Rajeev Nayar, MD
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"A strong relationship between patients and their doctors is essential."
- Rajeev Nayar, MD
- Maulana Azad Medical College & Delhi University, New Delhi, India
Internship / Residency
- Internal Medicine - Georgetown University/Veterans Affairs Medical Center Program, Washington, D.C.
- American Board of Gastroenterology
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- Gastroenterology & Hepatology - Georgetown University/VA Medical Center
- Advanced Endoscopy - GI Consultants/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee
Practicing Since: 1995
“I believe patient-empowered care means quality care,” says Dr. Rajeev Nayar, a gastroenterologist with Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA).
Originally from India, Dr. Nayar began his medical training at Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. He obtained a medical degree in 1982. He then completed internships and housemanships at the same institution, as well as at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, where he trained in general surgery and internal medicine. He obtained an additional doctor of medicine degree from Delhi University in 1987. He then pursued postgraduate training in radiology and became senior resident in the department of medicine at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.
Dr. Nayar came to the United States in 1989. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine through Georgetown University at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He served as chief resident in the Department of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the same institution in 1995.
During his training, Dr. Nayar also worked as an emergency room physician. From 1995 to 1998, he was affiliated with a multispecialty medical group in Florida, providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency care, primarily for patients with gastrointestinal conditions but also for cardiopulmonary disease and other intensive care needs. From 1998 to 2013, Dr. Nayar worked with a private practice focused on gastroenterology in Wisconsin, providing consultations, outpatient care, inpatient care and emergency coverage.
Dr. Nayar has also held several academic appointments. He has taught courses at Georgetown University Medical School and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, where he served as assistant professor of medicine.
Dr. Nayar is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in gastroenterology by the American Board of Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterology Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. He has presented research on the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions at numerous medical conferences, and contributed a chapter to the academic textbook Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Dr. Nayar’s expertise complements the current GI services at CTCA and brings endoscopic ultrasound as an advanced GI technology for more precise staging of gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Nayar knew he wanted to be a doctor when he was eight years old, and he chose his specialty after seeing the toll of gastrointestinal illnesses in India.
At CTCA, he values the opportunity to provide patient-centered care. “I strive to be available to my patients any time,” he says.