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Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Oncology

Medical Oncologist

27 Years Experience Overall  (27 years as specialist)

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He is a renowned Medical Oncologist and Bone Marrow Transplant specialist with more than 25 years of experience as a cancer care specialist & Bone Marrow Transplant consultant in Chennai prior to joining SIMS Hospital. One of the pioneers in starting BMT program as of 1995, Dr Ranjan Kumar has been associated with various leading institutions in India including JIPMER, Puducherry, AIIMS, New Delhi and PD Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai.

Vadapalani, Chennai

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1, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, 100 Feet Road, Landmark: Next to Vadapalani Metro Station, Chennai

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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.


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Awards and Recognitions

Best Doctor Award - Dr MGR Medical University


MBBS - Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sambalpur, Odisha, 1983
MD - General Medicine - MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa, 1990
DM - Oncology - Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, 1993


European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology (ISMPO)
European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT)


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Director & Senior Consultant at SIMS Hospital, vadapalani
Senior Resident in Medical Oncology at JPIMER, Pondicherry
Senior Resident in Medical Oncology at AIIMS
Associate Consultant in Medical Oncology at PD Hinduja Medical Hospital
Consultant in Medical Oncology at Vijaya Hospital


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