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Dr. Raja Thirumalairaj Director – Medical Oncology

Dr. T Raja is an internationally acclaimed Medical Oncologist with over 25 years of experience in the field of cancer. His vast patient experience in tertiary care setting makes him one of the best Oncologists in India. He is also academically well known, and heads the DNB Medical Oncology program at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, India. He is among the most sought after faculty in several national, international conferences and workshops.


Education & Training

  • Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Madurai Kamaraj University, India in 1988

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Paediatrics from Gujarat University, India in 1993

  • Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in Medical Oncology from Gujarat University, India in 1996

  • Honorary Fellow in BMT, Royal Free Hospital, London in 1998

Professional Work

  • DNB Medical Oncology Teacher and Program Head (Sub Speciality Teaching Program), Apollo Speciality Hospital,Chennai, India

  • Head of the Department - Department of Medical Oncology, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai, India

  • Past Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland, Australia.

  • Principal and Co-Investigator in several international clinical trials.

  • Invited faculty in several national and international conferences.

  • Organising Chairman/ Secretary of the Apollo Cancer Conclave in 2019 and 2014.

  • Organising Secretary of Joint ISO / ISMPO biennial meeting Oncocon 2009.

  • Convener of All India Apollo Group Tumour board.

Publications and Awards

  • Published numerous papers in the field of Oncology in peer reviewed journals, and books.

  • Author of Chapter on Oncology in Post Graduate Text book of Medicine, published by Jaypee Brothers.

  • Conferred “Times Health Care Achiever Awards”,Times of India,2018

  • Conferred “Best Doctor Award” by the ‘The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University’

  • Gold Medalist at Gujarat University, India in 1996 for DM Oncology

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast Cancers

  • Lung Cancer

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers

  • Lymphomas

  • Myelomas

  • Gynaecological Cancers

  • Bone Marrow Transplants

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