Tara K Suntum, MD,MS| Pediatric Hematology Oncology | MedStar Health

Tara K Suntum, MD, MS
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Languages: English

202-444-3713

About me

Dr. Suntum is trained in both internal medicine and pediatrics and treats children, adolescents, and young adults with blood disorders and cancer. Her notable accomplishments include research on chronic B-cell malignancies at the National Cancer Institute with publications in the British Journal of Haematology, Leukemia Research, and Blood, as well as research focusing on improving immunotherapy at The University of Chicago.

 

Dr. Suntum’s main areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer care
  • Anemias, hemoglobinopathies, and thrombocytopenias
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Leukemia, lymphoma, and other malignant hematologic disorders
  • Sarcoma

Clinical areas of focus

  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Adamantinoma
  • Adverse Effects To Anticoagulants
  • Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  • Anaplastic Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Anemia
  • Anemia Of Chronic Disease
  • Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Antithrombin Deficiency
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Askin's Tumor
  • Atypical Lipomatous Tumor
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Pain
  • Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome
  • Bleeding Disorder
  • Blood Cancer
  • Blood Clotting Disorder
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cyst
  • Bone Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Related Fatigue
  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cardiac Sarcoma
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cervical Teratoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Clear Cell Sarcoma
  • Cloves Syndrome
  • Composite Hemangioendothelioma
  • Cooley Anemia
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protruberans
  • Desmoid Tumors
  • Desmoplastic Small Cell Tumor
  • Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors
  • Diamond Blackfan Anemia
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)
  • Dyskeratosis Congenita
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Ectomesenchymoma
  • Egfr Mutation
  • Endocrine Complications Of Cancer Therapy
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
  • Epithelioid Sarcoma
  • Ewings Sarcoma
  • Extrarenal Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Extraskeletal Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma
  • Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma
  • Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma
  • Factor Eight Disorder
  • Factor Nine Deficiency
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Familial Aplastic Anemia
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Fibrosarcoma Of The Head & Neck
  • Follicular Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Germ Cell Tumor
  • Germinoma
  • Giant Cell Tumor Of The Bone
  • Glioma
  • Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Granulation Cell Sarcoma
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Headache
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Hemolytic Disease Of The Fetus
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hemophilia
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia
  • Hereditary Cancer Risk
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Histiocytosis
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor
  • Intimal Sarcoma
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Kasabach Merritt Phenomenon (KMP)
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Leukemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Li Fraumeni Syndrome
  • Liposarcoma
  • Low Grade Fibromyxoid Sarcoma
  • Lymphangiosarcoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphopenia
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (MFH)
  • Malignant Glomus Tumor
  • Malignant Granular Cell Tumor
  • Malignant Mesenchymoma
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
  • Malignant Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)
  • Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Malignant Tenosynovial Giant Cell Tumor
  • Malnutrition
  • Medullary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative Diseases
  • Myoepithelioma/Mixed Tumor Of Soft Tissue
  • Myofibroblastic Sarcoma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Myxoinflammatory Fibroblastic Sarcoma
  • Nephroblastoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Neurofibrosarcoma
  • Neuronal Glial Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Odontogenic Tumors
  • Optic Pathway Glioma
  • Oral Complications Of Cancer
  • Oral Lesions
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Papillary Cancer Of Thyroid
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Petechiae
  • Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
  • Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
  • Pleomorphic Sarcoma
  • Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytomas
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Polycythemia
  • Porphyria
  • Pulmonary Metastases
  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  • Purpura
  • Radiation Associated Sarcomas
  • Retiform Hemangioendothelioma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retroperitoneal Mass
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Rh Incompatibility
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Sarcoma Botryoides
  • Sarcoma Of The Lung
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Polycythemia
  • Severe Congenital Neutropenia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment
  • Solitary Fibrous Tumor
  • Spindle Cell Sarcoma
  • Splenic Sequestration
  • Splenomegaly
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Submucosal Tumors
  • Sweat Gland Carcinoma
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Tectal Glioma
  • Teratogen Exposure
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
  • Tracheal Cancer
  • Unclassified Sarcoma
  • Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma
  • Undifferentiated Sarcoma
  • Venous Occlusive Crisis
  • Von Willebrand Disease
  • Weight Loss
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Procedures I perform

  • Adjuvant Chemotherapy
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Brain Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Chemoradiation
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Genomics
  • Genitourinary Cancer Genomics
  • Head And Neck Cancer Genomics
  • Leukemia Genomics
  • Liver Cancer Genomics
  • Lymphoma Genomics
  • Melanoma Genomics
  • Pancreatic Cancer Genomics
  • Renal Cancer Genomics
  • Sarcoma Genomics
  • Skin Cancer Genomics
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-7599

Fax 202-444-8817

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Fax 202-444-8817

Insurance

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 Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Fellowship Program: Comer Children's Hospital (2020)

Residency Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (2017)

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (2013)

Graduate Education: Georgetown University (2009)