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Dr. Nalini Kilara

Dr. Nalini Kilara

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MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Oncology

Medical Oncologist


39 Years Experience Overall  (25 years as specialist)

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Dr. Nalini Kilara is a Medical Oncologist in New BEL Road, Bangalore and has an experience of 39 years in this field. Dr. Nalini Kilara practices at MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in New BEL Road, Bangalore and HCG The Specialist in Cancer Care in New BEL Road, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from St John's Medical College, Bangalore in 1977,MD - Medicine from PGIMER, Chandigarh, India in 1981 and DM - Oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology in 1995. She is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),Bangalore Oncology Group and Indian Society of Oncology (ISO). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Cancer Treatment,Chemotherapy of Haematological Malignancies,Chemotherapy of Solid Tumors,Cancer Screening (Preventive) and Chemotherapy etc.

New BEL Road, Bangalore

HCG The Specialist in Cancer Care


MSR College Road, M S Ramaiah Nagar, Mathikere, Landmark: Near MS Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

09:30 - 01:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an oncologist?

A: An oncologist is a physician with specialization in diagnosing, treating and providing care to patients who have cancer of any tissue or organ.

Q: What are the different branches in oncology?

A: The different branches of oncology are: (1) medical oncology, who treats cancer using chemotherapy (2) surgical oncology, perform surgical procedures to remove tumour (3) radiation oncology, provide radiation therapy (4) gynecologic oncology, treat gynecologic cancer (5) pediatric oncology, specialist of disease in children (6) haematologist-oncology, treats blood cancer

Q: What is the difference between a clinical and medical oncologist?

A: A medical oncologist provides treatment of cancer using systematic therapy (chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological agents), whereas a clinical oncologist uses a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Q: What kind of training does an oncologist get?

A: Training as an oncologist involves four years of medical school for bachelors degree (MBBS) followed by a residency period and a post-graduate degree in oncology. The post-graduation degree may be MD in medicine/paediatrics, with a DM in medical oncology or MD in radiotherapy.

Q: Does an oncologist perform surgeries for cancer treatment?

A: A surgical oncologist, who has got training at surgical procedures can perform surgery to remove tumours.


Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medal for Standing first in MBBS - 1976
Pope Paul Medal for The Best Outgoing Student at St. Johns - 1976
President of India Silver Medal for the Best Woman Candidate - 1981
Bronze Medal for Excellence in PG Studies at PGIMER - 1981


MBBS - St John's Medical College, Bangalore, 1977
MD - Medicine - PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, 1981
DM - Oncology - Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, 1995


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Bangalore Oncology Group
Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)


15080 Karnataka Medical Council, 1977
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