Suchita Pakkala, MD


Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Site Medical Director, Infusion Services
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown
Medical Oncologist
Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Suchita Pakkala, MD, is assistant professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified hematologist and medical oncologist, Dr. Pakkala specializes in treating patients with breast cancer and thoracic malignancies such as lung cancer. Her practice is primarily located at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Midtown.

Dr. Pakkala is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. She is an active member of American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.


Dr. Pakkala earned her Medical Degree at the University of Tennessee after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Rhodes College and her Master’s Degree in Physiology from Georgetown University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine followed by her specialization in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University.


Dr. Pakkala's research focuses on lung cancer in the HIV-positive population. The current literature is sparse in regards to optimal treatment for this population. Therefore, the goal of her research is to further define the clinical and molecular characteristics of HIV-positive patients with lung cancer.  

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