Ramji R. Rajendran, MD, PhD

Radiation Oncology, Alexian Brothers Cancer Institute, IL

I have had the privilege to work at AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Cancer Institute for 11 years treating women with breast cancer and the Illinois Gamma Knife Center providing treatment for breast cancer patients with brain metastases. This year it has also become personal as my mom underwent successful treatment for a breast cancer recurrence. In discovering Learn Look Locate, I hope to bring my professional experience and my own family’s struggle to help other patients learn the power that accessible knowledge can bring.

Board-Certified: Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
PhD: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
MD: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Rajendran primarily practices at AMITA Health’s Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Illinois Gamma Knife Center. He has also conducted research in the areas of prostate organ motion, proton radiation therapy, and radiation therapy for breast and thoracic tumors. He has written numerous papers and made presentations nationally and internationally. He is trained in the use of 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, high dose rate brachytherapy and permanent interstitial brachytherapy. He has interest in treating a broad range of cancers including breast cancer treatment, lung cancer treatment, brain cancer, genitourinary (prostate cancer, testicular cancer, bladder cancer), head and neck cancer and gynecologic malignancies. He is also interested in cancer survivorship issues and empowering cancer patients and their caregivers.

Dr. Rajendran enjoys spending his leisure time with his wife and three children camping, hiking, playing tennis, gourmet cooking and wine tasting.