Ranjana Bhargava, MD

Ranjana Bhargava, MD

Board Certified:
Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine

Medical Degree:
M. S. Ramaiah Medical College in Bangalore, India

Residency:
University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC

Fellowship:
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD

Special Interests:
Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers including Colon Cancer, Genitourinary Cancers including Prostate, Blood and Bone marrow Cancers- Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and Benign Blood Disorders

Dr. Bhargava is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology.  She joined GCS in September of 2012 after completing fellowship training treating all types of cancers, benign and malignant blood disorders at the NCI designated Marlene and Stewart Grennebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Maryland in Baltimore.  Dr. Bhargava is actively involved in clinical research through the Northside Hospital’s Clinical Research and Therapeutics division to bring the latest in cancer therapies to the local Athens community.  Dr. Bhargava also immensely enjoys teaching and training medical students.  She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership and was awarded the Medical College of Georgia Exemplary Teaching Award 2019-2020.  She was also awarded the Resident Teaching Award during her residency at University of South Carolina where she served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Bhargava has been named a “Top Doctor” in Georgia by Castle Connolly since 2020.  She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

Dr. Bhargava has enjoyed being part of the community in Athens, Georgia where she actively participates in community outreach programs.  She and her husband who is a psychiatrist are very active and enjoy raising their two boys.  In her free time, she enjoys travel, hiking, swimming, music, and photography.

“At a young age, I witnessed my grandmother receive a breast cancer diagnosis.  I saw first-hand how a cancer diagnosis impacts not just the person but also their families and wanted to make a difference in the field.  I enjoy bringing cutting edge cancer care to those who need it the most.  I am inspired every day by the strength and courage of my patients in the face of adversity.”

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