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  • Kellie Flippin

    Kellie E Flippin, MD

    • Lucy Curci Cancer Care
    • 39000 Bob Hope Dr.
    • Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    • (760) 346-7655
  • For Kellie Flippin, MD, a fellowship-trained medical oncologist and hematologist, working in cancer care was always going to be a part of her story. From an early age, Dr. Flippin was introduced to the field of medicine by her father, a hematologist, and her mother who worked as a surgical nurse. “I was always around hospitals growing up and felt very comfortable in that setting.”                

    After earning her undergraduate degree in biology/chemistry, she chose to enter medical school instead of furthering her skills as a scientist. “While my initial interest was in biology, I felt my personality would be better suited for a career in medicine. Specifically, direct patient care would give the opportunity firsthand to help
    people.” She earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester
    School of Medicine and completed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital
    at University of Rochester Medical Center.

    Dr. Flippin completed her fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at
    Duke University Medical Center where she also earned the Sterling L. Davison
    Fellow. After completing postdoctoral training, Dr. Flippin began working in
    the field of cancer care at Duke University Medical Center — also serving as
    assistant professor of medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    in North Carolina.

    Dr. Flippin is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Society of Clinical
    Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, a Fellow of the American
    Board of Physicians in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology
    and the Piedmont Oncology Association.

    To want to help people get better is an innate part of who I am. I want to do
    anything I can to alleviate a patient’s suffering. And, if I’ve achieved that, then
    it’s a win-win for the patient and for me
    .”

    • Professional Details
      • Medical Oncology
      • Hematology
        • English
      • English
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    • Professional Education
      • University of Rochester School of Medicine
      • University of Rochester School of Medicine
      • Strong Mem Hosp Univ of Rochester
      • Strong Mem Hosp Univ of Rochester
      • Strong Mem Hosp Univ of Rochester
      • Strong Mem Hosp Univ of Rochester
      • Duke University Medical Center
      • Duke University Medical Center
    • Board Certification
        • American Board of IM/Hematology
        • American Board of IM/Medical Oncology
        • American Board of Internal Medicine
      • American Board of IM/Hematology
      • American Board of IM/Medical Oncology
      • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Publication Date: August 27, 2014