Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD

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Kevin L. Rakszawski, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Medical Director, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
Physician Champion, Clinical Documentation Improvement

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About Me

Dr. Kevin L. Rakszawski completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, earning a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Biomedical Science in 2009. He also minored in Music while at the University of Pennsylvania. He then completed his medical training at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, earning his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 2013. Following medical school, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2016. He completed his fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 2019. Dr. Rakszawski served as the Chief Fellow during the 2018-2019 academic year.

He joined the faculty in 2019 with a focus on Hematologic Oncology. His responsibilities in the Division of Hematology/Oncology include patient care in hematologic malignancies, bone marrow transplantation, clinical research, medical education, and resident/fellow mentorship. He also serves as the medical director of The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Rakszawski enjoys playing the trumpet, cooking, gardening, spending time with his family, and rooting for the Philadelphia sports teams.

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Professional Education


Medical School, Penn State College of Medicine - 2013


Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - 2019


Residency, Internal Medicine Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - 2016

Research Interests

  • End-of-life care in patients with hematologic malignancies
  • Lymphoma therapeutics
  • Prevention and treatment of complications of blood and marrow transplantation

Academic Interests

  • Hematologic malignancies
  • Medical education
  • Medical humanities


  • 2013-2014, Categorical Intern of the Year
  • 2015-2016, Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2015-2016, Senior Resident of the Year
  • 2016-2017, Fellow of the Year
  • 2017-2018, Consultant of the Year
  • 2017-2018, Mary Louise Witmer Jones Resident Humanitarian Award
  • Spring 2017, Penn State Cancer Institute Employee of the Quarter