Lala A. Cornelius, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I graduated magna cum laude and received my medical diploma from Russian Friendship University, the leading medical school in Moscow. After completing my residency program at the University of Tennessee, I finished my fellowship training in oncology/hematology at Vanderbilt University in 2005. I believe that clinical trial is the only way to advance cancer treatment. Working at Ingrid Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University as an assistant professor, I had a great opportunity to treat patients and participate in clinical trials. I joined Kaiser Permanente in January 2012 and was fortunate to receive a certificate of appreciation from the National Cancer Institute for enrolling patients in clinical trials while working at Kaiser Permanente as well. I am board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. I am a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.
About my practice
My areas of focus are skin diseases including melanoma, breast cancer, benign and malignant blood diseases focusing on lymphomas, multiple myeloma as well as clotting disorders. I adhere to promoting effective, ethical, evidence-based cancer and hematologic treatment. I tailor treatment according to the best scientific evidence and preference of each individual patient.
How I thrive
I believe that volunteering opportunities promote personal growth. I have been volunteering for more than 10 years in a school that provides care for troubled girls. I enjoy cooking, dancing tango, yoga, traveling and spending time with my two dogs. I believe that as a physician I have a responsibility to not only provide care to my patients but also to make time for self-care. I participate in our physician wellness program and volunteer teaching self-care to my colleagues.