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About Dr Niti Raizada

Dr Niti Raizada is one of the most prominent Oncologists in Bangalore, with over 20 years of experience. She is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist and Haemato-Oncologist, currently practising as Director and Medical & Hemato-Oncologist at Fortis Hospitals & Haem-Oncology at Vikram Hospital in Bangalore. She studied Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, MD) from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal in the year 1992.

  • 12000 Chemotherapies, Biologic Therapies and Immunotherapies every year

  • 5000 Bone marrow procedures and other procedures like Intrathecal, Intraperitoneal, Intrapleural chemotherapies

  • 300 Stem Cell Transplants. (Allogeneic and Autologous)

 

Dr Niti has led pioneering efforts in new drug discoveries through clinical trials from Phase 1 to Phase 4 and has practised across paediatric to geriatric age groups. She has utilised her immense experience in initiating & setting up a premier Oncology Unit at Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru as well as furthering the advances in Cancer Institute, Fortis Hospital.

Education

(1992 - 1997)

Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal

 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS – MD) from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India

(1999 - 2002)

GR Medical College, Gwalior

Doctor of Medicine, General Medicine - Post Graduate (MD) from GR Medical College, Gwalior, MP, India.

(2004 - 2007)

Cancer Institute (WIA) Dept of Medical Oncology, Chennai

Doctorate in Medicine (DM) Medical Oncology from Cancer Institute (WIA) Dept of Medical Oncology, Chennai, India

After completing her MD in General Medicine & DNB while in her tenure at AIIMS, New Delhi, she went ahead to complete DM in Medical Oncology from the prestigious Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai followed by a fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplant (Stem cell Transplant) from Imperial College and Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.

Dr Niti is also accredited with MRCP (Medical Oncology) by the Royal College of Physicians, the UK in 2017. Dr Niti has European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) certification given at Stockholm, Sweden in 2008 and Re-certified in 2015.

Work Experience

  • 2003 - Associate Consultant - Department of Medical Oncology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi

  • (2007 - 2011) - Consultant Medical Haem-Oncology, Healthcare Global Enterprises (HCG), Bangalore, India - Head, Centre of Breast Health and Cancer Genetic Counselling Clinic; Head, Preventive Oncology

  • (2011 - 2017) - Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology & Haem-Oncology, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore, India

  • (2011 - Current) - Head of Department, Medical Oncology & Haem-Oncology, Fortis group of Hospitals, Bengaluru, India

  • (2017 - 2019) - Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology & Haem-Oncology, Healthcare Global Enterprises (HCG), Bengaluru

  • (2019 - Current) - Director, Medical Oncology and Haemato-Oncology, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, India

  • Other Experience (1992- 1997) - Vice President, General Secretary, Joint Secretary, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India

 

Teaching Experience

  • (1999 - 2002) - Teaching Registrar, Department of Medicine, G R Medical College, Gwalior, MP, India

  • 2007 - Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai, India

  • (2011 - 2013) - Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, MVJ Medical College, Bangalore, India

 

Certification

  • 2004 - Diplomate National Board (DNB) in Internal Medicine - National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

  • 2005 - Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) UK Part II

  • 2008 - ESMO Certification - Sweden ESMO Congress, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2015 - ESMO Re-Certification

  • 2017 - MRCP Speciality Certificate Exam (Medical Oncology) - Royal College of Physician, London

 

Training

  • 1998 - Internship - Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, MP, India

  • 2002 - Post-Graduate Trainee - Dept of Medical Oncology and Haemato-Oncology (IRCH), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

  • 2003 - Honorary Clinical Attachment - Department of Haematology, Imperial College & Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

  • 2004 - Senior Resident - Dept of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

 

Clinical Trials

  • Principal Investigator, first/ second-line metastatic renal cell carcinoma (PhaseIII)-Global Sponsor

  • Principal Investigator, Recurrent Cervix Cancer, Phase III, Global Sponsor

  • Investigator, CIAtrial, PhaseIII, GlobalSponsor

  • Principal Investigator, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Phase III, Global Sponsor

  • Principal Investigator, Phase I/II Trial for the investigational Targeted drug along with Herceptin in Newly diagnosed Metastatic Breast Cancer- Global sponsor

