Specialities

Radiation oncology

Education and Qualifications

  • MBBS – Rangaraya Medical College, AP, India.
  • MD Radiation Oncology – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, KA
  • Senior Residency – MNJIO & RCC, Hyderabad, TS
  • Senior Residency – KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad, TS
  • Modern techniques of Radiotherapy – Emory University Atlanta, USA
  • Masters in Public Health, USA
  • Clinical Research Administration, USA
  • Data Management in Clinical Trials and Special studies – Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA.

Awards

  • USMLE - ECFMG Certified (2004)
  • Team recognition award and Praise Card at LSUHSC, USA (2006)
  • University Fellowship and Scholarship EMU, USA (2008)
  • National Board of Public Health Examiners Certified, USA (2008)
  • Certificate Essentials of Palliative Care, IAPC (2014)

Clinical Expertise

  1. External beam radiation therapies
    • 2D Radiotherapy, 3D-Conformal RT, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Rapid Arc / Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) on the VARIAN & ELEKTA Linear accelerators
    • Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRS), Stereotactic Radio surgery (SRT), and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT).
    • Respiratory Position Management (RPM) – Gating using 4DCT scan, Deep inspiratory breath-hold (DIBH) technique
    • MRI and PET scan based RT planning
    • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) using KV-conebeam CT scan and ExacTrac with Brain Lab
  2. Brachytherapy
    • HDR – Intracavitary and Interstitial brachytherapy

Research Interests

  • Malignant CNS tumors – role of newer molecules and novel techniques for improving the therapeutic benefit
  • Benign CNS tumors – dosimetric analysis and altered fractionation in treatment
  • Head and Neck Cancers – modern techniques for reducing long-term reactions
  • Esophageal Cancer – treatment outcomes evaluation