Ragini Kudchadkar, MD


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Associate Director, Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program - Clinical/Service
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Oncologist
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. Dr. Kudchadkar specializes in the treatment of metastatic melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and other cutaneous malignancies.

Dr. Kudchadkar is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship.


Dr. Kudchakar completed medical school at Emory University in 2003 and went on to complete her internal medicine residency at Emory as well in 2006. She then pursued her hematology and medical oncology training at the University of Colorado where she began her interest in cutaneous oncology. After completing fellowship, she was an Assistant member 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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