Sagun Shrestha,MD

MD

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

4.8 (222 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
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 occurance. 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
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"
Aug 28, 2018

3.8

"very caring and hope she can put me in remission."
Aug 28, 2018

5.0

"She is always looking out for [...]. In [...], she told her [...] looked like the chemotherapy was being too hard on her and would not let her take her chemotherapy session. It turned out [...]had an [...] infection in her blood."
Aug 2, 2018

5.0

"Very kind & welcoming. seemed to be very knowledgeable. really liked [...] also. (Dr. Shrestha's fellow)"
Jul 31, 2018

5.0

"love, love Dr Shrestha. she puts my fears at ease."
Jul 28, 2018

5.0

"I was highly pleased with the medical oncologist and her recommendation."
Jul 27, 2018

4.4

"She is very smart, but I don't know if she knows what God can do, or if she is a Christian. [...] [...] got cancer free and is still cancer free because of her faith and *[...]"
Jul 24, 2018

5.0

"Took time to hear my every concern, respected my treatment decision & I never felt rushed. Was very prompt at sending me my CTScan results after I returned home."
Jul 24, 2018

5.0

"my dr is the best I feel so safe with her. and I miss everyone. I am so Blesse to be part of your family"
Jul 16, 2018

5.0

"I have recommended her to many people in my home town of [...]. She is honest with me while still having faith and hope."
Jul 10, 2018

3.8

"They are very knowledgeable"
Jul 3, 2018

5.0

"I appreciate the medical oncologist team"
Jul 3, 2018

5.0

"I would recommend anyone to come here!"
Jul 1, 2018

5.0

"Wonderful. I feel I'm in the best hands for care."
Jun 29, 2018

5.0

"She is wonderful!"
Jun 28, 2018

5.0

"The Oncologist really listened plus took notes which made me feel like I was very special patient. I was very impressed with her and trust that she will direct me on the path of hope to a happy and long life ahead ."
Jun 27, 2018

5.0

"Dr. Sheresta (spelling?) was initially assigned to me and we were not a fit. When she first walked in to the room, I thought "oh good, a female...she's going to understand.. she's going to be empathetic". I felt that she immediately began lecturing me about not wanting to take [...][ and being opposed to radiation and didn't even try to understand my viewpoint on harsh meds and treatments. When I tried to explain my thoughts and feelings and ask questions, I felt condescended. It was not a good match. I was reassigned Dr. [...] [...] "
Jun 26, 2018

5.0

"Very Happy W/ Oncologist , Concerns of my health & well Being !"