  • Principal Investigator, Phase II trial with investigational agent along with Paclitaxel and carboplatin in LABC / Metastatic Breast cancer-GlobalSponsor v Principal Investigator, Phase III trial in Relapsed and Refractory Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with Rituximab and anti-CD 22 MAB compared to investigator choice of Chemo agent – Global Sponsor

  • Principal Investigator, Phase III trial in Metastatic RCC with Temsirolimus and Bevacizumab- Global Sponsor

  • Co-Investigator, Phase III Trial with the investigational agent along with Carboplatin / Docetaxel compared to Docetaxel/ carboplatin in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung cancer patients. Global Sponsor

  • Co-Investigator, PET CT Study with new radionucleotide (integrin based), Global Sponsor

  • Co-Investigator, Carcinoma Cervix Concurrent Chemoradiation (Cisplatin Vs Cisplatin and Nimotuzumab)

  • Principal Investigator, Cancer Pain study, Global Sponsor

  • Principal Investigator – Capecitabine Bioequivalence Study, MBC and CRC (Medical Device)

  • Principal Investigator - Metastatic Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastasis, Phototherapy

  • Co-Investigator – Xeloda and Avastin Maintenance in Metastatic Breast Cancer, Global Sponsor

  • Principal Investigator - NSCLC: Afatinib (two): Global sponsor

  • Principal Investigator - ADD Aspirin Trial - Collaboration with MRC, UK, 2019

  • Co-Investigator - Radiomics Siemens, Europe, 2019

  • Principal Investigator - Avastin in Ovarian Cancer, 2019

  • Principal Investigator - PIK3A Inhibitor in TNBC, Global Sponsor 2019

 

Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), USA, Full Member (72104)

  • Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, UK

  • Full Member European Society of Medical Oncology, ESMO (21922)

 

Editorial Board

She is also on the Editorial Board of eminent international Journals and many publications to her credit in national and international journals and presentations in International Conferences.

  • (2010 - 2019) - Healthcare Global Newsletter (HCG Quarterly Communiqué) - Chief Editor

  • (2011 - Current) - Journal of Medical Science and Research: Journal publishes original scientific papers

  • (2018 - Current) - Journal of Precision Oncology (Wolter Kluwer Publishing Company) - Scientific Editor

 

Posters and Oral Presentations

  • 2008 ASCO-NCI-EORTC Annual Meeting on Molecular Markers in Cancer, 30th Oct – 1st Nov 2008, Florida, USA - Her/neu overexpression due to Polysomy 17 in Breast Cancer. Can molecular testing guide the therapeutic options? Authors: G. V. Patil, J. D. Kulkarni, A. Korlimarla, C. Vatte, S. Rao, J. Prabhu, N.R.Narang, R. Sahoo; Triesta Sciences, Bangalore, India

  • Breast Cancer Symposia, ASCO, September 2008, Washington DC, USA- Poster Presentation-Abst. ID: 86 (Temp. Abst. ID: 40400)-18FDG PET/CT as a useful pre- chemotherapeutic tool in carcinoma breast evaluation. Authors: N Raizada, K. Kallur, M. Govindrajan, G. Prashanth, K. Nagaraj, S. Bhattacharjee, B. Ajai Kumar

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), June 2008, Chicago USA- Poster Presentation- Effects of pretreatment, pharmacologic factors, and yoga intervention on CINV outcomes in breast cancer. Raghavendra, Niti Raizada, Shekhar Patil, Ravi Diwakar, Ajai Kumar

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), GI Symposium, San Francisco, USA, 28th Jan 2006 - Poster Presentation & Virtual Meeting -Preoperative Multimodality therapy for optimising clinical benefit in locally advanced Carcinoma Rectum. Authors: Niti Raizada, S. G. Ramanan, T.G. Sagar, Rambha Pandey, Vikas Mahajan, A.Vasanthan

  • UICC (International Union against Cancer), Washington DC, USA, July 2006 - Oral Presentation- ACRAL EWING’S SARCOMA-Typical Bone Tumor at Unusual Location. Author: Dr Niti Raizada, Dr Anita Chandra, Dr T.G. Sagar

