MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Oncology
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Dr. Hari Goyal had the privilege to work in best of Cancer Centers of India. He started his career in the field of Oncology at Tata Memorial Centre & did the prestigious course of DM from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.He is the head of Oncology unit comprising eminent doctors like Dr. Deepak Singla, Dr. Raman Kain & Dr. Smita B. Choudhury. The team effort gives an edge & advantage to the patients’ management.His practice has a major influence of teachings of pioneers in oncology, Dr. S.H. Advani, Dr. Vinod Kochupillai & Dr. Lalit Kumar. He has long associations with experts like Dr. P.K. Julka, Dr. Subodh Pandey, Dr. S. Hukku, Dr. Sudhir Bahadur & Dr. K.K. Pandey.His yesteryear colleagues are now prominent cancer specialists & are heading the cancer department of big institutions across the country and other part of the globe.His contribution to oncology is immense & has developed drugs for management of chemotherapy side effects. This development has helped millions of cancer patients since 2004. He was a part of large number of clinical trials of cancer research including one of the FDA audited trial. He has many prestigious awards to his credit which reflect his dedication, in- depth knowledge & collaboration with other departments to cure cancer.His communication, truthful discussions about outcome & energetic attitude is the key to his present success. Consistency, punctuality & empathy are some of his qualities which are admired by his patients & colleagues. A hard worker with a positive attitude towards the sick, he deals with all kinds of cancer. He has a passion for cure & control of cancer which make him an exceptional oncologist. His motto is to provide comprehensive & holistic treatment to each & every cancer patient.An expert of traditional drugs to recent advances, he is a hope, constant support & a friend of cancer patients & their families. He is adored by one & all. He is a versatile personality & a prolific writer. He is an expert of calligraphy & considered as a motivational guru by hundreds.
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.