Kavitha Ramchandran, MD

Cancer.Net Associate Editor: Palliative Care
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Dr. Kavitha Ramchandran is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Oncology at Stanford University. She completed medical school and a residency training program in medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her fellowship in Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago.

Dr. Ramchandran is recognized for her contributions as a leader in the integration of palliative and oncology care. Dr. Ramchandran is one of a small number of dual trained faculty who are working to build synergies between the fields of oncology and palliative medicine in the areas of supportive care research, and novel models of care. She now serves as Stanford Cancer Center’s Medical Director for PathWell, a service program dedicated to improving the psychosocial care experience for patients with a cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Ramchandran’s research focuses on developing care delivery models that incorporate values (for patients, family members, and clinicians), novel means of palliative care education, as well as digital health apps to improve the patient care experience. She also is part of an active thoracic oncology clinical trials group recruiting volunteers for clinical trials using novel therapeutics.

Dr. Ramchandran currently serves on ASCO’s Palliative Oncology Committee and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Palliative Care task force. She serves as a clinician in thoracic oncology and in palliative medicine at Stanford Cancer Institute.

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Last Updated: August 2018