Amol N.S. Rakkar, MD

Amol N.S. Rakkar, MDAmol Nanak Singh Rakkar, MD

Dr Rakkar is the currently President of Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, a group of 17 Medical and Radiation Oncologists practicing in and around Phoenix, Arizona, USA. He has been treating patients with all kinds of cancer and blood diseases since 1998. His main area of expertise is in chemotherapy for all types of cancers including breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic/stomach cancer, ovarian cancer, lymphoma, leukemia etc.

He is also the Principal Investigator for a number of clinical trials for cancer patients at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists and the Laboratory Director there supervising a High Complexity laboratory for cancer diagnosis.

In addition , he’s the Chairman of Credentials Committee at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and was previously the Vice Chief of Staff there. He has ben named a Top Doc in Phoenix a number of times.

Dr. Rakkar is originally from Jalandhar, a major city in the state of Punjab in India. He was the top High School Graduate in the State of Punjab in 1981 and was a National Merit Scholar. He was the top Pre-Medical Student in the State of Punjab in 1983. He graduated from the Medical College, Amrilsar, India in 1987 and was named the Best Medical Graduate of the University in 1987. He graduated with Distinction in 11 of 12 subjects and was awarded 12 Gold Medals.

He then completed training in Internal Medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India graduating at the top of his class.

Dr. Rakkar then moved to the US and completed additional training in Internal Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook in New York.
He then completed a Fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland in 1998. While at the NCI he did original research in Gene Therapy treatment options in Breast Cancer. He also was an associate investigator on a number of ongoing Breast Cancer clinical research protocols at the NCI.

He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Oncology.

He then practiced Hematology-Oncology in Terre Haute, Indiana from 1998-2001 before coming to Phoenix to join Palo Verde Cancer Specialists.

Dr Rakkar was a member of his college field hockey team and volleyball team. He is still very active in sports and enjoys gardening. He enjoys long distance biking and hiking the Grand Canyon. He has trekked extensively in the Himalayas of North India.

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