Dr. Rajitha Sunkara, MD

Hematology & OncologyFemaleAge 43

Dr. Sunkara
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215

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(617) 632-3466

Dr. Rajitha Sunkara, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Sunkara has more experience with Renal Neoplasms & Resection and Gastrointestinal Neoplasms than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Addison Gilbert Hospital and Beverly Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sunkara to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Beverly Hospital Beverly, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sunkara

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sunkara treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sunkara treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 632-3466.

Renal Neoplasms & Resection

Renal oncology focuses on the management and treatment of kidney cancer through surgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation, and chemotherapy.Compare with other Renal Neoplasms & Resection specialists.

Dr. Sunkara is experienced in the area of Renal Neoplasms & Resection. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Kidney Cancer
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Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Sunkara is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Colorectal Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Liver Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
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Dr. Sunkara's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Evaluation
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma Evaluation
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Sunkara's Reviews

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4.2

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You will feel very comfortable and assured you are getting the best attention to your health. I have had two meetings with her and I am so happy she's my Oncologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 17, 2020
Unresponsive to patient needs as an oncologist. Makes frequent chart errors and one med error for me. Volatile. Communication is haphazard and unprofessional at times. She yelled at me when I asked for help with chemo problems. Inflexible when standard protocol fails. Did not anticipate problems with chemo and made no attempt to alleviate ensuing medial miseries. Blamed the patient for all problems.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kate A. in Gloucester ma – Jul 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Rajitha Sunkara, MD is a Hematology & Oncology Specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Sunkara has more experience with Renal Neoplasms & Resection and Gastrointestinal...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Rajitha Sunkara, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Sunkara has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Rajitha Sunkara, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Rajitha Sunkara, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sunkara frequently treats Renal Neoplasms & Resection and Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Sunkara specializes.

Where is Dr. Rajitha Sunkara, MD's office located?

Dr. Sunkara's office is located at 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-farber Cancer Institute450 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sunkara is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Addison Gilbert Hospital

Gloucester, MA

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Beverly Hospital

Beverly, MA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Dana - Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

South Shore Hospital

South Weymouth, MA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average