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Dr. Koppiker

Pune, India | 09822674040 | koppiker@gmail.com

Breast Oncosurgeon and the Medical Director at Orchids Breast Health Center

Dr. Chaitanyanand B Koppiker is a Breast Oncosurgeon and the Medical Director at Orchids Breast Health Center. An Honorary Faculty and Asia Convener for Masters in Breast Oncoplasty Program at University of East Anglia, Dr. Koppiker is one of the pioneers of Breast Oncoplasty in India and has established the International School of Breast Oncoplasty in collaboration with the senior faculty of the Association of Breast Surgeons, UK and the University of East Anglia.


About Dr. Koppiker

Current Appointments 
  • Founding Medical Director and Managing Trustee, Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, Pune (2000-present)
  • Consulting Oncosurgeon, Jehangir Hospital and Research Center, Pune (2002-present)
  • Medical Director, Orchids Breast Health Clinic, Pune(2010-present)
  • Director, Prashanti Medical Research and Foundation, Pune(2010-present)
  • Consulting Breast Surgeon, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune (2013-present)
  • Consulting Breast Surgeon, Hinduja Healthcare Surgical, Mumbai (2014-present)
  • Visiting Faculty Member to University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (2014-present)
  • Regional Director (India), University of East Anglia Oncoplasty Program, (2014 –present)
  • Founder, International School of Oncoplastic Surgery, Pune (2014-present)
  • Founder, Centre for Translational Cancer Research, Pune (2017-present)
  • Faculty, School of Oncoplastic Surgery, USA
Previous Appointments
  • Consultant, advisor and trainer for breast reconstruction to ‘MENTOR’- a division of Johnson and Johnson Medical (2011-2014)
  • Chief Oncosurgeon and Head of Oncology Department, Jehangir Hospital, Pune (2002-2010)
  • Director, Ruby Hall Cancer Centre, Pune (2005-2006)
  • Consulting Oncosurgeon and Head of Oncology Department, (1993-2002) Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital, Pune
  • Consulting Oncosurgeon, Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital, Pune (1990-1993)
Associations/ Affiliations
  • Regional Director and Faculty Member, Mastership Program, East Anglia University, United Kingdom
  • Guest Speaker and Member, American Society of Breast Diseases
  • Affiliate Member, Society International De Senologie (SIS), France
  • Lifetime Member, Indian Medical Association
  • Member, Association of Surgeons of India
  • Faculty School of Oncoplastic Surgery USA
Achievements
  • One of the First in India to perform Bilateral Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction for BRCA positive patients as prophylactic surgeries.
  • Brought 1st Integrated Cancer Care to Pune by establishing Cancer Facility at Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital, Pune (1993)
  • Established the first Mammography center and a comprehensive Breast Unit which did the first Breast Conservation Surgery in Pune (1993)
  • Established the First Intra-operative Radiation facility in the state of Maharashtra, India
  • Helped in setting up Cancer Facility at two more hospitals in Pune- Jehangir Hospital in 2002 and Ruby Hall Clinic in 2005
  • Established a state-of-the-art Breast clinic- Orchids Breast Health Clinic in Pune, India. The clinic is reputed as being the only one of its kind in Pune which provides effective diagnostic solutions including Mammography with 3D Tomosynthesis and Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS). The ABVS facility is one of the first in the country and helps in cancer detection in younger patients (<50 years old).
  • Established Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Inlaks & Budhrani Hospital in 1996 only the third facility in India of the time.
  • Achieved a rate of 85% reconstruction in patients needing mastectomy, one of the highest in the world (best rate in the world is around 30-40%)
  • Established along with social workers and cancer survivors Prashanti Cancer Care Mission in 1996. The mission serves needs of over 5000 cancer patients annually.
  • Appointed as the Regional Director for UEA M.Ch. Breast Oncoplasty Programme-Surgical Expertise and Innovations
Breast Diagnostics and Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Pioneered the concept of ‘single stage immediate breast reconstruction with expandable prosthesis’ in India.
  • Incorporated all cosmetic breast surgical procedures in practice to the benefit of breast cancer patients and developed proficiency in procedures such as breast reduction, breast augmentation and nipple-areola reconstruction.
  • First in India to introduce procedures such as Breast Conserving Surgery, Oncoplastic Surgery, Sentinel Node Biopsy, Mammotome, Vacuum Assisted Biopsy, etc. in India
  • Performed and established protocol for conservative breast cancer surgeries since 1994, was the first in Pune and one of the first pioneers in the country to adopt this procedure
  • One of the first surgeons to perform Sentinel Node Biopsy in the country
  • Established procedures for management of non-palpable lesions of breast for the first time in 1995, again one of the pioneers to adopt the procedures
  • Performed more than 2000 breast surgeries till date including more than 700 oncoplastic surgeries, above 200 breast reconstructions & above 750 sentinel node excisions 
  • Provided personal one-to-one training to plastic surgeons and breast surgeons in India

