Narayan Sundaram,MD, MBA


Radiologist, CTCA Chicago

Narayan Sundaram - Radiologist

I joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® because the patient is always put first. I liked the team approach to patient care. Also, patients are treated as human beings, not simply a “disease” or a “number”

CTCA Chicago
Medical school:
Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Department of Radiology – Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship – The University of Chicago Medical Center, Department of Radiology
Advanced degrees:
MBA – Vanderbilt University
American Board of Radiology

Dr. Narayan Sundaram believes in one goal: helping the patient. This dedication to patient-centered care has helped Dr. Sundaram treat cancer patients using a wide variety of interventional radiology procedures at Cancer Treatment Centers of America ® (CTCA).

Before going to medical school, Dr. Sundaram obtained his college degree from Duke University. Dr. Sundaram received a medical degree from Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, before moving on to Emory University School of Medicine for a residency in their Department of Radiology. While at Emory University, Dr. Sundaram was selected by the American Board of Radiology to develop an online module to teach ethics and professionalism to radiologists.

When choosing his medical specialty, Dr. Sundaram was drawn to radiology because of the differential diagnoses involved. “I liked the wide variety of procedures in the field. Additionally, I liked the breadth of radiology, which involves many medical disciplines (orthopedics, neurology, urology, pediatrics, etc.).”

Dr. Sundaram believes in the importance of a healthy doctor-patient relationship. “The physician-patient relationship is extremely important and centers around the physician-patient ‘team.’ Through mutual respect and trust, the two can solve the patient’s medical problems.”

He has authored many publications and presentations pertaining to topics such as neurology and radiology, including:

  • Physician-Physician and Physician-Patient Interactions: American Board of Radiology Foundation Online Modules on Ethics and Professionalism. ABRF. 2011.
  • Selenium causes growth inhibition and apoptosis in human brain tumor cell lines. J Neurooncol. 2000;46(2):125-33.
  • Transient Osteopenia: An Enigmatic Clinical and Radiological Entity. Southern Medical Society. Annual Scientific Assembly Presentation. 2005.
  • Fibrosing Mediastinitis Southern Medical Society. Annual Scientific Assembly Presentation. 2005.
  • Predictive Value of Electrodiagnostic Studies in Brachial Plexus Injuries. Annals of Neurology 2003;54(S7): 155-156.
  • Brain Nitric Oxide and Excitotoxicity. Epilepsia. 1996;37(S5):52
  • The Effect of Epileptic Discharges on the Number of GABAa Receptor Sites in a Neuron Based System. Epilepsia. 1995;36(S5): 35.

Fluent in Tamil and Hindi, Dr. Sundaram plays classical North Indian music on the Sitar, and has also been playing guitar for close to 20 years. In his spare time, he also enjoys running and lifting weights.

Dr. Sundaram is a Duke basketball fan, and is a member of Duke Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee, where he interviews and evaluates applicants for admission to Duke University.

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