Indo-Global Summit on
Head & Neck Oncology (IGSHNO)


24th - 26th February, 2017

Venue : Hotel Royal Orchid, Durgapura, Jaipur

"Multidisciplinary Approach - Expanding Treatment Horizons"

National Faculty

Dr. Praful B. Desai (Mumbai)


Senior Surgical Oncologist, Bombay Hospital & Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai

Professional Background :

1980-1996 : Former Director and Chief of Surgery – Tata Memorial Hospital, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India

1993-1994 : Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical International & Dana Farber Cancer Institute

2000 – 2004 : Examiner for the FRCSE Degree in General Surgery – Edinburgh, UK

Awards & Honours :

  • National (Padma Bhushan Award, Government of India 1981) and International Honours and Awards
  • Dhanvantari Award – Dhanvantari Foundation Mumabi (Nov.2007)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (Oncology), through Harvard Medical School & Wockhardt Foundation, 1993
  • Mucio Athayde International Cancer Award through the UICC in 1998
  • Initiated and established Professional Education Division, Tata Memorial Centre.
  • Executive Committee Member, UICC, 1990 to 1994
  • Secretary General, UICC International Cancer Congress, New Delhi, India (1994)
  • Chairman and Member on Research Advisory Committees (Oncology) of ICMR, New Delhi, Government of India
  • Established a Rural Cancer Centre (1981) at Barshi, New Bombay – now a complete comprehensive Centre – A model for low cost, low technology rural cancer initiatives for developing countries.

Publications :

Publications in National and International Journals : 67

Dr S H Advani (Mumbai)

M.D., F.I.C.P., F.N.A.M.S., U.I.C.C., I.R.C.E.T.T.

Dr Suresh H Advani is a famous oncologist who pioneered Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in India. Struck by poliomyelitis at the age of 8 years, the wheelchair-using doctor studied at Grant Medical College, Mumbai, worked at Tata Memorial Hospital for many years and then completed his Masters in oncology. He gained experience in the field of bone marrow transplantation from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington.

Honours :

  • Recipient of Rashtriyra Krantiveer Award, Ujjain (2014)
  • Recipient of the Padma Bhushan award by Government of India (2012)
  • Recipient of Dr. B. C. Roy National Award by Medical Council of India (2005)
  • Awarded Lifetime Achievement in Oncology by Harvard Medical International (2005)
  • Recipient of the Padma Shri by Government of India (2002)
  • Recipient of the prestigious “Dhanvantari Award” for outstanding contributions to medicine (2002)
  • Elected fellow - National Academy of Medical Sciences (1996)
    • Area of expertise :

      Bone marrow and Stem cell transplant, Lymphomas, Acute leukemias, Multiple myeloma, Breast Cancer, Spreading Cancer awareness and Cancer education, Clinical Trials

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal (Thiruvananthapuram)


Founder & Chairman, Pallium India

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal is also the director of Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences the flagship of Pallium India. He is one of the founders of Pain and Palliative Care Society in Calicut, which became a WHO demonstration project and grew to the present Institute of Palliative Medicine with a network of over 100 palliative care centers in the state of Kerala, as well as several outside the state. This initiative resulted in palliative care reaching about 40% of the needy in Kerala compared to the national average of less than 1%. He is based at Pallium India headquarters in Trivandrum.

Dr Devendra D Patel (Ahmedabad)

MS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Eng)

Left for UK in June 1960 to study for Fellowship of Royal Colleages of Surgeons & obtained FRCS both from England and Edinburg. He proceeded to Boston, USA and worked as Senior Surgical Fellow at Lahey Clinic, Boston for 2 years.

successfully as Chief Surgical Oncologist, Deputy Director and Director of the Institute. During this period, he performed more than 30000 Oncology procedures and saw about 1 Lac patients. During his period, he published extensively and took part in the Conferences, Panel Discussion and Symposia both nationally and internationally.

