Renowned medical oncologist Dr (Col) R. Ranga Rao, VSM joins as Chairman, Paras Cancer Centre, Paras Hospitals, Gurugram

  • He has a vast experience of more than 30 years is the field of Medical Oncology and has treated over 2 lakh patients across the globe on all types of Cancer.
  • He has established & strengthened the various cancer centers and departments with evidence based compassionate oncological care, strong academics, strong SOPs, and brought up each department with utmost care and expertise.
  • He is a recipient of various medals including ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ by the President of India for his meritorious and distinguished service rendered in Armed Forces
  • Rao joins w.e.f. Dec 9, 2019


Gurugram, December 10, 2019: Dr. (Col) R. Ranga Rao, VSM,  one of the top medical oncologists with specialty in lung, breast, ovarian, cervical cancer, has joined the Paras Hospitals, Gurugram as the Chairman, Paras Cancer Centre, with effect from Dec 9, 2019.

Dr. Rao has an experience of more than 30 years is the field of Medical Oncology and has treated over 2 Lakh patients across the globe. Prior joining to Paras Hospitals, Gurugram, he was worked with many premier institutes; Max Super Specialty Hospital, BLK Super specialty hospital, Artemis Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, R& R Hospital to list a few. His areas of specialty are Lung Cancer, Pleura, Breast, Ovarian, Cervical, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Colon, Rectum, Liver, Gall Bladder, Pancreas, Sarcomas, Melanomas, Lymphomas of all types, Brain Tumors, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Prostrate, Head and Neck Cancer.

His skill lies in Chemotherapy, targeted therapy, Hormonal therapy, Immunotherapy, Supportive and Palliative Care and Precision Cancer care. Also, he is an active member of American Society of Clinical Oncology ( ASCO), European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology (ISMPO) among others.

“We extend our warm welcome to Dr (Col) Ranga Rao to the Paras family with an emphasis on specialized cancer clinics. He is a veteran in the field of oncology and has an enviable record. The wealth of knowledge and the range of expertise he brings will be beneficial to those who come here for treatment,” says Dr. Sameer Kulkarni, Facility Director, Paras Hospital, Gurugram.

Dr. Rao completed his DM (Medical Oncology) from Dr .Muthulaxmi College of Oncological Sciences, Cancer Institute, Adayar, Chennai. He perused MD (Internal Medicine) from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra and MBBS from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer.

“I am enthused by the opportunity extended by Paras Hospitals and will offer the best of my efforts. We shall be organizing cancer awareness and check up to enable prevention and early diagnosis. It is essential to spread the spirit of prevention early so that we can save numerous lives and families from the burden of disease that has gripped India in its strong clutches,” said Dr. Rao.

Each Paras centre is equipped to provide cutting edge treatment with exceptional patient outcomes, with patient centric approach using cost effective, evidence based cancer care including precision care.

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