Dr. Puneet Bhalla is a board-certified Medical Oncologist specializing in genitourinary and lung malignancies. He joined Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers in September 2006. Dr. Bhalla is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University. He completed his Internal Medicine residency and Medical Oncology fellowship from Oakland University William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. His research has been published in national and international oncology meetings and remains actively involved in research at Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers. He has been practicing in the East Valley since 2003, initially in solo practice and since 2006 as part of Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers. He serves on the Dignity Health East Valley Board of Directors for Mercy Gilbert and Chandler Regional Hospitals. A strong patient advocate, he routinely picks up the phone to communicate with other physicians and health insurance companies on his patient’s behalf. He has been nominated as “Top Doc” in medical oncology by his peers several times in PHOENIX Magazine. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Creighton University and extended faculty at Midwestern University, he mentors medical students during their Oncology rotations. He is well respected by his peers in the community for his expertise in solid tumors. He is at present an investigator in research trials .He lives in the Phoenix area with his wife. He and his wife have twin daughters that live in the east coast. In his spare time, he may be seen hiking with his wife, riding his cycle or golfing.