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Dr. Rakesh Chopra


Medical Oncologist


40+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Rakesh Chopra is a renowned medical oncologist who has gained acclaim both at home and abroad for his expertise in treating leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and bone marrow transplants, among other blood malignancies.

He has been a part of some of the best cancer hospitals in the world during his 40 years of experience in the field of medical oncology.

While he primarily focuses on blood cancer, he also treats breast, lung, prostate, colon, and gastrointestinal malignancies.

Dr. Rakesh Chopra is one of many Indian oncologists who have dedicated their careers to improving access to cutting-edge cancer care in their home country.

Dr. Rakesh Chopra specializes in the early diagnosis of colon and gastrointestinal cancers by a variety of endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy, proctosigmoidoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy.

He studied oncology at prestigious facilities such as Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital, New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and New York's Jewish Long Island Hospital.

Dr. Chopra has spent the last four decades teaching and training medical oncology students at some of India's top institutions, including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, the Armed Forces Medical College, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, and Paras Hospital.

In addition to his many other accomplishments, he is currently acting as the Artemis Cancer Institute's Director and Head of the Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Bone Marrow Transplant division.

Dr. Rakesh Chopra is a staunch advocate for cancer education initiatives and regularly hosts seminars and workshops to raise public consciousness about the disease. 

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS from Delhi University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • MD in Medicine from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • DM in Medical Oncology

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Advanced Chemotherapy, Targeted Chemotherapy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Blood cancers- Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and other blood disorders
  • Solid cancers- lungs, breast, prostate, colon, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, colonoscopy, proctosigmoidoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy
  • Palliative cancer treatment and care

All Treatments

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • CLL
  • Brain Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Brain Tumours
  • Functional Abnormalities and Small Tumors of the Brain
  • Pancreas Tumours
  • Breast Cancer
  • Liver Tumours
  • Cancers near the Brain and Spinal Cord
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Lung Tumours
  • Prostate Tumours
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Tumors
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Eye Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Kidney Tumours
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Spine Tumours
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Stereotactic Radio Therapy (SRT)
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)

Professional Work Experience

  • His current position is Director of Medical Oncology and Hemato Oncology at CK Birla Hospital in Gurugram.
  • He worked as a consultant at the Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital.
  • At Artemis Hospital in Gurugram, he oversaw the departments of medical oncology, hematology, and bone marrow transplantation.
  • At the Paras Hospitals in Gurugram, he held the position of senior director and head of the medical oncology and hematology departments.
  • For Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, he held the position of Chief Clinical Coordinator of Oncology.
  • At Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, he headed up the oncology department.
  • He held the position of Honorary Adjunct Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the United States. 

Career Highlights

  • After more than four decades of practice, Dr. Chopra has established himself as a leading medical oncologist at Artemis.
  • When it comes to fighting cancer, he is an expert in both conventional and tailored chemotherapy.
  • Dr. Rakesh specializes in gastroenterology procedures, including colonoscopy, proctosigmoidoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, endoscopy (of the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine), and hemorrhoid removal.
  • Dr. Chopra has been offered an Honorary Adjunct Professor position in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • He now serves on the Journal of Clinical Oncology's Board of Editors.

Research and Fellowships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Delhi Medical Association
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian Society of Oncology, Founder Member
  • Indian Association of Cancer Chemotherapeutics
  • International Gynecologic Oncology Society 

Awards and Recoginition

  • He is the Founder and Member of the Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology.
  • He is the Founder and Member of the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network.
  • He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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