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Kanti Rai

Kanti R Rai MD

Professor of Medicine, The Karches Center for Oncology Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Professor of Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, New Hyde Park, NY

Dr. Kanti Rai, an internationally recognized hematologist specializing in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), is Professor of Medicine at The Karches Center for Oncology Research, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York. He is also Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, in Hempstead, New York.

Dr. Rai began his medical career in 1955 after earning his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Rajputana in Jaipur, India. Following medical school, Dr. Rai completed his internship in India at Sawai Man Singh Medical College in Jaipur. He came to New York and undertook residency training in pediatrics at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx and then at North Shore Hospital in Manhasset, where he was the chief resident in pediatrics. He completed a hematology fellowship at Long Island Jewish Hospital and then, in search of research experience, he applied and was accepted at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, where he pursued research in CLL.

Dr. Rai is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Society of Hematology (ASH), for which he served as president in 2006.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. An Observation From Dr. Kanti Rai at ASCO