Jun; 18(3):242-53.
  7. Langford DJ, West C, Elboim C, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Paul SM, Schmidt BL, Levine JD, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Neuhaus J, Leutwyler H, Baggott C, Sullivan CW, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Variations in Potassium Channel Genes Are Associated With Breast Pain in Women Prior to Breast Cancer Surgery. J Neurogenet. 2014 Jan 7.
  8. Dhruva A, Hecht FM, Miaskowski C, Kaptchuk TJ, Bodeker G, Abrams D, Lad V, Adler SR. Correlating traditional ayurvedic and modern medical perspectives on cancer: results of a qualitative study. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 May; 20(5):364-70.
  9. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Cataldo JK, Dunn L, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Dhruva A, Kober K, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Ritchie CS, Abrams G, Dodd M, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Melisko M, Miaskowski C. Association between an interleukin 1 receptor, type I promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in women with breast cancer. Cytokine. 2014 Feb; 65(2):192-201.
  10. Stephens K, Cooper BA, West C, Paul SM, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dhruva A, Kober KM, Langford DJ, Leutwyler H, Luce JA, Schmidt BL, Abrams GM, Elboim C, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Miaskowski C, Aouizerat BE. Associations between cytokine gene variations and severe persistent breast pain in women following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2014 Feb; 15(2):169-80.
  11. Dhruva A, Aouizerat BE, Cooper B, Paul SM, Dodd M, West C, Wara W, Lee K, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Merriman JD, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Ritchie C, Kober K, Leutwyler H, Miaskowski C. Differences in morning and evening fatigue in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Dec; 17(6):841-8.
  12. Alfaro E, Dhruva A, Langford DJ, Koetters T, Merriman JD, West C, Dunn LB, Paul SM, Cooper B, Cataldo J, Hamolsky D, Elboim C, Kober K, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Associations between cytokine gene variations and self-reported sleep disturbance in women following breast cancer surgery. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Feb; 18(1):85-93.
  13. Merriman JD, Aouizerat BE, Langford DJ, Cooper BA, Baggott CR, Cataldo JK, Dhruva A, Dunn L, West C, Paul SM, Ritchie CS, Swift PS, Miaskowski C. Preliminary evidence of an association between an interleukin 6 promoter polymorphism and self-reported attentional function in oncology patients and their family caregivers. Biol Res Nurs. 2014 Apr; 16(2):152-9.
  14. Miaskowski C, Cooper B, Paul SM, West C, Langford D, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Dunn L, Dodd M, Neuhaus J, Baggott C, Dhruva A, Schmidt B, Cataldo J, Merriman J, Aouizerat BE. Identification of patient subgroups and risk factors for persistent breast pain following breast cancer surgery. J Pain. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1172-87.
  15. Dunn LB, Aouizerat BE, Langford DJ, Cooper BA, Dhruva A, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dodd M, West C, Paul SM, Miaskowski C. Cytokine gene variation is associated with depressive symptom trajectories in oncology patients and family caregivers. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2013 Jun; 17(3):346-53.
  16. Miaskowski C, Cooper BA, Dhruva A, Dunn LB, Langford DJ, Cataldo JK, Baggott CR, Merriman JD, Dodd M, Lee K, West C, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE. Evidence of associations between cytokine genes and subjective reports of sleep disturbance in oncology patients and their family caregivers. PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e40560.
  17. Dhruva A, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Lee K, West C, Aouizerat BE, Dunn LB, Swift PS, Wara W, Miaskowski C. A longitudinal study of measures of objective and subjective sleep disturbance in patients with breast cancer before, during, and after radiation therapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Aug; 44(2):215-28.
  18. Knapp K, Cooper B, Koetters T, Cataldo J, Dhruva A, Paul SM, West C, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Trajectories and predictors of symptom occurrence, severity, and distress in prostate cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Oct; 44(4):486-507.
  19. Dhruva A, Miaskowski C, Abrams D, Acree M, Cooper B, Goodman S, Hecht FM. Yoga breathing for cancer chemotherapy-associated symptoms and quality of life: results of a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 May; 18(5):473-9.
  20. Illi J, Miaskowski C, Cooper B, Levine JD, Dunn L, West C, Dodd M, Dhruva A, Paul SM, Baggott C, Cataldo J, Langford D, Schmidt B, Aouizerat BE. Association between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine genes and a symptom cluster of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression. Cytokine. 2012 Jun; 58(3):437-47.

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