Areas other than Breast Surgery

  • Pioneered several surgical procedures in 1990’s such as Liver Cryotherapy, Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) and Hepatic artery catheterization for liver tumors.Wasa theonly surgeon in India to do Cryosurgery.
  • First in India to establish vascular access team using long-term venous access techniques in 1994. Conducted numerous workshops in India on the same
  • Established with fellow radiotherapists ‘Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Protocol’, one of the first such programs in India presented at RSNA, Chicago
  • Performed several low anterior resections on liver and conducted multiple workshops on Stapler Surgery
  • Been a principal investigator in several international trials 
Accolades
  • Recognition of Breast Research Unit at Orchids Breast Health Centre by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India (2016) 
  • Citadel Honor for outstanding contribution in the field of medicine in Pune, India(2015)
  • Rotary Citations for Excellence in Breast Cancer diagnosis and treatment (2014)
  • Nominated as one of the ten citizens in Pune for the title ‘PUNE HEROES’ by Pune Mirror, a leading newspaper by Times Group (2014) 
  • Remarkable achievement award by the Lavasa city for social work (2012)
  • Citadel Honors for ‘Outstanding contribution in the field of Medicine in Pune City’(2008)
  • Citation from KanaraSaraswat Association, Bombay for exemplary community service(2011)
  • Nominated amongst 3 others for Maharashtrian Of the Year Award by Lokmat group (2018)
  • Pune’s most powerful (2018-19)
  • ET Edge Maharashtra Achievers’ Award 2019 supported by Femina (2019)
Education
  • Masters in Surgery (M.S.) – B.J. Medical College, Pune, India (1986)
  • Fellowship in Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai(1988)
  • Fellowship in Breast Oncology, St. George Hospital, Sydney (1994)
  • Fellowship in Liver and Breast Oncology, St. George Hospital, Sydney (1999)
  • Fellowship in Breast Oncoplastic Surgery - Marien Hospital Cancer Centre, (2011) Dusseldorf, Germany under Prof. Audretsch
  • Fellowship in Breast USG and Mammotome, Seoul, South Korea (2006)
  • Visiting Surgical Fellowship at Chelmsford Plastic Surgery Unit with Prof. Ramakrishnan (2014)




Research

Publications:

  1. Chaitanyanand B. Koppiker, Chintamani, Santosh Dixit; Oncoplastic Breast Surgery in India : Thinking Globally , Acting Locally. Indian Journal of Surgery , 2019, 81(2): 103-110

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-01890-8

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12262-019-01890-8

  1. Chaitanyanand B. Koppiker, Aijaz Ul Noor, Santosh Dixit, Laleh Busheri, Gautam Sharan, Upendra Dhar, and Smeeta Nare. Extreme Oncoplastic Surgery for Multicentric/Multifocal and Locally Advanced Breast Cancers (Manuscript under review by International Journal of Breast Cancer)

https:/www.hindawi.com/journals/ijbc/2019/4262589/

  1. Chaitanyanand B. Koppiker, Aijaz Ul Noor, Laleh Busheri, Santosh Dixit, Gautam Sharan, Upendra Dhar, Smeeta Nare. Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Small and Non-Ptotic Breasts with Advanced Autologous Lower Dermal Sling Technique. (Manuscript under review by European Journal of Surgical Oncology, ID EJSO-D-18-00628)

Poster presented at Breast Cancer Coordinated Care, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital- An interdisciplinary Conference

https://bc3conference.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/P17-Advanced-Autologous-Lower-Dermal-Sling-Technique-For-Implant-Based-Immediate-Breast-Reconstruction-Surgery-In-Small-And-Non-Ptotic-Breasts.pdf

  1. Chaitanyanand B. Koppiker, Santosh Dixit, Gautam Sharan, Upendra Dhar et.al., Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery Using Implants and Autologous Lower Dermal Sling Procedure May Mitigate Radiation Therapy Complications (Manuscript under review by Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology ID IJOS-D-18-00702)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12262-018-1856-7

