Dr. Barai is regarded as one of the area’s premier physicians and has achieved a best-in-class recognition for his medical approach and methodology. He came to Northwest Indiana from the teaching faculty of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He has exceptional awareness, sensitivity, and compassion for the finest and most up-to-date scientific care. While he devotes most of his time to personalized patient care, he carves out time for continuing his education at leading medical institutions including Harvard Medical School, Northwestern University Medical School, and the University of California. For over 20 years, he has been committed to educating and training future physicians as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Indiana University Medical School.



  • Baroda Medical College

Internal Medicine Residency

  • University of Illinois, Chicago Program

Medical Oncology

  • Northwestern University Medical School


  • Rush University Medical Center


  • Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology
  • Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology
  • Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine


(current & past)

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Indiana University Medical School
  • Teaching Attending Physician
  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago
  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Instructor of Medicine
  • University of Illinois Medical Center

Premier Oncology Hematology Associates

We know you have choices . . .
And at Premier Oncology Hematology Associates in Merrillville, we are honored that you have selected us as your healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide you with access to the latest research-based care and cancer treatment, along with the compassion and support you deserve.

Our oncologists/hematologists are educated, trained, and board-certified at prestigious universities throughout the United States — including Harvard University, Rush Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, and Brown University to name a few.

At Premier Oncology Hematology Associates, our patients always receive individualized physician consultation. After meeting with you and establishing mutually agreed upon goals, our physicians develop a treatment plan based on the most current research. Our oncologists/hematologists make it a point to keep themselves at the forefront of medicine. They are committed to continuing education through attending board review courses, scientific symposia, and keeping abreast of breaking research in oncology and hematology. Our nurses and support staff also keep up to date in their respective fields which enables us to provide you with the best care possible right at home.

Our offices are equipped to offer infusion services, patient and family education, and a full-service laboratory. We offer access to national clinical research trials through our affiliation with Cancer and Leukemia Group B, whose members include Harvard Medical School, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the University of Chicago.

Our staff is available to answer any of your questions. For additional information about our practice and access to educational resources, please visit us at www.premieronc-hem.com


Merrillville LocationPhone: 219-736-2800

Munster LocationPhone: 219-836-2000