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Kelash Bajaj, M.D., Joins Texas Oncology–Odessa

Kelash Bajaj, M.D., has joined the community-based cancer care team at Texas Oncology–Odessa. Dr. Bajaj will practice comprehensive care, providing high-quality, personalized treatments for local patients.

Dr. Bajaj received his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dr. Bajaj completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

“I look forward to serving the West Texas community and joining the team of dedicated physicians in Odessa. It’s a rapidly growing area with a wonderful culture, where I am fortunate to have the opportunity to forge personal relationships with my patients,” Dr. Bajaj said. “In past positions, I have seen how patients can be treated like a number. I’m grateful for this opportunity to do something more meaningful.”

Dr. Bajaj will join a distinguished group of board certified physicians at Texas Oncology–Odessa who offer comprehensive cancer care in a community-based environment.

“Dr. Bajaj furthers our mission of bringing leading-edge cancer care closer to home. He’s aligned with our calling to go beyond just treating each patient physically and caring for their whole wellbeing.” said Rick Montelongo, practice administrator, Texas Oncology–Odessa. “We always deliver care with the utmost compassion and our patients truly become like family.”

Texas Oncology–Odessa offers a best-in-class cancer care facility that serves our surrounding communities and participates in innovative research, including national clinical trials.

Dr. Bajaj is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. He has a special interest in many cancer types including breast, lung, colon, head and neck, lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, brain and others, along with a wide range of benign diseases related to blood disorders.

For more information, visit To schedule an appointment, call 432-335-8275.

About Texas Oncology

Texas Oncology is an independent private practice with more than 490 physicians and 210 locations across the state. Meeting the oncology needs of Texans for more than 35 years, the practice includes Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Texas Breast Specialists, Texas Oncology Surgical Specialists, and Texas Center for Interventional Surgery. As a lead participant in US Oncology Research, Texas Oncology played a role in the development of more than 98 FDA-approved therapies, about one-third of all cancer therapies approved to date. For more information, visit

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