  1. Beenu Verghese, Pooja Deshpande, Santosh Dixit, Chaitanyanand Koppiker, Neeti Jalnapurkar Primary Angiosarcoma of Breast: A Case Report (Journal of Radiology Case Reports Manuscript ID 3449)

http://www.radiologycases.com/index.php/radiologycases/article/viewFile/3449/pdf

  1. Jolene Baptist, Santosh Dixit, Laleh Busheri, Lakshmi Krishnan, Rashmi Alhat, Beenu Verghese, Chaitanyanand Koppiker (2017). Evaluating the Performance of an Advanced Breast Cancer Diagnosis Unit in India ; Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 8(4): 598-604.

http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=8&issue=4&article=103

  1. Manali Jadhav, Lakshmi Krishnan, Santosh Dixit, Sammita Jadhav, Amol Gaikwad, Laleh Busheri, Beenu Verghese, Abhijeet Patil, Chaitanyanand Koppiker. (2017) Performance of CBE and Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Indian Setup; Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 8(4):700-707.

http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=8&issue=4&article=118

  1. Smeeta Nare, Santosh Dixit, Beenu Verghese, Lakshmi Krishnan, Laleh Busheri, Chetan Deshmukh, Chaitanyanand Koppiker (2017). Breast Cancer Biobank: A Novel Resource for Translational Research ; Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 8(4):1031-1040.

http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijphrd&volume=8&issue=4&article=164

  1. Laxmi Shekhawat, Santosh Dixit, Laleh Busheri, Chaula Patel, Upendra Dhar, Chaitanyanand Koppiker. (2015)Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Therapeutic Mammoplasty: Prospective Evaluation 1 Year Post-Surgery with BREAST-Q Questionnaire. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. doi: 10.1007/s13193-015-0432-x

  2. Bapat SA, Mali AM, Koppiker CB, KurreyNK.Stem and progenitor-like cells contribute to the aggressive behavior of human epithelial ovarian. Cancer Res. 2005 Apr 15;65(8):3025-9.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15833827

  1. Julka PK, Chacko RT, Nag S, Parshad R, Nair A, Oh DS, Hu Z, Koppiker CB, Nair S, Dawar R, Dhindsa N, Miller ID, Ma D, Lin B, Awasthy B, Perou CM. A phase II study of sequential neoadjuvant gemcitabine plus doxorubicin followed by gemcitabine plus cisplatin in patients with operable breast cancer: prediction of response using molecular profiling. Br J Cancer. 2008 Apr 22;98(8):1327-35.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2361717/

  1. Julka PK, Chacko RT, Nag S, Parshad R, Nair A, Koppiker CB, Xue FC, Barraclough H, Dhindsa N, Seth A, Majumdar A, Puri T. A phase 2 study of sequential neoadjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine and doxorubicin followed by gemcitabine and cisplatin in patients with large or locally advanced operable breast cancer: results from long-term follow-up. Breast Cancer. 2013 Oct;20(4):357-62.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12282-012-0343-4

  1. Swamy K, Sathiya Narayanan VK, Basu S, Maiya V, Achari R, Deshpande S, Bhangle J, Gupta KK, Babu N, Pawar S, Atre A, Balachandra K, Koppiker CB. Dose escalation in image-guided, intensity-modulated radiotherapy of carcinoma prostate: initial experience in India. J Cancer Res Ther. 2009 Oct-Dec;5(4):277-83. 

http://www.cancerjournal.net/article.asp?issn=0973-1482;year=2009;volume=5;issue=4;spage=277;epage=283;aulast=Swamy

  1. C.B.Koppiker Observations on Node Negative Breast Cancer in the Indian population”. Journal of surgical Oncology, Dec 1989

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jso.2930420411

OngoingResearchProjects

Clinical Research 

  1. Breast Oncoplastic Surgery

(Role as Principal Investigator)

  1. Breast-Q based evaluation of patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) after breast oncoplastic surgery
  2. Extreme oncoplastic surgery for multicentric/multifocal and locally advanced breast cancers
  3. Immediate breast reconstruction surgery using implants and autologous lower dermal sling (ALDS) procedure
  4. Immediate breast reconstruction surgery in small and non-ptotic breasts with advanced autologous lower dermal sling technique procedure
  5. Breast reconstruction audit
  6. Therapeutic mammoplasty audit
  7. Radiology

(Role as Co-Principal Investigator)

  1. Breast angiosarcoma: A Case Study
  2. Clip insertion technique for tumor localization – A Case Series
  3. Development of a machine learning algorithm for ultrasound based differential evaluation of breast cancer clinical subtypes
  4. Evaluation of Breast Elastography for differential diagnosis of TNBCs.
  5. Radio-genomic evaluation of BRCA-mutated Breast Cancers
  1. Chemotherapy

