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Dr. Rangaraju Ranga Rao

Dr. Rangaraju Ranga Rao

MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DM - Medical Oncology

Medical Oncologist

36 Years Experience Overall  (27 years as specialist)

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A Medical Oncologist with vast clinical, research and administrative experience. Has a very compassionate attitude, a patient listener. Gives importance to the patient's needs and manages them holistically, sympathetically and humanely.

Sushant Lok I, Gurgaon

Paras Hospitals


C-1, Sector 43, Landmark: Near Golsukh Mall and Straight to HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an oncologist?

A: An oncologist is a physician with specialization in diagnosing, treating and providing care to patients who have cancer of any tissue or organ.

Q: What are the different branches in oncology?

A: The different branches of oncology are: (1) medical oncology, who treats cancer using chemotherapy (2) surgical oncology, perform surgical procedures to remove tumour (3) radiation oncology, provide radiation therapy (4) gynecologic oncology, treat gynecologic cancer (5) pediatric oncology, specialist of disease in children (6) haematologist-oncology, treats blood cancer

Q: What is the difference between a clinical and medical oncologist?

A: A medical oncologist provides treatment of cancer using systematic therapy (chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological agents), whereas a clinical oncologist uses a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Q: What kind of training does an oncologist get?

A: Training as an oncologist involves four years of medical school for bachelors degree (MBBS) followed by a residency period and a post-graduate degree in oncology. The post-graduation degree may be MD in medicine/paediatrics, with a DM in medical oncology or MD in radiotherapy.

Q: Does an oncologist perform surgeries for cancer treatment?

A: A surgical oncologist, who has got training at surgical procedures can perform surgery to remove tumours.


Awards and Recognitions

Vishisht Seva Medal - 2006
Lt Gen R S Hoon Award - 1995
Air Marshal Ajit Nath Guru Shanti Devi Award - 1996
Best Paper Award MJAFI - 1996
Col K K Gupta Gold Medal - 1984


MBBS - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, 1977
DNB - General Medicine - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1984
DM - Medical Oncology - Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, 1993


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Association of Physicians of India (API)
Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology (ISMPO)
Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)
European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)


2011 - 2014 Sr. Consultant & Director in Medical Oncology Department at BLK Super Speciality Hospital
2006 - 2011 Professor & Sr. Consultant Medical Oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
2002 - 2006 Senior Adviser Oncology at Army Hospital (Referal and research) New Delhi
1977 - 2002 Specialist in Medicine and Oncology at Armed Forces Medical Services


29044 Delhi Medical Council, 2005
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