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