(Role as Co-Principal Investigator)

  1. Evaluating role of neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in breast surgery outcomes
  1. Radiation Oncology 

(Role as Co-Principal Investigator; Collaboration with Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital)

  1. Breast Oncoplasty and radiation therapy outcomes
  2. Accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) audit
  3. Simultaneous-integrated boost (SIB) intensity modulated radiation therapy for Breast Oncoplasty applications 

Translational Research 

(Role as Co-Principal Investigator; Collaboration with Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune)

  1. Molecular Oncology
  1. Establishment of breast cancer biobank
  2. Investigating germ line and somatic mutation profiles in Indian triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients
  3. Characterizing TNBC heterogeneity and subtypes in Indian breast cancer patients 
  4. Genetics of male breast cancer 
  5. Molecular profiling of recurrent breast cancer with rectal metastasis.
  6. Investigating the role of HIPPO signaling in breast cancer carcinogenesis
  7. Characterizing novel signaling pathways in breast cancer progression
  8. Development of novel polymer-coated breast implants. 
  • Public Health Research 

(Role as Principal Investigator)

  1. Evaluation on community based screening strategies for early detection of breast cancers
International and National Conference/ Workshops 
2019
  • Faculty and organizer of Workshop on Breast Oncoplasty, 9th-10th November 2019 held at Jehangir Hospital, Pune 
  • The Association of Oncologists of North East India (AONEI) and Association of Surgeons of Assam (ASA) invited Dr. C B Koppiker to deliver a talk at a CME on Breast Cancer in, Guwahati on 28th October 2019.
  • Presented on the topic ‘Conversion From Mastectomy to BCT Oncoplastic Surgery’ at the KMCH Organised Second Edition of ABC of Breast Cancer On 20.10.2019
  • Faculty at the 3rd Annual International Precision Oncology & Breast Cancer Conference 2019 held from 11 – 13th October in Jaipur.
  • Faculty at the Government Medical College & Cancer Hospital, Aurangabad, for a Live Surgical Workshop on 5th October.
  • Presented on the topic: ‘Conversion from Mastectomy to BCS After NACT: Experiences from a Breast Oncoplastic Unit in India’. The ORBS 2019 meeting was held from 30th September to 2nd October 2019, in East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.
  • Advisor at the ‘1st TCGA Conference& Workshop’in India held at IISER, Pune from 21-25 September.
  • Expert faculty at the International Breast Surgery Fluorescence Consensus meeting, held at Singapore n 24th august 2019. 
  • Speaker at the Controversies to Consensus in Clinical Oncology, 2019 conference held in Kolkata on 16th - 17th August.
  • Surgically trained onco-surgeons at “Live Surgical Workshop on Breast Oncology” as a faculty, at Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad, on 14th July 2019
  • Faculty and organizer of Workshop on Breast Oncoplasty, 29th-30th June 2019 held at IISER Pune 
  • Participated and presented poster titled “Surgical management of multifocal/multicentric and locally advanced breast cancer with extreme oncoplasty” at the St Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference, Austria, March 20-23 2019.
  • Invited as faculty to deliver keynote address at the School of Oncoplastic Surgery Course, USA, on February 8th – 10th, 2019
  • Faculty and organizer of Workshop on Breast Oncoplasty, 16th-17th February 2019 held at IISER Pune 
2018
  • Faculty at “4th Indian Cancer Genetics Conference & Workshop & 3rd Indo-UK Cancer Genetic Conference: 8th Dec 2018”
  • Faculty at the “7th International Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Symposium (IOPBS) in conjunction with the 16th Women's Cancer Initiative-Tata Memorial Hospital (WCI-TMH) Conference, Goa, November 2018
  • Faculty at the ABSICON 7th Annual conference and workshop – OrganizedBy All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi and Association of Breast Surgeons of India- Delivered 2 lectures on Breast reconstruction – Indian Experience and Lower Dermal Sling a specialized breast reconstruction Procedure. Also conducted a Cadaveric Workshop to train breast surgeons in Oncoplastic surgeries, November 2018
  • Faculty and organizer of 4th Indo – British Master class in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and Breast Cancer Symposium wasorganized at IISER Pune on August 17-19, 2018.
  • Presented a Poster “Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery In Small And Non-Ptotic Breasts With Advanced Autologous Lower Dermal Sling Technique” an innovation surgical procedure at the BC3 Conference held by the Washington University At Washington DC
  • Trainer for hands-on training workshop for SPD Oncoplastic Surgery Course 2017, University of East Anglia UK - May
  • Visiting Faculty at the University of East Anglia UK
  • Faculty at the School Of Oncoplastic surgery held at Orlando USA. Conducted the cadaveric course and lectured on “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally” in April 2018
  • Poster titled “Breast Oncoplasty Surgery in Low-Middle Income Countries: Lessons from India” was accepted at BHGI Global Summit 2018 – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, USA on 12-15 October, 2018.
  • Invited as Faculty to the ASOMA breast conference at Maldives September 2018
  • Faculty at IOPBS International Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Conference, Goa.
  • Faculty at the SGPGI Lucknow – Work shop, and Lecture on Exgremeoncoplastic surgery and Video demonstrationsonOncoplastic and reconstructive surgery”, 
  • Faculty and organizer at The 2nd practical training workshop of the Masters in Breast Oncoplasty Program UK conducted on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of March 2018

