Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Vandana Raman (Rajagopalan), MD received her medical degree and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, in Delhi, India.


Upon completion of her internal medicine residency training and hematology-oncology Fellowship training at St.Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, University Hospitals of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, Dr. Raman joined the Plains Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in New Mexico as a solo hematologist-oncologist.


Within four years at PRMC, Dr. Raman single-handedly raised the profile of the newly constructed Plains Regional Cancer Center until it became the primary choice provider for chemotherapy, medical and radiation oncology services for the communities of Eastern New Mexico and West Texas. She was then promoted to Medical Director at the Cancer Center at PRMC, as well as Medical director of hospice services.


Most recently, Dr. Raman worked as a Hematologist-Oncologist at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL where she spearheaded the practice's participation in ASCO's QOPI (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative), resulting in the practice being awarded QOPI certification by ASCO. While working at OSF, she also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Illinois School of Medicine at Rockford.


Dr. Raman has authored several research papers in peer-reviewed oncology journals. Dr. Raman is also fluent in Hindi and Tamil.