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Ramji R. Rajendran, MD, PhD

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Phone Number : 847-981-5760

Education / Awards


Undergraduate University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Medical degree University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Doctorate of Philosophy University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Internship Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Residency Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Radiation Oncology (American Board of Radiology)


RSNA-ACR Public Information Website Committee – Radiologyinfo.org

Co-Chairman National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers at Alexian Brothers Medical Center

Susan G. Komen Chicago Affiliate Scientific Advisor

American Cancer Society Northwest Suburban Region Leadership Board



ASTRO Annual Meeting Travel Grant

ASCO/AACR Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research

Bertram V. A. Low-Beer Memorial Fellowship in Oncology, Department of Radiation    Oncology, University of California San Francisco, CA

Patricia J. and Charles O’Morchoe Leadership Award for Outstanding Medical Student

Carle Condit Fund Medical Student Scholarship

Teacher Ranked as Excellent, College of Medicine, University of Illinois

Department of Defense Breast Cancer Traineeship

Bioengineering in Radiation Oncology Training Program

Keystone Symposium Travel Grant

Endocrine Society Travel Grant

Howard Hughes Research Fellowship




About me

Dr. Rajendran primarily practices at AMITA Health’s Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Illinois Gamma Knife Center.  He is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology.  He attended college at the University of Virginia and came to the Midwest for a combined MD/PhD program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Rajendran has a PhD in molecular mechanisms and cell biology of hormone dependent cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. He did his residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. 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.

Dr. Rajendran 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, lung, brain, genitourinary, head and neck, and gynecologic malignancies. He is also interested in cancer survivorship issues and empowering cancer patients and their care givers.

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

When asked why he chose radiation oncology, he states, “I began my love of cancer biology by studying cancer cells and I learned in medical training the art of caring for the entire patient. I strive to continually gain clinical knowledge to properly stage, plan, and treat my patients based on clinical evidence. I want to give my patients a clear understanding of how and why I am treating them. To really help a patient, it is critical to understand the science behind their treatment and the art of delivering care.”

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