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Internal Medicine / Oncology

Ramaswamy Govindan, MD

Current Position
Professor, Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology


Specialty Areas
Esophageal Cancer
Medical Oncology
Pulmonary Oncology
Lung Cancer

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite B, 7th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-747-1171
Fax:   314-362-3895
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8056
St. Louis, MO  63110

Academic Office
NW Tower
Children's Place, 14F
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Esophageal, thoracic and lung cancer

Board Certification
Hematology -- Certified
Internal Medicine -- Certified
Medical Oncology -- Certified

Medical Education
Residency: Internal Medicine at JIPMER, India
Residency: Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Hematology - Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
B.S.: SIR. MCTM Higher Secondary School, Madras, India, 1980
Medical Degree: University of Madras, Madras, India, 1987
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Editorial Responsibilities

Editor
ASCO Educational Book
Proceedings of teh Annual Targeted Therapy Meeting Summary, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (ISLAC)

Peer Reviewer

Lancet
Journal of National Cancer Institute
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Cancer
Clinical Cancer Research
Lung Cancer
Drug Discovery Today
American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Pharmacogenomics
Annals of Oncology
Lancet Oncology
Future Medicine
Future Oncology
BMC Review
Anti-Cancer Drugs

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Patel JD, Socinski MA, Garon EB, Reynolds CH, Spigel DR, Olsen MR, Hermann RC, Jotte RM, Beck T, Richards DA, Guba SC, Liu J, Frimodt-Moller B, John WJ, Obasaju CK, Pennella EJ, Bonomi P, Govindan R. PointBreak: A Randomized Phase III Study of Pemetrexed Plus Carboplatin and Bevacizumab Followed by Maintenance Pemetrexed and Bevacizumab Versus Paclitaxel Plus Carboplatin and Bevacizumab Followed by Maintenance Bevacizumab in Patients With Stage IIIB or IV Nonsquamous Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Dec 1;31(34):4349-57.

Griffith M, Griffith OL, Coffman AC, Weible JV, McMichael JF, Spies NC, Koval J, Das I, Callaway MB, Eldred JM, Miller CA, Subramanian J, Govindan R, Kumar RD, Bose R, Ding L, Walker JR, Larson DE, Dooling DJ, Smith SM, Ley TJ, Mardis ER, Wilson RK. DGIdb: mining the druggable genome. Nat Methods. 2013 Dec;10(12):1209-10.

Spigel DR, Ervin TJ, Ramlau RA, Daniel DB, Goldschmidt JH Jr, Blumenschein GR Jr, Krzakowski MJ, Robinet G, Godbert B, Barlesi F, Govindan R, Patel T, Orlov SV, Wertheim MS, Yu W, Zha J, Yauch RL, Patel PH, Phan SC, Peterson AC. Randomized Phase II Trial of Onartuzumab in Combination With Erlotinib in Patients With Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Nov 10;31(32):4105-14.

Yin Y, Betsuyaku T, Garbow JR, Miao J, Govindan R, Ornitz DM. Rapid induction of lung adenocarcinoma by fibroblast growth factor 9 signaling through FGF receptor 3. Cancer Res. 2013 Sep 15;73(18):5730-41.

Rooney M, Devarakonda S, Govindan R. Genomics of squamous cell lung cancer. Oncologist. 2013 Jun;18(6):707-16.

Morgensztern D, Devarakonda S, Govindan R. Genomic landscape of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2013;33:348-53.

Waqar SN, Gopalan PK, Williams K, Devarakonda S, Govindan R. A phase I trial of sunitinib and rapamycin in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Chemotherapy. 2013;59(1):8-13.

Rooney M, Govindan R. The era of big trials is over. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Jan;14(1):12-4.

Govindan R. The articles in this supplement should be viewed more as meeting reports than as exhaustive and comprehensive review articles. Introduction. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Dec;7(16 Suppl 5):S341.

Morgensztern D, Waqar S, Subramanian J, Trinkaus K, Govindan R. Prognostic impact of malignant pleural effusion at presentation in patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Oct.

Morgensztern D, Waqar S, Subramanian J, Gao F, Trinkaus K, Govindan R. Prognostic Significance of Tumor Size in Patients with Stage III Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Survey from 1998 to 2003. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Oct.

Govindan R, Ding L, Griffith M, Subramanian J, Dees ND, Kanchi KL, Maher CA, Fulton R, Fulton L, Wallis J, Chen K, Walker J, McDonald S, Bose R, Ornitz D, Xiong D, You M, Dooling DJ, Watson M, Mardis ER, Wilson RK. Genomic landscape of non-small cell lung cancer in smokers and never-smokers. Cell. 2012 Sep 14;150(6):1121-34.

Subramanian J, Waqar S, Morgensztern D, Govindan R. A roundup of articles published in recent months. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Mar;7(3):626-8.

Govindan R, Subramanian J. Optimising therapy for EGFR-addicted NSCLC: just the start. Lancet Oncol. 2012 Mar;13(3):216-7.

Subramanian J, Waqar SN, Morgensztern D, Govindan R. Recent advances in lung cancer: summary of presentations from the 47 th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2011. J Thorac Oncol. 2012 Jan;7(1):260-5.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan.

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