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Welcome Kamalesh K. Bala, MD, PhD

Posted on February 18, 2019

We’re proud to welcome Board-Certified Medical Oncologist Kamalesh K. Bala, MD, PhD to Thompson Oncology Group. Dr. Bala will care for patients at our Thompson Cancer Survival Center – Downtown location. 

Kamalesh Bala, MD, PhD

Kamalesh K. Bala, MD, PhD

Board Certified in Hematology/Oncology and Internal Medicine


Hematology and Medical Oncology,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Internal Medicine, 
St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital

Medical School: 

Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital



Thompson Cancer Survival Center – Downtown
1915 White Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 331-2060

About Us

Thompson Oncology Group is part of Covenant Health, the region’s top performing healthcare network. Community-owned and headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health includes nine acute-care hospitals, numerous outpatient and physician clinic locations, and specialty services for behavioral health, oncology, rehabilitation, home care, and community wellness and outreach programs. With more than 10,000 employees and nearly 1,500 affiliated physicians system wide, Covenant Health is recognized regionally and nationally for quality and patient satisfaction, has been named three times by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers, and is the only health system in East Tennessee on Becker’s list of “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2018. Visit to learn more.