Suman B. Rao, MD

Suman B. Rao, MD

Medical Oncology, Hematology
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Kannada


Dr. Rao holds board certifications in medical oncology and hematology. Dr. Rao began her medical education in India where she received her medical degree from Gandhi Medical College and completed her internal medicine residency at Gandhi Hospital. She continued her training in Illinois, where she completed an internal medicine residency at St. Francis Hospital and was honored to serve as chief resident. Dr. Rao went on to complete her fellowship in hematology/ oncology at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Rao has been in the medical oncology-hematology community for over 20 years. She has a strong interest in clinical research and has had many publications, including in the New England Journal. The study that led to this publication resulted in the approval of immunotherapy for lung cancer patients.

Dr. Rao has a special interest in breast and lung cancer and general immunotherapy.



  • Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad, India
  • ECFMG-Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates


  • University of Texas Southwest Medical Center (Dallas)


  • St Francis Hospital


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital


  • The American Board of Internal Medicine - Hematology
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology


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