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Vinay K. Gudena
Cone Health Medical Group

Vinay K. Gudena, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Hematology,
  • Oncology
  • Hematology,
  • Breast
Patient Rating
4.9/5 (Based on 461 Reviews)
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A medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of breast cancers, Vinay Gudena, MD, is also the director of cancer research for the Cone Health system.

He serves as a local principal investigator for a number of clinical trials. Recently, he was awarded the special distinction for being selected to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) leadership development Academy. This is a national recognition for young leaders in oncology to help guide the future of oncology here in America and the world.

Dr. Gudena came to Greensboro from Ohio where he worked for university hospitals of Cleveland. He was awarded master faculty for excellence in teaching. He helped start Firelands breast program in addition to being the interim medical director of the oncology program in Sandusky, Ohio.



Medical School

Andhra Medical College

Graduate School

University of Texas at Houston, Masters in Public Health


Canton Medical Education Foundation


Medical University of South Carolina

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina Oncology Association, Board Member
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Quality Council, Board Member

Board Certifications

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine


Provider Review Comments

October 20, 2021
Great doctor! *Vinay Gudena would recommend to anyone.
October 18, 2021
Dr. Gudena is the most understanding, compassionate physician that I have ever met.
October 14, 2021
Dr Gudena took my wife step by step through all aspects of her diagnosis and treatment and at the same time wrote notes and provided diagrams. These were so good we simply handed them over (an hour later--a coincidental appointment) to her primary care physician who immediately understood all aspects of my wife's diagnosis and treatment.
October 09, 2021
Such a caring person
October 09, 2021
Dr. Gudena and the staff at Cancer Center are the Best!
October 08, 2021
October 04, 2021
I was very impressed with my onclogist as my sister that was with me was to he made it very easy to understand what the treatment would be to take care of the cancer and thanked me for having mamograms to catch this so very early and let us know if you have to have cancer this was the type to have a Stage 1A very easy to treat my treatment after surgery would be radiation and no Chemo this absolutely made my day I felt the stress of worrying lift off of me thank you
September 28, 2021
*Dr. Gudena is very attentive to his patient. He validates their concerns and takes the time to answer all and any questions completely. His mannerisms help to put patients at ease and he genuinely cares for the physical and EMOTIONAL well being of his patients.
September 25, 2021
He is explain everything very good. And he is such a nice person to talk to. Very friendly.
September 24, 2021
Dr Guidena is everything a doctor should be. Always listens and is understand and compassionate.
September 24, 2021
I've never had a doctor sit down and explain so thoroughly and in a way I understood. I left there feeling much better about my situation.
September 21, 2021
My course of treatment is medically well defined by AMA standards and best practices *Dr. Gudena parameters. He is a great cheerleader for me.
September 20, 2021
Dr. Gudena has always expressed interest in my well being both with my post cancer concerns as well as an interest in my activities outside of the matter at hand.
September 15, 2021
My doctor is very caring and I recommend him to anyone. Dr. Gudena
September 15, 2021
Dr. Gudena is a excellent dr.
September 14, 2021
Explaining was made easy to understand.
September 09, 2021
Good. He always seemed very concerned about any comments or anything I brought up he said he would get to the bottom of it in my four years of going there I would not want to see anyone else
September 06, 2021
September 04, 2021
Dr. G is the very best. He is always patient and listens to all of my concerns and is sure that I am totally satisfied that all of my concerns have been addressed.
August 26, 2021
Very efficient - visit done in a very timely manner
August 24, 2021
A good fit for me
August 24, 2021
*Dr. Gudena is an outstanding oncologist. I have been under his care for over 2 1/2 years, and has been so kind and very knowledgeable. He attends to my concerns and helps me understand my conditions and that helps me to become an informed and empowered patient who can make an informed decision along with his support. I couldn't have asked for a better oncologist. To me, he is the best of the best as he encourages me and walks with me through my breast cancer journey. Thank you *Dr. Gudena and thank you Cone Health Cancer Center. The best oncologist and the best cancer center!
August 18, 2021
Excellent provider, knowledgeable, comprehensive and respectful of my intelligence
August 14, 2021
