Punit Wadhwa - MBBS

Punit Wadhwa - MBBS

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My Areas of Practice

I have been practicing hematology and medical oncology since 2001. While I am keenly interested in all aspects of hematology and medical oncology; I do have a special interest in hematologic malignancies, gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary cancers. I have a strong interest in medical education, and have been closely associated with the Univeristy of Minnesota residency and oncology fellowship teaching programs.  I strive to provide compassionate and evidence-based care to all my patients. I do my best to educate and counsel my patients and their family members, and be their friend and advocate as they navigate through a difficult illness. I consider myself privileged and fortunate to be part of the Cancer Care Team at the Frauenshuh Cancer Center.

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 2001

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Additional Languages
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Practices at

Frauenshuh Cancer Center
3931 Louisiana Ave. S.

Ground and 1st Floors
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

ABIM Board Certified in Medical Oncology: 2001-present

ABIM Board Certified in Hematology: 2002-present

Medical Oncology


Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency: University of Minnesota
Internal Medicine
Minneapolis, MN USA

MBBS: B.J. Medical College, Pune, India
Medical Degree: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pune, India

Research & Publications

1)      Necrosis of Uninvolved Bone Marrow Following Filgrastim Administration in a Patient with Burkitt Lymphoma Undergoing Chemotherapy. Ding L, Rawal A, Luikart S and Wadhwa P.  Br J Haematology, 2012 Oct; 159 (1):2

2)       Prognostication of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the rituximab era.  Ninan MJ, Wadhwa PD, Gupta P.  Leuk Lymphoma. 2011 Mar; 52(3):360-73.

3)      Time-dependent effect of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma grade on disease-free survival of relapsed/refractory patients treated with high-dose chemotherapy plus autotransplantation.Fu P, van Heeckeren WJ, Wadhwa PD, Bajor DJ, Creger RJ, Xu Z, Cooper BW,  Laughlin MJ, Gerson SL, Koç ON, Lazarus HM. Contemp Clin Trials. 2008 Mar; 29(2): 157-64.

4)      Infectious Complications of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia . Wadhwa PD, Morrison VA, Seminars in Oncology, 2006 Apr; 33(2): 240-9

5)      High-Dose Carmustine, Etoposide, Cisplatin, Autologous Stem Cell Transplant With or Without Involved-Field Radiation for Relapsed/Refractory Lymphoma: An Effective Regime with Low Morbidity and Mortality. Wadhwa PD, Fu P, Koc ON, Cooper BW, Fox RM, Creger RJ, Bajor DL, Bedi T, Laughlin MJ, Payne J, Gerson SL, Lazarus HM. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2005           Jan; 11(1):13-22.

6)      Hematopoietic recovery after unrelated umbilical cord-blood allogeneic transplantation in adults treated with in vivo stem cell factor (R-MetHuSCF) and filgrastim administration. Wadhwa PD, Lazarus HM, Koc ON, Jaroscak J, Woo D, Stevens CE, Rubinstein P, Laughlin MJ.  Leukemia  Research. 2003 Mar; 27(3):215-20

7)      Cancer gene therapy: scientific basis. Wadhwa PD, Zielske SP, Roth JC, Ballas CB, Bowman JE, Gerson SL. Annu Rev Med.2002; 53:437-52

8)      Should involved-field radiation therapy be used as an adjunct to lymphoma autotransplantation? Wadhwa P, Shina DC, Schenkein D, Lazarus HM. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2002 Feb;             29(3):183-9.

9)       Ring or disc enhancing lesions in epilepsy in India.Sethi PP, Wadia RS, Kiyawat DP, Ichaporia NR, Kothari SS, Sangle SA, Wadhwa P.  J Trop Med Hyg.   1994 Dec; 97(6):347-53.


Professional Associations & Awards

Excellence in Teaching (Outstanding Clinical Mentor) Award, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program, University of Minnesota: 2008 and 2012


Education Excellence Award, Department of Medicine, Minneapolis VA Health Care System and University of Minnesota (for outstanding resident and student clinical teaching): 2011


Nominated for Medical Staff ‘Award for Clinical Excellence’, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN: 2011


University of Minnesota/Minneapolis VA Medical Center Department of Medicine ‘Outstanding Resident and Student Clinical Teaching’ Award: 2009



I love reading, travelling, cooking, and going for long walks with our two dogs. Above all,  I cherish and value time spent with my wife and daughter.