2017

  • Guest speaker at CME in Ahmedabad on Breast Reconstructive surgeries – Nov 2017
  • Faculty and organizer of “Workshop on Breast Oncoplasty” held at IISER, Pune- Nov
  • Presented poster on “Reconstructive techniques in Breast surgery adopted and innovated by us” – at The prestigious St Galen conference held at Vienna March 2017
  • Visiting guest and Informal Meeting and talk delivered for plastic surgeons at Dana Faber, Howard medical school Boston.
  • Faculty and organizer of the “Level I- Breast Oncoplasty workshop”- February
  • Faculty at international workshop in Bangkok- September.
  • Presented a lecture on ““New Paradigms in Treatment of Breast Cancer “organized by Indian Medical Association, Kolhapur.- June.
  • Faculty at 12th Bio Pune Seminar Series: One Day Symposium on Cancer Immunotherapy : Immune Checkpoint inhibitors, organized by Venture Center and Prashanti Cancer Care Mission on the 24th June 2017 at IISER
  • Trainer for hands-on training workshop for SPD Oncoplastic Surgery Course 2017, UEA - May
  • Faculty at “ University of East Anglia”
  • Presented a lecture on ‘New Paradigms in Breast Surgery’ with emphasis on molecular biology At an International Conference organized by Krishna Medical College at Karad
  • Presented a lecture on “Breast Oncoplasty” at Ahmedabad, organized by Joint International Council.
  • Presented a lecture on “Breast Oncoplasty” at JW Marriott, Pune organized by Pune Surgical Society.
  • Presented a lecture on “New Paradigms in Breast Cancer Treatment organized by Surgical Society, Pune.
  • Presented a poster on “Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery Using Implants and Autologous Lower Dermal Sling” at 15th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference 2017 held at Austria.
  • Oral presentation on “Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation” APBI at RSNA –Chicago.

2016

  • Faculty and Organizer of the 2nd Indo U.K workshop on Oncoplastic Surgery of the International School of Oncoplastic Surgery, Pune, India
  • UAE Cancer Congress organized by Government of Dubai and Dubai Health Authority- participated in Debate ‘Population based Breast Cancer Screening’ speaking for the motion
  • Presented a lecture on ‘Need for Translational Research’ at the workshop on Clinical Research and Medical Regulations at IISER, Pune
  • Guest lecture on ‘Oncoplastic Surgery’ conference organized by AONEI and ASA, Guwahati, India
  • National Faculty ‘Prophylactic Mastectomy :When & How’ 3rd Indian Genetics Cancer Conference & Workshop (ICGCCW) organized by Actrec in collaboration with Indo-UK Genetic Forum, Cardiff University and Welcome Trust – December
  • Guest Faculty at 9th CCH International Breast Cancer Conference, Taiwan 
  • Presented on Vacuum Assisted Biopsy, 1st BARD APAC Biopsy Forum, Taiwan – June.
  • Faculty at 6th Asia Genomic Forum, Japan - July
  • Guest Lecture on Oncoplastic Breast Surgery at 15th Shaukatkhanum Cancer Symposium, Lahore- Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
  • Guest Speaker at BRASCON 2016, presented on Therapeutic mammoplasty and Breast Reconstruction, Jaipur - October
  • Guest Speaker, presented Surgical videos on Therapeutic Mammoplasty and Oncoplastic techniques at NATCON organised by Indian Association of Surgical Oncology(IASO ), Jodhpur- September
  • Invited for a lecture on ‘Breast Surgery after Neoadjuvant Therapy’ at Controversies in Clinical Oncology - Tata Medical Centre, Calcutta - July
  • Guest Faculty, presented on ‘Should Management of Breast Cancer in Cancer Mutation be Different’ at Navigating Clinical Conundrums in Breast Cancer: MOA-HCF-ESO Breast Cancer Conference jointly organised by Mumbai Oncology Group and European School of Oncology, Mumbai- Aug
  • Guest Lecture on Therapeutic Mammoplasty, Gujarat Breast Meet, Ahmedabad - Jan
  • Guest Speaker, presented on the Importance of Cosmesis in Breast Conservation Surgery, MASECON 2016 at the 30th Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, Kolhapur - Feb
  • Keynote Speaker for MS in Oncoplastic Surgery Part 2 course conductedat the James-Paget Hospital organised by University of East Angila, U.K. Addressed on Implant Dermal Sling Reconstruction, England - May
  • Trainer for hands-on training workshop on Therapeutic Mammoplasty that followed SPD Oncoplastic Surgery Course 2016, UEA - May 
  • Presented a poster on Radiation Outcome following Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Lower Dermal Sling at BCC Breast Cancer Co-ordinated Care, Washington D.C.- April
  • Attended Conference organised by Association of Breast Surgeon of UK, Manchester- May

