Rochester, Minnesota


rajkumar.vincent@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


S. Vincent Rajkumar, M.D., is engaged in clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research in myeloma and related disorders. Dr. Rajkumar served as the principal investigator on several clinical trials for the treatment of myeloma, including the pivotal trials that led to the regulatory approval of thalidomide for the treatment of the disease in the United States.

Focus areas

  • Biomarkers for diagnosis of multiple myeloma and related disorders
  • Novel therapies for multiple myeloma
  • Epidemiology and prognosis of myeloma and related monoclonal gammopathies
  • Clinical trials for myeloma and related disorders
  • Racial disparities in myeloma and related plasma cell disorders

Significance to patient care

The research being conducted by Dr. Rajkumar will lead to better treatments and outcomes for patients with myeloma and other hematologic malignancies.

Professional highlights

  • Editor-in-chief, Blood Cancer Journal, 2014-present.
  • Associate Editor, European Journal of Haematology, 2012-present.
  • Member, Myeloma Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute, 2010-present.
  • Member of the board of directors, International Myeloma Foundation, 2010-present.
  • Chair, Myeloma Committee, ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, 2006-present.
  • Interventional-Treatment Clinical Trial Award, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2023.
  • Waldenstrom Award for Outstanding Researchers, International Myeloma Society, 2021.
  • Distinguished Investigator Award, Mayo Clinic, 2018.
  • Chair, Myeloma, Amyloid, Dysproteineria (MAD) Disease Oriented Group, Mayo Clinic 2006-2016.
  • Robert A. Kyle Lifetime Achievement Award, International Myeloma Foundation, 2016.
  • Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Honor of Dr. E. C. Rosenow III, 2015.
  • Janet Davison Rowley Patient Impact Research Award, 2015.
  • John Ultmann Lecture and Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2011.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine

Joint Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hematopathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow - Hematology & Medical Oncology Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident Hematology/Oncology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  4. Internship Christian Medical College and Hospital
  5. Medical School Christian Medical College
  6. MB BS Madras University, Christian Medical College, Vellore

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