Runa Shrestha, MD, a Hematologist-Oncologist with Mercy Clinic Oncology – Fort Smith

Get to know Hematologist-Oncologist Dr. Runa Shrestha, who serves patients in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Recognized as a caring and compassionate hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Shrestha works with patients at Mercy Clinic Oncology in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 

Mercy Clinic Oncology – Fort Smith specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with cancer, and blood disorders like anemia and bleeding or clotting problems. They provide a full range of chemotherapy and immunotherapy services, as well as patient care and family support. Mercy’s board-certified oncologists work closely with the patient’s primary care physician and other specialists to develop individualized treatment plans and coordinate all aspects of the patient’s care.

A native of India, Dr. Shrestha received her medical degree from the B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science. After relocating to the United States, she completed her residency in internal medicine at the SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine, before completing her fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Kentucky at Lexington.

With an unwavering commitment to her specialty, the doctor is board-certified in hematology, medical oncology, and internal medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Hematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the cause, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to blood. Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. A hematologist-oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, malignant blood diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, and blood disorders such as iron-deficiency anemia, clotting abnormalities, hemophilia, and sickle-cell disease.

Speaking multiple languages, Dr. Shrestha is fluent in English, Hindi, and Nepali.

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