Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Devika Rao

Devika Rao, MD

Medical Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Esophageal Cancer; Stomach Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Hepatobiliary Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Neuroendocrine Tumors; Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Cholangiocarcinoma; Anal Cancer; Gastrointestinal Cancers

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About Me

Education

MD, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

Residencies

Internal Medicine - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowships

Hematology - Montefiore Medical Center; Medical Oncology - Montefiore Medical Center

As a medical oncologist, I care for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies such as esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I work closely with a team of experts, including surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologists, to deliver the best possible care for our patients and their families. I have a strong clinical background with extensive experience in caring for patients across a large breadth of disease, both during residency and in fellowship. I strive to develop a close, trusting relationship with each patient and family and to provide my patients with care that is compassionate, personalized, and incorporates the most recent medical advances. 

My research interest lies in solid tumor biology with a focus on GI malignancies. I have worked on identifying biomarkers that can advance personalization of care and also played a lead role on multiple translation projects at the Einstein Cancer Center. My long-term goal is to continue to grow as an academic clinician, with active involvement in the conduct of clinical trials, so that I can provide the best available care to each of my patients. 

I understand that receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment often pose physical and psychological challenges to our patients. Our team at MSK Basking Ridge recognizes this difficult journey and advocates a multidisciplinary approach to patient care with a commitment to treat not only the disease, but also to address all of our patients’ and caregivers’ needs. Fostering lasting relationships with all my patients, their families, and providing them with excellent care gives me immense satisfaction.

I strive to develop a close, trusting relationship with each patient and family and to provide my patients with care that is compassionate, personalized, and incorporates the most recent medical advances.

Dr. Rao

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Fellow Clinical Research Award - Montefiore Medical Center (2019)
  • Leo M. Davidoff Award for Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2016)

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

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