Dr. Sanjeevaiah is originally from India and received his initial medical training at Bangalore Medical College. Drawn by the desire to be at the forefront of cancer research he moved to the United States. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island/Brown University and Hematology/Oncology fellowship with West Penn Alleghany Health System. Dr. Sanjeevaiah specializes in breast cancer, gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies.

Dr. Sanjeevaiah interests outside of medicine include hiking, travelling and he is an avid wildlife enthusiast.


Medical School
Bangalore Medical College (2003)
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (2010), Internal Medicine
Western Pennsylvania Hospital (2013), Hematology & Oncology

Clinical Interest

Breast Cancers

  • BRCA Mutation-Related to Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer in Pregnancy
  • Colloid Breast Carcinoma
  • Ductal Carcinoma in SITU (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Medullary Breast Cancer
  • Mucinous Breast Carcinoma
  • Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  • Tubular Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

  • Appendix Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (Klatskin Tumor)

Gallbladder & Bile Duct Disease

  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Distal Bile Duct Tumor/Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)

Liver Cancer

  • Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma)
  • Liver Metastasis
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer (Colorectal Cancer that has spread to the Liver)

Pancreatic Cancer

  • Pancreatic Exocrine Tumors

Stomach/EG Junction Cancer

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Adenocarcinoma)

Rectal Cancer

  • Rectal Cancer that Spreads to other Organs in the Pelvic (Vagina,Uterus, Prostate & Bladder)

Medical Treatment of Breast Cancer

  • Biologic Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Therapy & Treatment
  • Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Latest Chemotherapy Options for Breast Cancer
  • Management of Side Effects of Chemotherapy
  • Neoadjuvant Treatment for Breast Cancer
  • Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer

Medical Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Latest Chemotherapy Options for Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Targeted Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancer

Research Interest

  • Gastric Cancer
  • Immune Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Pro-inflammatory angiogenesis is mediated by p38 MAP kinase.
Rajashekhar G, Kamocka M, Marin A, Suckow MA, Wolter WR, Badve S, Sanjeevaiah AR, Pumiglia K, Rosen E, Clauss M J. Cell. Physiol. 2011 Mar 226 3 800-8
Robust functional vascular network formation in vivo by cooperation of adipose progenitor and endothelial cells.
Traktuev DO, Prater DN, Merfeld-Clauss S, Sanjeevaiah AR, Saadatzadeh MR, Murphy M, Johnstone BH, Ingram DA, March KL Circ. Res. 2009 Jun 104 12 1410-20
Follicle-stimulating hormone receptor DNA sequencing: investigation into possible glycoprotein receptor mutation in Van Wyk-Grumbach syndrome.
Sanjeevaiah AR, Vassart G, Srikanta SS Endocr Pract 2008 Jul-Aug 14 5 648
Precocious puberty and large multicystic ovaries in young girls with primary hypothyroidism.
Sanjeevaiah AR, Sanjay S, Deepak T, Sharada A, Srikanta SS Endocr Pract 2007 Oct 13 6 652-5