Oncology and Hematology

Sandeep Kumar Rajan, M.D.

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Dr. RajanDivision of Hematology and Oncology

Academic office:
UNMC Oncology/Hematology Division
987680 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 681980-7680

Main practice location:
Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center
Lied Transplant Center
987835 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7835

Cancer Center at Village Pointe
111 North 175th Street
Omaha, NE 68118
Ph. 402-596-3100

Education:
MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery- 1991:Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi (India).
Multidisciplinary Internship-1992: Maulana Azad Medical College and associated hospitals, New Delhi (India)
Internal Medicine Internship & Residency – 1993-1996: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology – 1996-1999: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Hospital Appointments:
The Nebraska Medical Center University Hospital

Interests:
Head & Neck cancers, Benign Hematology, Esophageal Cancer

Biographical Sketch:
Dr Sandeep Rajan is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Internal Medicine at UNMC. After completing his medical school in India he had completed his residency and fellowship at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Dr Rajan is board certified in Hematology & Medical Oncology. He has been a real globe trotter as far his medical practice is concerned. He comes to UNMC after having practiced in California, Singapore and India.

After doing post fellowship translational research in viral oncogenesis and biomarkers such as telomerase expression, Dr Rajan had moved to Singapore. He served as a Senior Consultant of Medical Oncology and Director of Postgraduate cancer education at National Cancer Centre, Singapore. He also was fellowship director and clinical faculty at National University of Singapore. Moving to India, he was a Senior Consulting Oncologist at DCHRC, Delhi. Dr Rajan has received a number of teaching and research awards in different countries he has been in. He has avid interest in medical education to health professionals and lay public and has edited web & print based cancer educational magazines in Singapore and India.

Currently, Dr. Rajan is actively engaged in medical practice, teaching and research, and specializes in the care of patients with head and neck cancer and benign hematological disorders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Oncology/Hematology Division.

Select Publications:

Lapuerta P. RajanS. Bonacini M. Neural networks as predictors of outcomes in alcoholic patients with severe liver disease. Hepatology. 25(2):302-6, 1997 Feb.

Rajan S. and LiebmanHA. Treatment of Hepatitis C Related Thrombocytopenia with Interferon Alpha: A Patient Series and review of literature. American Journal of Hematology:68:202-209, 2001.

Liu TC, Mohan PC, Ng SB, Tien SL, RajanS, Lim ST , Tan PH. Elderly man with lytic bone lesions, skin rash, anemia & colon polyps-a case presentation with Systemic Mastocytosis. SGH Proceedings. Vol 12(4), 2003: 234.

Lim ST, Tao M, Cheung YB, Mann B and RajanS. Can patients with early-stage diffuse large B-cell lymphoma be treated without bone marrow biopsy? Ann Oncol. 2005; 6:215-8.

RajanS, EspinaB, LiebmanHA. Hepatitis C Virus related thrombocytopenia: Clinical and laboratory characteristics compared to chronic ITP. British Journal of Haematology, 2005; 129 (6), 818–824.

Rajan S. Incidence & Prognostic features of NKT-NHL: A Singaporean experience. Annals of Oncology, Vol 16, 2005 Sup5- v187-#513.

Rajan S, Thakoor K, Yang TJ and Gao F. VEGF levels aid prediction of chemotherapy induced myeloid toxicity and presence of extranodal disease in diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). Blood: 106: 11 (2), Nov 2005, A # 4725.

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