Vinayak is originally from Rochester, NY, received his BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton, his MD from Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM) and board-eligible in Pediatrics (ABP). He is currently a medical oncology fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Cancer Center.
At Mass General's Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program (CORE), he is working with Jennifer Temel and Giselle Perez on projects aimed at improving the care and outcomes of adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer. He hopes to become a clinical investigator focused on designing supportive care interventions to improve their cancer journey and outcomes. In addition to his work at CORE, he is also a core team member and AYA clinical champion of the new AYA Cancer Program at Mass General Cancer Center.
Clinically, he is working with mentors at both Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Cancer Center with plans to focus his practice in caring for patients with bone & soft tissue sarcoma. He hopes to lead or participate in novel clinical trials relevant to this population.
He is also passionate about creative and reflective writing in medicine and has developed narrative programs with Suzanne Koven, MGH's writer-in-residence, for trainees and staff.
Outside of work, he loves playing tennis, going on long runs along the Charles, writing & reading fiction, exploring the local beer scene (as a former/dormant home brewer), rooting for the Buffalo Bills, and being “Uncle Vinayak” to his friends’ kids.