Sunita Hanjura, MD

Sunita Hanjura, MD, combines her enthusiasm for delivering personalized primary care with her interest in people. The Lexington resident says she always wanted to live and work in the same community. “I think it helps me understand my patients better,” says Dr. Hanjura. “I run into them at town events, and it’s great. It is also rewarding to watch people grow and change over time. We become a part of their lives by caring for them and their health.”

Dr. Hanjura’s clinical interest and training in geriatrics brings her to two area facilities, Life Care Center of Acton and Rivercrest Deaconess in Concord, where she serves as medical director. On the personal side, she served on the board of the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington.

She is proud of the approach to care that characterizes Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford. “I like to say that we’re a concierge practice without the concierge price,” Dr. Hanjura says. “We spend time with our patients. We hope they feel well cared for.”


Education and Postgraduate Training

George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Fellow, Geriatrics (year two)

Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine
Fellow, Geriatrics (year one)

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Doctor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Bachelor of Science, Biology

Professional Experience

Life Care Center of Acton – Medical Director
Rivercrest Deaconess, Concord – Past Medical Director
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Maryland
Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland
Rockville Internal Medicine, Rockville, Maryland
Centers for Behavioral Health (research site), Rockville, Maryland

Professional Societies and Memberships

American College of Physicians
New England Deaconess Abundant Life, Board Member


Comparative randomized study of safety and immunogenicity of vaccines for respiratory syncytial virus in high-risk adults 65 or older

Donepezil in patients with severe Alzheimer’s disease

Study assessing the goals of the elderly for aggressive vs. moderate use of Atorvastatin vs Pravastatin for lowering lipid levels

Comparison of differences in lipid components of cell membranes in mouse cell lines resistant and sensitive to Adriamycin


One of the Top Physicians of the Year, Washingtonian Magazine

Medical Director of the Year, Life Care Centers of America


Articles Written By and About Dr. Hanjura

  • Get to know: Sunita Hanjura, MD; Medical Staff News, July-August 2012
  • Emerson Staff is Focused on Preventing Falls; HealthWorks, Autumn 2010
  • Shimomura K, Hanjura S, Ki PJ, Kishimoto Y. An unusual glucocerebroside in crustacean nervous system. Science 1998; 220: 1392-93.
  • Hanjura S and Lunteren E. Effects of hypothermia on respiratory motor output during two phases of expiration. Clinical Research 1989; 37(2).