2015

  • Faculty and Organizer of the 1st Indo U.K workshop on Oncoplastic Surgery of the International School of Oncoplastic Surgery, Pune
  • Faculty, conducted Live Surgery Workshop at 5th International Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery Conference (BRASCON), Jaipur, India
  • Guest lecture on Surgical Strategies for Breast Cancer in the Indian Scenario at MASICON-27th Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of Indian, Nagpur – Jan 
  • Faculty, moderator of the panel discussion on anti HER-2 therapy in the Neoadjuvant and Metastatic setting at the UEA Cancer Conference, Dubai – 
  • Keynote Speaker for MS in Oncoplastic Surgery Part 2 course conducted at the James-Paget Hospital organised by University of East Angila, U.K. Addressed on Implant Dermal Sling Reconstruction, England - May 
  • Trainer for hands-on training workshop on Therapeutic Mammoplasty that followed SPD Oncoplastic Surgery Course 2015, UEA - May 
  • Bangalore
  • Delhi
  • London
  • Mumbai
  • Korea
  • Croatia
  • Germany
  • St. Gallens
  • Italy, Milan 

2014

  • Faculty, Annual Apollo Cancer Conclave held at Hyderabad, India. Conducted and Moderated a Panel discussion along with International Faculty on Oncoplastic Surgery.
  • Faculty and Program Director for the Global Oncology Update by East Oncology Group; conducted Workshop on Oncoplastic Surgery and Breast Reconstruction under the aegis of International School of Oncoplastic Surgery at the 2nd Annual Oncocon organized by the East Oncology Group, Patna- Aug
  • Faculty for the conference and live demonstration on Oncoplastic surgery at the 1st JIPMER Oncoplastic Breast Surgery conference (JOBS) at Pondicherry, October 2014 
  • Faculty, conducted Live Surgery Workshop at 4th International Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery Conference (BRASCON), Bangalore, India
  • Paper presentation on ‘Therapeutic mammoplasty’, 5th International Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery Conference (BRASCON), Jaipur, India
  • Faculty, E-tutoring Weekend of the Mastership Program by University of East Anglia, Novotel Birmingham, England – Nov 
  • Faculty, presented on Contralateral Breast/ therapeutic mammoplasty at Advances in Breast Cancer-2014 Symposium jointly organized by Indian Cancer Society, Tata Memorial hospital (WCI) and GOKARMA Oncology Association, Goa – Oct
  • Faculty, conducted panel discussion on Management of Early Breast Cancer at MIDCON organized by Indian Association of Surgical Oncologists (IASO), Kolhapur- April
  • Attended Breast Cancer Co-ordinated Care Conference (BC3) on Radiation Outcome Following Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Lower Dermal Sling, Washington D.C.- April
  • Faculty, ABSICON, Calcutta
  • Faculty, 9th SFO – International Conference of SAARC Federation of Oncologists

2013

  • Poster presentation on ‘Oncoplastic Surgery in a community-based practise in India’, ORBS meeting dedicated to Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction Surgery -2013, Nottingham - Sep
  • Faculty and organizer of live workshop on Breast reconstruction and Mammoplasty techniques along with Prof. Hilton Becker, Pune
  • Faculty and Guest Lecture at the Annual Conference Nagpur Association of Oncologists, Nagpur

