Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, MSc, Appointed Inaugural BWH Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, MSc, chief of Surgical Oncology at Brigham Health and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, has been appointed the inaugural BWH Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Staff portrait Chandrajit Raut, M.D.

Chandrajit P. Raut, MD, MSc
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Program Director, Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Raut, who is also the surgery director of the Center for Sarcoma and Bone Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is a graduate of Stanford University (BA/BS), University of Oxford (MSc) and Harvard Medical School (MD). He completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a fellowship in surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Raut is a committed clinician who specializes in the multidisciplinary care of patients with soft tissue sarcoma. He is also a prolific researcher and has a multi-PI R01 grant to evaluate an innovative drug-eluting film to be placed in the surgical bed and reduce tumor local recurrence rates. Additionally, he was co-PI on a multi-institutional phase II clinical trial evaluating five years of adjuvant imatinib for primary gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), co-investigator on an international phase III randomized clinical trial evaluating the use of preoperative radiation therapy for retroperitoneal sarcomas and a member of The Cancer Genome Atlas Sarcoma (TCGA-SARC) working group of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Dr. Raut serves as section editor for sarcoma in the journals Cancer and Annals of Surgical Oncology, associate editor for the journal Sarcoma and editorial board member for the journal ACS Case Reports in Surgery. He has authored over 210 papers and over 30 book chapters and serves as the program director of the Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare Surgical Oncology Fellowship.