Anand Dhruva, MD

Integrative Oncologist and Ayurvedic Practitioner
Associate Director of Education
Director of Clinical Fellowship in Integrative Medicine
Core Research Faculty

Anand Dhruva, MD is an integrative oncologist and Ayurvedic practitioner at the Osher Center, as well as Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF on the Hematology-Oncology faculty. He is a graduate of the distant-learning Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona. He completed his training in internal medicine at Emory University in Atlanta and completed his hematology and medical oncology fellowship at UCSF. He has been a faculty member at UCSF and at the Osher Center since 2006.

He has a particular interest in Ayurvedic medicine and conducts research on Ayurveda and yoga. As a practicing medical oncologist, Dr. Dhruva is well acquainted with the standard approaches to cancer and the concerns of patients with cancer. He works in the modality of integrative oncology, which employs a holistic approach to healing, utilizes evidence whenever possible, emphasizes the patient-practitioner relationship, and makes use of all appropriate approaches to health.

The goals of his practice are to integrate safe, effective, and individualized complementary healing approaches into standard cancer care and survivorship. Dr. Dhruva’s practice is open to adults living with or beyond a diagnosis of cancer. His practice also includes Ayurvedic lifestyle consultation and integrative medicine consultations for all patients.

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