Dr. Gudena has made my journey beyond tolerant. He is so kind and caring - he makes every encounter pleasant.
August 13, 2021
Treatment was explained in a previous appt.
August 11, 2021
Answer all questions
August 10, 2021
August 07, 2021
August 04, 2021
My doctor was caring and understanding about my concerns for the visit
July 30, 2021
July 29, 2021
Dr Gudena is a very caring doctoreho listens to your concerns. He simplifies all medical questions .
July 21, 2021
*Vinay Gudena is the best doctor to talk to, he explained and wrote down everything about by cancer. I would have for him to be my doctor. I feel that I would be in good hands.
July 19, 2021
Fantastic listening skill, patient, kind and very knowledgeable.
July 17, 2021
Explained everything in a way I could understand.
July 12, 2021
Dr. Gudena was exceptional - kind, caring, and did a phenomenal job in explaining my type of cancer as well as walking me through the next steps. His drawings and step-by-step instructions which he gave to me allowed me to leave with a very concise and clear picture.
July 03, 2021
Dr Gudena is probably one of the best Oncologist you have. I finally found a doctor that listens and respond with appropriate treatment, instead of reacting. He takes my concerns seriously and helps me to figure out best treatment plan. We work together to come up with solutions for my care. If I say something that does not make sense, he tells me why and gives me the best outcomes for my condition. I enjoy seeing him and really wish you had more doctors like him. I can't say enough good things about him! So glad he is my doctor!
June 30, 2021
I love Dr. Vinay Gudena he truly cares for the well being of his patients and not just a number or dollar sign. I was recommended by a friend to him and I will definitely be referring others to him as well. He makes a difference. He takes time to answer all of my questions and explains everything to you understand what he's telling you.
June 28, 2021
Great bedside mannerism. Thorough explanations.
June 26, 2021
Like Dr. Gudena very much.
June 23, 2021
Dr Gudena is a brilliant angel who saved my life. I owe it all to him. Hes so caring and personable.
June 16, 2021
*Dr. Gudena is a excellent dr. Blessed to have him as my dr.
June 13, 2021
June 12, 2021
The doctor was so nice and he explained everything so well. I felt so much better after listening to his explanation of the plan for my problem.
June 10, 2021
I saw Dr. Vinay Gudena and have so much appreciation and respect for him! He is kind, genuinely cares and listens. We discussed the next step in my plan of action and he answered all of my questions. He thoughtfully walked through the process with me and as always - was so encouraging. I have recommended him to numerous breast cancer patients in my area and they are all so happy to be in his care. He is the best!
May 30, 2021
All the people (nurse-Doctor) have been very helpful and caring
May 28, 2021
Dr. Gudena wrote out key points, drew, & handed me the info to take home. He was very clear and organized, had clearly read my case info, & answered any questions clearly. He also provided related info about studies. He provided information to consider, and a date after surgery to further discuss treatment based on the outcome of the surgery. I could not have asked for a better consultation.
May 24, 2021
Dr G is a very dedicated and caring physician.
May 19, 2021
May 18, 2021
This was my final visit with Dr. Gudena, as it was the end of my 5th year. We had a great visit! I would highly recommend Dr. Gudena to anyone needing an Oncologist.He has been professional yet like a good friend!
May 13, 2021
dr Gudena is an excellent listener & explainer.
May 11, 2021
Dr Gudena is always very patient and listens to any concerns. He also explains in easy-to-understand terms any treatment etc. I would highly recommend him.
May 07, 2021
The doctor showed a lot of concern for my wellness and future follow up appointments with my other primary doctors.
May 01, 2021
very caring. he listened and seemed concerned
April 28, 2021
Dr Gudena was very thorough in his explanations
April 24, 2021
he was very thorough
April 15, 2021
The Dr. was very familiar with my medical history and profile. He took a lot of time with me and laid out everything logically and succinctly! I appreciate how he wrote out neat and clear notes and that I was allowed to take the notes home with me to read through and have on hand.
March 29, 2021
Very helpful.
March 27, 2021
I was impressed .Dr. Guidena seemed to be in no hurrary I was impressed that the doctor seemed to be in no hurry to get to the next patient. He answered questions and gave good info on the medication I was to begin taking.
March 27, 2021
March 21, 2021
Dr. Gudena is very professional and caring. i would recommend him to everyone. great doctor.
March 16, 2021
*Dr. Vinay Gudena is an exceptional doctor. He is a compassionate and thoughtful doctor. He goes above and beyond and work tirelessly towards a healthy outcome. He is truly living his calling.
March 13, 2021
Dr. Gudena is one of the most caring physicians I have had during my cancer diagnosis and treatment. He has always reviewed my chart before my appointment. He follows up on my concerns or quest from previous appointments. He always includes my thoughts on decisions made about my care. I couldn't have ask for a better care provider.
