Ajeet Gajra, MD

Ajeet Gajra, MD
Appointed 09/01/06
2284 Regional Oncology Center
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
315 464-4353

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Hematology and Oncology
  • Medicine - Community Campus: Oncology
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Medical Oncology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2001, Hematology/Oncology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 1998, Internal Medicine
  • MD: University of Delhi, India, 1996, Internal Medicine
  • MBBS: University of Delhi, India, 1993

Clinical Interests

  • Aerodigestive Epithelial Malignancies including Non-small cell lung cancer, Small cell lung cancer, mesothelioma, head and Neck Cancers, esophageal cancer; Clinical trials; Geriatric Oncology

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials- phase II; Outcomes research in cancer; Prognostic factors in cancer

Clinical Trials

  • Celgene Protocol ABI-007-NSCL-005: Safety and efficacy of nab┬«-paclitaxel (Abraxane┬«) in combination with carboplatin as first line treatment in elderly subjects with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): A Phase IV, randomized, open-label, multicenter study
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  • Celgene Protocol Number: ABI-007-NSCL-003 - A Phase III, randomized, open-label, cross-over, multi-center, safety and efficacy study to evaluate nab-paclitaxel (Abraxane) as maintenance treatment after induction with nab-paclitaxel plus carboplatin in subjects with squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
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  • Pilot study of the safety and feasibility of administering concurrent systemic chemotherapy with accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy in the treatment of medically inoperable T1b and T2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Advanced Prostate Cancer
  • All Cancers and Hematological Conditions
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Urologic Cancers


  • Adults


  • Blood Transfusion
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Infusional Therapies
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vaccine Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview

3/13/13 What is personalized cancer care?

10/05/12 Cancer care for senior citizens


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