Laxmi Iyer, MD, MPH

Hematologist-Oncologist

Laxmi Iyer, MD, MPH

Laxmi Iyer, MD, MPH, is a physician at the Hope Cancer Care Center of Nevada. She has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders and cancer ailments. Dr. Iyer earned her medical degree from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Pune, India, which is one of premier medical institutions ranked among the top 10 medical schools in India. Further, she completed a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. During this time, she also researched in the Department of Cancer Genetics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, under the mentorship of Dr. Louise Strong. She moved to Baltimore, Maryland to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University/ Sinai Hospital, and then went on to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center for a clinical fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. Her research interests during fellowship were in breast, colorectal and pancreatic cancers, but she enjoys all aspects of clinical hematology-oncology care. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

While not at work, she enjoys spending time and traveling with family. She is spiritual by nature and regularly practices yoga and transcendental meditation. She is also a fitness enthusiast and has an ardent interest in cooking and baking. Dr. Iyer is married, and her husband is a biomedical engineer working as a research professional at Stanford University.