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Suneel N. Nagda, MD

Suneel N. Nagda, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology

Dr. Nagda is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Radiation Oncology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
  • Radiation Oncology

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • radiation oncology - brain
  • radiation oncology - breast
  • radiation oncology - gastroenterology
  • radiation oncology - genitourinary
  • radiation oncology - gynecology
  • radiation oncology - head/neck
  • radiation oncology - lung
  • radiation oncology - melanoma
  • radiation oncology - sarcoma
  • radiation oncology - skin
  • radiation oncology - soft tissue
  • Radiation Treatment
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spinal Tumor

Description of Clinical Expertise

SBRT (stereotactic body radiation therapy)
Lung Cancer
Breast Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois Medical Center
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center


American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), National American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), National American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), National International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nagda is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Guttman D, Gabriel P, Lin L, Kennedy C, Rate W, Grizos W, Nagda SN, Wojtowicz L, Freedman G: Contemporary Forward Planned 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy: A Wise Choice for Whole Breast Radiation ASTRO Annual Meeting, 2015 : 2015.

Harkenrider M, Alite F, Stang K, Small C, Nagda SN, Emami B: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer With a 5 Fraction Regimen and BED =100 Gy ASTRO Annual Meeting 2015 : 2015.

Ojerholm E, Lee JYK, Thawani JP, Miller D, O'Rourke DM, Dorsey JF, Geiger GA, Nagda SN, Kolker JD, Lustig RA, Alonso-Basanta M: Stereotactic radiosurgery to the resection bed for intracranial metastases and risk of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. Journal of Neurosurgery 121 Suppl : 75-83,2014.

Sherertz T, Hoggarth M, Luce J, Block AM, Nagda SN, Harkenrider MM, Emami B, Roeske JC.: Prospective evaluation of dual-energy imaging in patients undergoing image guided radiation therapy for lung cancer: initial clinical results. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89 (3): 525-31,2014.

Mooij R, Ding X, Nagda SN: Comparison of Cyberknife versus HDR (SAVI) for partial breast irradiation AAPM Annual Meeting, July 2014, Austin TX : 2014.

Baumann BC, Kolker JD, Levin WP, Nagda SN, Weber KL, Staddon A, Hahn SM, Glatstein EJ, Simone CB: Efficacy and Safety of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for Treatment of Pulmonary Metastases from Sarcoma: A Potential Alternative to Metastatectomy ASTRO Annual Meeting 2014 : 2014.

Kristine Conner & Janine E. Guglielmino: Guide to Understanding Treatment Decisions (Breast Cancer) Living Beyond Breast Cancer, 354 West Lancaster Ave., Suite 224, Haverford, PA 19041 : 2014.

Hoggarth MA, Luce J, Syeda F, Bray TS, Block A, Nagda SN, Roeske JC: Dual energy imaging using a clinical on-board imaging system. Phys Med Biol 58 (12): 4331-40,2013.

Breunig J, Hernandez S, Lin J, Alsager S, Dumstorf C, Price J, Steber J, Garza R, Nagda SN, Melian E, Emami B, Roeske JC.: A system for continual quality improvement of normal tissue delineation for radiation therapy treatment planning. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83 (5): e703-8,2012.

Jabbour SK, Patel S, Herman JM, Wild A, Nagda SN, Altoos T, Tunceroglu A, Azad N, Gearheart S, Moss RA, Poplin E, Levinson LL, Chandra RA, Moore DF, Chen C, Haffty BG, Tuli R.: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for rectal carcinoma can reduce treatment breaks and emergency department visits. Int J Surg Oncol 2012 : 891067,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
Widener Basement Level
800 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-3873
Fax: (215) 829-5424
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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