Hemasri Tokala, MBBS

Hemasri Tokala, MBBS
Hemasri Tokala, MBBS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine


Contact Information

1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Department of Medicine

Hemasri Tokala, MBBS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine - Hematology. She is employed with the West Michigan Cancer Center. She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Osmania Medical College - India in August 2006. She completed an Internship in General Medicine also from Osmania Medical College in August 2007. She completed a Residency in Internal Medicine from Michigan State University - Sparrow Hospital in June 2013. She then completed a Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology also from Michigan University - Breslin Cancer Center in June 2016.

  • Board Certification

    • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology)
  • Education and Training

    • Fellowship 2016, Hematology/Oncology, Michigan State University
    • Residency 2013, Internal Medicine, Michigan State University
    • Internship 2007, General Medicine,
    • MBBS 2006, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,
  • Research

    • Medical Oncology
  • Publications

    • Kotaru V.P.K., Martin D., Tokala H., Kalavakunta J.K. Right atrial mass-multimodality imaging—Massive lipomatous hypertrophy of the atrial septum Clinical Case Reports. 2020;8:3632-3633. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.3431.

    • Laird-Fick H.S., Tokala H., Kandola S., Kehdi M., Pelosi A., Wang L., Grondahl B. Early morphological changes in cardiac mitochondria after subcutaneous administration of trastuzumab in rabbits: possible prevention with oral selenium supplementation Cardiovascular Pathology. 2020;44 doi: 10.1016/j.carpath.2019.107159.

    • Agrawal Y., Lingala K., Tokala H., Kalavakunta J. Antipsychotic therapy-induced new onset diabetic ketoacidosis American Journal of Therapeutics. 2016;23:e1944-e1945. doi: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000000375.

    • Kannarkatt J., Alkharabsheh O., Tokala H., Dimitrov N. Metformin and Angiogenesis in Cancer-Revisited Oncology (Switzerland). 2016;91:179-184. doi: 10.1159/000448175.

    • Chang L., Frame D., Braun T., Gatza E., Hanauer D.A., Zhao S., Magenau J.M., Schultz K., Tokala H., Ferrara J.L.M., Levine J.E., Reddy P., Paczesny S., Choi S.W. Engraftment syndrome after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation predicts poor outcomes Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2014;20:1407-1417. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2014.05.022.

    • Laird-Fick H., Gardiner J., Tokala H., Patel P., Wei S., Dimitrov N. HER2 status in elderly women with breast cancer Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 2013;4:362-367. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2013.05.007.

    • Patel P., Rayamajhi S., Tokala H., Laird-Fick H. An unusual cause of altered mental status in elderly - Acute cerebellitis: A case report and review Case Reports in Medicine. 2013;2013 doi: 10.1155/2013/653925.

    • Tokala H., Kalavakunta J., Laird-Fick H., Kamath S., Gupta V. A rare cardiac neoplasm presenting as a chest pain European Cardiology. 2012;8:223-224. doi: 10.15420/ecr.2012.8.3.223.

    • Kalavakunta J., Davenport D., Tokala H., King A., Khagny M., Gupta V. Destructive Abiotrophia defectiva endocarditis Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2011;20:111-112.

    • Kalavakunta J., Tokala H., Gupta V. New onset hypertension-rare intimal variant fibromuscular dysplasia Journal of Cardiology Cases. 2011;4 doi: 10.1016/j.jccase.2011.04.005.

    • Kalavakunta J., Tokala H., Loehrke M. Solitary lesion in magnetic resonance imaging: Tumor versus multiple sclerosis American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 2011;342:168. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318200d247.

    • Kalavakunta J., Bantu V., Tokala H., Kodenchery M. Sudden cause of cardiac death - Be aware of me: A case report and short review on Brugada syndrome Case Reports in Medicine. 2010;2010 doi: 10.1155/2010/823490.

    • Kalavakunta J., Peddi P., Bantu V., Tokala H., Kodenchery M. Lambl's excrescences: A rare cause of stroke Journal of Heart Valve Disease. 2010;19:669-670.

    • Kalavakunta J., Tokala H., Gosavi A., Gupta V. Left ventricular noncompaction and myocardial fibrosis: A case report International Archives of Medicine. 2010;3 doi: 10.1186/1755-7682-3-20.