Education / Awards
|Undergraduate||University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida|
|Medical degree||Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Internship||Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois|
|Residency||Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois|
Radiation Oncology (American Board of Radiology) 2015
Dr. Kalakota primarily practices at AMITA Health Cancer Institute in Hinsdale, IL. She attended college at the University of Florida and medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Kalakota completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. During her residency, she conducted research in the areas of breast, prostate, and CNS malignancies. She has presented her research at multiple national meetings and published them in several prominent medical journals.
Dr. Kalakota is trained in the use of 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SBRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, high dose rate brachytherapy and permanent interstitial brachytherapy. She treats a broad range of cancers including breast, lung, brain, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and gynecologic malignancies. Dr. Kalakota also has an interest in global oncology, and traveled to Tanzania in March 2014 with a non-profit organization called Radiating Hope. The medical mission is to set up a cancer center in the city of Moshi to help serve this area of need, which serves a population of over 11 million people.
Dr. Kalakota enjoys spending her leisure time with her husband who also practices radiation oncology. She also enjoys traveling, running, yoga, and hiking.
When asked why she chose Radiation Oncology, she states: “As a radiation oncologist, I am in a unique position to couple compassionate care at the bedside with science and technology. I value and enjoy the opportunity to develop relationships with my patients and strive to always provide support and help through their journeys. It is a great privilege to have the responsibility to care for patients.”