Rajkumar Venkatramani, MD, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Houston, TX, Texas Children's Hospital


Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Houston, TX

Pediatric Solid Tumor Oncology

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

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  • Dr. Rajkumar Venkatramani is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist in Houston, TX and is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from Kilpauk Medical College and has been in practice 14 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Tamil and Hindi. He specializes in pediatric solid tumor oncology and is experienced in thyroid cancer, hepatoblastoma, pediatric solid tumor oncology, combined modality therapy, and neoplasm staging.

Education & Training

  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
    Children's Hospital of Los AngelesFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Southern CaliforniaOTHER_TRAINING
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
    University of Illinois College of MedicineRESIDENCY
  • Kilpauk Medical College
    Kilpauk Medical CollegeMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of Central LancashireOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2008 - 2016
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2005 - 2008
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Super Doctors, Texas Rising Stars 2015
  • Top Doctors Pasadena 2014
  • Walter Laug Distinguished Teacher Award for Outstanding Teaching, Guidance and Inspiration Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship, 2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Renal cell carcinoma harboring somatic TSC2 mutations in a child with methylmalonic acidemia  
    Potter S, Venkatramani R, Wenderfer S, Graham BH, Yang Y, Eng C, Gibbs R, Roy A, Plon SE, Parsons DW, Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 1/17/2016
  • Translocation t(7;12) as the Sole Chromosomal Abnormality Resulting in ACTB-GLI1 Fusion in Pediatric Gastric Tumor  
    Castro E, Santiago NC, Ferguson L, Rao PH, Venkatramani R, López-Terrada D, Human Pathology, 1/10/2016
  • Improving outcomes for children with rare cancers  
    Potter S,. Venkatramani R, Oncology Times, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Pleuropulmonary Blastoma: 25 Years Of Experience At Texas Children’s Hospital
    Rainusso N, Nuchtern JG, Chintagumpala M, Allen-Rhoades W, Quintanilla N, Venkatramani R, 48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), Dublin, Ireland, 1/19/2016
  • Outcomes Of Patients With Wilms Tumor And Brain Metastases Enrolled On National Wilms Tumor Studies 1-5: A Report From The Children's Oncology Group.
    Venkatramani R, Chi Y, Coppes M, Malogolowkin M, Kalapurakal J, Tian J, Dome JS, 48th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), Dublin, Ireland, 1/19/2016
  • A Retrospective Review of 19 Cases of Pediatric Melanoma From a Single Institution.
    Mitre V, Venkatramani R, Hunt R, Society of Pediatric Dermatology 42nd annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 1/14/2016
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  • Carcinomas in the children and young adults: A report form Children’s Oncology Group APEC14B1 study. 
    2019 ASCO Annual Meeting - 6/1/2019
  • Approach to Pediatric Cancer 
    Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India - 1/17/2016
  • Management of thyroid nodules and cancer in children 
    Austin, TX - 1/16/2016
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Press Mentions

  • Touching Moment Boy, 4, Rings ‘Survivors’ Bell’ to Celebrate Beating Rare Form of Cancer
    Touching Moment Boy, 4, Rings ‘Survivors’ Bell’ to Celebrate Beating Rare Form of CancerMarch 19, 2019 18:10


  • Chair, ASPHO Communications Committee 2015 - Present
  • Member, COG Renal Tumor Committee 2014 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Tamil, Hindi

Hospital Affiliations