Arun Kalra, M.D.

 Dr. Arun Kalra 

Curriculum Vitae 

Hemaology Oncolgy Specialists                                                                                             February 2016 to Present
2390 East Florida Avenue, Suite 105
Hemet, California 92544
Phone: 951-929-1686
Facsimile: 951-929-1653

Current Affiliation:
Hemet Valley Medical Center                                                                                       October 2013 to Present
Menifee Valley Hospital                                                                                                 October 2013 to Present
Temecula Valley Hospital                                                                                              February 2013 to Present
Desert Regional Medical Center                                                                                   July 2008 to Present

PhD Candidacy in Cancer Pharmacology                                                                    1983 to 1984
State University of New York
Buffalo, New York

State University of New York                                                                                         1982 to 1983
Buffalo, New York
Masters Degree, Natural Sciences

All India Institute of Medical Sciences                                                                          1971 to 1976
New Delhi, India
M.B.B.S. ( M.D.)

Undergraduate, Pre-Medical Degree                                                                            1970 to 1971
DAV College
Jullundur City, Punjab, Ind

Categoric Internal Medicine Internship and Residency                                             1977 to 1980
Wayne State University Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan

Medical Oncology Fellowship                                                                                         1980 to 1982
Roswell Park Memorial Institute
Buffalo, New York

Senior Research Fellowship                                                                                            1982 to 1984
Roswell Park Memorial Institute
Buffalo, New York

Board Certification:
Diplomate- Internal Medicine- ABIM
Diplomate- Medical Oncology- ABIM

All aspects of Medical Oncology, clinical and research, with special interest in:
  • Lung Cancer
  • Brain Tumors
  • Sarcomas

Positions and Appointments: Hematologist & Oncologist.
Apex Hematology/Oncology Medical Group                                                                October 2013 to February 2016
Hemet, California

Desert Cancer Care, Inc.                                                                                                   July 2008 to October 2013
Rancho Mirage, California

Desert Comprehensive Cancer Center                                                                          July 2008 to June 2009
Palm Springs, California

UCLA Westwood Hospital                                                                                                 January 2007 to 2008
Westwood, California

Century City Doctor’s Hospital                                                                                        February 2006 to 2008
Century City, California

Brotman Hospital                                                                                                              February 2006 to 2008
Culver City, California

St. John’s Hospital                                                                                                             February 2006 to 2008
Santa Monica, California

UCLA Santa Monica Hospital                                                                                          February 2006 to 2008
Santa Monica, California

Sarcoma Oncology Center                                                                                              September 2005 to 2008
Sant P. Chawla, MD
Santa Monica, California

Kaiser Permanente                                                                                                           June 2005 to September 2005
West Los Angeles, California

Sterling Rock Falls Clinic                                                                                                   1990-2005
Sterling, Illinois

Guthrie Medical Group                                                                                                     1986-1990
Corning, New York

VA Medical Center                                                                                                             1986 to 1990
Bath, New York

Corning Medical and Surgical Associates                                                                      1984 to 1986
Corning , New York (later purchased by Guthrie Medical Group)

Teaching Appointments
Clinical Faculty Assistant Professor                                                                                 2014 to present
Internal Medicine Western University of Health Sciences/College of
Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Voluntary Faculty      
Department of Oncology  University of Southern  California                                     2006 to 2008                                                       
Los Angeles, California

Clinical Instructor                                                                                                                1984 to 1990
University of Rochester Medical School
Rochester, New York

Clinical Instructor                                                                                                                1980 to 1984
State University of New York Medical School
Buffalo, New York

Honors and Awards:
Hospital Recognition                                                                                                            1984 to 1990
Bridge Builder Physician Recognition (three awards)
Corning Hospital, Corning, New York

Research Awards for                                                                                                             1983
Gold Medal, Best Research Report
Roswell Park Memorial Institute

Medical School Standing                                                                                                      1971 to 1975
Rated among top 25% of students in the class

Other Awards
University Dean’s Merit List Scholar , Punjab University                                                 1971
National Science Talent Search Scholar                                                                             1970
National High School Boards Salutatorian                                                                        1969

Licenses: California Active

1.    Taxane, Doxorubicin and Dexrazoxone in adjuvant chemotherapy of high-risk breast carcinoma. Programs and Proceedings, American Society of Clinical Oncologists Annual Meeting 2001, Abstract #1801.

2.   Prolymphocytic Lymphoma in a patient with colon carcinoma. Program and proceedings American Society of Clinical Oncologists Annual Meeting 1993, Abstract #1300.

3.   Familial Occurrence of Hairy Cell Leukemia in Two Brothers- A Case Report. Programs and proceedings American Society of Clinical Oncologists Annual Meeting 1992. Abstract #896

Research Experience:
2009       Sub-investigator- Novaris Pharmaceutical Corp: A Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Center, Three-arm Trial of the Continued Efficacy and Safety of Zometa in Patients with Documented Bone Metastases from Breast Cancer. Protocol # CZOL446E2352.

2009       Sub-investigator- Gloucester Pharmaceuticals: A Phase II Trial of Romidepsin and Bortezombid for Patients with Multiple Myeloma Relapsed or Refractory Disease. Protocol # GPI-08-0006

2009       Sub-investigator- Millennium Pharma: Phase IIIB, Randomized Study of Three Treatment Regimens in Subjects with Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma who are not considered candidates with High Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation. Velcade, Thalomide and Dexamethasone (VTD) vs Velcade and Dexamethasone (VD) vs Velcade, Melphalan and Prednisone (VMP). Protocol # C05009

2009      Sub-investigator- Oncotherapeutics: A Phase II Study of Pegylated Liposomal Doxorubicin, Bortezombid and Dexamethasone (DVD) for Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma. Protocol # X05272/DOIXILMMY2010

2009      Principle Investigator- Sanofi Aventis US, Inc: A Multinational, Randomized, Double-Blind Study Comparing the Efficacy of Aflibercept once every two (2) weeks versus Placebo in Patients Treated with Gemcitabine for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer. Protocol #EFC10547 (Vanilla)

2008/09   Sub-investigator- Angen, Inc: An Open-Label, Multi-Center, Phase 2 Safety and Efficacy Study of Denosumab (AMG 162) in Subjects with Recurrent or Unresectable Giant Cell Tumor (GCT) of Bone. Protocol #20040215

2008/09    Sub-investigator- AOI Pharmacy, Inc: Sarcoma Alliance for Research Through Collaboration (SARC) Multicenter Trial: A Phase II Trial of Perifosine in Patients with Chemo-insensitive Sarcoma. Protocol #Perfosine#214

2008/09    Sub-investigator- SARC: A Multicenter, Open Label Single Arm Study of YONDELIS (trabectidin) for Subjects with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma who have relapsed or are refractory to standard of care treatment. Protocol #JOHNS006/05-045

2008/09    Sub-investigator- Amgen, Inc: A Phase 1b/2 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of AmG655 or AMG 479 in Combination with Gemcitabine and First-Line Therapy for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer. Protocol #20060323