Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Fulbright Scholar, Oncologist, Writer & Broadcaster

Welcome to my website! I am a physician practicing oncology and internal medicine in Australia. I believe that the art of medicine is as important as its science and I am grateful for the support of the institutions and individuals who make it possible for me to promote my mission.

I invite you to read my columns and books and get in touch with your comments.

Ranjana Srivastava | The Guardian Archives

A link to all of Dr. Ranjana Srivastava's popular Guardian articles.
Cancer. It's the diagnosis no one wants to hear. Unfortunately though, these days most of us have known or will know someone who receives it. But what's next? With the diagnosis comes not only fear and uncertainty, but numerous questions, and a lot of unsolicited advice.
So it's Cancer: Now What? Is a practical, comprehensive guide to what to do when cancer enters your life, by medical oncologist and award-winning author Ranjana Srivastava.
Winner of the 2013 Human Rights Literature Award
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Award, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.

Compassionate Healthcare: Wheeler Centre March 2016

Medical professionals and patients agree, on the whole, that our healthcare system should be compassionate and patient-focused – but whether we’re meeting our own standards is a whole other question. In this discussion, we’ll explore the idea of compassionate healthcare, and consider whether we’re meeting the mark in Australia today. Can empathy for patients be taught to medical students, or is empathy something that can’t be taught at all? Can bureaucratic and staffing obstacles create a crueller healthcare system? How much waste is in our system, and how might money be better spent to deliver the level of care that professionals want to provide – and that patients deserve? Join 7.30 reporter and Question Time host Madeleine Morris for a full hour of audience Q&A on the present and future of Australian healthcare. Madeleine is joined by medical oncologist Ranjana Srivastava, Lucy Cuddihy (head of nursing and midwifery at Barwon Health), and mental health advocate Kate Richards.