Meera Ragavan, MD, MPH

Title(s)Adjunct Instructor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address505 Parnassus Avenue, #M1286
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Stanford School of Medicine MD06/2017
    Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health MPH05/2016
    University of PennsylvaniaBA/BS05/2011Biology/Economics

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    I am a clinical fellow in the Division of Hematology/Oncology planning on a career in thoracic oncology. I have extensive training in health services research spanning policy evaluation, cost-effectiveness analyses, and implementation science. My research interests are centered around issues of affordability and equity in cancer care delivery and designing and implementing interventions to mitigate these growing challenges, particularly for patients with lung cancer. I also study the impact of telehealth on cancer outcomes and payor-related barriers to timely, high-quality care. I have a BA/BS in biology & economics from the University of Pennsylvania, an MD from Stanford School of Medicine, and an MPH from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

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    1. Paraurethral Leiomyoma: A Rare Entity Requiring Extensive Preoperative Counseling and Prompt Management. Cureus. 2024 Jun; 16(6):e61684. Sakthivel DK, Ragavan M, Bafna S, Tiwari M, Ragavan N. PMID: 38975515; PMCID: PMC11226224.
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    2. Receipt of financial assistance for oral targeted therapy among older adults with advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A prospective cohort study. J Geriatr Oncol. 2024 Mar 14; 101746. Kumar A, Ragavan M, Velazquez AI, Zeng S, Wong ML. PMID: 38490915.
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    3. Lay healthcare worker financial toxicity intervention: a pilot financial toxicity screening and referral program. Support Care Cancer. 2024 Feb 16; 32(3):161. Parikh DA, Rodriguez GM, Ragavan M, Kerr E, Asuncion MK, Hansen J, Srinivas S, Fan AC, Shah S, Patel MI. PMID: 38366165.
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    4. Consolidation Osimertinib Versus Durvalumab Versus Observation After Concurrent Chemoradiation in Unresectable EGFR-Mutant NSCLC: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. J Thorac Oncol. 2024 Jan 24. Nassar AH, Kim SY, Aredo JV, Feng J, Shepherd F, Xu C, Kaldas D, Gray JE, Dilling TJ, Neal JW, Wakelee HA, Liu Y, Lin SH, Abuali T, Amini A, Nie Y, Patil T, Lobachov A, Bar J, Fitzgerald B, Fujiwara Y, Marron TU, Thummalapalli R, Yu H, Owen DH, Sharp J, Farid S, Rocha P, Arriola E, D'Aiello A, Cheng H, Whitaker R, Parikh K, Ashara Y, Chen L, Sankar K, Harris JP, Nagasaka M, Ayanambakkam A, Velazquez AI, Ragavan M, Lin JJ, Piotrowska Z, Wilgucki M, Reuss J, Luders H, Grohe C, Baena Espinar J, Feiner E, Punekar SR, Gupta S, Leal T, Kwiatkowski DJ, Mak RH, Adib E, Naqash AR, Goldberg SB. PMID: 38278303.
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    5. Pharmacy Assistance Programs for Oral Anticancer Drugs: A Narrative Review. JCO Oncol Pract. 2024 Apr; 20(4):472-482. Ragavan MV, Swartz S, Clark M, Chino F. PMID: 38241597.
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    6. Access to Financial Assistance Programs and Their Impact on Overall Spending on Oral Anticancer Medications at an Integrated Specialty Pharmacy. JCO Oncol Pract. 2024 Feb; 20(2):291-299. Ragavan MV, Swartz S, Clark M, Lo M, Gupta A, Chino F, Lin TK. PMID: 38175987.
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    7. Clinical validity and utility of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) testing in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (aNSCLC): a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. medRxiv. 2023 Oct 28. Chen C, Douglas MP, Ragavan MV, Phillips KA, Jansen JP. PMID: 37961510; PMCID: PMC10635208.
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    8. The Health Inequality Impact of Liquid Biopsy to Inform First-Line Treatment of Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Distributional Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Value Health. 2023 Dec; 26(12):1697-1710. Jansen JP, Ragavan MV, Chen C, Douglas MP, Phillips KA. PMID: 37741446; PMCID: PMC10859998.
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    9. Private Payer and Medicare Coverage Policies for Use of Circulating Tumor DNA Tests in Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2023 06; 21(6):609-616.e4. Douglas MP, Ragavan MV, Chen C, Kumar A, Gray SW, Blakely CM, Phillips KA. PMID: 37308126; PMCID: PMC10846388.
