Date:May 22, 2012

Rajkumar Venkatramani, MD

Rajkumar Venkatramani, M.D.Director, Rare Tumors Program
Cancer and Hematology Centers
Texas Children’s Hospital

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510.23
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-822-4582
Fax: 823-825-4039


About Rajkumar Venkatramani, M.D.

Dr. Rajkumar Venkatramani is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist specializing in the care of children with solid tumors.

As the director of the Rare Tumors Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, he is involved in management of children with rare cancers including melanoma, thyroid tumors, adrenocortical carcinoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors, pleuropulmonary blastoma and salivary gland tumors.

Within the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), he is a member of the Renal Tumor Committee. He is currently developing a national clinical trial for children with relapsed Wilms tumor, and a national registry for children with neuroendocrine tumors.

After medical school, Dr. Venkatramani completed a pediatric training at Kings College in London and obtained membership in Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health. He completed another pediatric residency training at University of Illinois College of Medicine and a fellowship in pediatric hematology oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He served on the faculty at University of Southern California for three years prior to joining Baylor College of Medicine in 2014.

Venkatramani has published more than 35 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has been a recipient of numerous awards, including: The Walter Laug Distinguished Teacher Award for Outstanding Teaching, Guidance and Inspiration and Outstanding Resident Teacher Award.


M.D., Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India
M.S., University of Southern California
Residency, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria
Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics – Hematology/Oncology

Selected Memberships

Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Member, American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (ASPHO)
Member, American Society of Hematology (ASH)

Councils and Committees

Member, Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Guidelines Taskforce, Children’s Oncology Group, 2010- present
Member, Communications Committee, American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, 2012-present
Member, Children’s Oncology Group International Liver Tumor Study, Oncology Working Group, 2012-present.
Member, Pulmonary Effects of Antineoplastic Therapy International Working Group, PENTEC (Pediatric Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic), 2013-present.
Member, CV/Metabolic task force, Children’s Oncology Group, 2013- present.
Member, Renal Tumor Committee, Children’s Oncology Group, 2013- present.