Nitya Raj, MD

Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Cancer Center 

Immediate Past Chair,
Continuing Education Committee

She received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Raj’s clinical practice is devoted to caring for people with neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and other gastrointestinal cancers. Her research focuses on identifying new therapies for people with neuroendocrine cancers. In addition, she is studying ways to improve our understanding of how neuroendocrine tumors change at the genetic level, both over time and as a result of different treatments. The goal of her work is to better personalize our care for people fighting these cancers. 
For her research, Dr. Raj has been recognized and supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology through a Young Investigator Award in 2015 and Merit Award in Gastrointestinal Cancers in 2016, and also by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation through a Pilot Project Grant Award in 2017.