About Geetha Palaniappan MD

We often see cancer taking a toll on patient’s physical and emotional well-being. After Dr. Geetha lost her own mother as a toddler from a tragic accident , she was raised by her elderly grandparents. They shaped her life and inspired her to pursue the art of healing . As a physician, she strives to support her patients along their cancer journey . For her, it is an honor to be a physician and provide quality care to others.

Dr. Geetha enjoys reading about the latest treatment options, clinical research opportunities and new education regarding cancer. Her role in caring for the patient is achieved with a combination of applying science and what the patient wants to achieve their goals.


Seeing the resiliency of her patients, their fight, their struggle, and how they continue to maintain their families while being treated for cancer, motivates her to work even harder in providing the best possible care in order for them to achieve their goals.

  • Medical Degree:
    Madurai University / Tirunelveli Medical College

  • Residency:
    University Of Missouri-Kansas City

  • Fellowship:
    University Of Missouri-Kansas City


The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

4.99 out of 5
  • 03/22/23
    I feel so blessed with the care I always receive : Dr. Geetha, Natalie, Tori, Kathy, Kaitlyn, Tina , Leslie and every one else. Friendly and caring. Love them all.
  • 03/20/23
    Dr. Geetha listens to my questions and concerns. She takes time to address all my issues and explains everything thoroughly. I feel very confident with the treatments she recommends.
  • 03/10/23
    Every single person was very nice and did their job well.
  • 03/13/23
    I really like and trust Tiffany and Dr Geetha.
  • 03/15/23
    I just referred a person today.
  • 03/14/23
    Dr Geetha is AMAZING!! Very thorough in explaining the scary and unknown - goods and bads. Very easy to talk with and the most nurturing doctor I've ever had the pleasure of meeting with. I’m glad she’s on my side!
  • 03/02/23
    Dr Geetha is awesome! She has a wonderful bedside manner. She is great at explaining things in layman terms. Also, the nurses are super friendly!
  • 03/07/23
    Everyone has always been kind and caring.
  • 02/27/23
    The medical staff are always so upbeat and friendly!
  • 02/28/23
    Everything went right on schedule, which I appreciate a great deal.
  • 02/24/23
    Dr Geetha is amazing. Being a 38 y/o mother of two, a cancer diagnosis is terrifying! Dr Geetha makes me feel so comfortable and she is so empathetic to me. It really helps me get through treatment knowing I have a confident doctor who really cares. Cathy, Tori, and Kahli are the most wonderful nurses. Me being a nurse myself knows how it important to connect with your patients. These ladies have not only became my caregivers but friends. I’m so thankful for everyone at the Nebraska Cancer center to help me along my journey.
  • 03/01/23
    Evidence based, Compassionate care! Highly recommend!
  • 02/13/23
    They keep you on time. And are friendly and helpful.
  • 02/09/23
    Each employee was super.
  • 02/15/23
    Hi love the people and the doctors at this location I am treated very well and they take care you and will worry about you and I appreciate that
  • 02/14/23
    It was thorough and friendly.
  • 02/08/23
    Dr geetha is amazing.
  • 02/07/23
    Very informative about cancer and you are always treated with kindness and respect.
  • 02/07/23
    Dr. Geetha is just such an incredible physician. She oozes humanism in everything she does. While I'm grateful for her incredible intellect, I'm equally grateful for her compassion and empathy the she showers down on her patients. The biggest blessing in my cancer journey has been being placed in her care. I'm truly grateful to God for her.
  • 02/07/23
    Everything was explained clearly and we had little to no wait time.
  • 02/01/23
    Love the people. The gal at the front desk went out of her way to get my mri right today! So appreciate!
  • 01/30/23
    Doctors and nurses are super. They care about the patient's needs. Keep up the good work
  • 01/25/23
    I love this location - it seems smaller - but also more personal, not all medical when I walk in. The location in Papillion is also great.
  • 01/26/23
    I always get treated very warmly from everyone there.
  • 01/11/23
    Excellent care.
  • 01/04/23
    Tori and Kathy at Papillion Clinic go above and beyond to make you feel at ease.
  • 06/21/22
    Dr. Geetha Palaniappan is amazing. She is intelligent, alert, caring, and wise. I couldn't ask for a better oncologist--she was recommended to me by the surgeon who did my colon surgery. She has gone out of her way to help me when I needed it, once even coming in on her day off. Her assistant, too, has been wonderful--and SHE also came in on HER day off that one day with Dr. Geetha, all to help me heal. I have recommended Dr. Geetha to all my friends, of course hoping they do not require her services. But if anybody DOES have cancer, she is the best--and she is friends with doctors in related specialties, and they talk together, and share ideas for the best medical care. The people at the admissions/scheduling desk are also nice, and efficient, and calming. Today she found something unexpected (and possibly most unwelcome) but she smoothed the way so I could get that checked out too. We give thanks to God for Dr. Geetha.
