Shweta Kurian, MD| Hematology Oncology, Medical Oncology | MedStar Health

Shweta Kurian, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1037 reviews)

Specialties: Hematology Oncology, Medical Oncology

Languages: English

443-777-8093

About me

Shweta Kurian, MD, is the director of breast medical oncology and the High-Risk Cancer Program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus. Board certified in hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Kurian cares for patients with breast and gynecological cancers. Additionally, she has a specialized interest in the genetics of breast cancer and the steps that can be taken clinically to decrease the risk of developing breast cancer for both women and men who are deemed high-risk because they carry a genetic mutation or by virtue of family history.

Dr. Kurian is a graduate of the Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala University, located in India. She completed an internal medicine residency at George Washington University/Providence Hospital in Washington D.C., where she was appointed chief resident. Her training concluded with a fellowship at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami, with concentration on hematology and oncology care. A believer in the importance of lifelong education, Dr. Kurian is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. She also applies her clinical knowledge and expertise as a reviewer for several prestigious medical journals.

Dr. Kurian is fluent in both Hindi and Malayalam. She also has knowledge of the Punjabi and Gujarati languages.  She accepts new patient appointments at both MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center at the MedStar Health Bel Air Medical Campus.

Dr. Kurian’s Philosophy of Care

“Cancer care is very complex. It involves different specialties and multiple modalities, and requires an understanding of esoteric research trials. Patient care involves selecting the best modality of treatment for each patient based on our knowledge of all of the options available. It’s also about understanding the patient as a fellow human being with their wishes being center stage as their care is directed. My role as a physician is to help my patients understand and navigate all their options and chose what is best for them.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Cervix
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Cervical And Endometrial Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Care
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Labia Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC)
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma Of Cervix
  • Blood Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Related Fatigue
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Carcinoma In Situ Of Breast
  • Cervical And Endometrial Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hemophilia
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Labia Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Mass
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC)
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Chemoradiation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Care
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Practice locations

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9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-7147

Fax 443-777-8405

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Fax 443-777-8405

12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 180
Bel Air, MD, 21015

410-515-6400

Fax 410-515-2658

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Fax 410-515-2658

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Fellowship Program: Jackson Memorial Hospital (2012)

Residency Program: Providence Hospital (2009)

Medical School: Thiruvananthapuram Medical College (1999)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 7, 2023

    I know I have to go through a couple of test but she assured me it's going to be ok

  • Dec 7, 2023

    Everything was great and visit done efficiently

  • Dec 4, 2023

    Excellent care.