Dr. Suresh K. Reddy is a professor and Section Chief in the Department of Palliative Care at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He obtained his undergraduate and medical education at Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India. Dr. Reddy moved to England for training in anesthesia and became a Diplomate in Anesthesia (DA) in England and then a Fellow, Faculty of Anesthetist Royal College of Surgeons (FFARCS), Ireland. Subsequently, he moved to the United States where he joined as a senior resident at New York University Medical Center (1991) where he specialized in Neuroanesthesia and Cardiac Anesthesia. This was followed by a Pain Fellowship at The University of Rochester, NY and later a Pain & Symptom Management Fellowship in the Department of Neuro-Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (1994-1996). He is board certified in Anesthesia, by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), subspecialty Board Certification in Pain Management (1994, recertification 2005, by ABA), and Board Certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2003, recertification in 2012).
On completion of his fellowship training, Dr. Reddy accepted an appointment as Assistant Professor to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he became the Director of the Pain Fellowship Program, in the Division of Anesthesiology. In 1999, Dr. Reddy joined the newly established Department of Symptom Control and Palliative Care under Professor Eduardo Bruera. He was later promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and to a professor in 2010. In his current position as a Director of Education and Section Chief, he has maintained a strong focus on clinical care, administration, and education in the field of Palliative Medicine. Current research interests include cancer pain, communication skills and education outcomes for oncology fellows. He also is noted for International efforts and regularly teaches palliative care in India.