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Hematology Oncology Knapper Clinic Danville
100 N Academy Ave
Danville, PA 17822

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Panikkar, Rajiv Prasanna, MD Visit for information on Rajiv Prasanna Panikkar, MD. Find contact information, medical education, affiliated hospitals and more.
Director, Medical Oncology, Geisinger Medical Center
Overall Rating:
4.8 out of 5
1 137 ratings

Practicing Specialties:

  • Hematology, Board Certified, 2008
  • Medical Oncology, Board Certified, 2008
  • Cancer


  • Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine 2001


  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System 2004


  • Fox Chase Cancer Center 2008

Clinical Interests:

Solid tumor cases, lung cancer, head and neck cancer.

Dr. Panikkar specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer. Through Geisinger’s unique multi-disciplinary approach, Dr. Panikkar offers patients a comprehensive treatment plan based on the knowledge of an entire team of cancer experts. He has special interest in caring for patients with lung cancer and head and neck cancer.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our survey >
1. Friendliness/courtesy of provider
- 4.9 out of 5
2. Provider explanations of prob/condition
- 4.9 out of 5
3. Provider concern for questions/worries
- 4.8 out of 5
4. Provider efforts to include in decisions
- 4.8 out of 5
5. Provider information about medications
- 4.8 out of 5
6. Provider instructions for follow-up care
- 4.8 out of 5
7. Provider spoke using clear language
- 4.9 out of 5
8. Time provider spent with patient
- 4.8 out of 5
9. Patients' confidence in provider
- 4.9 out of 5
10. Likelihood of recommending provider
- 4.9 out of 5

Patient Comments:

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Geisinger. Learn more about our survey >
Jan 4
Dr. Panikkar is one of the best doctors I ever had. He looks at you & talks to you, not to the computer.
Oct 12, 2016
I have the upmost respect & confidence in the decisions that Dr. Panikkar makes regarding my health.
Sep 21, 2016
outstanding physician - have recommended him to many others. We are fortunate he is practicing in Danville.
Sep 7, 2016
Very good explanation of chances of occurrence. Could not have asked for anything - Good experience and personalized.
Aug 31, 2016
Dr. Panikkar, MD is the best dr. I could ever ask for. He is very thorough with all exams & explains everything in detail. I would recommend him to any person with cancer especially PANCREATIC.
Aug 25, 2016
Dr. Panikkar has provided excellent feedback and care during each of my visits. I would highly recommend him to others. He is very thoughtful and pays close attention to details.
Aug 11, 2016
Dr. Panikkar is an excellent oncologist and care provider.
Aug 9, 2016
Dr. Panikkar is an outstanding doctor. He is one of the BEST doctors at Geisinger. I believe that I would have not survived my cancer if I had another physician caring for me. He helped me survive my lung CANCER.He's one of a kind. Thank you Dr. Panikkar....
Jul 28, 2016
Dr. Panikkar is a wonderful dr. and I would recommend him to others.
June 29, 2016
Dr Panikkar is a professional of the highest class. anyone who is his patient is indeed blessed.
May 20, 2016
Dr. Panikkar is a very concerned, considerate, and caring doctor. He is very conscious of the time I may have to wait, and if he is running even the slightest bit late, he willstop by the examining room and tell me. He takes the amount of time necessary to explain my test results to me. When I leave his office, I am very confident he has mybest interests and treatments in mind.
May 20, 2016
Both the CRNP, Jamie, and Dr. Pannikar were very attentive, informative, and showed compassion and understanding for my problem. I would highly recommend them for care.
May 16, 2016
The people doing the test were really good !
May 3, 2016
Would highly recommend this provider & have wonderful bed-side manner; always felt as though it was in very good hands; very professional, knowledgeable & caring.
Apr 29, 2016
Dr. Panikkar is a wonderful doctor, he takes the time to listen and give feedback. I would highly recommend Dr. Panikkar.
Apr 19, 2016
Dr Panikkar is one of the best physicians employed by Geisinger. I truly hope that you value him as much as I do. He is awesome... Without him, not sure I will be healthy and alive today...
Apr 15, 2016
I feel very SAFE with my doctor!
Apr 8, 2016
Dr. Panikkar is an outstanding, caring dr. He is genuinely concerned for not only his patients, but their family!
Apr 7, 2016
I feel very relaxed with Dr. Panikkar. He is very caring and explains everything in detail.
Apr 1, 2016
I would recommend Dr. Panikkar to anyone. Very caring, professional - doesn't rush visit.
March 14, 2016
Dr. Panikkar is very thorough with his explanations for diagnosis and treatment. Very pleasent and easy to understand.
March 2, 2016
I wish you had a 10 for Dr. Panikkar. He is the best always concerned about me how I feel/eating/sleeping. Dr. White we very good also, but Dr.P. is even better.
Feb 26, 2016
Dr Panikkar has been excellent and I would highly recommend him to others. He is very courteous, compassionate, and engaged with the patient. He explains everything thoroughly and always answers questions to my satisfaction. Another very important point is that you do not feel as though he is just going through the motions and rushing to get to the next patient as he takes his time with you which is not something all doctors do unfortunately.