Sagun Shrestha,MD

MD

Medical Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Program Director of Medical Oncology Fellowship, CTCA Tulsa

4.8 (218 Ratings)

59 Reviews
Sagun Shrestha - Medical Director of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Program Director of Medical Oncology Fellowship & Medical Oncologist
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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.

Location
CTCA Tulsa
Specialties
Medical Oncology
Education
Medical school:
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Residency:
Internal Medicine - Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
Internal Medicine - Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Richmond Hill, NY
Fellowship:
Hematology-Oncology - Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Norwell Health), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New Hyde Park, NY
Certifications
Medical Oncology & Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

The integrative approach to cancer treatment is what attracted medical oncologist Dr. Sagun Shrestha to Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa. 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 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.

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. 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.

Patient ratings
The patient ratings and comments on this page are obtained from an external Press Ganey® outpatient survey provided to all eligible CTCA patients within one to two weeks of their treatment occurrence. Raw data from the answers to the survey questions about our physicians are calculated by Press Ganey into a one- to five- star rating. In the spirit of transparency, all patient comments are posted as written by the patient, whether they are positive or negative. We only exclude comments if they are deemed to be slanderous or libelous, contain profanity or vulgar language, or do not relate to the patient's experience with the doctor involved. As a result, the comments are the views and opinions of the patients surveyed and are not endorsed by, and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of, CTCA.
About Our Ratings
Aug 4, 2019

2.5

"She did not seem as experienced with subject matter or my specific cancer"
Jul 29, 2019

5.0

"Dr.SerestaIs soo intelligent. AND Has a great personal caring heart .Perfect ."
Jul 24, 2019

5.0

"I couldn't ask for better. 1. 100%. 2. 110%."
Jul 8, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Shrestha is an outstanding physician. Her team and [...] are best in class."
Jul 8, 2019

3.8

"She was very quiet & reserved, but as time went on, she became a little more open. I've even gotten hugs from her my last 2 ck ups!"
Jul 8, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Shrestha is a true asset to CTCA! Excellent professional, knowledgeable & kind."
Jun 30, 2019

5.0

"excellent"
Jun 27, 2019

5.0

"The best oncologist, very caring and knowledgeable."
Jun 21, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Shrestha is awesome."
Jun 19, 2019

5.0

"She is very down to earth and knowledgeable."
Jun 19, 2019

5.0

"Get to know your oncologist. It will help you understand things a lot better. Besides it gives you something to do except feel sorry for your self."
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"she was very encouraging re: preventing reoccurring symptoms"
Jun 18, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Shersta is very professional and intelligent and very personable."
Jun 17, 2019

3.8

"Conservative care approach, professional. Sometimes wish, doctor would elaborate more about current situation and plan going forward."
Jun 6, 2019

5.0

"I had seen another oncologist before coming here, he took a look at me from across the room and decided I wasn't a candidate for the medication that would best treat my kind of cancer. and then started drawing, my oncologist here not only set close to me but examined me then sent me for test to see what treatment would best fit for me I can not thank this place enough"
Jun 3, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Shrestha is the best and I trust her completely. I feel that way about all of the doctors and nurses on my team and I constantly tell that to family, friends, and anyone when cancer health care comes up."
May 28, 2019

5.0

"I would recommending a good source of people that *Dr. Sagun Shrestha is one of the best doctors around."
May 22, 2019

2.5

"Unfortunately, I did meet with a doctor who made me feel stupid for asking questions and talked down to me. I asked to be reassigned. I could be over reacting but I have loved everyone else I've met there."
May 1, 2019

5.0

"I absoultely LOVE Dr. Sheresta !!!"
Apr 30, 2019

5.0

"She is concerned, knowledgeable, and explains everything. She listens to my concerns."
Apr 30, 2019

5.0

"She seemed very knowledgeable. caring, and explained everything thoroughly."
Apr 24, 2019

