BRG Welcomes New Cancer Specialist to Bluebonnet Campus

Baton Rouge, La. Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that Dr. Pavani Ellipeddi has joined the Hematology Oncology Clinic at Baton Rouge General – Bluebonnet.

“Dr. Ellipeddi is a great addition to our team,” said Dr. Gerald Miletello. “We’ve seen tremendous growth over the last year, and her enthusiasm for treating cancer and blood disease will help us continue to provide patients with innovative, high-quality care.”

New to Baton Rouge, Dr. Ellipeddi completed her internal medicine internship at Kathmandu Medical Teaching Hospital in Nepal and her internal medicine residency at Baptist Health Systems in Birmingham, Alabama, then completed fellowships in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hematology and Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Ellipeddi received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Kathmandu Medical Teaching Hospital in Nepal. Dr. Ellipeddi is married to Prashanth Kankar and they have two children.

"One of the things I find most rewarding is to be able to provide the latest leading edge treatments and compassionate care to my patients with a wide range of issues,” said Dr. Ellipeddi. “Whether patients have blood disease or cancer in their stomach, chest, colorectal area, liver, lung or breast, I have experience and interest in caring for their needs.”

Last September, BRG partnered with the Hematology Oncology Clinic, a long-standing independent physician practice that opened in 1984 and specializes in treating blood disorders and cancer, offering one of the nation’s only programs for treating renal cell carcinoma and melanoma with Interleukin 2 (IL-2). Practicing with Dr. Ellipeddi are Drs. Gerald Miletello, Christopher McCanless and Michael Castine, III and Nurse Practitioners Auldyn Hirschey, Wendy Gill, Anna Rountree and Alicia Siears. In addition to the Baton Rouge office, the Hematology Oncology Clinic has an office in Zachary at 6180 Main Street, Suite A.

Dr. Ellipeddi’s office is located at Baton Rouge General – Bluebonnet in Medical Tower 1 (8595 Picardy Avenue, Suite 400, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809). Visit for more information.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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