Honours :

  • Dr S Krishnamuthy Oration, Cancer Institute (WIA), Adyar, Chennai, Sept. 2014
  • Prof. N.C. Mishra Oration, U.P. State Chapter of Association of Surgeons of India, Nov. 2013
  • Oncology Development in India Award, Global Oncology Meet, Hyderabad 2013 by Hon. Past President of India Shri A P J Abdul Kalam
  • Certificate for Recognition – Unstoppable District Officer – Chairman Cancer Detection & Prevention Rotary International District 3050, 2013
  • Dr Saroj Gupta Oration, Cancer Centre & Welfare Home, Kolkata 2011
  • Founder & President, Association of Breast Surgeons of India, 2011
  • Professional Excellence Award and multiple Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International District 3050, 2005
  • Sir Dorab Tata Oration, Indian Society of Oncology, 2002
  • Dr B C Roy Award, Medical Council of India, 1998
  • Col. Pandalai Oration, Association of Surgeons of India, 1996
  • President, Indian Society of Oncology, 1990 – 1992
  • Hon. Member of British Association of Surgical Oncology, 1984

Dr. Anil D’ Cruz (Mumbai)


Professor and Chief of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India. Dr. Cruz graduated from St John's Medical College, Bangalore in 1984 and went on to complete his Masters in general surgery at Mumbai University.

Dr. Cruz is a member of numerous professional bodies including the Indian Society of Surgical Oncology, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Society for Cancer Research, Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology and the Action council for Tobacco Control. He is a Founding fellow of the International Association of Oral Oncology and the Indian Head and Neck Co-operative group. Dr. Cruz has over 70 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and has delivered over 150 lectures and orations, both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Kiran Kothari (Ahmedabad)

M.B.B.S., M.S. (General Surgery), D.N.B., PGDHHM

Deputy Director & Professor of Surgical Oncology, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI), Ahmedabad

Specialization :

Minimal Invasive Surgery for Cancer
Advanced Laparoscopy & Thoracoscopic Procedures

Academic Achievements:

Awards : 3 Orations

Publications : International : 18 National : 12


(A) Participated in training programme on PACE Thoracic (VATS) program at Citizen’s Hospital, Hyderabad, April 4-5, 2014.
(B)Diploma in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery after undergoing Advanced Laparoscopic training at GEM Endo Surgery Training Centre; Coimbatore- 08/2003.
(C) Diploma in Basic Laparoscopic Surgery after undergoing basic laparoscopic training at GEM Endo Surgery Training Centre; Coimbatore, 08/2003.

Area of Interest :

Thoraco- Laparoscopy Onco Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Hepato-pancreato Billiary Surgery

Dr. R.K. Vyas (Ahmedabad)

MBBS, MD (Radiotherapy)

  • I/C Director, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI), Ahmedabad
  • Worked as a fellow under British Council fellowship at Weston park Memorial Hospital Sheffield, U.K. (July-Oct. 1994)
  • Worked as a fellow under UICC fellowship at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, U.S.A. (May-June, 1996)
  • Training at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney Australia (April, 1998)
  • AROI Travel Grant for Training at CBCC, USA 2011
  • Others over 50 publications in international and Indian journals

Dr Purvish Parikh (Mumbai)


  • Director of Precision Oncology & Research, Asian Institute of Oncology
  • Executive Director, Indian Cooperative Oncology Network
  • Director of Clinical Research and Education, BSES Municipal Hospital
  • Managing Committee Member, Indian Cancer Society
  • Past President, SAARC Federation for Oncologists
  • Past President, Indian Society of Medical & Pediatric Oncology
  • Emeritus Editor, South Asian Journal of Cancer
  • Emeritus Editor, Indian Journal of Cancer
  • Member, ICMR Guidelines Committee, Govt of India
  • Member, NDMA Committee, Govt of India
  • Chairperson, ICMR Committee on Retinoblastoma
  • Member, Editorial Board, BMJ Open
  • Author of 17 books; 35 chapters in books; 200+ scientific articles

Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi (Mumbai)


