Ragini Kudchadkar, MD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Chair, Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Medical Oncologist
Skin Cancer
Ocular Melanoma
Phase I Clinical Trials Unit
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Ragini Kudchadkar, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified medical oncologist, Dr. Kudchadkar specializes in the treatment of cancers of the skin including metastatic melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and other cutaneous malignancies. She also collaborates with colleagues from the Emory Eye Center in treating patients with ocular melanoma.

Dr. Kudchadkar is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics research program at Winship. She also serves as chair of the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee.


Dr. Kudchakar received her Medical Degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to complete her internal medicine residency also at Emory University. She then pursued her hematology and medical oncology training at the University of Colorado where she began her interest in cutaneous oncology. After completing her fellowship, she was on the faculty at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida in the Department of Cutaneous Oncology.


Dr. Kudchadkar’s research focuses on signal transduction inhibitors for the treatment metastatic melanoma with a secondary interest in advanced basal cell carcinomas. Her research is focused on the development of novel therapeutic approaches for metastatic melanoma via the discovery of novel drug targets and drug combinations. Her concentration at Emory is in clinical trial development and implementation to improve treatment options for melanoma.

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Dr. Kudchadkar is the recipient of the following awards: 

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta – Premedical Honor Society, 1997-1999, 
  • Highest Honors Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, 1999
  • Betty Ford Center Medical Student Scholarship Seminars neurobiology of alcohol and drug abuse, 2000
  • Chief Fellow Hematology/Oncology, 2008-2009

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