Mohan Suntha, MD

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology

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Specialties:

  • Radiation Oncology

  • Head and Neck Radiation Oncology

About Mohan Suntha, MD

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Dr. Suntha first joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an assistant professor in 1995, after completing residency training in Radiation Oncology at University of Maryland School of Medicine. He received his BA from Brown University in 1986 and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1990. In May, 2009, he earned an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 

In addition to his clinical practice in Radiation Oncology, Dr. Suntha has held numerous administrative roles within the Medical System and School of Medicine.  He served as vice chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and was associate director of clinical affairs at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he is the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Professor of Radiation Oncology.

In 2009 he was appointed as the vice president for system program development for the University of Maryland Medical System. In December 2012, he was appointed President and CEO of the University of Maryland’s St. Joseph Medical Center.  Then in May 2016, after a nationwide search, Dr. Suntha was appointed President and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center, which includes the Shock Trauma Center, Children’s Hospital and the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as the Midtown Campus. 

Dr. Suntha’s research focuses on patients diagnosed with carcinomas of the head & neck and esophagus. He has conducted numerous investigator-initiated combined modality clinical trials aimed at improving the therapeutic outcome in these diseases. These trials have attempted to define optimal ways of delivering chemotherapy and radiation concurrently, either as definitive therapy or in the neoadjuvant setting prior to surgical resection. Dr. Suntha’s clinical specialty includes cancers of the head & neck and esophagus.

Dr. Suntha was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Radiation Oncology by Baltimore magazine in 2016.

Gender: Male

Affiliation(s):

  • UM St. Joseph Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.