Dr. Agarwal is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University, and his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He earned his two fellowships in Medical Oncology and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
He is the first faculty member at Vanderbilt who is a dual-trained medical oncologist and palliative care specialist. His clinical practice focuses on the oncologic care for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. He also serves as an attending physician on the Palliative Care Consultation service, specifically caring for patients with cancer who are hospitalized. Dr. Agarwal's research aims to improve comprehensive care, decision-making, and communication for patients and families facing cancer, and to inform new models for integrating palliative care while patients receive evolving cancer therapeutics. His research has been funded by a 2018 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award and an NCI K12 grant.