Shweta Kurian, MD| Medical Oncology | MedStar Health

Shweta Kurian, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (699 reviews)

Specialities: Medical Oncology

Languages: English


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
  • 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
  • Her2neu Receptor
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Labia Cancer
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Metastases
  • Lung Mass
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer (PPC)
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • 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


Fax 443-777-8405

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Fax 443-777-8405

12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 180
Bel Air, MD, 21015


Fax 410-515-2658

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • 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)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • 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
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (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)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • 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



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

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • Nov 10, 2022

    My health care provider is understanding concise and shows a real interest in my wellbeing.

  • Oct 25, 2022

    Will Highly Recommend.

  • Oct 18, 2022

    Very good