  • 11/14/22
    It was a very good feeling appointment. A bit lengthy in the waiting room but not too bad. Refreshments (drinks) were available if wanted.
  • 11/02/22
    Fabulous staff!!!
  • 10/24/22
    Phlebotomist was very nice and quite good at drawing blood from me.
  • 09/26/22
    Tried to move my treatment to Florida and it didn’t work out like i was used to with zNCC. So im coming back to finish my treatment
  • 10/27/22
    Dr. Geetha is the most wonderful doctor I have ever met! She saved my life and I will be forever grateful. I have sent a few people to Dr Geetha and they feel the same way as I do.
  • 06/20/22
    Thank you
  • 10/18/22
    Dr. Geetha is one of the best doctor's a patient can have. She cares about her patients
  • 09/29/22
    NCS is who I always recommend when I learn someone I know has cancer. I love my oncologist, Dr. Geetha, and also recommend her to others. She is amazing and a true fighter for her patients!
  • 10/31/22
    I saw Tiffany Feldman today. I had seen her once before. She is fantastic. The best provider I have seen to date. She is caring, knowledgeable, professional, and provides clear and concise information. I can’t say enough good things about Tiffany Feldman.
  • 07/25/22
    I'm pleased with the care I've received.
  • 07/07/22
    Dr. Geetha is wonderful
  • 06/17/22
    Kathy and Tori are great.
  • 06/22/22
    What a excellent staff you have!!
  • 06/29/22
    I feel that Dr Geetha goes far and above her duties to care for me. I could not imagine anyone able to do better than her. Her team is the best and I know that I am in the best of hands.
  • 09/12/22
    Tiffany was the best!
  • 06/15/22
    I am not comfortable with your new sign in procedure. While I was able to navigate through the questions except for taking of the pictures of my cards and myself, I am sure many patients at this facility don’t even have a smart phone. I’m not sure how this saves time and helps put a patient at ease. We are there because we have cancer. That in itself is stressful enough.
  • 07/15/22
    There are no words to express how grateful I am for the nurses and staff. They were awesome and made me feel very welcomed and cared for. Dr and PA's were very caring and willing to explain what was going on with my treatment. I have been using Bergan for over 50 years and have not been disappointed. .
  • 06/14/22
    Leslie is always so friendly during check-in. I appreciate her. Tori is the best ever! She was so compassionate when I went through chemo, and continues to be so engaging and personable when I get my monthly shot. She is also the best shot giver and I hate shots!! Tori is very genuine and I feel like she really cares about me.
  • 08/29/22
    I saw Tiffany, nurse practitioner today. She was very courteous, outgoing, and knowledgeable. Very impressed with her as she was very thorough. Would give her a 10+
  • 07/11/22
    Everyone was very helpful and efficient..
  • 08/11/22
    Had to wait for NP for over 30 minutes in exam room.
  • 09/06/22
    Why does the person at check in who is not behind a screen wear her mask below her nose???
  • 08/17/22
    Staff is wonderful!
  • 09/20/22
    I was in for a blood draw and I have been told by others I need to tell the person drawing my blood I have small veins and they roll. I conveyed this information and was told they always use butterfly needles. I have had this particular person draw blood on me several times at Methodist and now at Legacy. I find it disturbing enough to tell you that she has the most uncomfortable technique. I always have had pain both during and after the draws with this person. This time completed with unnecessary bruising. I have had multiple blood draws with other people and experience no discomfort or bruising.
  • 08/10/22
  • 08/23/22
    Erin who gave me the Neupogen shot has always been sincere, delightful and helpful. If she couldn’t answer my question, she’d find someone who could. She also reminded me to take Claritin along with my shot! Great job, Erin. Thanks
  • 09/16/22
    When I had a question about my prescription that I didn’t know was coming, the nurse explained it very nicely to me and so I could understand. Thank you for your help.
  • 07/28/22
    Dr. Geetha is a caring, informative, no-nonsense oncologist. I trust her completely and enjoy our interactions.
  • 06/22/22
    Very friendly.
  • 08/24/22
    I love Nebraska Cancer Specialists, the care is excellent !! Everyone is kind and patient!!
  • 10/03/22
    A nurse practicioner/Physician's assistant saw me for the majority of my appt. She was VERY thorough and allowed me to ask questions that I had. She sent Dr. Geetha in to answer one of the questions that I had.
  • 10/25/22
    I had no prior knowledge of seeing an APRN, Sharon, as I did yesterday instead of Dr. Geetha. I wanted to see Dr Geetha and was very disappointed I didn't. The care I received from Sharon was excellent as my survey numbers show. The care was not the issue, she just was not Dr. Geetha. Thank you for this opportunity to express my opinion. If Tina, the scheduler, or one of the nurses could call me, I would appreciate it.
