Dr. Susmitha Vaka is board-certified in medical oncology, internal medicine, and hematology, and practices at our Riverside location. Originally from India, Dr. Vaka earned her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, and her Doctor of Medicine from Guntur Medical College in Guntur, India. She went on to complete her internship, residency, and fellowship training in hematology/oncology and breast oncology from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Excited and motivated by her profession and the advancing field of technology, Dr. Vaka says: “It is my personal goal as a physician to provide the best and most advanced care and education for my patients.”
“When I meet new oncology patients, I start by understanding how they are feeling and what they know about the disease- stages of cancer, prognosis, and treatments. This allows be to better educate them so that I can involve them in the treatment plan with their goals and values in mind.”
Dr. Vaka was drawn to CSNF because of the cutting-edge treatments, clinical trials, and collaborative approach: “I enjoy the family environment that comes with working at CSNF,” she says. “It’s beyond rewarding, for our entire team, to watch patients live longer and spend more time with their loved ones,” she continues.
When not in the office, Dr. Vaka enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, and hiking.