Radhika Kainthla, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is a member of the Division of Hematology and Oncology and specializes in gastrointestinal medical oncology.

A native of Texas, Dr. Kainthla earned her undergraduate degree with honors in biochemistry at Southwestern University and her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. She completed internal medicine residency training at Baylor College of Medicine. She gained advanced training through a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UT Southwestern, where she served as Chief Fellow.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in hematology and medical oncology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Dr. Kainthla’s clinical interests include health disparities and quality improvement. She is Co-Course Director of the Frontiers in Neoplasia curriculum and teaches medical and graduate students and fellows through lectures and clinic rotations. She practices at Parkland Memorial Hospital, where she is the Medical Director of the Medical Oncology Clinics and the Cancer Liaison Physician for the Commission on Cancer.

Her research interests include gastrointestinal oncology, malignant hematology, and quality improvement. Her investigations have resulted in numerous presentations, contributions to the books Recent Results in Cancer Research and Handbook of Targeted Cancer Therapy and Immunotherapy, and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Kainthla is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Dallas County Medical Society, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

She has been named a Rising Star on Texas Monthly’s Texas Super Doctors list every year since 2020. In 2021, she received the MVP for Microanatomy teaching award from UT Southwestern.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Kainthla enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family, and playing and watching sports.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2008-2012)
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (2012-2015), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015-2018), Hematology Oncology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Super Doctors Rising Stars 2020-2023, Texas Monthly
  • MVP for Microanatomy Teaching Award 2021, UT Southwestern Medical School
Books & Publications
  • Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Malignant hematology
  • Quality improvement

Clinical Focus

  • Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology

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