Sagun Shrestha,


Medical Director of Medical Oncology, City of Hope Phoenix


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.

City of Hope Phoenix
14200 West Celebrate Life Way
Goodyear, AZ 85338
Medical Oncology
Medical school:
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Internal Medicine - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
Internal Medicine - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Richmond Hill, NY
Hematology-Oncology - Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Norwell Health), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY
Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
About Me

The integrative approach to cancer treatment is what attracted Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Sagun Shrestha to City of Hope.

“I liked the holistic approach and the teamwork at City of Hope,” 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 treats a number of malignancies, with a particular focus on breast cancer. She works with a team 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.

In her role as Medical Director of Medical Oncology at City of Hope Phoenix, Dr. Shrestha provides clinical direction, guides protocols and ensures standard-of-care guidelines are consistently met and exceeded.

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, and has been recognized as a top doctor in medical oncology by Castle Connolly many times, most recently in 2021. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and also serves on the Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Passionate about her career and her family, Dr. Shrestha is married to a physician and has two sons.

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