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Qualification

MBBS, MD (Radiotherapy), MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Medical Oncology)

Experience

  • Started career as a tutor in Radiotherapy and Medical Oncology at Medical College, Thrissur.
  • Later joined RCC, Trivandrum in 1989 as Asst. Professor & Head of Medical Oncology.
  • Established the Medical Oncology Department in RCC, the first of its kind in Kerala.
  • Underwent Bone Marrow Transplantation Training programme in USA and UK with NCI and WHO fellowships.
  • Involved  as a teacher in graduate and post graduate training programmes and as examiner of DM Medical Oncology at various Universities in India.
  • Has delivered scientific lectures as invited speaker in over sixty seminars & scientific meetings.

Other Information

  • Actively involved in the mission of educating the public on prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer through various camps and classes, articles in dailies, periodicals and audiovisual media.
  • Established Cochin Cancer Society to extend the cancer care to the needy and underprivileged cancer patients and to ensure that no patient is denied treatment due to lack of money.
  • Had Training in Bone Marrow transplantation from Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC, USA in 1995 and Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton, UK in 1997 and awarded with Fellowships of NCI, USA & W.H.O.
  • Participated as Principal Investigator in thirty eight national and international multicenter clinical trials and had been the research guide in ten Post graduate research thesis including thesis in Ayurveda and Music Therapy.
  • Has to his credit, over forty publications in national and international Medical and Oncology journals.
  • Has authored chapters in three Medical textbooks.
  • Peer Reviewer in Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology.
  • Authored the book titled “Jeevithamenna Athbhutham” reflecting his experiences with his patients.
  • Endowed with over sixty awards by various organizations at state, national and international level honouring his medical excellence and community services.

Dr. V.P Gangadharan

Senior Consultant and HOD of Medical & Paediatric Oncology