  • INCTR (International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research), Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 2007- Poster presentation- Dermatotoxicity of Imatinib Mesylate in Adult Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Authors: Niti Raizada, TG Sagar

  • Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON), 13th ICON Meet, Vellore, TN, India. September 16-18, 2005. Awarded SECOND prize and cash award for the best project titled “Preoperative (Neoadjuvant) Chemoradiotherapy in Carcinoma Rectum and assessment of the prognostic significance of molecular markers for response prediction on post-operative histopathology.” Chief Investigator: Niti Raizada

  • Cardiological Society of India, Kochi, December 2002, Oral Presentation in the Echocardiography session – “Echocardiographic Study of LVPW Thickness & IVS. Thickness in patients with Type 2 DM with reference to Albuminuria”. Authors: Niti Raizada, Puneet Rastogi, SB Gupta

  • EACR-ESMO Joint Conference on Liquid Biopsies Bergamo, Italy 15th May 2019 - 17th May 2019, Poster Presentation. Non-invasive detection and monitoring of response and resistance to therapy in non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) using circulating tumour DNA (ct DNA) as “Liquid Biopsy”. Authors: Mithua Ghosh, Yogesh Shivakumar, Shekhar Patil, Sateesh CT, Radheshyam Naik, Niti Raizada, Srinivas BJ, Sridhar PS, Renjan Thomas

  • Annual Meeting Program of American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Chicago, September 15-18 2019, Poster Presentation. Mapping of EGFR Mutations in Lung Cancer on CT Scans Using Quantitative Radiomic Feature Modeling - Pilont Indian Study. Authors: Lohith G, Shivakumar Swamy, Niti Raizada, Basavalinga Ajai Kumar

 

Publications and Book Chapters

  • Indian Heart Journal. Sept-Oct 2002; Vol 54; No.5 [K-153]. ‘Echocardiographic Study of Left Ventricular Posterior Wall Thickness and Interventricular Septal Thickness in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Reference to Albuminuria’.

  • 35th ESMO Congress Abstract Book, a supplement to the official ESMO journal Annals of Oncology 2010 Baseline presentation of Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and Her2+/neu breast cancer at a centre in South India, Type: publication (Breast cancer, Advanced), N Raizada Narang, M. KB, T. Thomas, A. Kumar BS; Bangalore/IN.

  • ORAL ONCOLOGY JOURNAL, Elsevier Journal, (August 2009) Relationship between molecular markers and treatment response in a retrospective cohort of Indian patients with primary Ca larynx Niti Raizada, PC Jain, SB Gupta, P Rastogi.

  • CHAPTER IN API TEXTBOOK OF MEDICINE, VIII Edition (Under print)- ‘Epidemiology & Etiology of Cancer’, TG Sagar, Niti Raizada Narang

  • ASCO Proceedings 2008, Abstract no.[9599] Effects of pretreatment, pharmacologic factors, and yoga intervention on CINV outcomes in breast cancer. Authors: R. M. Raghavendra, B. S. Ajaikumar, S. Patil, D. B. Ravi, R.N.Niti, K. S. Gopinath, S. B. Srinath

  • ACRAL EWING’S SARCOMA-‘Typical Bone Tumor at Unusual Location’ Author: Niti Raizada, Anita Chandra, T.G. Sagar, UICC Conference proceedings, full review (FREE PAPERS).

  • ASCO Proceedings, 2007- “Imatinib Mesylate, Safety and Efficacy in Pediatric and Adult Chronic Myeloid Leukemia”, Niti Raizada, TG Sagar

  • ASCO Proceedings, 2008(JCO, 20th May 2008)- 22160-Abstract Title: ‘A study of mood states and diurnal salivary cortisol rhythms in breast cancer patients awaiting radiotherapy: A cross-sectional study’. N Raizada, H. S. Vadiraja, R. M. Raghavendra, B. S. Ajaikumar, R. S. Bilimagga, M. Rekha, N Vanitha, N. Usha, R. Nagarathna, H. R. Nagendra

  • Book: Recent advances in Molecular Imaging & Radiation Oncology (2009), Dr Kumara Swamy, Dr Kallur, Dr Niti Raizada, Dr Lokesh, Dr Janaki, Dr Vijay Bhaskar

  • Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technological Research 30th Oct 2018, Concomitant Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) with cancer and its effect on survival in Indian Patients. Authors: G Lohith, Radheshyam Naik, Shekar Patil, Niti Raizada, Amrit Ram, Sudhakar Sampangi, Shivakumar Swamy and Basavalinga Ajai Kumar. Healthcare Global Enterprises Limited, Bangalore, India.

