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Ramaswamy Govindan, MD

Professor, Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

Specialty Areas

Medical Oncology
Esophageal Cancer
Pulmonary Oncology
Lung Cancer

Board Certifications

Hematology
Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Esophageal, thoracic and lung cancer

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Siteman Cancer Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-747-7222

Suite: B
Floor: 7
Office Phone: 314-747-1171
Fax: 314-362-3895

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

An open-label, phase II study of the polo-like kinase-1 (Plk-1) inhibitor, BI 2536, in patients with relapsed small cell lung cancer (SCLC).
Awad MM, Chu QS, Gandhi L, Stephenson JJ, Govindan R, Bradford DS, Bonomi PD, Ellison DM, Eaton KD, Fritsch H, Munzert G, Johnson BE, Socinski MA
Lung Cancer. 2017 Feb; 104126-130. doi: 10.1016/j.lungcan.2016.12.019.

PMID:
    28212994
    [PubMed - in process]
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Effect of Temperature on Heart Rate Variability in Neonatal ICU Patients With Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy.
Massaro AN, Campbell HE, Metzler M, Al-Shargabi T, Wang Y, du Plessis A, Govindan RB
Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Feb 14; doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001094.

PMID:
    28198757
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Cerebral modulation of the autonomic nervous system in term infants.
Schneebaum Sender N, Govindan RB, Whitehead MT, Massaro AN, Metzler M, Wang J, Cheng YI, du Plessis AJ
J Perinatol. 2017 Jan 12; doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.248.

PMID:
    28079874
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Lantana camara Linn root extract-mediated gold nanoparticles and their in vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic potentials.
Ramkumar R, Balasubramani G, Raja RK, Raja M, Govindan R, Girija EK, Perumal P
Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol. 2017 Jan 9; 1-10. doi: 10.1080/21691401.2016.1276923.

PMID:
    28064507
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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PS01.58: A Phase 3 Trial of Nivolumab, Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab, or Placebo Maintenance for Extensive-Stage SCLC After First-Line Chemotherapy: Topic: Medical Oncology.
Owonikoko T, Ready N, Postmus P, Reck M, Peters S, Pieters A, Selvaggi G, Fairchild J, Govindan R
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Nov; 11(11S)S306-S307. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.09.093.

PMID:
    27969525
    [PubMed - in process]
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ORAL02.01: Safety and Efficacy of Single-Agent Rovalpituzumab Tesirine, a DLL3-Targeted ADC, in Recurrent or Refractory SCLC: Topic: Medical Oncology.
Bauer TM, Spigel D, Ready N, Morgensztern D, Glisson BS, Byers LA, Burris H, Robert F, Strickland DK, Pietanza MC, Govindan R, Dylla SJ, Peng S, Rudin C
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Nov; 11(11S)S252-S253. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.09.010.

PMID:
    27969444
    [PubMed - in process]
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Rovalpituzumab tesirine, a DLL3-targeted antibody-drug conjugate, in recurrent small-cell lung cancer: a first-in-human, first-in-class, open-label, phase 1 study.
Rudin CM, Pietanza MC, Bauer TM, Ready N, Morgensztern D, Glisson BS, Byers LA, Johnson ML, Burris HA 3rd, Robert F, Han TH, Bheddah S, Theiss N, Watson S, Mathur D, Vennapusa B, Zayed H, Lally S, Strickland DK, Govindan R, Dylla SJ, Peng SL, Spigel DR, SCRX16-001 investigators.
Lancet Oncol. 2017 Jan; 18(1)42-51. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(16)30565-4.

PMID:
    27932068
    [PubMed - in process]
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Systemic Treatment of Brain Metastases.
Waqar SN, Morgensztern D, Govindan R
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2017 Feb; 31(1)157-176. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2016.08.007.

PMID:
    27912831
    [PubMed - in process]
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Next-Generation Sequencing of Lung Cancers: Lessons Learned and Future Directions.
Devarakonda S, Masood A, Govindan R
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2017 Feb; 31(1)1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2016.08.008.

PMID:
    27912825
    [PubMed - in process]
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Does relative or absolute EEG power have prognostic value in HIE setting?
Govindan RB, Massaro A, Vezina G, Tsuchida T, Cristante C, du Plessis A
Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Jan; 128(1)14-15. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2016.10.094.

