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Dinesh Keerty, MD

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Program: Internal & Hospital Medicine


Dr. Dinesh Keerty is an Oncological Hospitalist in the Department of Internal and Hospital Medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Keerty serves as the current Medical Director of the Urgent Care Center at Moffitt. Dr. Keerty received his MD degree from the M.S. Ramaiah Medical College in Karnataka, India. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency in Scranton, PA at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. After finishing his residency, Dr. Keerty wanted to focus on the care of cancer patients and joined Moffitt Cancer Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine for the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Keerty is a Clinical Educator Hospitalist at Moffitt, with a particular interest in oncological emergency care, inpatient care transitions, and oncological hospital medicine. Dr. Keerty has developed Moffitt Cancer Center’s Urgent care to the current 30-bed unit that provides increased and improved access to our cancer patients. Dr. Keerty spearheads the education and training of our Urgent Care APPs and Nurses to improve the care provided to the patients. Along with his clinical duties, Dr. Keerty is deeply involved in many of Moffitt Cancer Center’s core committees such as Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Ethics, and Medicine Safety. Dr. Keerty collaborates with other Moffitt oncologists in the conduction and publication of meaningful clinical research helping in the education of oncological hospitalists. He attained his Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP) designation for his contributions to the field of medicine and education in 2018. He has been nominated as one of Moffitt’s Physician of the Year in 2020 for the care and dedication to the safety provided to the patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine


  • Wright Center for GME Internal Medicine -

Medical School:

  • MS Ramaiah Medical College - MBBS
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  • Hembree T, Theou O, Thirlwell S, Reich RR, Cao B, Sehovic M, Syed M, Verma N, Nguyen TC, Keerty D, Wesolow J, Koverzhenko V, Extermann M, Huang J, Ramsakal A. A simple test-based frailty index to predict survival among cancer patients with an unplanned hospitalization: An observational cohort study. Cancer Med. 2021 Sep.10(17):5765-5774. Pubmedid: 34350715. Pmcid: PMC8419777.
  • Keerty D, Kessler R, Koverzhenko V, Peguero E. Dyskinesia during concomitant usage of phenytoin and capecitabine. Postgrad Med J. 2021 Oct.97(1152):629. Pubmedid: 32769104.
  • Keerty D, Eaton KC, Trejo K, Strosberg C, Haynes EJ. Malignant epistaxis: a case wandering prostate cancer metastasis. Postgrad Med J. 2021 Jan. Pubmedid: 33452151.
  • Keerty D, Shareef NA, Ramsakal A, Haynes E, Syed M. Cefepime-Induced Encephalopathy. Cureus. 2021 Feb.13(2):e13125. Pubmedid: 33728142. Pmcid: PMC7935159.
  • Keerty D, Das M, Hallanger-Johnson J, Haynes E. Diabetic Ketoacidosis: An Adverse Reaction to Immunotherapy. Cureus. 2020 Sep.12(9):e10632. Pubmedid: 33123445. Pmcid: PMC7584305.
  • Keerty D, Das M, Hembree TN, Ramsakal A, Haynes E. Lymphocele Containing Staphylococcus lugdunensis. Cureus. 2020 Nov.12(11):e11666. Pubmedid: 33391904. Pmcid: PMC7769740.
  • Keerty D, Graham L, Haynes E, Hembree TN. Flexural Exanthema From Enfortumab Vedotin. Cureus. 2020 May.12(5):e8102. Pubmedid: 32542157. Pmcid: PMC7292715.
  • Keerty D, Eaton K, Haynes E. Dapsone-Induced Hypoxia. Cureus. 2020 Jul.12(7):e9334. Pubmedid: 32714715. Pmcid: PMC7377661.
  • Keerty D, Koverzhenko V, Belinc D, LaPorta K, Haynes E. Immune-Mediated Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Cureus. 2020 Aug.12(8):e9587. Pubmedid: 32923193. Pmcid: PMC7478594.
  • Cata JP, Villarreal J, Keerty D, Thakar DR, Liu DD, Sood AK, Gottumukkala V. Perioperative beta-blocker use and survival in lung cancer patients. J Clin Anesth. 2014 Mar.26(2):106-117. Pubmedid: 24480297.
  • Cata JP, Gottumukkala V, Thakar D, Keerty D, Gebhardt R, Liu DD. Effects of postoperative epidural analgesia on recurrence-free and overall survival in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer. J Clin Anesth. 2014 Feb.26(1):3-17. Pubmedid: 24095887.
  • Cata JP, Keerty V, Keerty D, Feng L, Norman PH, Gottumukkala V, Mehran JR, Engle M. A retrospective analysis of the effect of intraoperative opioid dose on cancer recurrence after non-small cell lung cancer resection. Cancer Med. 2014 Aug.3(4):900-908. Pubmedid: 24692226. Pmcid: PMC4303157.

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