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Rajiv K. Chander, MD — Vascular and General Surgeon

New York, NY — Rajiv K. Chander, MD. is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as an Exceptional Healthcare Professional in the Medical field and in acknowledgment of his work as a vascular and general surgeon.

Dr. Chander is in practice at Saint Joseph’s Medical Practice PC in Yonkers, NY, and at the Veterans Administration Hospital (VA) in New York. He has been with the VA for eight years and with Saint Joseph’s for two years. 

Dr. Chander received dual undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and chemistry from Rutgers University and earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Maryland.

As a testament to his continued education, the doctor is board-certified in vascular surgery and general surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). According to Dr. Chander, ABS is an independent non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, PA, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge.

Dr. Chander notes that vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, including the arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat various health problems from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

Dr. Chander enjoys his work and has developed many complex surgery programs at the VA. He is very proud of the great outcomes his patients have after surgery due to his attention to detail.  Dr. Chander hopes to continue to perform surgeries without complications.  He is also an Assistant Professor at New York Medical College, where he is glad to help prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. 

In his spare time, the doctor enjoys spending time with his family, especially his 20-month-old son.  

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