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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:

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Brain Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gamma Knife®
  • 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
  • Radiosurgery
  • 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
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • 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 Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • 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 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:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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:

Alite F, Stang K, Balasubramanian N, Adams W, Shaikh M, Small C, Sethi A, NAGDA SN, Emami B, Harkenrider M: Local control dependence on consecutive vs. nonconsecutive fractionation in lung stereotactic body radiation therapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology Epub Ahead of Print : 2016.

Baumann BC, NAGDA SN, Kolker JD, Levin WP, Weber KL, Berman AT, Staddon A, Hartner L, Hahn SM, Glatstein E, Simone CB: Efficacy and safety of stereotactic body radiation therapy for the treatment of pulmonary metastases from sarcoma: A potential alternative to resection. Journal of Surgical Oncology Epub Ahead of Print : 2016.

Chowdhury IH, Ojerholm E, McMillan MT, Miller De, Kolker JD, Kurtz G, Dorsey JF, NAGDA SN, Geiger GA, Brem S, O'Rourke DM, Zager EL, Gangadhar T, Schuchter L, Lee JY, Alonso-Basanta M: Novel risk scores for survival and intracranial failure in patients treated with radiosurgery alone to melanoma brain metastases. Radiation Oncology 10 : 248,2015.

Vogel J, Ojerholm E, Hollander A, Briola C, Mooij R, Bieda M, Kolker J, NAGDA SN, Geiger G, Dorsey J, Lustig R, O'Rourke DM, Brem S, Lee J, Alonso-Basanta M: Intracranial control after Cyberknife radiosurgery to the resection bed for large brain metastases. Radiation Oncology 10 : 221,2015.

F. Alite, K. Stang, M.P. Shaikh, C. Small, A. Sethi, S. Nagda, B. Emami, M.M. Harkenrider: Local Control Dependence on Consecutive Versus Nonconsecutive Fractionation in Lung SBRT: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis ASTRO Annual Meeting : 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.

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.

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, Austin TX : 2014.

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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