Professor and Head and Neck cancer Surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Chaturvedi did his medical schooling and post graduation in General Surgery at Banaras Hindu University. He was adjudged the best Intern and the best post graduate during his tenure in Banaras Hindu University. Later, he decided to work in field of surgical oncology and received his formal training at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He has been invited as visiting faculty in 22 institutions in 18 countries. He is member of several prestigious national and international organizations and he is reviewer of several leading journals and he is the editor of the Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery. He is the Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Head and Neck surgery. He has authored 6 book chapters and more than 100 papers in international peer reviewed journals.
He is Principal investigator of several clinical trials and his main area of interest is early detection of oral cancer. He is the recipient of the Robert Maxwell Byers award of the American Head and Neck society in year 2010. He was nominated as Council Member of the prestigious International Academy of Oral Oncology. He is one of the founding members of South Asian Federation of Oncology and in the steering committee of the Eurasian Head and Neck Oncology Society. He is the founder and treasurer of the Head Neck Cooperative Oncology Group.
Dr Chaturvedi has tremendous interest in Public Health issue especially related to Tobacco control. He was the coordinator of the Smoke free Mumbai – campaign. He started the famous Voice of Tobacco Victims Campaign ( ) which has allowed the cancer victims to voice their opinion on the issue of tobacco control. This campaign was instrumental in ban on Gutka all over India and also increase in Tobacco Taxes. He received WHO Director General’s award in 2010 for this campaign. He represented India as Global Cancer Ambassador to New York to lobby with UN representatives for the special UN summit on Non Communicable diseases. He was awarded Outstanding Young Indian award for his public health initiatives. He was selected as a speaker on behalf of the Civil Society in UN Summit on Non Communicable diseases, 2011 in New York. He is also the recipient of the Judy Wilkenfield Award for excellence in Tobacco Control by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Washington, USA. Recently he was conferred British Medical Journal award popularly known as Oscar of Medicine. On world CSR day he was conferred coveted Social Innovation & Iconic Leadership Award (2016) .

Moni Abraham Kuriakose (Bengaluru)


Professor and Director of Department of Surgical Oncology and Chief of Head And Neck Oncology ServiceS at Mazumdar-Shaw Medical Center of Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City.
He is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England, Ireland and Edinburgh. He is also an American board certified surgeon. He has served New York University as attending surgeon and director of translational research program in Head and Neck Oncology. He is a visiting professor at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and New York University.

Interests: Skull base surgery, Oral cavity cancer, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Early detection and prognostication markers, Molecular profiling of cancer.

Dr. Alok Thakar (New Delhi)

MS, DNB, DLO(London), FRCSed

Professor of Otolaryngology & Head Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.Dr. Alok Thakar graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and subsequently trained in Otolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery in India and the UK. In 1997 he was appointed a Consultant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi- the premier medical school and teaching hospital in the country.
Dr. Thakar has a special interest in Head-Neck Oncology and the entire spectrum of Skull Base Surgery-anterior, lateral and endoscopic. The focus of his work has been on optimizing outcomes and minimizing the disability following treatment of Head-Neck and Skull Base Lesions. He has been instrumental in the development of Trans-Oral Laser Surgery and Trans Oral Robotic Surgery in his institution, as also voice conserving oncosurgery, minimally invasive skull base surgery, and techniques for rehabilitation of facial nerve and lower cranial nerve lesions.
Professor Thakar has served on the executive committees of the Foundation for Head-Neck Oncology, the Skull Base Surgery Society of India, Association of Phonosurgeons of India, and is the Past-President of the Neuro Otologic Society of India. He serves on the editorial board of select national and International Journals. He also serves in a number of prominent advisory positions, including Member, Task Force on Cancer Management- Indian Council for Medical Research.
Dr. Thakar’s research has centered primarily on Oncology and Neuro-otology. He has been Chief Investigator in 7 funded clnical research projects and been associated with several other projects. He has authored over 200 papers including a chapter in Scott-Brown’s Textbook of Otolaryngology and one publication included in the Year Book of Otolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery. His efforts have been recognized by the award of the Shakuntala Amir Chand Award by the Indian Council of Medical Research, and a Gold Medal Award by the Neuro-Otological and Equilibriometric Society of India. He was recently appointed as Honorary Consultant to the Armed Forces Medical Services.

Dr. Mohit Sharma (Kochi)

MBBS, MS, MCh (Plastic Reconstructive Surgery), Burns Fellowship (UK), Hand Surgery fellowship (UK)

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) & Research Centre, Kochi
  • Director of Multidisciplinary Diabetic foot reconstructive clinic
  • Running a speciality clinic with Nephrologists for creating AV Fistulas for the renal failure patients.

