List of publications


  1. Chicken Ghee Roast (Short story) by International Human Rights Arts Festival (IHRAF)- New York, anthology themed on domestic violence 2021

Short stories/Prose Fiction

1. How I Describe Hear Sounds to my Deaf Brother (Page 156) by Oklahoma University’s Annual Medicine-themed art journal – Blood and Thunder, 2020

2. Blood and the Vermillion by Active Muse, 2020

3. The Waiting Uteruses by Nymphs Publications, London, 2021

4. List of Medical Conditions that don’t exist but should (Page 204) by University of Oklahoma College of Medicine’s medicine-themed annual art journal – Blood and Thunder, 2021

5. Sulaimani tea by Nymphs Publications, London, June 2022

6. Memories of ‘Shyam Kalyan’ by Sahitya Akademi’s (India’s National Academy of Letters) bi-monthly (oldest) literary journal ‘Indian Literature’, Issue IL 328, January-February 2023.

Narrative medicine (Creative Non-Fiction)

  1. Hey, When Was the Last Time You Embraced Your Creative Outlet? by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Connection August 2021-Selected, ‘Best of ASCO Connection Blogs 2021-2022’, available onsite, Chicago June 3-7 ASCO annual meeting 2022

2. A Musical Ode by JAMA Oncology July 07, 2022

3. The 24/7 Guiding Star: An Homage to Dr. Karen Jean Marcus by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Connection, August 2022

Other Publications

  1. Music Therapy is Low Cost and Improves Patient Care. Oncologists Must Tap Into Its Therapeutic Potential in the ASCO Daily News (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
  2. How Music Can Help You Cope During Cancer: An Expert Perspective in Cancer.Net-ASCO’s (American Society of Clinical Oncology’s) patient information website
  3. Embracing Music to Cope with Burnout by Johns Hopkins Medicine’s CLOSLER
  4. Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Music by Harvard Medical School Primary Care Review by the HMS Center for Primary Care
  5. I Play the Veena For Cancer Patients Because I Saw What It Did For My Grandma by The Better India
  6. Epilepsy and Indian Classical Music in Newsletter of the Indian Epilepsy Association and Indian Epilepsy Society
  7. Implications of music in modern medicine in RHiMe, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi (UCMS)

Peer-reviewed PubMed indexed Academic Publications

  1. Superwarfarin Exposure: An Important Uncommon Cause of Painless Bleeding in Journal of Hematology PMID: 32300463 PMCID: PMC7155811 DOI: 10.14740/jh538
  2. Clinical benefit of R-CHOP without splenectomy in stage I primary splenic diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in BMJ Case Reports PMID: 34983812 PMCID: PMC8728438  DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2021-246610
  3. Addressing the need for personalizing music therapy in integrative oncology in the journal of Integrative Medicine PMID: 35078746 DOI: 10.1016/j.joim.2022.01.005
  4. The scope and potential of music therapy in stroke rehabilitation in Journal of Integrative Medicine PMID: 35534380 DOI: 10.1016/j.joim.2022.04.006
  5. A Musical Ode in JAMA Oncology PMID: 35797030 DOI: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2022.1851


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Dr. Tara Rajendran, MBBS MFA

July, 26, 2021