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    10. The costs and inequities of precision medicine for patients with prostate cancer: A call to action. Urol Oncol. 2023 09; 41(9):369-375. Ragavan MV, Borno HT. PMID: 37164775.
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    11. Analysis of Serious Adverse Event Reporting for Patients Enrolled in Cancer Clinical Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Oncol. 2022 12 01; 8(12):1849-1851. Ragavan MV, Legaspi N, LaLanne A, Hong JC, Small EJ, Borno HT. PMID: 36301577; PMCID: PMC9614670.
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    12. Impact of a Comprehensive Financial Resource on Financial Toxicity in a National, Multiethnic Sample of Adult, Adolescent/Young Adult, and Pediatric Patients With Cancer. JCO Oncol Pract. 2023 02; 19(2):e286-e297. Ragavan MV, Mora RV, Winder K, Incudine A, Cunningham R, Stivers T, Borno HT. PMID: 36378994.
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    13. Estimating maternity ward birth attendant time use in India: a microcosting study. BMJ Open. 2022 Feb 07; 12(2):e054164. Lofgren KT, Bobanski L, Tuller DE, Singh VP, Marx Delaney M, Jurczak A, Ragavan M, Kalita T, Karlage A, Resch SC, Semrau KEA. PMID: 35131826; PMCID: PMC8823136.
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    14. The evolving landscape of sex-based differences in lung cancer: a distinct disease in women. Eur Respir Rev. 2022 Mar 31; 31(163). Ragavan M, Patel MI. PMID: 35022255; PMCID: PMC9488944.
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    15. Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care: An Analysis of Financial Burden in Three Distinct Health Care Systems. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 10; 17(10):e1450-e1459. Parikh DA, Ragavan M, Dutta R, Garnet Edwards J, Dickerson J, Maitra D, Aggarwal S, Lee FC, Patel MI. PMID: 33826366.
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    16. Defining the clinician's role in mitigating financial toxicity: an exploratory study. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Aug; 29(8):4835-4845. Ragavan M, Parikh D, Patel M. PMID: 33544246; PMCID: PMC8340663.
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    17. Healthcare delivery interventions to reduce cancer disparities worldwide. World J Clin Oncol. 2020 Sep 24; 11(9):705-722. Dickerson JC, Ragavan MV, Parikh DA, Patel MI. PMID: 33033693; PMCID: PMC7522545.
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    18. Systemic Therapy of Extensive Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer in the Era of Immunotherapy. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2020 06 29; 21(8):64. Ragavan M, Das M. PMID: 32601742.
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    19. Understanding sex disparities in lung cancer incidence: are women more at risk? Lung Cancer Manag. 2020 Jun 22; 9(3):LMT34. Ragavan MV, Patel MI. PMID: 32774466; PMCID: PMC7399577.
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    20. Association Between HEDIS Performance and Primary Care Physician Age, Group Affiliation, Training, and Participation in ACA Exchanges. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 06; 35(6):1730-1735. Glassman JR, Hopkins DSP, Bundorf MK, Kaplan RM, Ragavan MV, Glaseroff A, Milstein A. PMID: 31974901; PMCID: PMC7280418.
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    21. Exploring Care Attributes of Nephrologists Ranking Favorably on Measures of Value. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 12; 30(12):2464-2472. Brady BM, Ragavan MV, Simon M, Chertow GM, Milstein A. PMID: 31727849; PMCID: PMC6900798.
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    22. Barriers to timely discharge from the general medicine service at an academic teaching hospital. Postgrad Med J. 2017 Sep; 93(1103):528-533. Ragavan MV, Svec D, Shieh L. PMID: 28450581.
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    23. Scheduled surgery admissions and occupancy at a children's hospital: variation we can control to improve efficiency and value in health care delivery. Ann Surg. 2013 Mar; 257(3):564-70. Ragavan MV, Blinman TA, Fieldston ES. PMID: 22968076.
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    24. Traditional measures of hospital utilization may not accurately reflect dynamic patient demand: findings from a children's hospital. Hosp Pediatr. 2012 Jan; 2(1):10-8. Fieldston E, Ragavan M, Jayaraman B, Metlay J, Pati S. PMID: 24319808.
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    25. Scheduled admissions and high occupancy at a children's hospital. J Hosp Med. 2011 Feb; 6(2):81-7. Fieldston ES, Ragavan M, Jayaraman B, Allebach K, Pati S, Metlay JP. PMID: 21290580.
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