  • 08/11/22
    Cancer is no fun but this place really makes you feel like they care, The team of nurses and doctors are knowledgeable and very concern for your overall health. I have never felt unheard. From the moment you check in to the moment you leave you feel taken care of. At least that has been my experience. PS I LOVE DR GEETHA and her team.. Excellent
  • 08/31/22
    Very thorough but I did not know I was going to see the nurse practitioner today instead of the Dr. It was fine but would be good to know up front.
  • 09/14/22
    I really appreciate how friendly and helpful all the staff members are. Thank you.
  • 07/14/22
    I would like to attend the Movement for Longevity classes, but I work during the day and would need an evening time. There aren’t any.
  • 08/22/22
    Dr. Geetha was knowledgeable and personable. She explained the results of my blood tests in terms I could understand and gave me a referral to a gastroenterologist. She agreed to have me return in 3 months for a blood test. She gave me a reasonable amount of time and took an interest in me as a whole person, not merely a patient. I trust her expertise and suggestions regarding my health.
  • 06/23/22
    So far I have had a excellent care. Staff is fabulous. Keep up the good work!!
  • 08/17/22
    Everyone I have encountered has been fantastic!
  • 08/04/22
    Very pleased with appointments and staff.
  • 11/03/22
    I had an appointment with my oncologist and was surprised the nurse was the one to handle my appointment. I would have like to have seen my doctor to get direct answers to my questions from her.
  • 06/23/22
    Dr. Geeta Pappanpalan was very very good.
  • 09/19/22
    Tiffany was excellent!
  • 07/13/22
    Staff was very welcoming and accommodating. Dr. Geetha was AMAZING! She explained things in a way that was easy to understand and she was committed to taking the time that was needed to make me feel comfortable with the plan of care. It was evident that she truly treating the person, no just the disease.
  • 10/10/22
    Dr Geetha & her staff are exceptional in the care of patients. She always has a way to connect with you & ensure you are well taken care of. Genuine concern for the person as a whole. Thank you!
  • 10/26/22
    During the most difficult time of my life, your staff has made me feel comfortable and eased my fear and anxiety. Dr. Geetha is wonderful with answering all my questions and concerns. Thank you all for the excellent care I have received!
  • 08/18/22
    I have always felt great about my care at NCS.
  • 07/12/22
    Care and concern given by Dr Geetha, Pam Owens and the infusion room staff makes the journey doable and gives the support I need.
  • 08/16/22
    Everyone was very nice. Had another wonderful Experience.
  • 07/27/22
    If I have to go through this journey in my life..this is where I want to get my care. Everyone is so wonderful & caring. Makes you feel so important & cared about. Thank you Everyone!!
  • 11/09/22
    Dr. Geetha is so warm and personable. She made me feel cared for as a person, not just a patient.
  • 11/30/22
    I absolutely LOVE Dr. Geetha!!! She exudes care and concern for her patients! She always listens to my questions and answers them thoroughly, making sure that I am able to make informed decisions about my care.
  • 07/29/22
    I really want to thank you for being there for me. I enjoyed the time with you and I hope you enjoy your day.
  • 10/05/22
    The Papillion office has such friendly people that make you relax.
  • 08/02/22
    I never have to wait long in the receptionist area, for blood draw, or to see my Oncologist. Very fast and in and out in no time.
  • 06/27/22
    Very happy with the care given to me.
  • 08/15/22
    NCS has been an excellent group in taking care of my health.
  • 06/30/22
    I recommend them all the time. I am a 20 year survivor thanks to God providing me with the excellent doctors at Nebraska Cancer and Methodist Hospital.
  • 12/13/22
    Openness of office.
  • 12/12/22
    I have been very satisfied with every aspect of the Papillion office.
  • 12/21/22
    Everyone at Dr. Geetha’s office is outstanding.
  • 12/05/22
    I tell everyone that cancer is a horrible thing to have, but if you have it and are looking for the best medical care for the maximum medical outcome. NCS and Dr. Geetha are the ones to go to. The Nursing staff are so nice, caring and professional. I find I look forward to my infusions, just to see them. I so appreciate my entire medical team @ NCS and am so glad we picked them to help us through this.
  • 12/28/22
    Everyone has treated me with so much compassion and make me feel comfortable and cared about. I am grateful to have such a wonderful care team
  • 12/06/22
    Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I encountered no problems during my short visit.
  • 12/27/22
    Dr. Geetha is wonderful! Process of checking in, blood draw, exam was very efficient.
  • 12/20/22
    What a wonderful staff !!!! God Bless them all !!!