Dr. Tara K Suntum, MD, MS

Dr. Tara K. Suntum, MD, MS

Dr. Tara K. Suntum, MD, MS

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-7599
Fax: 202-444-3713

Contact this Provider:

  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal pain
  • acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)
  • acute myelogenous leukemia (aml)
  • adamantinoma
  • adverse effects to anticoagulants
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Procedures I Perform
  • adjuvant chemotherapy
  • biological targeted therapy
  • brain cancer genomics
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer genomics
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About the Provider

Dr. Suntum is trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with blood disorders and cancer. Her notable accomplishments include research on chronic B-cell malignancies at the National Cancer Institute with publications in the British Journal of Haematology, Leukemia Research, and Blood, as well as research focusing on improving immunotherapy at The University of Chicago.


Dr. Suntum’s main areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer care
  • Anemias, hemoglobinopathies, and thrombocytopenias
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Leukemia, lymphoma, and other malignant hematologic disorders
  • Sarcoma

  • Fellowship Program: Comer Children's Hospital (2020)
  • Residency Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (2017)
  • Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2013)
  • Graduate Education: Georgetown University (2009)
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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Lombardi Cancer Center
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-7599
    Fax: 202-444-8817

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital