Lalanthica Yogendran, MD, joined UC Health in September 2022 as a neurologist specializing in neuro-oncology and hospice and palliative medicine.
Education and Experience
With many years of medical education, Dr. Yogendran holds a long-standing commitment to excellence. She earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Rochester in 2000, and her Master of Public Health from St. George’s University School of Graduate Studies in 2005.
After completing medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2010, Dr. Yogendran furthered her experience through multiple internships. In 2011, she held a clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which lead her to assist in creating the clinical research program at Richmond University Medical Center in New York. From 2015-2016, she completed her internship at Richmond University Medical Center in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Yogendran completed her neurology residency in 2019 at University of Arizona and went on to complete two fellowships. Her hospice and palliative medicine fellowship was completed at the University of Arizona in 2020, followed by her neuro-oncology fellowship from the University of Virginia in 2022.
Comprehensive Approach to Patient Care
As a neuro-oncologist, Dr. Yogendran evaluates and treats patients with tumors involving the central nervous system including brain tumors and brain metastases. Her expertise in hospice and palliative medicine allows her to provide a holistic comprehensive approach to each patients’ care as she focuses on treatment, symptom management and overall well-being.
In addition to being part of an academic health system, Dr. Yogendran is the Education Speaker Series Committee Chair for the International Neuropalliative Care Society. Her team develops educational resources for healthcare providers, people living with neurological diseases and care partners.
Team Collaboration and Research
Collaboration with her team members, including neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and pathologists, is one of the reasons Dr. Yogendran loves working in healthcare. Because brain tumor patients experience a higher burden of neurological and specifically cognitive difficulties, she is passionate about researching the intersection of neuro-oncology and palliative medicine to discover how to improve brain tumor patients’ quality of life and comprehensive care.