Susmitha Vaka

Susmitha Vaka

Medical Oncology, Hematology
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi


Susmitha Vaka, MD, is board-certified in medical oncology, internal medicine, and hematology, and practices at Cancer Specialists of North Florida's (CSNF) Riverside location. Originally from India, Dr. Vaka earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, and her Doctor of Medicine from Guntur Medical College in Guntur, India. She went on to complete her internship, residency, and fellowship training in hematology and oncology and breast oncology from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Dr. Vaka was drawn to CSNF because of the cutting-edge treatments, clinical trials, and collaborative approach. She enjoys the family environment that comes with working at CSNF and that it’s beyond rewarding, for the entire team, to watch patients live longer and spend more time with their loved ones. When she meets new oncology patients, she starts by understanding how they are feeling and what they know about the disease, stages of cancer, prognosis, and treatments. This allows her to better educate them so that she can involve them in the treatment plan with their goals and values in mind.

Outside the office, Dr. Vaka enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and hiking.



  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Grads
  • Guntur Medical Center


  • University of Kansas Medical Center


  • University of Kansas in Kansas City


  • University of Kansas in Kansas City


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension St. Vincent's Clay County Hospital
  • Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital
  • Ascension St. Vincent's Southside Hospital
  • Ascension St. Vincent's St Johns County Hospital


  • American Board of IM (Hematology) - Hematology
  • American Board of IM (Medical Oncology) - Medical Oncology
Professional Statement
It is my personal goal as a physician to provide the best and most advanced care and education for my patients.
- Susmitha Vaka


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