Ramaswamy Govindan,MD

Ramaswamy Govindan,MD

Medical Oncologist

Primary Academic Title

Anheuser Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology, Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology and Director, Section of Medical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As the Anheuser Busch Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology and a member of our esophageal and lung cancer specialist teams, Dr. Govindan cares for patients diagnosed with these cancers through treatment and recovery.

Research Interest

The management of lung cancer, mesothelioma and esophageal cancer as well as developing clinical trials for patients with non-small cell lung cancer.


  • 1986: MD, University of Madras, Madras, India


  • 1987 - 1991: Resident,internal medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
  • 1991 - 1993: Intern and resident, internal medicine, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago
  • 1993 - 1996: Fellow, hematology and oncology, Washington University, St. Louis

Board Certification

  • 1993: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • 1996: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • 1997: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Selected Research Publications

Combined KRAS-MAPK pathway inhibitors and HER2-directed drug conjugate is efficacious in pancreatic cancer.
  • Bulle A, Liu P, Seehra K, [...] Govindan R, [...] Lim KH
  • Nat Commun 2024
Pre-radiotherapy ctDNA liquid biopsy for risk stratification of oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer.
  • Semenkovich NP, Badiyan SN, Samson PP, [...] Govindan R, [...] Chaudhuri AA
  • NPJ Precis Oncol 2023
Integrated analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data for the discovery of splice-associated variants in cancer.
  • Cotto KC, Feng YY, Ramu A, [...] Govindan R, [...] Griffith M
  • Nat Commun 2023
Clonal Hematopoiesis and Risk of Incident Lung Cancer.
  • Tian R, Wiley B, Liu J, [...] Govindan R, [...] Cao Y
  • J Clin Oncol 2023
Developmental Pathways Are Epigenetically Reprogrammed during Lung Cancer Brain Metastasis.
  • Karlow JA, Devarakonda S, Xing X, [...] Govindan R, [...] Wang T
  • Cancer Res 2022
Increased Reach and Effectiveness With a Low-Burden Point-of-Care Tobacco Treatment Program in Cancer Clinics.
  • Ramsey AT, Baker TB, Stoneking F, [...] Govindan R, [...] Chen LS
  • J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2022
Bone metastases in non-small cell lung cancer: a narrative review.
  • Knapp BJ, Devarakonda S, Govindan R
  • J Thorac Dis 2022

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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