Dr. Malay Rao, Joins Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Radiation Oncology

Published: Monday, November 2, 2015

Jack Griffeth, MD; Frank Lake, III, MD; Geoffrey Weidner, MD; Craig Baden, MD; and the staff of Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) Radiation Oncology welcome Malay Rao, MD, PharmD, to the practice.

Dr. Rao originally received his doctor of Pharmacy, with high honors, from Rutgers University.  He completed an internship with the FDA and advanced as a clinical director in the long term care industry.  Dr. Rao’s ultimate passion to serve and care for patients led him back to Rutgers for his medical degree.  He completed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital while continuing to serve as a community pharmacist.

As a resident, Dr. Rao contributed to scientific research that culminated in several peer reviewed journal publications, including articles he authored about breast cancer and ablation for brain tumors.  His passion for non-invasive radiosurgical modalities led him to complete a certification course in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  He was also awarded a grant by the American Brachytherapy Society to participate in low dose rate (LDR) prostate implants.  After all his education and training with the latest technologies, Dr. Rao is excited about bringing his training and experience to NGPG Radiation Oncology.

“It is truly an honor to join such a group of highly regarded and respected physicians at Georgia’s #1 Hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center,” says Dr. Rao.  “I am excited about utilizing state-of-art technology, like 4DCT and TrueBeam, which enables our team to precisely target tumors with minimal margins and treatment time. Our passion and technical expertise will give our patients the most desirable outcomes and experience.”

NGPG Radiation Oncology is a group of board certified specialty professionals who provide patients with the latest and most advanced radiation therapy options at three convenient locations: Braselton, Gainesville and Toccoa.  Call 770-219-1824 to schedule an appointment, or visit www.ngpg.org/radiation-oncology for more information.

NGPG Radiation Oncology is an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Health System.


Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG) brings together more than 250 talented physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives and other clinical staff representing more than 20 specialties at more than 80 locations across North Georgia.  Learn more at www.ngpg.org.

NGPG is affiliated with Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), which serves more than 800,000 people in more than 13 counties across the region.  As part of NGHS, patients of NGPG have a direct connection to Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®).  Learn more at www.nghs.com.