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Narayan receives board certification in Medical Oncology, Hematology

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lafayette Cancer Care physician, Ajita Narayan, MD, PhD, has recently received board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Ajita Narayan, MD, PhD

Ajita Narayan, MD, PhD

The American Board of Internal Medicine certification recognizes clinical competence at a level above that required for licensure. Those physicians who successfully complete the requirements and pass the board examinations have documented their commitment to the highest level of professionalism in patient care.

Board certification is the industry benchmark by which physician quality is measured and recognized. Board certification requires that physicians demonstrate the currency of their knowledge -– and their ability to use it -– by passing a rigorous and challenging examination and by assessing their knowledge and performance in practice on an ongoing basis.

Dr. Narayan joined Lafayette Cancer Care in September 2009. She obtained her medical degree from Goa Medical College in Bambolim, Goa, India and then pursued a PhD in biochemistry at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Following that, she finished a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri and a fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Ohio.

Lafayette Cancer Care is a Unity Healthcare Partner and a partner of the Unity Cancer Center. LCC is located at 1345 Unity Place, Suite 135 in the Unity Medical Pavilion. This partnership offers patients access to experienced and respected physicians, radiologists and surgeons, a skilled and caring nursing staff and the most current protocols for cancer diagnosis, treatment and care.

Patients have access to a full range of diagnosis and treatment services, including surgery, mammography, imaging, radiation, chemotherapy, laboratory testing, clinical trials and support services. Specialized services at Lafayette Cancer Care include treatment of adults with many cancer types to include colon and rectum, breast, prostate, brain, head and neck, melanoma and lung cancers. Lafayette Cancer Care also treats a variety of blood conditions.

For appointments, call Lafayette Cancer Care at 765-446-5050.

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