Portrait of Ranjana Srivastava

Ranjana Srivastava

Ranjana Srivastava is an oncologist, Fulbright Scholar in ethics and award-winning author. Her book Dying for a Chat: The Communication Breakdown Between Doctors and Patients won the Australian Human Rights Literature Award. Her latest book is After Cancer: A Guide to Living Well.

Ranjana is a regular columnist on medicine and society for the Guardian, and an ABC health presenter. She is the winner of the Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award and featured in Westpac's 100 Influential Women of 2015. In 2017, Ranjana received the medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution to doctor-patient communication. She is presently writing a book on dying well.