  • Current Trends in Biomedical Engineering & Biosciences 17th Dec 2018, Artificial Intelligence (AI): Productive Progress in Radiation Oncology. Authors: G Lohith, Niti Raizada, Sudhakar Sampangi, Shivakumar Swamy and B Ajai Kumar

  • Pre-invasive Breast Lesions: Detection and Management 18th May 2019, Preventive Oncology for the Gynaecologist, pp383-395. Authors: Sumit Goyal, Niti Raizada Publisher: Springer

  • The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India, July 2019 - Pregnancy in a Rare Case of Intracranial Rosai Dorfman Disease (RDD). Authors: Shashikala Ksheerasagar, N Venkatesh, Niti Raizada, K M Prathima, Ravindara B Kamble, K Srinivas, M A Suzi Jacklin, B A Chandramouli

  • Urology Case Reports 33(2020) 101313 Oncology Radical Cystectomy with Ileal Neobladder in a patient with Hemophilia. A case report. Authors: Karthik Rao, Mohan Keshavamurthy, Shakir Tabrez, Sreeharsha Harinatha, Niti Raizada

 

Research Experience

  • DM Registrar (Clinical Fellow) Thesis title: “Non-Hematological Toxicities of Imatinib Mesylate in Adult & Pediatric Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.” Advisor: Professor T.G. Sagar MD, DM

  • Project: “Preoperative (Neoadjuvant) Chemoradiotherapy in Carcinoma Rectum and assessment of the prognostic significance of molecular markers for response prediction on post-operative histopathology”. Advisor: Dr S.G Ramanan MD, DM

  • Thesis work as MD Internal Medicine Resident: “Echocardiographic Study of Left Ventricular Posterior Wall Thickness & Interventricular Septal Thickness in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with reference to Albuminuria”. Advisor: Associate Professor Puneet Rastogi MD, DM, Professor S.B. Gupta MD

 

Area Of Expertise

  • Breast, Genito-urinary, Gastrointestinal, Thoracic, Gynae Oncology

  • Hemato Oncology with Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplants

 

Honours & Awards

  • 1998 - President of India Award for All-Round Best Performance in All of MBBS

  • 1998 - Kak Memorial Award for All-Round Best Performance in All of MBBS

  • 1998 - Gold Medal in MBBS aggregate

  • (1993 - 1998) - Gold Medals in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, Ophthalmology, Surgery and Medicine (Total of 18 Gold Medals in Medical College)

  • 2019 - Times Health Excellence Award for Service Excellence in Oncology

 

Social Welfare Initiative

  • (2010 - Ongoing) - Initiated the Pink Hope Breast Cancer Support Group an initiative by surviving breast cancer patients to counsel new patients

  • (2015 – Ongoing) - Founder – National Research Network and Cancer Foundation, a charitable trust to support underprivileged cancer patients for treatment

About Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy

Dr Mohan Keshavamurthy is the Director Urology, Uro-Oncology, Andrology, Transplant & Robotic Surgery at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road. With an experience of over 25 years, Dr Mohan has performed over:

  • 3000 laser enabled Transurethral prostate procedures (LASER TURP)

  • 2500 laser fragmentation of kidney (RIRS) and ureteric stones(URS)

  • 2500 kidney transplants and 75 pancreas transplant

 

Dr Mohan is also known to be the pioneer in Laser Urology and an expert in complex reconstruction of the urinary tract and major uro-oncological procedures in both adult and pediatric age groups. He has further utilised his extensive experience & knowledge as a Kidney Transplant Surgeon to help set up one of the most successful kidney transplant programs in West and East Africa as well as in the Middle East.

After completing his MS in general surgery, he went ahead to complete MCh Urology from the prestigious KEM Hospital, Mumbai followed by a fellowship in Urogynecology from the renowned cancer institute, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Fellowship in Solid Organ Transplantation from QE II HSC, Halifax, Canada and Fellowship of American society of Transplantation thereafter.

