Honors and Awards

Fellowships/ Scholarships:
 
  • Honorary Fellowship, International College of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 2012.
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons, 2007
  • American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarship, 2005
  • UICC-ICRETT Fellowship, University of Nagoya School of Medicine, May-June 2005.
  • T.S.Reeve international clinical fellowship in Endocrine surgery, University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW, Australia, 2000-2001.
  • Scholarship of the Robert Schumann foundation, France, (minimal invasive endocrine surgery) at the European Institute of Tele-surgery, and Hopital Civil, Strasbourg, France, November, 1999.
  • Nagoya Red-Cross Fellowship, Nagoya 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Nagoya, Japan, March 1999.
  • Designated International Faculty of the Breast Surgery International (BSI) Assigned to receive trainees and visit other centers to train in clinical, operative and research methodologies
  • Member, WHO-ICMR expert panel- Breast cancer protocol development for India.
  • Member, Expert committee- Breast health global initiative USA for breast cancer care protocols development for low and middle income countries
  • Best Paper Awards/ Orations/ Lecturer-ships:
     
  • Dr SC Misra oration of the UP chapter of Association of Surgeons of India, 2011.
  • JD Parekh oration award of Association of surgeons of India (Indore city chapter), March 2008.
  • Best paper award (BSI) at the 41st World Congress of Surgery of ISS/SIC, Durban South Africa, 2005.
  • DSL Best paper award of the Endocrine Society of India, 2004.
  • Best paper award at the 102nd Congress of Japan Surgical Society, Kyoto, Japan, 2002.
  • Clinical paper at the 23rd annual meeting of American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Banff, Canada, 2002.
  • Acted as the "Sole Reactor" in the Basic Oncology Research session at the 6th APCC, Manila, Philippines, November, 2001.
  • Best paper award (basic research in breast cancer) at international conference on "Breast cancer in the new millennium", Nagpur, 2000.
  • Best clinical paper award of the Endocrine Society of India, 1998.
  • Dr. R.K. Garg best paper (Best Thesis) award of U.P. chapter Assoc. of Surgeons of India, 1992.
  • Consolation Prize (poster), 2nd annual conference of U.P. chapter of ISG, 1992.
  • Merit Awards/ Scholarship:
     
  • “Best MS (Surgery) Thesis in the state Award” by the U.P. chapter of ASI of India, 1992.
  • 3rd in order of merit in Final MBBS examination, 1988 of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • Awarded Department of ENT, BHU Silver Medal, 1988.
  • Awarded Department of ENT, BHU Merit Scholarship, 1988.
  • Distinctions in Forensic Medicine and Otolaryngology in MBBS Professional Exams.
  • Travel Bursaries/ Conference grants:
     
  • CSIR travel grant (1998) to attend 6th congress of the Asian association of endocrine surgeons, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • JSS travel grants on six occasions (1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2010) to attend the annual congress of the Japan Surgical society.
  • Asia-Oceania Thyroid society travel award (2000) to attend International Thyroid Congress, Kyoto, Japan, 2000
  • Royal North Shore hospital/ University of Sydney Medical specialists fund award to attend the Annual conference of American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Atlanta GA USA, 2001.
  • Asia Pacific cancer congress lecturer-ship to attend and lecture at the 14th Asia Pacific cancer congress, Manila 2001.
  • BSI lecturer-ship 2005 to deliver lecture at 41st world congress of surgery, Durban, South Africa.
  • IAES travel award 2005- for presentation at the IAES section, International surgical week 2005, Durban South Africa.
  • DST travel grant (2009) to attend the 43rd world congress of surgery, Adelaide Australia.
  • UGC travel grant (2011) to present paper at the 32nd Annual conference of American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Houston TX USA.
  • Area of Research Interest

    Endocrine Oncology/ Endocrine Surgical Research
     
  • Vitamin D deficiency, molecular Ca++/Vit D metabolic pathways in parathyroid oncogenesis, and in pathogenesis of skeletal disease in PHPT
  • Myocardial and vasothelial dysfunction in overtly symptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism patients
  • Intra-operative iPTH dynamics in patients undergoing surgery for hyperparathyroidism.
  • Densitometric studies by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in patients with PHPT.
  • Follow-up studies in PHPT patients: biochemical, radiologic and densitometric recovery of parathyroid bone disease following parathyroidectomy.
  • Catecholamine induced cardiac dysfunction in pheochromocytoma patients
  • Evolution of Cost-effective Minimal Invasive Endocrine Surgical Procedures.
  • Evolution of cost-effective surgical techniques and technology
  • Ethics in surgical/ clinical research.
  • Breast Cancer Research

     

     

  • Iodine metabolism and thyroid dysfunction in breast oncogenesis.
  • Anti-proliferative effect of molecular iodine in breast cancer cell lines
  • Cellular/ molecular iodine transport mechanism (Na+/I- symporter gene) in breast oncogenesis and therapy.
  • Global gene expression & alterations in candidate genes in Indian breast cancer patients
  • Pharmaco-genetic assessments in breast cancer and correlation with treatment outcomes.
  • Skeletal metabolism in breast cancer patients: prediction of skeletal metastases using bone turnover markers.
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) studies in malignant and benign breast tumours.
  • Sentinel Lymph nodes studies in breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer management protocols for low and middle income countries
  • Current Active Research

     

     

  • “Outcomes of triple negative breast cancers in comparison with other subtypes”.
  • “Multi-national multi-centric study on sentinel lymph node biopsy using novel technology and dyes.”
  • “Pharmacogenetic assessments in breast cancer treatment outcomes”.
  • “To investigate anti-proliferative efficacy of molecular iodine in breast cancer cell lines and nude mice model in relation to hormonal milieu: a combitorial approach
  •  “Global gene-expression profiling and candidate genes mutation studies in Indian breast cancer patients.”
  • “Prospective Case-control Study of Myocardial and Endothelial Dysfunction in Symptomatic Primary Hyperparathyroidism Patients and its Reversal Following Surgical Cure.”
  • “Study of Catecholamine induced dysfunction and cardio-myopathy and its reversal following curative surgery in pheochromocytoma patients.”
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