Dr Sowrabh Kumar Arora (Gurgaon)

MBBS, DNB (ENT), Fellow Head and Neck oncosurgery

  • Consultant, Dept. of Head & Neck Oncology Surgery Medanta, The Medicity Gurgaon

Dr Sheh Rawat (Delhi)


  • H.O.D., Radiation Oncology Services, Dharamshila Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Delhi, India.
  • Post graduation from Sawai Man Singh Medical college and associated hospitals, Jaipur.
  • Post M.D. experience of 21years.
  • Vast clinical experience at centres of excellence: CMC Vellore, AIIMS Delhi, Long Beach Memorial Medical Centre California USA.
  • Was awarded ICRETT fellowship (USA) by UICC in 1998.
  • Has been a guide to Several DNB candidates through National board of Examinations.
  • Editor in chief of Asian Journal of Oncology
  • Member on Editorial Board of an International journal “Advances in modern Oncology Research"
  • Member on Editorial Board of an International journal “Gavin journal of Oncology research and therapy”.
  • Member on Editorial Board of an International journal “Henry journal of cellular and molecular oncology.
  • Area of special interest: Head and Neck Cancer

Dr. Munish Gairola (Delhi)


  • Radiation Oncologist with over 23 yrs. of experience in the field of oncology. He completed his MBBS from G.S.V.M. Medical College, Kanpur, MD from Kanpur University and subsequently worked in Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi for several years. He worked in Christie’s Hospital, Manchester, UK as clinical fellow and IMRT Fellow at Memorial S Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) New York, USA. He has also received UICC fellowship for National Defense Medical College (NDMC) Satiate, Japan. Dr. Gairola has published many articles in various International and National Journals. Presently Dr Munish Gairola is working as Sr. Consultant & Head Radiation Oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre (RGCI & RC), Delhi.

Dr. Ashok Mohan Shenoy (Bangalore)


  • SPECIALIST : Head & Neck Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Phonosurgery, Laser Microsurgery, Oral Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Robotic Surgery
  • PROF. & HEAD : Dept. of Head & Neck Surgery, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India
  • CONSULTANT H&N Surgical & Skull Base Oncology : Bangalore Institute of Oncology & Health Care Global Cancer Hospitals, Fortis Hospital & Apollo Hospitals , Bangalore

Dr Subramania Iyer (Bangalore)

  • Currently working as the professor and Chairman of head and neck surgery and plastic surgery at the Amrita Institute of Medical sciences. He is currently president elect of the association of plastic surgeons of India , Head and neck cooperative research group of India (HNCOG) past president of the indian head and neck Society FHNO, Eurasian head and neck society and past secretary of Indian Society of Reconstructive microsurgery He was one of the pioneers of structured training programme in head and neck surgery, use of micro vascular reconstruction in head and neck cancer treatment , composite tissue allotransplants, and tissue engineering research in the country.

Dr Vivek Kaushal (Rohtak)


  • Professor & Head, Department of Radiotherapy, Regional Cancer Centre PGIMS Rohtak
  • MD Radiotherapy from PGIMER Chandigarh (Silver Medal)
  • Commonwealth Scholar
  • Founder Editor Radiation Oncology for 12 years
  • 312 Publications

Dr Geeta Joshi (Ahmedabad)


  • Prof & Head, Department of Pain & Palliative Medicine
  • Dy. Director, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Ahmedabad
  • PG Teacher since 1995 in Gujarat University.
  • Examiner for DA & MD in various university
  • Areas of Special Interest: ü Pain Management and Palliative Care ü Infection Control and Hospital Waste Management. ü HIV / AIDS Prevention & Treatment. ü Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation ü Hospital administration and management
  • Publications: Total 34 research papers which includes two book chapters
  • National faculty & member of Governing council, Indian Association Palliative Care
  • Past Secretary, Indian Society for The Study of Pain
  • President, South Asian regional Pain Society since 2014
  • Trustee & founder member of a NGO ‘UNNAT”

Prof. Tejpal Gupta (Mumbai)

  • Prof. Tejpal Gupta, Officer-in-Charge, Radiation Oncology and Convener, Neuro-Oncology Disease Management Group at the Advanced Centre for Treatment Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. His research interests include Head-Neck Cancers and Neuro-Oncology and he is currently involved in several research projects – 8 as Principal Investigator and 20 as Co-Investigator. He has over 120 indexed publications in the medical literature and is editorial board member/reviewer for several leading international and national journals. He has been awarded the ASCO – International Education & Development Award (IDEA) in 2006 and the AROI – Puranik & Pradhan International (Overseas) Fellowship in 2007.

