Dr Rani Chahal is a clinical and research staff anaesthetist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Rani completed his specialist training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and undertook fellowships at the Royal Children's Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Rani has a strong interest in quality improvement, perioperative medicine and improving oncological outcomes in cancer patients. He currently leads quality improvement at the Department of Cancer Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain medicine and the Surgical Thromboembolism Prevention (STEP) protocol for the Division of Cancer Surgery. Rani was awarded the Peter Mac Team Excellence Award in 2014. In 2015 he received the Victorian Premier's Healthcare Awards for Excellence in Cancer Care, and in 2018 was awarded the ANZCA Gilbert Brown Prize for his work on venous thromboembolism prevention.
Rani's subspecialty interest includes Anaesthesia for Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery, with a focus on airway anatomy and pathology, and advanced airway assessment and management techniques. He currently instructs at a number of local and national airway courses and is a clinical senior lecturer at the Centre for Integrated Critical Care, Department of Medicine and Radiology, at the University of Melbourne.
2015: Premier's Healthcare Awards for Excellence in Cancer Care
2014: Peter Mac Award for Team Excellence