Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Puja Karanth, MD


Midwestern Regional Medical Center

"Patients and their families are the most important part of a treatment team."

- Puja Karanth, MD
Puja Karanth, MD

Medical Degree

  • St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Internship / Residency

  • Residency, Internal Medicine - St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Advanced Degree(s)

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India

Practicing Since: 2011

Dr. Puja Karanth always wanted a career in medicine. “Empathy comes naturally to me,” says Dr. Karanth, Hospitalist and Internist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) near Chicago. “As a physician, I can fulfill my wish to help others beyond taking care of their ailments.”

Originally from India, Dr. Karanth completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MD) at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India. She graduated in the top 1 percent of her class and earned honors for her achievements in forensic medicine.

She joined the Division of Gastroenterology at Case Western Reserve University as a researcher, conducting award-winning studies on weight loss and focusing on kidney function and other critical conditions. In 2011, Dr. Karanth returned to patients’ bedsides, completing an internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent Medical Center & Case Western Reserve University. She later served as Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Dr. Karanth joined CTCA® in 2016. She provides inpatient care for patients coping with a range of cancer types. In particular, Dr. Karanth assists patients experiencing infections, nutritional and gastrointestinal issues, and other conditions that may accompany cancer and its treatment. She takes a holistic approach to medical care. “Patients feel better when their needs are met, physically and emotionally,” says Dr. Karanth. “I believe in giving my patients and their families the time they need.”

A member of the American College of Physicians and the Indian Medical Association, Dr. Karanth has published studies in several medical journals and presented work at professional conferences.

When she is not caring for patients, Dr. Karanth enjoys spending time with her husband, who is an interventional gastroenterologist at CTCA, and their two daughters.

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