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Dr. Ritwick Panicker


United States

40 years of experience





Medical Oncology, Hematologic Oncology

Procedures Performed

Work Experience

Senior Medical Director

New Century Health

Atlanta, GA, United States.

from 2016

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor

Oklahoma State University

Tulsa, OK, United States.

2012 - 2015

Attending Hematologist/Oncologist

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Tulsa, OK, and Atlanta, GA, United States.

2010 - 2016

Member, Board of Directors

Cancer Care Associates

Tulsa, OK, United States.

2004 - 2010

Attending Hematologist/Oncologist

Cancer Care Associates

Tulsa, OK, United States.

1999 - 2010

Attending Hematologist/Oncologist

Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast

Concord, NC, United States.

1995 - 1999

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC, United States.

1994 - 1999

Medical Director, Cancer Program

Logan Regional Medical Center

Logan, WV, United States.

1993 - 1995

Fellow, Medical Oncology

University of Washington

Seattle, WA, United States.

1990 - 1992

Resident, Internal Medicine

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN, United States.

1988 - 1990

Fellow, Hematology

University Hospital of Wales

Cardiff, United Kingdom.

1986 - 1988

Fellow, Hematology

Ealing Hospital / Royal Postgraduate Medical School

London, United Kingdom.

1986 - 1986

Resident, Internal Medicine

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

New Delhi, India.

1983 - 1985


Master of Medical Management (MMM): Carnegie Mellon University


MD: Christian Medical College



Dr. Ritwick Panicker is a highly experienced and accomplished Hematologist/Oncologist with a remarkable career spanning over 24 years of practice. With a deep commitment to providing value-based cancer care, Dr. Panicker has accumulated six years of invaluable experience in this field.

Dr. Panicker has pursued an impressive educational journey. His pursuit of excellence began at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, where he received a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1982, ranking fourth among his cohort. He earned a Master of Medical Management (MMM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016. Throughout his medical school journey, Dr. Panicker achieved honors in various disciplines, including Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Community Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and holds membership in the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP).

To further enhance his expertise, Dr. Panicker completed several fellowships and residency training programs. Notably, Dr. Panicker pursued Hematology Fellowships at University Hospital, Cardiff, UK (1986–1988), and Ealing Hospital/Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, UK (1986). Additionally, he completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, from 1988 to 1990. He also undertook a Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle, from 1990 to 1992.

Currently serving as the Senior Medical Director at New Century Health since 2016, Dr. Panicker plays a pivotal role in leading the development of clinical pathways and policies that support multiple managed care clients. By embracing a value-based care approach, Dr. Panicker ensures that patients receive the most effective and efficient treatments while optimizing outcomes.

Prior to joining New Century Health, Dr. Panicker served as an Attending Hematologist/Oncologist at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) from 2010 to 2016. During this tenure, Dr. Panicker demonstrated a profound commitment to oncology care quality, spearheading the attainment of new organizational accreditations and certifications. As the Chair of the Cancer Committee, he achieved QOPI Certification and successfully established fellowship teaching programs, contributing to the growth and development of the institution.

From 1999 to 2010, Dr. Panicker held the position of Attending Hematologist/Oncologist at Cancer Care Associates, where his contributions extended beyond patient care. As a member of the Board of Directors from 2004 to 2010, Dr. Panicker displayed exceptional leadership and financial authority at this statewide cancer practice. Additionally, he served as the Medical Director of the CLIA-Certified Lab, ensuring high standards of laboratory testing. Dr. Panicker played a pivotal role in developing a thriving breast cancer practice within the organization, assuming fiscal and strategic accountability as a board member, practicing oncologist, and key physician.

During his tenure as an Attending Hematologist/Oncologist at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast from 1995 to 1999, Dr. Panicker established the New Head & Neck Cancer Chemo Board. His commitment to education was exemplified through an adjunct professorship at Duke University Medical Center, further contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge.

As the Medical Director of the Cancer Program at Logan Regional Medical Center from 1993 to 1995, Dr. Panicker successfully established a new and profitable cancer practice. His leadership resulted in significant revenue and volume growth while ensuring the delivery of high-quality healthcare services in accordance with established guidelines.


American Society of Hematology

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Fellow of the American College of Physicians

Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians


Top Doctor in Atlanta, Atlanta Magazine


Top Doctor in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Magazine


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