Dr(Col) R Ranga Rao, VSM  had a long career of 28 ½ years in armed forces medical services and over 10 years in cancer centres in New Delhi. In his long exemplary career, he has gained a vast clinical, administrative and organizational experience.

He is known for his excellent clinical skills, compassion, clarity, good analysis, holistic approach and excellent communication.  With his administrative and managerial skills he has been able to establish new entities in armed forces such as armed forces oncology group, first ever day care chemotherapy centre, a cancer patient support group “Prerna” with the help of AWWA, computerized OPD.   He has been an an integral part of many oncology conferences in armed forces and in New Delhi. Noteworthy of them are RGCON 2009, ask-10 in 2010, and first ever Indian Cancer Congress (ICC 2013). He is founder member and secretary (currently vice president) of oncology forum of delhi ncr. He is member of several prestigious societies such as American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), Indian society of oncology (ISO) and many more. He is on the editorial board of various national and international oncology journals.

He has been a teacher in medicine and medical oncology at various institutes he has served and is recognized as a good and systematic teacher. Many students have completed their pg courses under him.

Service in Armed Forces Medical Services of India                                                                                          

    • 2002- Jan 2006: Professor & Senior Adviser in Medical Oncology, Head Medical Oncology and Oncology Centre, Army Hospital (R &R), New Delhi.
    • 1993- Feb 2002: Medical Oncologist at Oncology centres in Armed Forces at Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai.
    • 1991- Mar 1993: Two year training in medical oncology on study leave at Dr Muthulaxmi College of Oncological Sciences and Cancer Institute, Adayar, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
    • 1984-1991: Internal Medicine Specialist for 7 years including teaching appointment.
    • 1982-1984: Two year training in Internal Medicine at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and completed MD (Internal Medicine) from Pune University.
  • 1977-1982: Medical Officer at Pune, Ladakh, Ranchi

Appointments held in hospitals in New Delhi – NCR

    • He is currently working as Chairman of Paras Cancer Center, Gurugram.
    • 19 Nov 2014 – 7 Dec 2019: Director Oncology Services & HOD Medical Oncology, Max Superspeciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi
    • 18 April to 18 Nov 2014: Director – BLK Cancer Centre, HOD and Senior Consultant – Medical Oncology, BLK Super Specialty Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi 110 005
    • 01 Nov 2009 to 18 April 2011: Director – Artemis Cancer Centre, HOD and Senior Consultant -Medical Oncology, Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon , Haryana 122001
  • 01 Feb 2006 to 31 Oct 2009: Senior Consultant, Professor and Coordinator, Dept of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi.

Membership Professional Bodies

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

Teaching Experience

S. No.UnitApptFromToTeaching Experience
1AFMC  PuneClinical Tutor (Med)Dec 1984Feb 19872 Years 2 Months
2MDTC, CH(SC) PuneClSpl (Med &Onco)Mar 1993Oct 19974 years 7 months
3CH(EC) KolkataOct 1997Apr 20002 years 5 months
4INHS Asvini, MumbaiApr 2000Feb 20021 years 1 months
Delhi UniversityProfessor of MedicineJuly 2002 to Jan 2006
5National Board of Examinations, Ansari Nagar, New DelhiProfessor of Medical OncologyDec 2002 till date
6Army Hospital R & R doFeb 200231 Jan 20063 years 11 months
7Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and research centredoFeb 2006Oct 20093 years 8 months
8Artemis Health InstitutedoNov 2009April 20111 year and 5 months
9BLK Super speciality HospitalDoApril 2011Nov 20143 years and 7 months
10Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar BaghDoDec,


Till Date

Examiner ship experience: –

1DNB examination theory and/or practicalExaminer2018, 2014, 2004 and 2005
2DM (Medical Oncology) of Dr M G R Medical University, Chennai.Examiner


  1. Assessment of toxicity profile of chemotherapy in Indian geriatric patient population and utility of CRASH (chemotherapy risk assessment scale for high age patients) score”
  2. To evaluate the incident of skeletal related events(SRE)in metastatic bone disease and their co-relation with baseline bone density and vitamin D levels in a tertiary care cancer centre.
  3. Incidence of Neuropathy with weekly Paclitaxel and role of oral Glutamine Supplementation for prevention of Paclitaxel induced peripheral neuropathy.
  4. Clinical profile and response of chemotherapeutic agents in recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer: A retrospective in tertiary Cancer Institute.
  5. A prospective case control study to detect the association of Human papilloma virus and oropharyngeal cancer in a tertiary care level oncology centre in North India.
  6. To assess the efficacy of Targeted Therapy along with Chemotherapy in Recurrent and metastatic Head and neck cancer.
  7. A prospective study of quality of life and toxicity in patients of breast cancer on dose dense regimen.