Dr. Poovamma C.U. is a Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon of the Department of Breast Unit & Women's Oncology at the Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Bangalore. A physician with a great clinical acumen, she completed MBBS from the Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore and MS from the Shri B.M. Patil Medical College in Bijapur. Awarded the Fellowship in Breast Diseases and Cancer in 2011 from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, she is also associated with the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center. With a vast experience of over 9 years, Dr Poovamma has done a super-specialization in Breast Onco-plastic Surgery. With a special interest in Surgical Oncology & Breast Oncoplasty, Scar-less Surgery of the Breast (Mammotome Guided Excisions), Reduction Mammoplasty, Augmentation Mammoplasty, Microvascular Free Flaps for Reconstructions (DIEP, TRAM), S-Gap, ALT, Use of Prosthesis & Implants, Radio Immunoguided Occult Lesion Localization (ROLL) and Sentinel Node Biopsy (SLNB), she is the first graduate of the RGUHS Program for the Fellowship in Breast Diseases. Her research work includes the ‘Preoperative Serum Albumin and BMI as Indicators of Post Operative Morbidity and Mortality’, presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Karnataka State Chapter Of Association Of Surgeons Of India in 2008 and at the National Surgical Conference of ASICON in 2009. Her notable publications include ‘Breast Cancer: Reversed Auxiliary Mapping (RAM): Feasibility of a New Technique’ (World J Surg.2011; 35(S1-S461): S399-400) and the ‘Breast Cancer Presenting in the Midline without a Lesion in the Breast: A Therapeutic Dilemma’ accepted online, for publication in Breast Diseases in May 2013. Her noteworthy presentations include a Poster titled “Triple Negative Breast Cancer- Incidence in India” poster titled “Synchronous Primary Transitional Cell Cancer Of – Ureter and Bladder – Rare Case Report” at the Annual Conference of the Karnataka State Chapter of Association of Surgeons Of India in 2008, and she received the Best Poster Award for ‘Immediate Micro Vascular Breast Reconstruction for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer’ at the Association of Breast Surgeons of India ‘ABSICON’ in Bangalore in 2011. A committed doctor, she keeps herself abreast with the latest advancements in her field of specialization. She has attended various conferences, trainings, and workshops, including the Indian Association of Palliative Care Certificate Course in 2013, BREASTCON Emerging Trends & Future Directions Management of EBC in April 2013, the 10th TMH-WCI Conference (Tata Memorial Hospital-Women’s Cancer Initiative) in Oct 2012, the ABSICON 2012 in August 2012, Translational Cancer Prevention & Biomarkers Workshop in 2011, (first Indo-USA Initiative), Training Course in Operative Laparoscopy from the All India Institute Of Medical Science in New Delhi in 2009, 2nd National Continuing Medical Program in Surgery in September 2008, Surgical Update - CME Program & Workshop in December 2007, International Clinical Oncology Congress in November 2007, and more.