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Ramiah Oncology is a Radiation Oncology practice within DGMC Oncology located at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre. DGMC oncology consists of a several practices specialising in various aspects of cancer therapy, including Nosworthy Oncology (adult chemotherapy and immunotherapy), Ramiah Oncology (radiotherapy) and several paediatric oncology practices who specialise in children’s chemotherapy. These practices work collaboratively, together with surgical oncologists to formulate treatment plans in a multi-disciplinary style, ensuring the best treatments and outcomes.

Dr Duvern Ramiah

MBBCh (Wits) FCRadOnc(SA) MBA with distinction (LBS)

The journey through cancer treatment can be difficult. Dr Ramiah hopes his practice makes this experience a little more bearable. Dr Ramiah is the Head of Radiation Oncology at the University of the Witwatersrand and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, in addition to having a private practice at WDGMC. Although he treats all tumours requiring radiation therapy , he has a special interest in breast and prostate cancer radiation oncology. He has multiple articles which he has authored and co-authored, especially in Breast Radiation Therapy, published in high impact international journals. He was a partner at Sandton Oncology Centre and West Rand Oncology Centre until 2016, after which he joined WDGMC. Dr Ramiah also holds an MBA from one of the world’s leading business schools (London Business School) and has an interest in harnessing maximal value from novel medical technologies, especially in oncology, improving service delivery, and the teaching of radiation oncology for a world moving to precision medicine.


I consulted Dr Ramiah for a second opinion after my very well known surgeon who operated on me for my breast cancer referred me to another oncologist. I am so glad I did. He was a complete breath of fresh air after the terrible experience with the first oncologist that I consulted. He has impeccable bedside manner, and presents all the options of treatment.
When I was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2012, I was devastated. The fear of the unknown and death were unbearable. Dr Ramiah made this journey so much easier. He explains the treatment so that anyone can understand, and is always available if you are having any issues. I had my chemoradiation, followed by surgery, and I’m glad to say I’m still cancer free. Thanks Dr Ramiah
Great guy. Superb physician. I went to lots of oncologists before being lucky enough to him. He was a real revelation compared to the rest of them
I can’t say enough good things about Dr Ramiah. He really made my cancer treatment much more manageable

Extremely knowledgeable. Very kind, and an excellent oncologist. He was really a breath of fresh air after the number of doctors I had seen sing being diagnosed with breast cancer

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DGMC Oncology| Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre | 18 Eton Road | Parktown | Johannesburg


Tel +(27) 11 482 3594


Email: dr@roncology.com


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