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

Shweta Kurian, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1180 reviews)

Specialties: Hematology Oncology, 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
Show More

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
Show All Show Less

Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Chemoradiation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Care
Show All button Press enter to expand Show Less

Practice locations

Distance from Change LocationEnter your Location

9103 Franklin Square Drive
Suite 2200
Baltimore, MD, 21237


Fax 443-777-8405

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 443-777-8405

12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 180
Bel Air, MD, 21015


Fax 410-515-2658

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 410-515-2658


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
    • United Choice
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United Choice Plus
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Cigna EPO
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Golden Rule
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Tricare East Select
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • D-SNP)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Tricare for Life East
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Virginia Premier
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • United Optimum Choice
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • United Navigate
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • I-SNP
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO



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

  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

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

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

  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • May 22, 2024

    I was well taken care of.

  • May 16, 2024

    Dr. Kurian was very dismissive of my concerns and my feelings. Her exact words were she can't help me with concerns about the side effects of the medication that she prescribed me.

  • May 15, 2024

    Dr. Kurian is very easy to talk to