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Rita Nanda, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Associate Director, Breast Medical Oncology

Rita Nanda, MD, specializes in the treatment of breast cancer. She has particular expertise in the treatment of triple-negative, early onset, hereditary, and locally-advanced breast cancers. She is a strong advocate of using chemotherapy prior to surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy) to better understand how an individual's tumor responds to therapy, so that treatment can be tailored to each patient's unique case.

Dr. Nanda's research interests include identifying novel treatments that will improve outcomes for women with all forms of breast cancer. Dr. Nanda is a Principal Investigator in the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC), the University of Chicago Phase II Network Breast Cancer Program Team Leader, and a member of the Breast Program Leadership Committee. Dr. Nanda leads the University of Chicago's clinical breast cancer research efforts.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Medical School

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American Association of Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Language Spoken


Office Phone

(773) 702-6149

Office Fax

(773) 702-0963

Office Postal Address

Rita Nanda, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Nanda's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.