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Anne W. Rajkumar, M.D.

  1. Radiation Oncologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Anne Rajkumar, M.D., is a Radiation Oncologist with a focus on cancers originating from the prostate, bladder, kidney, urethra, testicle, and penis. She also treats metastatic disease and difficult recurrences.

Dr. Rajkumar performed years of research investigating ways that cancer becomes resistant to traditional treatments, which was the subject of her undergraduate thesis at Harvard University. She graduated with honors from the medical school at the University of Tennessee, then continued research during her oncological training at Vanderbilt University to investigate how to use radiation therapy to train the immune system to fight cancer. Dr. Rajkumar aspires to advance the field of radiation oncology by running clinical trials focused on pioneering radiation techniques, exploring novel drugs to overcome inherent radiation resistance, and leveraging radiation to stimulate the immune system.

Dr. Rajkumar has lost loved ones to cancer and has a unique perspective that shapes her practice. She is passionate about tailoring recommendations based on individuals' goals and maximizing quality of life throughout cancer treatment.

  • Advantages of protons versus photons for optimal radiation treatment on an individualized basis
  • High risk disease
  • Advanced radiation techniques including focal dose-escalation and spatially fractionated radiation therapy
  • Stimulation of the immune system with radiation therapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Holistic, patient-centered care
  1. 2022
    Chief Medical ResidentDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  2. 2022
    ResidentDepartment of Radiation Oncology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  3. 2018
    Transitional YearUniversity of Tennessee Medical Center
  4. 2017
    Doctor of MedicineUniversity of Tennessee Health Sciences
  5. 2010
    BA - Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cellular Biology with honors senior thesisHarvard University


  1. 2023
    Radiation OncologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2017
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society InducteeAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  2. 2016
    Gold Humanism Honor Medical Society InducteeGolden Humanism Honor Society
  3. 2015
    Imhotep Society InducteeThe Imhotep Society
  4. 2014
    Winner of the Larry Nichols Illness Script Contest for First Year Medical StudentsWinner of the Larry Nichols Illness Script Contest
  5. 2010
    Honors senior thesis at Harvard University: Localization of DNA repair proteins after cisplatinHarvard University
  6. 2006
    Malcolm Houghton Holmes Scholarship for Enthusiasm and SpiritHarvard University

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    MemberNRG Translational Science Committee
  2. 2023 - present
    MemberNRG Genitourinary Cancer General Committee
  3. 2022 - present
    member of committeeJustice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Special Interest Group, Mayo Clinic
  4. 2021 - 2022
    Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Committee MemberVanderbilt University Medical Center
  5. 2013 - 2017
    President and Co-founderUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center
  6. 2013 - 2017
    Clinical LeaderLa Clinica Esperanza