Dr. Neelu Tummala is a clinical assistant professor of Surgery at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences and a board-certified physician who joined the Division of Otolaryngology of The GW Medical Faculty Associates in October 2018. She was raised in Atlanta, GA and attended Case Western Reserve University, where she earned her B.A. in Nutritional Biochemistry with a minor in Spanish, and a M.S. in Nutrition.
Dr. Tummala earned her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her area of clinical expertise is general otolaryngology (ENT) including sinus and nasal disorders, ear disease, and voice and swallowing concerns.
Dr. Tummala is a co-Director for the Climate Health Institute at George Washington University with a special interest in the effects of climate change on population health. She is a prolific writer and lecturer on this issue and has contributed pieces to The Washington Post, Scientific American, CNN, USA Today, The Hill, Newsweek, and The Baltimore Sun. She is on the Board for Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action, is a trained Climate Reality Leader, and is a co-founder of Surgeons for a Sustainable Future.