Dr. Sunil Kr. Gupta (New Delhi)


  • Sr. Consultant & Chief of Head & Neck Medical Oncology , Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Delhi. Dr. Sunil Kr. Gupta is a well-renowned haemato-medical oncologist of the country. With over two decades of patient care he has devoted 15 years exclusively to cancer treatment and research. He has obtained his specialized training (DM-Medical Oncology) at Cancer Institute, Adyar (Chennai, India) and underwent fellowships at World’s leading cancer institute’s such as Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle; Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre; University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre; Memorial Medical Centre, New Orleans; San Francisco Medical School, California; The Ohio State University Medical Center and Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Columbus, U.S.A. He has a thorough expertise of treating all stages of solid tumors and hematological malignancies, performing peripheral stem cell transplant, autologous and allogenic bone marrow transplant, high dose chemotherapy with growth factor support and regional chemotherapy.

Dr. Shamit Chopra (Jalandhar)


  • Dr. Shamit Chopra completed his graduate medical training at Maulana Azad Medical College and associated LN, GB Pant and GNEC Hospitals in New Delhi. He subsequently completed postgraduate training in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the same institution, ranking first in the University of Delhi. He then did a clinical observership in the Head and Neck Unit in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Dr. Shamit Chopra subsequently obtained ECFMG certification and proceeded to complete a fellowship of one-and-a-half years’ duration in Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery at University of California- Davis Medical Center. He then did another two-year fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology, Microvascular Reconstructive and Minimally Invasive Head and Neck Surgery at Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University in Michigan. Both fellowships were at NCI designated cancer centers. He subsequently joined the staff of Patel Cancer and Superspeciality Hospital, Jalandhar, Punjab as Consultant Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon. He has expertise in facial plastic surgery and reconstruction of major head and neck defects, including pedicled and free flap surgery, a first in the region. He has trained extensively in minimally invasive techniques in head and neck surgery. These include video-assisted/minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery, conservation laryngeal and pharyngeal surgery, and transoral robotic surgery. He has considerable experience in the use of the CO2 laser for benign and malignant conditions of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx and hypopharynx. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology, Medical Council of India, Delhi Medical Council, and the Punjab Medical Council.

Prof. Dr.Satyabodh S.Guttal (Dharwad)


  • Dr.Satyabodh S.Guttal is the proprietor of Ekadanta Dental Clinic. He graduated (BDS) from SDM college of Dental Sciences Dharwad, Karnataka India. In 2001, he completed post graduation (MDS) in Prosthodontics and Implantology from the same college. SDM College of dental sciences is one of the first dental schools in India to get the NAAC accreditation. NAAC is a unit of University Grants Commission which assessed the institution and accredited this institution with Five star status *****, which is the highest ranking for any educational institution. This school has enhanced its academic activities even further as evidenced by reaccreditation in 2009 with a rating of A and a score of 3.77/4. Presently Dr.Guttal is working as a Professor in Department of Prosthodontics, SDM dental school. In the Year 2004 he attained specialization in the field of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics (MFPT) from Glasgow University, United Kingdom. He has clinical acumen in the field of Implant dentistry, restorative dentistry and maxillofacial Prosthodontics. Dr.Satyabodh has many accolades to his credit and one of which is his published scientific articles in International scientific peer reviewed journals.

Dr.Rajeev Kapila (Ludhiana)


  • Dr.Rajeev Kapila is well experienced ENT Surgeon associated with Satguru Pratap Singh Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana. He is a renowned Neuro-Otology and skull Base Surgeon with expert hands on Cochlear Implant surgeries, Hearing reconstruction, Phonosurgeries, Rhinoplasty, Vertigo Management, Thyroid surgeries, Endoscopic DCR an more.