Dr Mohan is also an accredited Robotic Surgeon and has completed his training in the cutting edge technology of Robotic Surgery at the prestigious STAN Institute, Nancy, France and earned a Diploma in Robotic Surgery from the University of Lorraine, France.

HONORS & AWARDS

After completing his MS in general surgery, he went ahead to complete MCh Urology from the prestigious KEM Hospital, Mumbai followed by a fellowship in Urogynecology from the renowned cancer institute, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Fellowship in Solid Organ Transplantation from QE II HSC, Halifax, Canada and Fellowship of American society of Transplantation thereafter. Dr Mohan is also an accredited Robotic Surgeon and has completed his training in the cutting edge technology of Robotic Surgery at the prestigious STAN Institute, Nancy, France and earned a Diploma in Robotic Surgery from the University of Lorraine, France.

Area Of Expertise

  • Implantation of flexible and inflatable penile prosthesis and penile lengthening procedures.

  • Artificial sphincter insertion and redo hypospadias surgery.

  • Pelvic & Urologic Surgeries.

  • Transurethral prostate procedures (LASER TURP).

  • Kidney & Pancreas Transplant.

  • Uro-oncological procedures.

About Dr Vinayak Munirathnam

Dr Vinayak Munirathnam is an eminent and experienced doctor in oncology with over 10 years of experience in Medical Oncology and Hemato-Oncology, having associated with various institutes and forums. Dr Vinayak has chosen the field of oncology as his primary focus is compassion towards his patients and trying to give them the best treatment and care. He believes in the right diagnosis and right treatment at the right time. Dr Vinayak also has a keen interest to reach out to people at rural places and conduct campaigns of awareness about screening, preventive oncology and prompt diagnosis.

Qualification

Having completed MBBS from a reputed college in Bangalore. After which, he went on to complete his MD, where he was awarded the best outgoing postgraduate award and the Somaraj Urs award. Dr Vinayak is trained in Medical Oncology, Hematology & Stem Cell Transplant from the esteemed Amrita institute of medical sciences at Cochin, which is a centre of excellence and has a fellowship training in Pediatric and Adult Oncology and Stem cell Transplant from MIE University at Nagoya Japan.

Dr Vinayak M is certified by the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) in 2016 and is also a member of the European Society of digestive oncology commissioned in Belgium (Europe). He has made numerous presentations at forums like the ESMO, ESDO and other International forums. He has been a part of international training programs in Europe and Singapore.

Area of Expertise

  • Gastrointestinal Oncology

  • Genitourinary Malignancies

  • Breast Cancers

  • Testicular malignancies

  • Thoracic Cancers

  • Brain tumours

  • Bone tumours

  • Gynaecological Oncology

Awards and Honours

  • Best postgraduate award and award for academic excellence, Somraj Urs Memorial Medal in 2010

  • Chaired a session in the First Cardiac-Oncology forum in India

  • Speaker / Presenter at International forums at Japan, ESMO, ESDO and ESMO Asia

  • Principal Investigator / Co-Investigator of Ongoing clinical trials in Oncology

About Amit Kumar Jain

Dr Amit was trained under some of the pioneers in Oncology. During his training, along with wide exposure to a variety of cases, he also gained expertise in terminal care, genetic counselling, research and preventive oncology. His goal is to offer the best possible care of international standards while maintaining a personal and compassionate touch.

He is keenly interested in teaching and learning as a way of life. His passion to be a dedicated physician with zeal to explore further and gain knowledge along with hard work, dedication, punctuality, honesty and ability to cope with situations are his strengths.

He has numerous presentations at state, zonal and national levels, along with numerous publications in National and International Indexed Journals. He has also been actively involved in various clinical trials.

Education

DNB (Medical Oncology)

Artemis Hospitals, Gurugram, Haryana. (JCI & NABH accredited;)

MD (General Medicine)

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim

MBBS

Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Work Experience

Dr Amit was trained under some of the pioneers in oncology from Artemis Hospital, Gurugram. During training in Oncology, along with wide exposure to a variety of cases, he also gained expertise in terminal care, genetic counselling, research and preventive oncology.