2012

  • Faculty and Guest speaker at Oncoplasty Workshop by the American Society of Breast Diseases at Dallas
  • Faculty and Guest speaker at the Oncoplastic Workshop at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  • Faculty of Breast Reconstruction Workshop, demonstrated surgeries along with Prof.Khoo from England
  • Faculty and guest Lecture on Becker Reconstruction at Sri Gangaram Hospitals update on Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast, New Delhi
  • Attended ‘Breast cancer: Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery - an interactive course with live surgery’, European School of Oncology, Milan

2011

  • Faculty and guest speaker at the Oncoplasty Workshop by American Society of Breast Diseases workshop, Dallas. Lectured on “Incorporating Oncoplastic Techniques in Breast surgery”
  • Attended “The Breast Course” conducted by the European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC), Turkey
  • Presented on “Multimodal Treatment of Liver Cancer – our initial experience” at the XVth Asia-Pacific Cancer Conference, Chennai - Dec

2010

  • Faculty and guest speaker at the Oncoplasty workshop at Dallas at the American Society of Breast Diseases Workshop. Lectured on “Incorporating oncoplastic techniques in Practice” and was part of the panel discussion

2009

  • Faculty at the Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop in Tata Memorial hospital, Mumbai. Video demonstration on breast reduction surgery as a part of oncoplastic procedures. 
  • Attended Breast Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop, Nottingham
  • Faculty and guest speaker at the Oncoplasty Workshop by American Society of Breast Diseases workshop, Dallas

2008

  • Faculty - ‘Surgical Management of Breast Cancer’ organised by Indian Medical Association, Pune
  • Faculty and guest speaker at the Oncoplasty Workshop by American Society of Breast Diseases workshop, Dallas
  • Attended ‘Speciality Skills in Oncoplastic and Breast Reconstruction Surgery’, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
  • Attended ‘International Breast Ultrasound: Multimodality Imaging and Interventional Techniques, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • Attended ‘The 6th European Breast Cancer Conference’ (EBCC-6), Berlin, Germany 
  • Attended Breast Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop, Nottingham
  • Presented at ‘Non-medical Aspects of Cancer”, Cipla Cancer Palliative Care And Training Centre, Pune - Aug

2007

  • Faculty - “Psychosocial Oncology: An Emerging Paradigm in Cancer Care”, Pune

2006

  • ‘Breast Cancer Speciality Forum’ (BCSF) Nottingham, England 
  • Attended the 8th Milan Breast Cancer Conference, Milan, Italy 
  • ‘Breast Cancer: Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery’ - an Interactive course with Live Surgery, Milan, Italy
  • Attended ‘An intensive course on Breast Ultrasound and Mammotome Biopsy’ Seoul, Korea 
  • Attended ‘Simulated Training on Proximate Staplers’, Mumbai, India 
  • Attended ‘Simulated Training on Basic Laparoscopic surgery’, Mumbai, India
  • Attended ‘Asia Pacific Breast Cancer Summit’, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2005

  • Attended ‘9th International Conference Primary Therapy of Early Breast Cancer’, St. Gallen, Switzerland

2004

  • Faculty- Hepatic Artery Infusional Chemotherapy workshop organised by Oncology Society, Ahmedabad
  • Presented at “Cancer Burden” Global Alliance Health Challenges, Pune - July

2003

  • Faculty - Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver tumors - Live demonstration under the auspices of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology at Ahmedabad organised by the Oncology group
  • “Multimodal Treatment of Liver Cancer” – talk given to IMA and Society of Gastroenterology, Madurai 

2002

  • Hepatic Arterial Chemotherapy for Liver Tumors – Organised by the Oncology Dept. of St. John Hospital, Bangalore for the Oncology Society, Bangalore- Aug
  • Guest Lecture on “Ablative Therapies for Liver Cancer” delivered to the Bombay Oncology Group at the Inaugural function, Mumbai 

2001

  • Presented on “Ablative techniques in Liver Cancer”- our experience at the ISMPO conference, Pune - Oct

1997

  • Faculty - Management of liver tumours through Cryotherapy technique - Live Demonstration with Prof. Morris 
  • Faculty - Vascular Access workshop, M.N.Budhrani Cancer Institute, Pune 

1996

  • Faculty –Live demonstration of ‘Long Term Vascular Access-Demonstration of Venous and Arterial Cauterization technique’ at Rajeev Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi 
  • Guest lecture on “Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Breast Cancer” at the XXXIV Annual State Conference of the Indian Medical Association, Pune 

