Sagun Shrestha, MD
Medical Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics & Medical Oncologist
Southwestern Regional Medical Center
"My patients have a lot of motivation to get better. My goal is to give them a better quality of life, so they can spend that time with family and friends even when they are in treatment."
- Sagun Shrestha, MD
- Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Internship / Residency
- Internal Medicine - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
- Internal Medicine - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, NY
- Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
- Hematology-Oncology - Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY
Practicing Since: 2005
The integrative approach to cancer treatment is what attracted medical oncologist Dr. Sagun Shrestha to CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center. As Medical Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Dr. Shrestha was eager to work with a team of established physicians and complementary medicine practitioners to treat her patients.
“I liked the holistic approach and the teamwork at CTCA,” says Dr. Shrestha. “When I saw what we do here, it was a big draw. We spend as much time as needed with each patient, and we use nutrition and other integrative oncology services to help with every aspect of cancer treatment.”
Dr. Shrestha works with a group of cancer experts, including a nurse, nutritionist, naturopath and care manager, to develop an ongoing treatment plan for each patient she treats. She says this level of care wouldn’t be possible without a team effort. Her goal is to help her patients and their families make informed decisions about cancer treatment. She lives the Mother Standard® of care, providing her patients with information and support.
Dr. Shrestha, who is board certified, earned a medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. She was Chief Medical Resident at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Jamaica, New York and Chief Fellow in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New Hyde Park, New York.
She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology and American College of Physicians. Passionate about her career and her family, Dr. Shrestha is married to a physician and has two sons.