Nisha Unni, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Internal Medicine


Dr. Unni is originally from India and received her initial medical training at the Medical College, Trivandrum, University of Kerala, India. She was attracted to this specialty early during her residency due to the close personal interaction and the ability to make a difference in the life of patients faced with a very grave diagnosis.  She completed her hematology and medical oncology fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Unni brings to UTSW a strong background in general medical oncology, breast oncology, benign hematology, and medical education. She currently specializes in breast cancer, lung cancer and benign hematology. Dr. Unni is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Unni’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with her family, cooking, reading, and the great outdoors.


Medical School Trivandrum Medical College (2003)
Residency Saint Vincent Hospital (2009), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Yale New Haven Hospital (2010), Blood Banking/transfusion Medicine
Fellowship UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2013), Hematology & Oncology

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancers
  • Colloid Breast Carcinoma
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Medullary Breast Cancer
  • Micropapillary Cancer
  • Mucinous Breast Carcinoma
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Tubular Breast Cancer
Medical Treatment of Breast Cancer
  • Biologic Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Latest Chemotherapy Options for Breast Cancer
  • Management of Side Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer
Medical Treatment of Blood Disorders (Hematology)
  • Anemias
  • Bleeding Disorders

Research Interests

  • HER-2/neu positive breast cancer
  • Triple negative breast cancer


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Record fragmentation due to transfusion at multiple health care facilities: a risk factor for delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions.

Unni N, Peddinghaus M, Tormey CA, Stack G Transfusion 2013 May

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society (2012-2013)
  • American Society of Hematology (2011)
  • American Society of Oncology (2011)
  • American College of Physicians (2007-2010)