Despite the growing efficacy of modern medicine, an exhaustive and fully successful cure for cancer is yet to be invented. In India alone, a staggering 29 million people are projected to be suffering from the deadly disease. At such a time, the world needs intelligent minds with unrelenting dedication in the face of the uncertain throes and turns of cancer.
Among the most well-known oncosurgeons in the region, Ravi Shankar has recently joined HCG Cancer Center, Colaba, to do his part in treating cancer and raising awareness about the disease.
With an extensive professional and academic portfolio spanning over a decade, Dr. Shankar has worked at renowned institutions like Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, and Maulana Azad Medical College. His qualifications are MBBS, MS, DNB, and M. Ch (Head and Neck Surgical oncology). He has taught in the capacity of associate and assistant professor, training young doctors and healthcare professionals. As an oncosurgeon and consultant, he has treated over a thousand patients.
It was owing to his expert precision and medical prowess that he was able to almost triple the patient count for Tata Memorial hospital within a year – from 450 to 1300.
In addition to his practical experience, Dr. Shankar hosts, attends, and speaks at conferences all around the country and has been invited speaker in international conferences. He has extensively covered conferences on patient-based head and neck case discussions, common clinical scenarios in oncology, and specific niche topics like laryngeal carcinoma and thyroid cancer. He is also a regular contributor to academia with informational articles covering the process of thyroid gland removal and other similar neck-region surgical processes.
Dr. Shankar’s focus areas include head and neck cancer which includes; oral, thyroid, larynx, ear, nose, paranasal sinus, throat cancer, tongue, jaw, skull base malignancy, endoscopic surgery, micro laryngeal laser surgery, and parathyroid tumors. He is also an advocate for rehabilitation centers. It is his fervent belief that proper rehabilitation is one of the most important factors that play a part in a full recovery.
To learn more about the renowned oncosurgeon, Dr. Shankar, check out his LinkedIn.