  • Junior Consultant, Department of Medical Oncology, Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru from October 2020 to July 2021.

  • Registrar, Department of Internal Medicine, Apollo Hospital, Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru from June 2016 to January 2017.

 

Area of Interest in Clinical Practice and Research

  • Cancer Immunotherapy

  • Targeted Therapy

  • Personalized and Genomic treatment in cancer

  • Breast Cancer

  • Lung Cancer

  • Gastrointestinal Oncology

  • Lymphomas

  • Preventive Oncology

 

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), Membership ID: 415341

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), ASCO ID Number: 6967621

  • Indian Society of Medical & Pediatric Oncology (ISMPO), Membership No 1343

  • Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON), Membership No 537

  • Indian Society of Oncology (ISO), Membership No: N-J 008

  • Association of Physicians of India (API), Membership No L-17289

About Dr Girish V Badarkhe

One of the leading medical haematologists, Dr Girish V Badarkhe, is the Senior Consultant Haemato-oncologist and Bone Transplant Physician at HCG-Manavata Cancer Centre, Nashik. With an outstanding experience of over 19 years in the field, he has successfully treated thousands of patients, leading them towards healthier life.
Dr Girish specialises in clinical haematology.

Dr Girish completed his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from Grant Medical College, Mumbai (Mumbai University) in April 2002, followed by MD (Doctor of Medicine) from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College &Hospital University of Mumbai, May 2008. He underwent three yrs of Residency in Pathology at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai, during which he was also involved in teaching the undergraduates, junior residents, nursing staff and paramedics. He further did his DM in Clinical Haematology from the Institute of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, in July 2014. During his DM training, he was involved in teaching the undergraduates, junior residents (Medicine, Pathology) and nursing staff as well.

Dr Girish has made numerous presentations at national as well as international forums and is a member of various medical organisations. In his long years of experience, Dr Girish has been recognised as one of the most competent and reliable haematologists in the city and a great leader. He is an exceptional healthcare professional who aims to achieve tremendous results and help those in need.

Education

July 2014

DM (Clinical Haematology): Institute of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata,

May 2008

MD: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College &Hospital University of Mumbai

April 2002

MBBS: Grant Medical College, Mumbai (Mumbai University)

Experience

  • General Haematology: OPD Handled around 150 general haematology patients per day in OPD

  • Haematology Ward: Managing patients of Acute leukaemias, lymphomas, Multiple myelomas, ITP, thalassemias, haemophilias & other haematological disorders.

  • Lab Hematology: Peripheral smear, Bone marrow aspiration studies, Trephine Biopsy reporting, Coagulation assays, Platelet function studies, HPLC reporting, Reporting of flow-cytometry.

  • Acute Leukemia Clinic: Managing the follow-up of ALL patients on maintenance therapy & cases of AML post-therapy.

  • CML/CLL Clinic: Managing the follow-up of CML & CLL patients.

  • Thalassemia & Haemophilia Clinic: Management of Thalassemia & Haemophilia patients on an outdoor basis.

  • Bone marrow transplant: Leading the transplant team successfully handled 110 autologous stem cell transplants and 85 allogeneic stem cell transplants.

 

Previous Position: Working as Senior Consultant Haemato-oncologist and Bone Transplant Physician at Health Care Global Enterprise, Bangalore.
Current Position: Working as Senior Consultant Haemato-oncologist and Bone Transplant Physician at HCG-Manavata Cancer Centre Nashik.

 

Haematology Training (Sept 2008 – July 2014)

  • Worked as a senior resident at the Institute of Haematology and transfusion medicine, Kolkata, for two years ten months (September 2008 – July 2011).

  • Three years of Residency in Clinical Haematology at the Institute of Haematology and transfusion medicine, Kolkata (Aug2011- July 2014).

 

Specialist Training

  • 3 yrs of Residency in Pathology at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai (May 05– April 08)

  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital is a tertiary care hospital of the municipal corporation of Mumbai with all speciality facilities. It is a University teaching hospital for postgraduates.

 

Teaching Experience

  • During the 3 yrs of residency at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, I was involved in teaching the undergraduates, junior residents, nursing staff and paramedics.

