Department of Surgical Oncology
About the Department
Seeds of Surgical Oncology were sown at SMS Medical College Jaipur by Dr G C Sharma & Dr Wanchoo and the Department was envisioned and created by Dr Raj Govind Sharma who was the first qualified Surgical Oncologist of the State of Rajasthan. Dr G C Sharma was Former Principal & Prof. & Head of Surgery and Dr P K Wanchoo was Prof. of Surgery with training at MSKCC New York. With the active efforts of Dr Wanchoo and donation from Shri Radha Krishan Birla Family, the RKBC Cancer Detection Centre was started. Foundation stone of this was laid on 7th April 1987 by the then Chief Minister Shri Haridev Joshi. It was inaugurated on 13th of August 1988 by the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan of Shri Shiv Charan Mathur in the presence of the then Health Minister Shri Ragunath Vishnoi. This building had OPDs, Rooms for Colposcopy, and Radiology etc. Continued efforts of Dr Wanchoo and Dr H C Sethi generated more donation from the R K Birla Family which made possible extension of the building to house the Seminar hall, Rooms for Research, CytoPathology, and Registry etc. A total of 6000 Sq. Ft. built area was available. Hence this was renamed as RK Birla Cancer Centre and was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister Shri Bhairon Shingh Shekhawat in the presence of Health Minister Shri Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi on 26th of December 1991. Dedicated Surgical Oncology work was started from 1991 by Dr Raj Govind Sharma Assistant Prof. of Surgery who had MCh EquivalentThree Year Residency at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. Dr Sharma started Cancer Registry in 1991 and subsequently published invaluable (almost Non-Existent) epidemiological data on Cancer from Eastern and Western Rajasthan in Indian Journal of Cancer. In the crusade for developing Oncology facilities in Rajasthan, Dr Raj Govind Sharma was joined by Dr Hemant Malhotra then Asst. Prof. in Medicine. Dr Malhotra was trained in Medical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. Joint efforts of Dr Sharma & Dr Malhotra resulted in a Grant from National Cancer Control Program which helped in construction of the Oncology Wing and Bone Marrow Transplant Centre on the first floor of the existing RK Birla Cancer Centre building. This Oncology Wing was inaugurated on 10th December 2007 by the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan Smt. Vasundhra Raje in presence of Health Minister Shri Ghanshyam Tiwari, PWD Minister Shri Rajendra Singh Rathod and Education Minister Prof. Vasudev Devnani and others. This wing contained the Surgical Oncology Operation Theatre Complex, Bone Marrow Transplant unit, Recovery and Day Care wards. This laid the foundation of Division of Surgical and Medical Oncology at SMS Medical College, Jaipur. Official sanction of Division of Surgical and Medical Oncology was granted on 16th January 2008. Dr Raj Govind Sharma headed the Division of Surgical Oncology and got Two Posts of Senior Residents in Surgical Oncology sanctioned by Govt. of Rajasthan in 2009. Subsequently two more posts of Senior Resident in Surgical Oncology were sanctioned. With the increasing load of cancer patients need was felt for expansion and Dr Suresh Singh Asst. Prof. in Surgery joined the Division of Surgical Oncology in 2010 and Dr Pinakin Patel Asst. Prof. in Surgery joined in 2013. Finally a separate Department of Surgical Oncology was created on 29/03/16 by Government of Rajasthan at SMS Medical College, Jaipur headed by Senior Prof. Dr. Raj Govind Sharma, and Dr Suresh Singh, Associate Prof. and Dr Pinakin Patel, Assistant Prof. in Dept. of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Kamal Kishor Lakhera MCh in Surgical Oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology Bangalore, joined the Dept. on 3rdJan. 2018. Dr. Suresh Singh was promoted as Prof. on 1st April 2018 and became Head on 1st Nov. 2018 and Dr. Raj Govind Sharma took over as Senior Prof. & Head (Academics). The new fully airconditioned OPD wing and 40 bedded modern prefabricated ward were commissioned in early 2019.The long cherished dream of Dr Sharma and his team was finally fulfilled with the sanction of MCh course in Surgical Oncology in May 2019.
The Surgical Oncology department caters to a significant burden of cancer patients from the state and from other states also. It has state-of-the-art facilities for cancer diagnosis and treatment and a team of experienced and highly skilled professionals. The Surgical Oncology department is engaged in various academic and research programs in collaboration with acclaimed cancer centers. The Department of Surgical Oncology continues to evolve as a model for primary and tertiary patient care, integrating all aspects of surgical management including inpatient andambulatoryservices. Our faculty provide Surgical residents with a progressively graded curriculum of study including clinical and research experience under close guidance and supervision.
MCh program in Surgical Oncology has been started and for the trainees Sawai Man Singh Medical College, with various disciplines under one roof, is an ideal center to impart knowledge in this domain. This is one of the very few Govt. Medical College to have MCh in Surgical Oncology.The institute already has dedicated Surgical Oncology Department with new 40 bedded indoor facility and newly constructed modern OPD. The State Cancer Institute Building is almost ready.
It is hoped that our Dept. of Surgical Oncologywill form a nidus for improvement in the level of cancer care in India in general and North-Western region in particular.
WORK OUTPUT SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
Total Operations done in Surgical Oncology
Year 2016 - 1227
Year 2017 - 1179
Year 2018 - 1648
Total Admissions in Surgical Oncology Ward
Total M F
Year 2016 - 1941 771 1170
Year 2017 - 1838 720 1118
Year 2018 - 2128 899 1229
Total OPD at Birla Cancer Centre -
Year 2016 - 25997
Year 2017 - 27993
Year 2018 - 28421
Significant Achievements of Our Residents & Faculty
Selections in Mch entrance exams, Fellowshipsand Faculty positions.
. Dr. Ankit Verma, Mch Onco-Surgery (Kidwai Bangalore)
. Dr. Vivekanand Sharma Mch Onco-Surgery (Tata, Mumbai)
. Dr. Yashwant Mch Onco-Surgery (Kidwai, Bangalore)
. Dr. Niharika Mch Onco-Surgery (Adyar,Chennai)
.Dr. Anukriti Sood Mch Breast & Endocrine Surgery ,(AIIMS New Delhi )
. Dr.Bhavesh Bang Fellowship H& N Onco. (TMC, Kolkata)
. Dr. Shravan Nadkarni Mch Onco-Surgery (Tata Mumbai)
. Dr. Harish Mch Onco-Surgery (Tata Mumbai)
. Dr. Anand Mohan Mch Onco-Surgery (Kidwai Bangalore)
. Dr. Jyoti Sharma Assistant Professor (AIIMS New Delhi)