About Vinayak Venkataraman, MD

Vinayak is a board-certified internist (ABIM) and pediatrician (ABP) and currently a medical oncology fellow at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Brigham. He 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.

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, with particular interest in patient-reported outcomes, novel care delivery models, financial toxicity, socioeconomic wellbeing, and physical activity. 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.

His clinical focus is caring for patients with bone and soft tissue sarcoma. He is mentored by sarcoma oncologists at both Mass General Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and sees patients at both sites. In addition, he serves as a member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, in which he updates and revises the Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) and Adult Soft Tissue Sarcoma sections.

He is 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, 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.