About The Author

Dr. Ravin Garg was born in Troy, Michigan.  He was awarded a Regents Alumni Scholarship and attended the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor for his undergraduate studies.  While there, he was elected into both the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor societies. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. While at the University of Chicago, he was awarded the Humanism in Medicine Award. He returned to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for his Internal Medicine Residency.

After residency, he was an Instructor of Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed his Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, where he served as Chief Fellow for Education and was awarded the Jesse H. Jones teaching award. He was also awarded the 2010 LBJ Fellow of the Year. While at MD Anderson, Dr. Garg's research focus was Leukemia and he published several peer-reviewed articles that appeared in the Journals Cancer, Leukemia and Blood. Dr. Garg is board certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Dr. Garg is an Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins where he works with the Oncology Fellows. He is an invited speaker at the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board Review course. He works as a Hematologist/Oncologist in a private practice group located in Annapolis, Maryland that is affiliated with Anne Arundel Hospital.

In his free time, Dr. Garg loves to read, listen to music (go 1980's music!), walking in woods, watch movies (favorite movie is the Neverending Story), go to museums (especially the Smithsonian), play tennis and watch sports.  He is a diehard University of Michigan Football fan.  His favorite activity is spending time at Barnes and Noble and the Library with his wife and 2 young sons. He could literally spend the entire day at a coffee shop reading novels. He is also the world's biggest Harry Potter fan.