  • During Senior residency & DM training at the Institute of Haematology and transfusion medicine, Kolkata, I was involved in teaching the undergraduates, junior residents (Medicine, Pathology) and nursing staff.

 

Masters Thesis

  • MD: Thrombocytopenia in cases of Acute Febrile Illness(Leptospirosis, Dengue & Malaria) and Role of Platelet Transfusion

  • DM: A comparative study of bead-based flow cytometry versus reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction for detection of bcr-abl in suspected cases of chronic myeloid leukaemia

 

Participation - Conferences /Workshops /CME

  • Oral paper presentation at MAPCON 2006- Role of Blood Bank in Platelet therapy in cases of Acute Febrile Illness Following 26/7 deluge Dr Girish V Badarkhe. Dr Urmi S Chakravarty-Vartak, Dr AD Kalgutkar Dr NU Ranadiv

  • Participation in International cytopathology conference at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India.

  • Mid-year teaching programme & CME on "Renal & Male Genitourinary System– 2007" Organised by International Academy of Pathology - Indian Division.

  • AML Update – 2009, organised by Institute of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine And Calcutta society of Haematology & blood transfusion.

  • Participated in the workshop on "A better understanding of Haemoglobinopathies & Thalassemia on Bio-Rad analysers", organised by Bio-Rad laboratories held at Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 14th March 2009.

  • Participated in the workshop on "A better understanding in the diagnosis of Haemoglobinopathies with reference to HPLC", organised by Bio-Rad laboratories held at Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 13th March 2010.

  • Participated in the "Symposium on Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation" organised jointly by MD Anderson Cancer Center and Calcutta Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion at Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 21st November 2010.

  • Participated in the "Educational Symposium on Haemostasis" organised by ISTH-ISHTM at Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on 18th November 2010.

  • Participated in the "Haematcon -2010" 51st Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine organised by Calcutta Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion at Kolkata West Bengal, India on 19th -21st November 2010.

  • Participated in the "Haematcon -2012" 53rd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion organised by Odisha Haematology & Department of Clinical Haematology, SCB Medical College & Hospital Cuttack, Odisha, India on 9th -11th November 2012.

  • Participated in the "IHTM HAEMATOLOGY MASTERCLASS 2013" organised by Institute of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine at Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 12th & 13th January 2013.

  • Participated in the "2013 EGM Iron Summit" Clinical Practice strategies and new perspectives in haematology and iron science 14-14 September 2013 New Delhi, India.

  • Participated in the "6th International Symposium On Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia" in Rome, Italy, from 29th September to 2nd October 2013.

  • Organised 3rd ISHBT National Haematology Quiz for Post Graduates (State & Zonal Rounds) at Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • Participated in the "Haematocon -2013" 54th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion at Mumbai, India on 7th -10th November 2013.

  • Participated in the "Conference on Statistical Methods in Nano research: Why & How? Including a workshop on Flow Cytometry Data Analysis organised by The Department of Statistics and the Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(CRNN), the University of Calcutta on 9th – 12th December 2013.

  • Participated in the "IHTM HAEMATOLOGY MASTERCLASS 2014" organised by Institute of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine at Kolkata, West Bengal, India on 15th & 16th February 2014.

  • Participated in the "Workshop on Diagnosis Of Lymphomas & Leukemia" held in Medical College, Kolkata on 17th February 2014.

  • Participated in the "Haematocon -2014" 55th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion at Hyderabad, India on 6th -8th November 2014

  • Participated in MDS update in Hyderabad 2015 and 2016

  • Participated in the "Haematcon -2015" 56th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion at Bangalore, India on 5th -8th November 2015

  • Participated in MDS update as a panellist at Bangalore in 2016

  • Participated in CML symposium as a panellist at Chennai in 2016

  • Participated in Best of ASCO 2015 Annual Meeting held at Novotel Hyderabad on 27th & 28th June 2015

  • Participated as faculty in International Cancer Congress in July 2016 at Nagpur

  • Participated in American Society of Hematology annual conference at San Diego,

  • California USA in November 2016.

 

Awards & prizes

  • Won First prize in "National Haematology Quiz at Haematcon -2010" 51st Annual Conference of Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine organised by Calcutta Society of Haematology & Blood Transfusion at Kolkata West Bengal, India on 19th -21st November 2010.

