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Anjana Ranganathan, MD

Anjana Ranganathan, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish
  • Tamil

Dr. Ranganathan is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2015
  • Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Medical Oncology, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: Boston Medical Center (Formerly Boston City Hospital)
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ranganathan is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Evgeniy B. Eruslanov, Pratik S. Bhojnagarwala, Jon G. Quatromoni, Tom Li Stephen, Anjana Ranganathan, Charuhas Deshpande, Tatiana Akimova, Anil Vachani, Leslie Litzky, Wayne W. Hancock, Jose R Conejo-Garcia, Michael Feldman, Steven M. Albelda and Sunil Singhal: Inflammatory Tumor-Associated Neutrophils in Early Stage Human Lung Cancer. Journal of Clinical Investigation 124 (12): 5466-80,2014.

Ranganathan A, Gunnarsson O, Casarett D: Palliative care and advance care planning for patients with advanced malignancies Annals of Palliative Medicine 3 (3): 144-9,2014.

Ranganathan A, Doughtery M, Waite D, Casarett D: Can Palliative Home Care Reduce 30-Day Readmissions? Results of a Propensity Score Matched Cohort Study. Journal of Palliative Medicine 16 (10): 1290-1293,2013.

James P Stevenson, Hedy L Kindler, Emmanouil Papasavvas, Jing Sun, Mona Jacobs-Small, Jennifer Hull, Daniel Schwed, Anjana Ranganathan, Kheng Newick, Daniel F Heitjan, Corey J Langer, John M McPherson, Luis J Montaner, and Steven M Albelda: Immunological effects of the TGFβ-blocking antibody GC1008 in malignant pleural mesothelioma patients Oncoimmunology 2 (8): e26218,2013.

Riese MJ, Wang LC, Moon EK, Joshi RP, Ranganathan A, June CH, Koretzky GA, Albelda SM: Enhanced effector responses in activated CD8+ T cells deficient in diacylglycerol kinases. Cancer Res. 73 (12): 3566-77,2013.

Anjana Ranganathan, James Sauerbaum, Katie Green, Heather Sheaffer, Mary Coniglio, Tracey L Evans: Improving code status documentation as a marker of advanced care panning at an outpatient academic cancer center: A pilot project. American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium : 2013.

Anjana Ranganathan, Deborah Reardon, Tracey L. Evans: Documentation of Code Status at an Outpatient Academic Cancer Center: A Marker of Discussing End of Life Preferences. American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium : 2012.

Anjana Ranganathan, Daniel Schwed-­Lustgarten, Charu Aggarwal, Lynn Werner, Drew Torigian, Andrea Troxel, Tracey Evans, James Stevenson, Roger Cohen, Bhavesh Vaidya, Chandra Rao, Mark Connelly, Steven Albelda, Corey Langer: Circulating Tumor Cells in Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Potential Marker of Disease Burden, Therapeutic Response and Predictor of Disease Relapse. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting : 2012.

Gattinoni L, Ranganathan A, Surman DR, Palmer DC, Antony PA, Theoret MR, Heimann DM, Rosenberg SA, Restifo NP: CTLA-4 dysregulation of self/tumor-reactive CD8+ T-cell function is CD4+ T-cell dependent. Blood 108 (12): 3818-23,2006.

P Toby H Coates, Bridget L Colvin, Anju Ranganathan, F Jason Duncan, Yuk Yuen Lan, William J Shufesky, Alan F Zahorchak, Adrian E Morelli and Angus W Thomson: CCR and CC chemokine expression in relation to Flt3 ligand-induced renal dendritic cell mobilization. Kidney International 66 (5): 1907–1917,2004.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Hematology Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
10th Floor, South Pavilion
Office #10-145
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 360-0737
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)