I am a Cancer Surgeon with a M.S. in general surgery from Bombay University and a FRCS from Glasgow.

I have trained extensively in Surgical Oncology at the Tata Cancer Hospital under the guidance of various specialists and in every anatomical area of the body. I did a year rotating Junior Registrar residency in 1986-87, and from 1989 a year as a Clinical Fellow in Head & Neck cancers and Gastrointestinal cancers, two years as a rotating Senior Registrar and thereafter 15 months as a Senior Research Fellow in Genitourinary and Gynaecologic Oncology Unit. During my training at the Tata hospital I have performed surgery for all types of cancer and reconstructive procedures. I did clinical research and formed a large database while a research fellow, which resulted in over twenty national and international publications to my credit.

I was awarded the UICC (International Union against Cancer - based in Geneva) ICRETT Fellowship in March 1994. I went to USA for 3 months on this fellowship and spent a month each at the Indiana University Medical Centre, Mayo Clinic in Rochester (Minnesota) and University of Southern California- Kenneth Norris Cancer Centre. I was able to pick up finer techniques by watching and assisting some of the world’s authorities.

I went to the UK and was employed for two years by the University of Liverpool as a Tutor in Surgery and with the Royal Liverpool University Hospital as a Senior Registrar for the on-call rota. I was directly responsible to Professor S.J.Leinster who was then the Head of Department of Surgery & the Director of Medical Education. His unit specialised in breast diseases/cancers and additionally he had a special interest in management of malignant melanomas viz. a viz-isolated limb perfusions. I did laboratory based research work, taught medical students and had clinical duties in the form of running various types of breast clinics, doing all types of breast cancer surgery and breast reconstructive surgery. During my tenure in UK I completed my FRCS.

I have been teaching medical students/postgraduates when I was a postgraduate student (1 year), then as a senior registrar at Tata Cancer Hospital (2 years) and finally as a Tutor in Surgery at the University of Liverpool, UK. Overall I have over 5 years of experience teaching medical students and postgraduate students.

In 2001 I took a 4-month sabbatical to learn laparoscopic surgery related to cancers. For this I spent time in the Department of minimally invasive surgery at the University of Liverpool, Department of Gynecologic Oncology , Jena –Germany, and at the Department of Laparoscopic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital in New York USA. This training was affected by Fellowships from UICC (ICRETT fellowship) and from Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow.

I am practising as a Surgical & Gynecologic Oncologist in Mumbai at the Breach Candy Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Bhatia Hospital and Parsee General Hospital. My areas of interest are breast, gynaecologic cancers, (esp. ovarian cancers) urologic and colorectal cancers and laparoscopic surgery in oncology.