Dr. Sridhar Papaiah Susheela (Bangalore)


  • Radiation Oncologist, HCG Bangalore. Dr. Sridhar completed his post graduation in MD (radiotherapy) & finished his DNB in Radiotherapy from a prestigious institute. He then trained in whole body Stereotatic Robotic Radiosurgery in Stanford University. He specialises in whole body Stereotatic Robotic Radiosurgery with vast experience in Neurological and benign tumors. His special interest is in Imaging in oncology , High precision Radiotherapy like 3DCRT, IMRT, IGRT and Chemoradiotherapy. He is currently joint secretary for Association of radiation oncology of India (AROI), Secretary of Neuro Oncology society, Joint Secretary of Bangalore Oncology Group and Secretary of Indian Association of Hyperthemia Oncology.

Dr. A.K. Dewan (New Delhi)

MS, M.Ch.

  • Sr. Consultant & Chief of Head & Neck Services, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Delhi. Graduate from Maulana Azad Medical College (1975 Batch) with M.Ch. (Surgical Oncology) from Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai. Gained Experience in Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Served in Safdarjang Hospital and now in RGCI & RC from the day of inception. Keen interest in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and presently chief of Head and Neck services at RGCI & RC, Performing composite resection (commando operation) for oral cancer, Conservative laryngeal surgery and laryngectomy for laryngeal cancer, maxillectomy, skull base surgery, parotidectomy, thyroidectomy, various neck dissections etc. He practices evidence based medicine with emphasis on multimodal approach. It is the multidisciplinary team effort which gives desirable end result. His motto is “Cure & Care with Passion”. He is technology savvy with an endeavor to provide highest standard of quality care.
  • Research Interest
  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology.

Dr Ashish Varghese (Ludhiana)


  • Professor & Head of Department, Department of ENT, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana.

Dr Deepak Sarin (Gurgaon)


  • Director, Head & Neck Oncology Surgery, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurgaon.

Dr Chirag Desai (Ahmedabad)

MD, DM, Medical oncologist

  • He is one of the most dynamic oncologists in India with vast experience in oncology. He began his practice in 1992. He has also been a clinical research consultant since 1999. At present, he is involved with close to 20 phase-III clinical trials (national and international - multicentre) at our clinical research centre. He has been involved in the treatment of all types of cancers - adult, pediatric, geriatric, solid organ as well hematological cancers. He is also affiliated to Shrey, Sterling and Medisurge hospitals. His key areas of interest are breast, prostate and gynecological cancers. He is also,
  • - one of the directors at the Medical Oncology Services at CBCC- Apollo Hospitals, Gandhinagar
  • - director of Vibgyor Scientific Research Pvt Ltd.
  • - a member of four ethics committees in Ahmedabad
  • - a member of several professional organisations such as ASCO, ESMO, ISMPO, ICON, IMA, AMA, APA, APG
  • - chairman of SOP review and approval committee for Indian Collaborative Oncology Network (ICON) Dr Desai was also associated with the Regional Cancer Centre (a teaching institute for medical oncology) from 1993-1998 and has been a member of the Tongue Cancer Practice Guideline subcommittee for ICMR. He has been involved in a number of community-based programmes for the prevention and early detection of cancer. Dr Desai also has trained several doctors and health workers at district levels as part of these programmes.

Dr. Prabhat Shrivastava


  • - Ex Secretary-National Academy of Burns-India (NABI)
  • - Governing Council Member-Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IAAPS)
  • - Executive Committee member-Society for Wound care and Research (SWCR) Senior Plastic Surgeon, Dept. of Burns, Plastic, Maxillofacial & Microvascular Surgery, Lok Nayak Hospital and associated Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

Dr Rajesh Pasricha (Rishikesh)

  • - PRESENTLY WORKING AS ADDITIONAL PROFESSOR ; HOD, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)- Rishikesh, FEB 2016- PRESENT.
  • - Earlier worked as senior consultant at BMCHRC-Jaipur, - As a faculty at JIPMER-Pondicherry ; Nizam’s institute of medical sciences, Hyderabad - Trained at University Hospital, Berlin ; Clatterbridge Cancer Center, Liverpool (U.K), for usage of IGRT , Respiratory gating ; Rapid Arc Treatments.
  • - Trained for SBRT ; Proton therapy at Fred- Hutchinson Cancer Center; SCCA, Seattle (USA) under a fellowship by IACA.
  • - Publications: 15- in reputed international ; national journals
  • - Areas of Interest: Head ; Neck Cancers, Lung , Gynacological malignencies, radiobiology ; Evidence based Medicine.