Suresh Advani

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Fellowship
Director - Medical Oncology
Timings
Tue
09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu
09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri
09:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Introduction

The Director of the department of Medical Oncology at Jaslok Hospital, Chairman of S L Raheja Hospital and Nanavati Hospital, Dr. Suresh Advani has over 35 years of rich experience in his field. Dr. Suresh Advani is a renowned Mumbai-based Oncologist and pioneered stem cell transplantation in the city of Mumbai along with the rest of India. Dr. Advani is the first Oncologist of the country who successfully transplanted bone marrow into a nine-year-old girl down with myeloid leukemia from her brother.

He has always been the man of willpower, diagnosed with poliomyelitis at an early age, Dr. Suresh Advani had never let this come in the way of his medical journey.  He obtained the MBBS and MD Medicine degrees from Grant Medical College, Mumbai and then served as Medical Oncologist at Tata Memorial Hospital for many years. To further gain experience in the field of bone marrow transplantation, Dr. Suresh went to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington. There he got a chance to work with 1990’s Nobel Prize winner Dr. E Donnall Thomas, who is a famous Oncologist and known as the father of bone-marrow transplantation.

Besides working at Jaslok Hospital, SL Raheja and Nanavati Hospital, Dr. Suresh Advani is also heading an NGO Helping Hands which provides Holistic Cancer Care. During his tenure at Tata Memorial Hospital, he has also worked as the chief investigator for acute Lymphoblastic leukemia project supported by National Cancer Institute Washington and the chronic Lymphatic project supported by Department of Science and Technology.

Dr. Advani is the recipient of many international and national awards including the Padmashri Award, the highest civilian honor granted by the President of India. He has received many awards for his work in the field of Oncology out of them few are ‘’Dhanvantari Award (2002)”, “PADMASHRI” by Government of India (2002) and “PADMABHUSHAN” by Government of India (2012). His special interests lie in Bone marrow and Stem cell transplant, Lymphomas, Acute leukemias, Multiple myelomas, Breast Cancer, Spreading Cancer awareness and Cancer education and Clinical Trials

Education
Medical School & Fellowships Institute Year
MBBS Grant Medical College, Bombay University 1970
MD - General Medicine Grant Medical College, Mumbai 1973
Fellowship Indian College of Physicians ----
Fellowship National Academy Of Medical Sciences ----
Fellowship - Medical Oncology Yamagiwa -Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grant, International Union Against Cancer 1986
Memberships Institute Year
Member Indian Advisory Committee - Lady Tata Memorial Trust ----
Member Indian Society of Organ Transplantation ----
Member Indian Cancer Registry ----
Secretary Indian Journal of Haematology and Blood Transfusion ----
Training Institute Year
Training - Medical Oncology Royal Marsden Hospital, London ----
Training - Bone Marrow Transplantation Procedure and Medical Oncology Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle, Washington, USA 1981
Training in International Cancer Research Technology Transfer International Union Against Cancer 1981
Experience
Designation & Department Hospital Year
Medical Oncology,Director Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai Present
Medical Oncology,Senior Consultant S L Raheja Hospital, Mahim West Present
Medical Oncology,Senior Consultant Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai Present
Medical Oncology,Consultant Nanavati Hospital, Vile Parle Present
Medical Oncology,Medical Oncologist Sushrut Hospital ----
Awards & Achievements
Title Year
Dhanvantari Award ----
Nazli Gad-el-Mawla Award by The International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research ----
Padma Bhushan Award by Government of India ----
Padma Shree Award by Government of India ----
Rashtriyra Krantiveer Award, Ujjain ----
Lifetime Achievement in Oncology by Harvard Medical International ----
Dr B C Roy National Award by Medical Council of India ----

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