PMID:
    27866114
    [PubMed - in process]
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Pooled Analysis of CNS Response to Alectinib in Two Studies of Pretreated Patients With ALK-Positive Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
Gadgeel SM, Shaw AT, Govindan R, Gandhi L, Socinski MA, Camidge DR, De Petris L, Kim DW, Chiappori A, Moro-Sibilot DL, Duruisseaux M, Crino L, De Pas T, Dansin E, Tessmer A, Yang JC, Han JY, Bordogna W, Golding S, Zeaiter A, Ou SI
J Clin Oncol. 2016 Dec; 34(34)4079-4085.

PMID:
    27863201
    [PubMed - in process]
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Phase I Results from a Study of Crizotinib in Combination with Erlotinib in Patients with Advanced Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Ou SI, Govindan R, Eaton KD, Otterson GA, Gutierrez ME, Mita AC, Argiris A, Brega NM, Usari T, Tan W, Ho SN, Robert F
J Thorac Oncol. 2017 Jan; 12(1)145-151. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.09.131.

PMID:
    27697581
    [PubMed - in process]
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Premature Infants Rehospitalized because of an Apparent Life-Threatening Event Had Distinctive Autonomic Developmental Trajectories.
Nino G, Govindan RB, Al-Shargabi T, Metzler M, Massaro AN, Perez GF, McCarter R, Hunt CE, du Plessis AJ
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug 1; 194(3)379-81. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201601-0150LE.

PMID:
    27479062
    [PubMed - in process]
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Efficacy and Safety Results From a Phase II, Placebo-Controlled Study of Onartuzumab Plus First-Line Platinum-Doublet Chemotherapy for Advanced Squamous Cell Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
Hirsch FR, Govindan R, Zvirbule Z, Braiteh F, Rittmeyer A, Belda-Iniesta C, Isla D, Cosgriff T, Boyer M, Ueda M, Phan S, Gandara DR
Clin Lung Cancer. 2017 Jan; 18(1)43-49. doi: 10.1016/j.cllc.2016.05.011.

PMID:
    27461773
    [PubMed - in process]
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NCCN Guidelines Insights: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, Version 3.2016.
Ettinger DS, Wood DE, Akerley W, Bazhenova LA, Borghaei H, Camidge DR, Cheney RT, Chirieac LR, D'Amico TA, Dilling T, Dobelbower M, Govindan R, Hennon M, Horn L, Jahan TM, Komaki R, Lackner RP, Lanuti M, Lilenbaum R, Lin J, Loo BW Jr, Martins R, Otterson GA, Patel JD, Pisters KM, Reckamp K, Riely GJ, Schild SE, Shapiro TA, Sharma N, Swanson SJ, Stevenson J, Tauer K, Yang SC, Gregory K, Hughes M
J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Jul; 14(7)825-36.

PMID:
    27407123
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinician Perspectives on Current Issues in Lung Cancer Drug Development.
Waqar SN, Bonomi PD, Govindan R, Hirsch FR, Riely GJ, Papadimitrakopoulou V, Kazandjian D, Khozin S, Larkins E, Dickson DJ, Malik S, Horn L, Ferris A, Shaw AT, Jänne PA, Mok TS, Herbst R, Keegan P, Pazdur R, Blumenthal GM
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Sep; 11(9)1387-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.05.009.

PMID:
    27401214
    [PubMed - in process]
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Effect of electrocardiogram interference on cortico-cortical connectivity analysis and a possible solution.
Govindan RB, Kota S, Al-Shargabi T, Massaro AN, Chang T, du Plessis A
J Neurosci Methods. 2016 Sep 1; 27076-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2016.06.009.

PMID:
    27291356
    [PubMed - in process]
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Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients with T2N0M0 NSCLC.
Morgensztern D, Du L, Waqar SN, Patel A, Samson P, Devarakonda S, Gao F, Robinson CG, Bradley J, Baggstrom M, Masood A, Govindan R, Puri V
J Thorac Oncol. 2016 Oct; 11(10)1729-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2016.05.022.

PMID:
    27287414
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cortical correlates of susceptibility to upper limb freezing in Parkinson's disease.
Scholten M, Govindan RB, Braun C, Bloem BR, Plewnia C, Krüger R, Gharabaghi A, Weiss D
Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Jun; 127(6)2386-93. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2016.01.028.

PMID:
    27178857
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinical Implications of Genomic Discoveries in Lung Cancer.
Swanton C, Govindan R
N Engl J Med. 2016 May 12; 374(19)1864-73. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1504688.

PMID:
    27168435
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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