5.0

"very thorough, clear and honest about conditions and treatment"
Apr 24, 2019

5.0

"I share my wonderful care with one & all."
Apr 8, 2019

5.0

"She is excellent, forth coming concerning treatment plan, listens and answers any questions about treatment; follows up. Follows throughs with any concerns scheduling appointment with other specialist on-site as concerns arise."
Apr 4, 2019

5.0

"dr shresta is very patient and very through on her directions couldn't find a doctor I would have more faith in. my family is all well pleased."
Mar 25, 2019

5.0

"*Dr. Shrestha saved me! She's honest, caring, and just amazing."
Mar 21, 2019

5.0

"Listens to your concerns and explains well every detail of the treatment process very satisfied!"
Mar 20, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Shrestha is brilliant. I felt very honored that she would see me, because I was originally at CTCA only for a 2nd opinion. But after meeting with her and listening to her recommendations and expertise, my husband I and decided on the spot we were going to choose CTCA. When the meeting was concluded I stood up and reached out my hand to shake hers, and she hugged me. I couldn't help crying. I felt I was in the best hands possible in my fight for health!"
Mar 19, 2019

5.0

"was very impressed with the oncologists that I met with and would have come back to your facility for treatment but I could not commute back and forth from [...] to Tulsa on a regular basis"
Mar 19, 2019

5.0

"wonderful attitude and compassion"
Mar 12, 2019

5.0

"Dr Shrestha is like no other doctor I have ever seen. She ask so many questions about your health that you did not think to ask. She is truly concerned about her patients. Her staff feels like family."
Mar 5, 2019

5.0

"She was great got my [...] and [...] moved up. then started [...] treatment the next day. Dr Shresta and her team went out of their way to get my treatment started and explain everything that was going on."
Mar 3, 2019

3.8

"So Far so Good"
Feb 26, 2019

5.0

"Dr. Shrestha is a worm person, she takes a great deal of my fear away because she cares and bring comfort to me in this fight,"
Feb 22, 2019

5.0

"Love her!"
Jan 15, 2019

5.0

"Seems caring, likeable and knowledgeable."
Jan 15, 2019

5.0

"Very concerned about my over all health. Kept a close eye on [...] & [...]."
Jan 8, 2019

3.1

"She is very thorough."
Jan 8, 2019

5.0

"love her"
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"it's like visiting with familythey put you at ease I have all the confidence in the world in them"
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"I like the genuine care Dr Shrestha shows, her hug at the end of our visit is very comforting. she listens and I trust her decisions."
Dec 19, 2018

5.0

"listens to my concerns and addresses them"
Dec 18, 2018

1.9

"Not much of a personality didn't want to hear anything about using natural therapy."
Dec 16, 2018

5.0

"we have been here since [...], Dr Sheresta is great to us. she went out of her way to get my treatment started."
Dec 11, 2018

5.0

"Very caring I love my Doctor " Dr. Shrestha""
Nov 28, 2018

5.0

"I love my Dr. [...], my [...] Dr, and Dr Shrestha, my oncologist. I feel I have been well taken care of."
Nov 27, 2018

5.0

"great"
Nov 13, 2018

5.0

"gets to the point in a professional manner"
Nov 4, 2018

5.0

"very kind and knowledgeable"
Nov 4, 2018

5.0

"already recommended"
Nov 4, 2018

4.4

"seemed unwilling to discuss treatments other than chemotherapy"
Nov 3, 2018

5.0

"Dr Shresta is the best"
Oct 18, 2018

5.0

"Dr shresta is a doll. I love her."
Oct 14, 2018

5.0

"No matter where I receive treatment, I will always recommend CTCA. I have nothing but the best to say about the treatment and set up of care"
Oct 9, 2018

5.0

"She actually recommended the same treatment that I am currently receiving in [...]. She was great"
Oct 9, 2018

5.0

"I my doctor"
Sep 19, 2018

5.0

"I appreciate Dr. Sharesta and her staff. They are quick to call me back and very helpful."
Sep 19, 2018

5.0

"DR Sheresta is great"
Sep 18, 2018

5.0

"I love my doctor. She has allowed herself to get to know me. She is extremely personable"