 

Publication and Presentations:

  • Oral paper presentation at MAPCON 2006- Role of Blood Bank in Platelet therapy in cases of Acute Febrile Illness Following 26/7 deluge Dr Girish V. Badarkhe. Dr.Urmi S.Chakravarty-Vartak ,Dr.A.D.Kalgutkar Dr.N.U.Ranadive.

  • Poster presentation at Haematcon 2012 - Does the concomitant use of antitubercular drugs alter the natural history of CML? Dr. Girish Badarkhe Prantar Chakrabarti Dr.S.S.Ray, Dr Uttamkumar Nath, Prof. Utpal Chaudhuri, IHTM, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • Poster presentation at 6th International Symposium On Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia" at Rome Italy: Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia: Experience of the tertiary care centre in Eastern India Dr Girish V. Badarkhe, Dr Prantar Chakrabarti Dr.S.S.Ray, Dr Uttamkumar Nath, Dr Arnab Chattopadhyay Dr Sambit Samanta Prof. Utpal Chaudhuri, IHTM, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • Poster presentation at 6th International Symposium On Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia" at Rome Italy: Acute promyelocytic leukaemia with unusual karyotype

  • Dr Girish V. Badarkhe, Dr Prantar Chakrabarti Dr.S.S.Ray, Dr Uttamkumar Nath, Dr Arnab Chattopadhyay Dr Sambit Samanta Prof. Utpal Chaudhuri, IHTM, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • Poster presentation at 6th International Symposium On Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia" at Rome Italy: Erythema multiforme: An unusual adverse effect of Arsenic trioxide Dr Girish V Badarkhe, Dr Prantar Chakrabarti Dr S.S.Ray, Dr Uttamkumar Nath, Dr Arnab Chattopadhyay, Dr Sambit Samanta, Prof. Utpal Chaudhuri, IHTM, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • Oral paper presentation at Haematcon 2013 - Unusual presentation of T - Prolymphocytic leukaemia: A case report Dr Girish Badarkhe Prantar Chakrabarti Dr SSRay, Dr Uttamkumar Nath, Prof. Utpal Chaudhuri, IHTM, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  • Homozygosity for the Severe β+-Thalassemia Mutation [IVS-I-5 (G>C)] Causes the Phenotype of Thalassemia Trait: An Extremely Rare Presentation: Bohara, Vinaykumar; Raut, Lalit; Badarkhe, Girish; Roy, Siddartha S.; Chaudhuri, Utpal

  • Haemoglobin, Volume 37, Number 1, February 2013, pp. 101-105(5)

  • Case Report of Vaginal Angiomyofibroblastoma- Urmi S.Chakravarty-Vartak, Anjali

  • Dhurde, Shailesh Vartak, Girish Badarkhe, Shreya Veer

  • Medical Registration

  • Registered with Maharashtra Medical Council - State branch of Medical Council of India (MCI).

 

Memberships

  • Member of Bengal Society of Hematology & Transfusion Medicine, Kolkata, India

  • Member of Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, New Delhi, India.

  • Member of The European Hematology Association

 

Volunteer Experience

  • 02/2007 – 02/2008
    Secretary
    Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors(MARD) LTMGH, Sion.
    An organisation to represent the registered Residents of Maharashtra at the state level.

  • 12/2006: Volunteer Bomb blast victims' rescue operation
    Was a part of the emergency medical team that actively participated in the rescue operations during the serial bomb blasts that took place in Mumbai in 2006. Was involved in attending to blasts victims and giving them basic first aid. Also took part in the blood donation drive.

  • 07/2005: Volunteer Flood Rescue operation
    Was part of the rescue team involved in the rescue operations during the historic floods in the city of Mumbai in the year 2005. Involved control of epidemics by creating awareness among the general public about the various epidemics resulting from the floods, mainly Leptospira, Malaria and Dengue. It also helped in the Laboratory diagnosis of these diseases.

  • Blood donation camps
    Actively participated in and supervised a number of voluntary blood donation camps as a part of the Sion Hospital Blood Bank team, which involved motivation of donors, bleeding of donors and donor counselling.

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