Dr. Neelu Tummala is 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 has a special interest in the effects of climate change on population health and has been actively involved with research, writing, and medical education on this issue. She is on the Steering Committee for Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action and is a trained Climate Reality Leader. She has worked with the American Lung Association, Union of Concerned Scientists, The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, and Environment Virginia as a volunteer activist and educator.