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Suneetha Challagundla, M.D.

Suneetha Challagundla, M.D. Photo

Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology



  • Fellowship
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
  • Medical Doctorate
    JSS Medical College, Mysore, India

Accolades & Memberships

Dr. Challagundla is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Presentations and Sponsorships

  • Presented Fellow’s conference of the Year Topics- “Hyper Eosinophilic Syndrome” and “Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia” during fellowship.
  • Presented Residents’ Conference of the Year Topics- “Erthrocytosis and Thrombocytosis” and “Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia” during residency.
  • Received Sponsorship to attend the National Lung Cancer Meeting, conducted in Chicago, June 1st, 2007, chaired by Dr. Joan Schiller.


  • Abstract and Poster Presentation “Phase II Trial of Irinotecan/Alimta in Metastatic Gastric Cancer Patients”

    Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, 2008

  • Phase II Trial of Irinotecan/Alimta In Metastatic Gastric Cancer Patients

    GI Cancer Symposium, 2008

  • Reviewed the Section of “Hematology and Oncology” With Dr. Thomas Andreoli in the 7th Edition of “Cecils Essentials of Medicine”

    Cecils Essentials of Medicine, 2007

  • Case Report of “Orbital Metastasis from Postate Cancer: An Atypical Case of Neuroendocrine Dedifferentiation During Progression from Hormone-Sensitive to Refractory Stage”

    Clinical Prostate Cancer, 2005

  • “Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients With AML” in Dr. Paulette Mehta’s Book, Stem Cell Transplantation

    Stem Cell Transplantation, 2005

Why did you become a doctor?

I chose Texas Oncology because it is the latest cutting edge medical practice with research opportunities and advanced radiation treatments.

Research Interest

Dr. Suneetha Challagundla’s special interests include malignant hematological disorders and solid tumors especially breast cancer, gastrointestinal and lung cancers. She has special interest in benign hematological disorders and has participated in several research studies involving use of newer anticoagulants that subsequently led to the approval of the drugs. Dr. Challa also participates in multidisciplinary tumor boards.

Other Information

Dr. Challa has two boys and loves spending all of her spare time with them.