Dr. Suguna Chirla

dr.suguna chirla

Dr. Suguna Chirla

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine, Oncology, Hematology)

Consultant Medical Oncologist

An “American Board Certified” female Medical Oncologist practising in Hyderabad, she also practices in the US for 3 months in a year.

  • Fellowship in Haematology & Oncology, Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C., two months of Bone marrow Transplant rotation, NIH- June 2008
  • Residency, Categorical Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C.- June 2005
  • Preliminary internship: Internal Medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C.- June 2002
  • Externship: Department of Haematology, VA Hospital, Washington D.C.- May 2001
  • Research associate, Howard University Hospital, Washington D.C.- April 2001
  • Internship, King George Hospital, Visakhapatnam, A.P, INDIA.- Nov 1997 – June 1998, Sep 1999 – Dec 1999
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) Andhra Medical College, UHS, Visakhapatnam, A.P, INDIA.- Oct 1997

Clinical Expertise:

Diagnosis and treatment of all Benign Haematology cases including but not limited to Myelodysplastic, Myeloproliferative diseases, Aplastic Anaemias, Venous & Arterial thrombosis, Haemophilias, bleeding disorders and other challenging Haematological diseases.

Diagnosis and treatment of all kinds of Haematological and Solid malignancies, including but not restricted to Leukemias, Lymphomas, Multiple Myeloma, Breast, Lung, Colorectal, Liver, Kidney, Brain, Prostate, Genitourinary and Gynaecological cancers, Sarcomas. Bone marrow biopsies Autologous as well as Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants.

Clinical Experience:

Dr. Suguna graduated from the Andhra Medical College in Vishakhapatnam, India and then completed her residency in Internal medicine, followed by Fellowship in Haematology and Oncology from Howard University Hospital, Washington DC. She was awarded the “Best Intern and Resident of the year” consecutively for three years during her training. Dr. Suguna founded her Haematology Oncology Care practice that was affiliated to Inova Hospitals based in Virginia, USA.

She was recognized as “America’s Top Physicians 2011”, by consumer research council of America. She is well recognized as an Excellent, Compassionate and Outstanding Physician by her patients and peers.

She has actively participated in research and gave oral presentations at ACP and HUH Scientific forums during her residency and fellowship training. She has given several presentations on Cancer Awareness & screening in both US & in India. She published abstracts and articles in international journals like JNMA, Blood, etc. She has actively volunteered by participating in screening breast exams; PAP smears, etc., She is currently working as a consultant Medical Oncologist & Haematologist at American Oncology Institute, Citizen Hospitals, Hyderabad.

Dr. Chirla is a diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine and subspecialties, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Oncology & Haematology. She is as an Associate Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Haematology, and American College of Physicians.

Oncology Board certification                   Oct 2008

Hematology Board certification              Oct 2008

Internal Medicine Board certification   Oct 2005

ECFMG Certification (Valid indefinitely)

  • Suguna Chirla; Hassan P Syed; Samuel Giday; Spinal cord compression secondary to extramedullary hematopoeisis in a patient with Beta-Thalassemia, Blood 2002, Nov.

  • Suguna Chirla; Samuel Giday; Mohamed Hassan; Samuel Asfaw; Ricardo Caldera, Duane Smoot, MD. A case report on Valproic acid induced hyperammonemia , ACP meeting, 2002

  • Suguna Chirla; Syed Hassan; Evelyn Treaklemoore MD; Retrospective study on Renal autopsy findings in patients with sickle cell disease , Blood 2003, Nov, 102(11); 3805.

  • Suguna Chirla; Leopold Campbell; Padma Kamineni; Charles Agbemabiese; Debra Ford; Insoon Hong; Tammey Nabb; Fitzroy W. Dawkins, MD. Unusual Presentation of Metastatic Colon Cancer – winner of prize in ACP, Washington Metropolitan Regional Clinical Vignette Competition 2004.

  • Padma Kamineni, Suguna Chirla, Kimberly Dinh, Syed Hasan, Emmanuel Nidhiry, Frederic Lombardo, Oswaldo Castro, Fitzroy Dawkins. A Comparative Study of Cobalamin Deficiency in African Americans with and without Sickle Cell Disease; Blood 2003 Nov, 102(11): 29b

  • Padma Kamineni; Suguna Chirla; Kimberly Dinh; Syed Hassan; Emanuel Nidhiry;; Tammy Naab; Fredric Lombardo; Oswaldo Castro; Fitzroy Dawkins, MD. Low Cobalamine levels in African Americans with and without Sickle Cell disease; JNMA March 2006/ Vol. 98, No. 3(352).

  • Breast Cancer Committee member in Inova Fairoaks Hospital
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Membership
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) Membership
  • Common Wealth of Virginia Medical License
  • Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
  • Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, Registration Certificate
  • Recognized as America’s Top Physicians, 2011 by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.

  • Best Resident of the year award for the year 2003-2004, Howard University Hospital.

  • Best Intern of the year award for the year 2002-2003, Howard University Hospital.

  • Assistant Chief Resident during Third year of Internal medicine, Howard University Hospital, Washington DC.

  • Participated in regional Quiz competitions representing Howard University Hospital at ACP meetings, Washington DC.
  • Podium presentation at ACP meeting, 2004 & HUH scientific forum meeting, 2004 on Retrospective study on a comparative study of Cobalamine deficiency in African Americans with & without sickle cell disease.