Nithya Cherukuru, MD

Nithya Cherukuru, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry
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Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry


  • Psychiatry

Treatment Focus

  • Medication management
  • Supportive and psychodynamic psychotherapy

Treatment Philosophy

As a psychiatrist who works with medically ill individuals, I understand that there is a complex relationship between mental and physical health. Special challenges arise in those affected by cancer, from diagnosis to treatment, and even into recovery and survivorship. I believe in collaborating with patients to make treatment decisions in their best interest, and using an individualized approach to address their unique needs. I also work in a multidisciplinary fashion to provide comprehensive care to the patient, and incorporate evidence-based medicine for medication management and therapy. My goal is to provide patients and their caregivers with the tools to face their disease and in turn, improve their quality of life. 

Clinical Locations

  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    333 Cottman Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19111
    Phone: 888-369-2427

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Consult and Liaison Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2021-2022
  • Residency, Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2016-2020


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychology and Neurology


  • General member, Academy of Consult Liaison Psychiatry, 2018-present
  • General member, American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2017-2018
  • General member, Psychiatric Society of Virginia, 2016-2020
  • General member, American Psychiatric Association, 2014-present

Honors & Awards

  • Elected Chief Resident, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2019-2020
  • Leadership in Hospital Governance Fellowship, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital/Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2019-2020
  • Elected resident representative, Psychiatric Society of Virginia, 2018-2020
  • Recognition as a professional role model by MD class 2019, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2018-2019

Selected Publications

Spiegel DR, Colangelo, T, Oplinger M, Parkerson J, Lamas E, Cherukuru N, Gill R. Psychosis in a Paitent with SARS-CoV-2 and Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2021;23(6): 21cr03082

Spiegel DR, Smith J, Wade RR, Cherukuru N, et al. Transient Global Amnesia: Current Perspectives. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2017(13): 2691-2703.

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