Ramesh Rengan M.D., Ph.D.

Ramesh Rengan M.D., Ph.D.
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  • English
  • Tamil


  • Cancer Care (Lung)
  • Cancer Care (Mestastatic)
  • Radiation Oncology


Dr. Rengan is internationally known for his work in treating patients with lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thoracic malignancies, and melanoma. He also specializes in genitourinary tumors including prostate cancer. Dr. Rengan is the medical director at SCCA Proton Therapy. He practices at UW Medical Center and SCCA Proton Therapy Center.

Patient Care Philosophy

My philosophy is fairly simple—the patients come first. I try to spend time getting to know each patient from their initial visit through their entire journey through the treatment process. Each patient has distinct mental and emotional needs and I try to do my best to tailor my approach to suit those needs. That can only come from spending time and truly listening to the patient. Although, I may have greater medical knowledge about their disease, they have a far better understanding of their physical and emotional needs. In order to be successful in caring for the patient, a partnership must be forged between the oncologist and patient with each contributing to the development of a treatment plan that speaks to all of the needs of the patient.

Clinical Interests

Lung and thoracic cancers; skin cancer/melanoma; metastatic cancer; genitourinary cancers.


Institution Credential Year
Univ. of Michigan Medical School Medical education 2001
Univ. of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School Master 2005
Univ. of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School Ph.D 2001
St. Mary's Medical Center Internship 2002
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Residency 2006
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Michigan Medical School 2001

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Radiology Radiation Oncology 2007