1994

  • Presented on “Screening for Breast Cancer-Our early results” at the International Cancer Congress at New Delhi India 

1987

  • Presented on “Observations in Node negative Breast cancer” at the 5th National Cancer Conference of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology



List of Clinical Trials 


SR.NO


YEAR


STUDY TITLE


PHASE


ROLE


SPONSER

1

2000

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

2

2001

Recurrent Ovarian Cancer 

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

3

2002

Metastatic Breast Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Pfizer

4

2002

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

5

2003

Neo-adjuvant Braest Cancer 

II

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

6

2003

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

7

2004

Colorectal Cancer

II

Co-investigator

Dabur research foundation

8

2004

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Reliance Clinical Research Services 

9

2004

Renal Cell Carcinoma

II

Co-investigator

Reliance Clinical Research Services

10

2004

Pancreatic and Biliary Cancer 

II

Co-investigator

Dabur Research Foundation

11

2004

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

12

2004

Metastatic Breast Cancer

II

Co-investigator

GSK

13

2004

Metastatic Breast Cancer 

IV

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

14

2004

Solid Tumors

IV

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

15

2004

Metastatic Breast Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Dabur Research Foundation

16

2005

Non-small cell lung cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

17

2005

Solid Tumors 

IV

Co-investigator

Astrazeneca

18

2005

Head Neck 

III

Co-investigator

Astrazeneca

19

2005

Renal Cell Carcinoma

III

Co-investigator

Reliance Clinical Research Services

20

2005

Metastatic Breast Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Astrazeneca

21

2005

Metastatic Breast Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

22

2006

Chemotherapy induced Nausea & Vomiting 

III

Co-investigator

Kendle

23

2006

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Roche

24

2006

Metastatic Breast Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

25

2006

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

26

2006

Metastatic Breast Cancer

II

Co-investigator

Johnson and Johnson

27

2006

Solid Tumors

III

Co-investigator

Astrazeneca

28

2006

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Sanofi Aventis

29

2007

Non-small cell lung cancer

III

Co-investigator

Eli Lilly

30

2007

Metastatic Breast Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Bristol Myers Squibb

31

2007

Metastatic Breast Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Wyeth

32

2007

Mucosititis

III

Co-investigator

Kendle

33

2007

Head Neck Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Astrazeneca

34

2007

Renal Cell Carcinoma

I

Co-investigator

Wyeth

35

2007

Metastatic Breast Cancer

III

Co-investigator

Wyeth

36

2008

Gastro-intestinal Cancer

III

Principal Investigator

Novartis

37

2008

Cancer Surgery Trial

III

Principal Investigator

Icon

38

2009

Adjuvant Breast Cancer 

II

Co-investigator

Amgen

39

2015

Metastatic Breast Cancer

II

Principal Investigator

Intas (ongoing)

40

2015

Metastatic Breast Cancer

II

Principal Investigator

Intas (ongoing)

Cancer Support and Social Activities

prashanti cancer care mission, pune

Founder and Trustee of Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, a public charitable trust established in 1995 with a mission to provide financial, emotional and psychosocial support to people suffering from cancer by providing treatment, counselling and fostering support group activities.The mission also provides concessional treatment to needy and deprived patients with the best of facilities and quality treatment.

It regularly organizes outreach activities for cancer awareness and sensitization such as cancer detection camps, public meeting, exhibitions, paper articles and hand-outs within the city as well as in the outskirts of Pune.

The mission has established a mobile breast clinic on wheels, a novel concept in India, which takes Breast Care Services such as Clinical Breast Examination, Breast Cancer Screening and Mammography to the doorsteps of women in the community. The services are provided either free of cost or at discounted rates.

breast health centre, ratnagiri

Established Breast Health Centre, with help of another NGO in Ratnagiri, India. The center provides expertise in breast diagnostics and personnel training to deliver quality Breast Health Services through regular visits and online training. 

pink marathon

The PCCM has organized a marathon dedicated to creating Breast Cancer Awareness for the 3 consecutive years in the past with participation of over 10000 people each year. 

community awareness

Regularly conducts Cancer Awareness lectures at various Rotary Clubs, women’s associations, schools, community health programs, etc. 

Websites

Prashanti Cancer Care Mission

www.prashanticancercare.org

Orchids Breast Health Clinic 

www.orchidsbreasthealth.org

Breast Oncoplasty Training Program

www.breastoncoplasty.org

Centre for Translational Cancer Research

www.ctcr.in