March 12, 2021
Dr. Gudena showed attention and compassion for my questions and concerns.
March 07, 2021
Dr Gudena always shows compassion.
February 19, 2021
I was tremendously impressed with my care and everyone at Cone Cancer Center.
February 17, 2021
every physician should have the same bed side manner as dr Gudena.
February 16, 2021
February 15, 2021
February 14, 2021
Dr. Gudena is the most caring doctor I've ever had. He always listens intently to my questions & takes a great deal of time to carefully answer them in detail. I never feel rushed. He demonstrates in every way that he truly cares about me as his patient and he also shows great respect for me. He clearly seeks to understand, in detail, issues I'm having & how I'm progressing, and strives to explore every alternative to help improve my state of health. Dr. Gudena is an absolute joy to work with, and I'm extremely grateful to him for all he does for me.
February 14, 2021
Gudena is the best...never rushed and always answers questions in an understandable way. So encouraging.
February 12, 2021
Dr.Gudena was kind, attentive, and answered my questions. I really liked him.
February 11, 2021
De Gudena is the BEST!
February 06, 2021
Dr. Gudena is an exceptional oncologist who shows genuine concern and completely answers and addresses concerns in easy to understand terminology.
February 03, 2021
I am very comfortable with Dr Gudena. He explains everything and puts my mind at ease.
February 03, 2021
Dr. Gudena is the best
February 01, 2021
Dr. Gudena is the best. Very knowledgeable and very easy to be with, explains everything in detail and makes sure that I understand. He makes me and my husband feel very comfortable.
January 30, 2021
Dr. Gudena is the best! He listens to my concerns and helps me understand treatment plans, prognosis, etc.
January 28, 2021
Dr. Gudena is the best. Never rushed and always professional.
January 27, 2021
Dr. Gudena has provided the best of care during the entire medical situation.. I am sincerely grateful for his care.
January 27, 2021
Dr. was pleasant and explain things during my visit.
January 25, 2021
All doctors should be like *Dr. Gudena!!
January 25, 2021
*Dr. Gudena, besides being intelligent and well informed, is kind and shows genuine interest in my well being. One of the best!!
January 22, 2021
my experience with Dr. Gudena over the past 5 years has been extremely positive at every visit
January 20, 2021
Really great approach of the purpose of my visit - clear explanations of my health concerns and DX. -
January 18, 2021
Dr. Gudena is fantastic, absolutely zero complaints. I am very happy to have him as my doctor. He is courteous, kind, and has a sense of humor. Would recommend highly if anyone I know gets cancer ;)
January 15, 2021
Dr Gudena is always considerate and thorough in his explanation.
January 14, 2021
Dr. Gudena is a very caring and understanding physician
January 12, 2021
doctor seemed very concerned about my condition and very happy that I was doing so well.
January 07, 2021
Dr Gudena is very compassionate and knowledgeable. Excellent doctor.
January 06, 2021
He is an excellent doctor. I am very glad he is my doctor.
January 01, 2021
wonderful service!
December 30, 2020
I am very thankful to have Dr. Gudena as my doctor. I would definitely recommend him to others.
December 30, 2020
December 28, 2020
Dr. G is always very friendly and puts you at ease. He sits down and listens to your concerns and questions. On this particular visit, I asked him about whether one of my prescriptions could be causing high eye pressure, and he took the time to go research this while I was there. In addition, I had to come back the next day for bloodwork, and he called me that afternoon with part of my results. It was nice that he took the time to get back to me so quickly, thus easing my worries.
December 26, 2020
Dr Gudena was excellent. He really spent time and listens to his patients and explains everything in detail.
December 22, 2020
always excellent experience with my dr. He never rushes me, always asks my input & patiently listens. Love my Dr.
December 20, 2020
Dr. Gudena is a concerned & caring doctor. I'd recommend him to anyone.
December 17, 2020
always listens to my questions or concerns and gives me answers that I can understand.
December 16, 2020
Dr. Gudena is very attentive and caring. He takes time to explain your treatment options
December 12, 2020
As I explained in my previous comments. Dr. Gudena was wonderful.
December 09, 2020
Dr. Gudena is amazing. he is so good at explaining everything to you. He gives you notes and illustrates to further explain.
December 07, 2020
Very caring physician. I felt very comfortable with him. Felt like I could open up.
December 06, 2020
Dr. Gudena is the BEST!
December 06, 2020
Dr. Gudena is exceptional in all ways. He is caring, smart, and up to date on what is going on in the breast cancer arena.
December 05, 2020
very pleased. Explained everything so you could understand everything going on
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