Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is an oncologist, internationally published and award-winning author, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and works in the public hospital system.
In 2017, Ranjana was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution to doctor-patient communication. Her writing has been published worldwide, including in Time magazine, and in prominent medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and Journal of the American Medical Association.
In 2018 she was a finalist in the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism for her work as a regular columnist for The Guardian newspaper. Her acclaimed non-fiction books include Tell Me the Truth: Conversations with My Patients about Life and Death (shortlisted, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards), Dying for a Chat: The Communication Breakdown Between Doctors and Patients (winner, Human Rights Literature Prize) and What it Takes to be a Doctor (finalist, Australian Career Book Award).