About Me

About Me

I was born into a family of doctors with my father and mother working as medical practitioners in my native state, Gods Own Country – Kerala.

I earned my Medical degree in 1999 from Alleppey Medical College, Kerala and did my Residencies in General Surgery and Registrar posts in Surgical Oncology all throughout these years upto 2008. After that I joined the Surgical Oncology department of St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore in 2009.

I recollect my entire journey till date as Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology in St. Johns Medical College with honour & gratification.

My Mission

As an active member of Community oncology activities, my core aim is to diagnose the cause and provide patients with the best possible treatment.

Due to a lack of screening and access to right treatment procedure, we are experiencing higher mortality rates than ever before due to cancer.

We need to put an end to this desperate condition. The only way to achieve this mission is through research.

Research is advancing day by day that directly improve our understanding about cancer treatment plans.

Here in this scenario, I aspire to convey the best treatment plan & surgical techniques available that improves the patient’s overall health.

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Degrees, Certifications and Fellowships

Certificate Course in Novel Biomarker Testing In Precision Oncology, Indian Co-Operative Oncology Group [ICON], India, 2020.
DNB (Surgical Oncology) Department of Surgical Oncology, St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, India. (February 2011 to February 2014)
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology(FSO) National Cancer Centre, Singapore (2012)
Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI), India. (2009)
Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Care (CPPC) Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC), India. (2009)
Member of National Academy of Medical Science (MNAMS) National Academy Medical Science, New Delhi, India. (2008)
Diplomate of National Board (DNB) General Surgery (National Board of Examinations, Ministry of Health, Government of India)- The Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (2007)
MBBS, The Government T D Medical College, Alappuzha, Kerala University of Kerala, India. (1993 – 1999)

Ongoing Activities for the betterment of Oncology patients

  • Started the Electronic Newsletter of Department of Surgical Oncology St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore – 2009.
  • Actively involved in breast cancer awareness programs
  • Editorial Board member of What’s Up @ St John’s – Hospital Newsletter.
  • Actively involved in community oncology activities
  • In charge of St Johns Hospital Cancer Registry [since April 2018]
  • Started “Breast Cancer Support Group” in St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore – 2009.
  • Started 24 hours cancer helpline Department of Surgical Oncology St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore – 2009.

Role of Journal Reviewer

  • Indian Journal Of Surgical Oncology
  • NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL CANCER

My Vision

A world where quality cancer care is accessible and affordable even to the poorest.

Research On Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Hub Epidemiological Research Study
Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy using only methylene blue technique after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with non metastatic breast cancer.
EVALUATING CIRCULATING NUCLEIC ACIDS AS BIOMARKERS DURING TUMOR PROGRESSION IN BREAST CANCER .
DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN INTERVENTION TO ENHANCE RESILIENCE IN BREAST CANCER .
TO COMPARE THE GENETIC / TRANSCRIPTIONAL VARIATIONS IN CIRCULATING FREE NUCLEIC ACID AND PRIMARY TUMOR IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS- A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY.
PATTERN OF SENTINEL NODE MAPPING IN BREAST CANCER ACCORDING TO SITE OF INJECTION USING METHYLENE BLUE

RECOGNITIONS

The Dean Louis andMay Monteiro Prize” (2012-2013) for the Best clinical research- Use Of Ultrasonic Shears in Patients with Breast Cancer Undergoing Axillary Dissection-A Pilot Study.

The Dean Louis andMay Monteiro Prize (2014-2015) for the Best clinical research- Prospective Randomized Study To Evaluate The Role Of Ultrasonic Shears In Reducing Drain Output in Patients Undergoing Axillary Dissection For Breast Cancer.

Research Society Grant 2018 – for the study “ To compare the genetic/transcriptional variations in circulating free nucleic acid and primary tumor in breast cancer patients- a cross sectional study ”.

RGUHS Grant 2019-2020 – for the study “Evaluating role of circulating DNA as biomarkers for response to therapy in neo-adjuvant setting of breast cancer – a pilot study ”.

Selected for oral presentation at Annual Research Day 2021 , St John's Research Institute , Bangalore -" Correlation of circulating cell free nucleic acids with clinic-pathological features in breast cancer patients- A Pilot study".

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Easy steps to Early Detection for Breast Cancer

Step1

A change in size or shape – it may be that one breast has become larger.

Step 2

Changes in the nipple – in direction or shape, pulled in or flattened nipple.

Step 3

Changes on or around the nipple – rash, flaky or crusted skin.

Step 4

Changes in the skin – dimpling, puckering or redness.

Step 5

‘Orange peel’ appearance of the skin caused by unusually enlarged pores.

Step 6

Swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone.

Step 7

A lump, any size, or thickening in your breast.

Step 8

Constant pain in one part of your breast or armpit.

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