Oncologists in India

In India, there are 1.8 million people who are suffering from cancer. For every one cancer patient, there are only 2000 cancer doctors or oncologists in India. Given cancer is an extremely dire disease, it is of great importance that it is diagnosed and treated at the earliest.

So, choosing the right doctor for your treatment is also very vital and can save lives if detected and treated the earliest. Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide.

Cancer is a form of malignant tumor that grows in the body due to genetic discrepancies, which in turn results in abnormal growth of cells. These cells then invade other organs and start attacking the healthy cells of the organs to multiply and spread throughout the body. Cancer Research is continuously taking place to find solutions for one of the deadliest diseases.  


India has some of the best oncologist and doctors who are specialists in all kinds of cancers, most of whom have experience of over 10 years in helping patients fight cancer.

1. Dr. Suresh Advani

Dr. Advani is known to be one of the first oncologists in India to have performed a very complicated bone-marrow transplant surgery. He transplanted the bone marrow of the brother of a nine-year-old girl down with myeloid leukemia. Also, he was also a part of clinical trials to help children with lymphoblastic leukemia. He has won a Padma Shri for his contributions in the field of oncology.

2. Dr. Ashok K Vaid

Ashok K. Vaid is a very successful and imminent medical oncologist. He has received great fame for his pioneering efforts in bone marrow transplantation in India. Further, he is credited with the performance of a record-breaking 25 of the first bone marrow transplantations in India. He is currently the head of the Cancer Institute- Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Medanta The Medicity.

3. Dr. Kodaganur S. Gopinath

Dr.Kodaganur Gopinath is an Indian surgical oncologist. He is a recipient of awards including Dr. B. C. Roy Award, which is considered to be the greatest medical honor in the country. Also, his works are expletively on oncology with special stress on surgery of head comparative study of laparoscopic and conventional surgical methods, cancer of the rectum.

Along with his research on breast cancer. He has also received a Padma Shri for his contributions in the field of Oncology.

4.Raghu Ram Pillarisetti

Raghu Ram Pillarisetti is another great Indian oncoplastic breast surgeon. Additionally, he is the youngest recipient of the Overseas Gold Medal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Pillarisetti has established Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) a medical institution and research center. It is one of the first dedicated and inclusive and eclectic facilities for breast cancer in the Indian subcontinent.

He is also the founder of Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation. A private organization working alongside the government and non-government bodies for spreading awareness about breast cancer. The Government of India honored him with the award of Padma Shri in 2015 for his outstanding work and contribution.

5. Rajendra Achyut Badwe

Rajendra Achyut Badwe is an Indian surgical oncologist and doctor. His contributions in the areas such as breast cancer, circulating tumor cells, DNA in solid tumors, clinical research methodology, and epidemiological research in oncology are reported to have resulted in a better understanding of the cancer biology.

Also, he was honored by the Government of India by awarding him the Padma Shri in 2013. Badwe is an expert in oncology. He is also adept in extensive and pioneering research in breast cancer treatment, which is his specialty.

6.Ramakant Krishnaji Deshpande

Ramakant Krishnaji Deshpande is another Indian surgical oncologist and doctor. He is credited to be the pioneer of thoracoscopic surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital. The Government of India honored and awarded with the award of Padma Shri in 2014.

Deshpande one of the surpassing oncologists in India has published over 50 books and articles in national and international journals. Also, he is currently serving as the Head of Surgical Oncology at the S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mumbai and is presently the Asian Institute of Oncology.

7. Pramod Kumar Julka

Pramod Kumar Julka is one of the famous oncologists in India. He is also a medical educationist and doctor. He is credited to perform the first peripheral blood stem cell transplant following high dose chemotherapy in Metastatic Breast Cancer in India. Further, he was honored by the Government of India, with a Padma Shri, for his relentless contributions in the field of cancer research.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has also awarded him with an honorary membership. Besides, he has also taught graduate, postgraduate and doctoral students at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Julka has an experience spanning over three decades in cancer treatment and research and credited with major breakthroughs.

8.Dr. Rakesh Ojha

Dr. Rakesh Ojha is another successful and eminent oncologist who has earned a breakthrough in the field of bone-marrow transplantation. He has over 2 decades of experience and the world respects him for his expert knowledge and reputation. Also, his current association is with Fortis hospital in Noida. He is also a member of the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation.

9.Dr. M.M Basade

Dr.Maheboob M Basade had an experience of more than 25 years in the field of cancer research and oncology. Additionally, he has developed the best-undifferentiated organism transplantation office.

10. Dr. K.M Parthasarathy

Dr. K.M Parthasarathy is another cancer specialist and oncologist. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Medical Oncology. Additionally, he is currently serving as the position of Senior Consultant at Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. He specializes in Head and Neck, Gastro-intestinal and Lung cancers.

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