Sramila Aithal, MD
Hematologist-Oncologist & Medical Oncologist
Eastern Regional Medical Center
"I believe in treating individual patients with great insight into their care and a full understanding using the available evidence-informed data. I feel this approach offers the best hope for patients to manage their cancer with a good quality of life and minimal toxicity."
- Sramila Aithal, MD
- Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India
Internship / Residency
- Internal Medicine - Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
- Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
- Hematology/Oncology - Maimonides Medical Center
Practicing Since: 2008
A medical oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center, Dr. Sramila Aithal provides patient-centered cancer care as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Dr. Aithal is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. She earned a medical degree from Ambedkar Medical College (Bangalore University) in Bangalore, India. Following medical school, she completed two years of post-graduate training in obstetrics and gynecology as a Diplomate of the National Board.
Dr. Aithal completed a residency in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In her fourth year, Dr. Aithal served as a Chief Resident. After her residency, she completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Maimonides Medical Center. In her third year, she earned the distinction of Chief Fellow.
Since joining (CTCA)® in July 2008, Dr. Aithal says she appreciates the approach to patient care at CTCA—to treat the whole person, not just the disease, as well as the Patient Empowered Care® philosophy.
Most importantly, Dr. Aithal says she advocates personalized cancer care since “cancers of the same origin behave in different ways, clinically, biologically, socially, molecularly and genetically—even though they look alike under the microscope—and cannot be treated the same way as ‘cook-book medicine’,” she says.
At CTCA, Dr. Aithal has served as principal investigator and sub-investigator on several clinical trials focused on advancing the treatment of breast cancer. She is also a key member of the Breast Center team at CTCA at Eastern Regional Medical Center. Dr. Aithal also serves on the cancer committee at CTCA and is member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Aithal also represented CTCA on the Medical Advisory Board for Susan G. Komen Philadelphia. In addition, she gives an annual lecture for the organization’s Asian-American Women’s Breast Health event. In 2015, she was named ‘Breast Health Champion’ in Philadelphia Magazine’s special ‘Think Pink’ edition. Dr. Aithal is a frequent invited speaker at various forums on cancer.
In addition to her work at CTCA, Dr. Aithal is involved in medical mission camps at various underserved locations throughout India. She is married and has a daughter, and says her family is very important to her. In her free time, Dr. Aithal enjoys listening to music.