Dr. Siddhartha

Siddhartha "Sidd" Padmanabha, M.D.

Dr. Sidd Padmanabha grew up in Southern California. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1994 and then attended medical school at the University of California (UCSF.) He stayed on in the Bay Area for an internship in General Surgery at UCSF Medical Center.

Dr. Padmanabha trained in Radiation Oncology at Yale-New Haven hospital, and served as the Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Padmanabha has several publications in basic and applied research. He delivered an oral presentation on his research in glioma growth at the largest national radiation oncology meeting (ASTRO) in 2007.

Dr. Padmanabha has added expertise in benign and malignant brain tumors; stereotactic radiosurgery - particularly to the brain, spine, and lung; head and neck radiation therapy; gynecological cancers; and brachytherapy. He sought specific training in prostate and gynecological high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy at specialized, high-volume referral center. Palliative care is another interest of Dr. Padmanabha; he worked at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford, one of the oldest and most established inpatient hospices in the nation.

Within radiation oncology, Dr. Padmanabha has an interest in maximizing quality of life outcomes while delivering effective treatment. His goal is to always remain accessible, approachable, and helpful to patients and their families.

Dr. Padmanabha is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist, and is an MD Anderson-affiliate credentialed physician.

Dr. Padmanabha fell in love with New Orleans nearly immediately. His hobbies include farming, gardening, traveling, the New Orleans Saints, and exploring the great culinary and cultural traditions of New Orleans. He is on the Board of the New Orleans Food Co-op.