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Sunita Nasta, MD

Sunita Nasta, MD Physician

Chair, Clinical Trials Review Monitoring Committee Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Nasta is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Sunita Nasta

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hematology, 2002
  • Medical Oncology, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Adult T-Cell Leukemia
  • Adult T-Cell Lymphoma
  • AIDS Related Malignancies
  • Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Castleman Disease
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • CNS Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous B Cell Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease
  • Essential Thrombocytosis
  • Gray Zone Lymphoma
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Histiocytosis
  • HIV Lymphoma
  • Immunotherapy
  • Intraocular Lymphoma
  • Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma Genomics
  • Lymphoma of Bone
  • Mantle Zone Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mature B Cell Leukemia
  • Mediastinal Lymphoma
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
  • Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • POEMS Syndrome
  • Prolymphocytic Leukemia
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
  • Transformed Lymphoma
  • Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM)
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine - Ben Taub General Hospital
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Fellowship: University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship: University of Texas Hospitals


American College of Physicians, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Society of Hematology, National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nasta is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Clinical trials in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, phase I, II and III

Selected Publications:

Hivnor CM, Nguyen V, Rook AH, Junkins-Hopkins J, Gelfand JM, Nasta S, Frank I, Kim EM: CD8+ lymphoma in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus Arch Dermatol 141 (10): 1321-2,2005.

Tsai DE, Aqui NA, Vogl DT, Bloom RD, Schuster SJ, Nasta SD, Wasik MA: Successful treatment of T-cell post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder with the retinoid analog bexarotene. Am J Transplant 5 (8): 2070-3,2005.

Vogl DT, Glatstein E, Carver JR, Schuster SJ, Stadtmauer EA, Luger S, Nasta SD, Porter DL, Elstrom R, Tsai DE: Gemcitabine-induced pericardial effusion and tamponade after unblocked cardiac irradiation. Leuk Lymphoma. 46 (9): 1313-20,2005.

Loren AW, Luger SM, Stadtmauer EA, Tsai DE, Schuster S, Nasta SD, Goldstein SC, Perl A, Orloff G, Oliver JC, Green J, Emerson SG, Porter DL: Intensive graft-versus-host disease prophylaxis is required after unrelated-donor nonmyeloablative stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation 35 (9): 921-6,2005.

Tsai DE, Maillard I, Downs LH, Alavi A, Nasta SD, Glatstein E, Schuster SJ: Use of iodine 131I-tositumomab radioimmunotherapy in a patient with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Leuk Lymphoma. 45 (3): 591-5,2004.

Nasta SD, Hoff PM, GeorgeCM, Neubauer, M, Cohen SC, Abbruzzese JA, Winn R., Pazdur RM: “Phase II Study of MGI-114 Administered Intravenously for Five Days Every 28 Days to Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer” Am J Clin Oncol. 26 (2): 132-4,2003.

Nasta SD, Carrum G., Shahab I., Hanania N, Udden MM: “Regression of a Plasmablastic Lymphoma in a Patient with HIV on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy” Leuk Lymphoma 43 (2): 423-426,2002.

Cohen AD, Luger SM, Sickles C, Mangan PA, Porter DL, Schuster SJ, Tsai DE, Nasta S, Gewirtz AM, Stadtmauer EA: “ Gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg) monotherapy for relapsed AML after hematopoietic stem cell transplant: efficacy and incidence of hepatic veno-occlusive disease" Bone Marrow Transplant 30 (1): 23-28,2002.

Dwivedy, S: “Hodgkin’s Disease: Clinical Management and Future Perspectives” Fellows Reporter 6 (3): 2001.

Dwivedy S, . Hoff P. M, Dumas P., . Lassere Y, . Aguayo A, . Hayakawa T, Abbruzzese J.L.: Safety and phamacokinetics (PK) of an antitumor/antiangiogenic agent, TAS-102: a phase I study for patients(pts) with solid tumors ASCO : 2001.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
12th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #12-159
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3933
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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