Sagun Shrestha,MD

MD

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

4.7 (180 Ratings)

36 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
May 7, 2020

5.0

"I am truly blessed."
Apr 29, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Sheresta and her team are amazing. I have total confidence in her ability to recommend the right treatment."
Apr 24, 2020

5.0

"Very good."
Apr 14, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Sharistha is wonderful, kind & caring. Also very knowledgable!!"
Mar 31, 2020

5.0

"the best"
Mar 22, 2020

5.0

"Dr Shrestha and [...] are my main medical staff at this time. I feel like I still receive wonderful medical care from this team. I have a rare cancer and Dr Shrestha keeps up to date on treatment options"
Mar 17, 2020

5.0

"Cannot say enough how awesome the Medical Oncologist's here are at CTCA Tulsa. Extremely knowledge concerning cancer treatment plans. Answered all questions and concerns about treatment plan. And while under extreme odds helps lift up patient's comport level living with the disease under treatment. At least my Medical Oncologist does. My family and I came back home with treatment plan encourage, hopeful and only God knows when I go home. And a knowing He is God and CTCA is His place too. Bless the founder and his beautiful mother to see a new day for cancer patients with easy, comfort and love. With a staff that see much and still has a smile for you."
Mar 16, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Shrestha was quick to order ultrasound equipment to be brought into the exam room. After consulting with *Dr. [...], she was quick to aspirate a "long-existing" [...] and order [...]. *[...]. "
Mar 10, 2020

5.0

"Dr. Shresta is the best"
Mar 8, 2020

5.0

"Love both my oncologist."
Mar 3, 2020

3.8

"I would recommend anybody at Cancer treatment Center."
Feb 13, 2020

5.0

"I trust *Dr. Shrestha completely. She is very kind and caring."
Jan 22, 2020

3.8

"at first she didn't explain much but this last appt she was very well prepared."
Jan 2, 2020

5.0

"*Dr. Shrestha is great!"
Dec 24, 2019

5.0

"Dr Sheresta, is the best she is very calm and caring. She explained my diagnosis very well and took the time to answer all my questions. I am very lucky to have her"
Dec 18, 2019

5.0

"she is amazing"
Dec 18, 2019

5.0

"[...], I have complete confidence in my oncologist. "
Nov 22, 2019

2.5

"[...], I have a new doctor and so far I am very happy with her communication."
Nov 9, 2019

5.0

"complete confidence still."
Nov 8, 2019

2.5

"Oncologists was not happy with my decision to not do [...] months of chemo prior to surgery. Did not seem to understand my points as to why but seemed a little upset with me rather than trying to understand and discuss.... Appt was abruptly ended.... Husband and I sitting there not sure what to do next...."
Oct 29, 2019

5.0

"excellent"
Oct 17, 2019

5.0

"I love my doctor!"
Oct 16, 2019

5.0

"Together, Dr. Shrestha and [...] at the Tulsa CTCA solved a worrisome issue that my hometown providers did not. [...]. I got an appointment at CTCA Tulsa very quickly, and the providers acted as a team to solve the problem and greatly ease my mind. I still tear up when I think of their expertise and kindness. "
Oct 2, 2019

1.9

"I found Dr. Schrestha to be curt, impatient, and acting as if my questions were stupid. I understand that she is very knowledgeable and skilled in her area of expertise however I do not feel comfortable with her. Perhaps my reaction to this doctor is in part due to the wonderful experiences I have had with the other doctors at the center, [...] Perhaps my standard are too high because of these contacts. However I would say during my visit, she did not meet the "Mother Standard."[...]"
Sep 30, 2019

5.0

"LOVE MY DR."
Sep 30, 2019

5.0

"Good"
Sep 25, 2019

1.3

"oncologist did not show compassion, was very clinical, and left her RN to explain treatment plan."
Sep 24, 2019

5.0

"I love *Dr. Shrestha. She makes me feel so comfortable! Very kind, caring and knows her line of work. Same for *[...]! Two awesome women."
Sep 24, 2019

5.0

"I'm extreemely happy with my oncologist. Dr. Shrestha has been with me since my initial diagnosis even into my follow up care after chemo and radiation...love her and [...]."
Sep 22, 2019

5.0

"My medical oncologist is wonderful and she has gotten me to a better state of health"
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."