Chalat Rajaram, MD
Senior Medical Director - Orange County
Chalat Rajaram, MD is a Senior Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Rajaram oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes in Orange County, California. He also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.
Dr. Rajaram joined VITAS in 2006 as Team Physician and was promoted to Medical Director in 2008. Prior to joining VITAS, he served as Medical Director for Sutter Health in Sacramento, California. He is Board Certified in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and he serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of California at Irvine.
Dr. Rajaram is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, he earned his pre-medical education at St. Joseph’s College and his Medical Degree from Calicut Medical College, both in Calicut, India. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City and a residency in Internal Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.