Published on March 27, 2018

Welcome to Dr. Singla, Nazareth’s new hematologist-oncologist

Cancer is a disease that touches many lives.

And Rajan Singla, MD, is no exception— someone in his family had the disease.

Rajan SinglaThat’s one reason why he chose to become both a medical oncologist and hematologist. “Professionally, I find the science of it very interesting,” Dr. Singla says. “And the family part makes it personal, too.”

Dr. Rajan Singla joined Nazareth Hospital last year after finishing a fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

As a hematologist, Dr. Singla helps people with blood disorders such as anemia. As a cancer doctor, he specializes in treating all tumor types as well as blood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma.

Dr. Singla and a highly qualified staff provide many treatments at Nazareth’s outpatient infusion center. For cancer, this includes traditional chemotherapy, immune therapy and targeted therapies, which can cause fewer side effects.

Dr. Singla grew up in a small town with a Catholic hospital. So coming to Nazareth felt familiar. “It felt like I was at home,” he says.

In addition to seeing patients at Nazareth, Dr. Singla is a clinical assistant professor of medical oncology, an educator and a researcher at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University.

His approach to patient care?

“My philosophy is one of personalized and individualized care,” he says. “I may be an expert in cancer and blood disorders, but you’re an expert in you. It’s a partnership.”