Professional Credentials

 Highlights

 

23 years of Clinical Experience

Presently Chief Cancer Surgeon at Manipal Hospital, Miller’s Road (formerly Vikram Hospital), a Multispeciality Quartenary Care Center in Bangalore, India

Founded and developed the Department of Surgical Oncology At St. John’s Medical College & Hospital, and established one of the first MCh Surgical Oncology Training Programs in the country in a Private Organization

Examiner for MCh (Surgical Oncology) for several universities and DNB (Surgical Oncology), Examiner Convenor for DNB (Surgical Oncology) examinations

Founder member, Oncology Task Force, St John’s Medical College and Hospital, which established St. John’s Oncology Center in 2013

Convenor Tumor Board, St John’s Medical College Hospital & Oncology Center, 2013 to 2017

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • MCh (Surgical Oncology) Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, 2003-2006
  • MS (General Surgery) Bangalore Medical College, 1999-2002
  • MBBS Bangalore Medical College, 1992-1998
  • Visiting Fellow in GI and Minimally Invasive Oncology, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, 2011
  • Visiting Fellow, GI Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, 2014
  • Visiting Fellow, GI Oncology, University of Chicago Medicine, 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 Timeline

 

2017 till present

Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Manipal hospital, Miller’s Road (formerly Vikram hospital), Bangalore

 

2013 – 2017

Professor and Head, Department of Surgical Oncology, St John’s Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore

 

2008 – 2013

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Surgical Oncology, St John’s Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore

Senior Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Dharamshila Hospital and Research Centre, Delhi,  2013 to 2014 (on sabbatical from St. John’s)

Fellowships at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas; and University of Chicago Medicine, 2014 (on sabbatical from St. John’s)

Fellowship at Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, 2011 (on sabbatical from St. John’s)

 

2006 – 2008

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, St John’s Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore

 

 

AWARDS

 

  1. First Indian recipient of SSO’s (Society of Surgical Oncology, USA) International Career Development Exchange Program. 2013/14
  2. Detroit Visiting Fellowship – of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology. 2011
  3. Gold medal – MCh (Surgical Oncology) 2006
  4. Best paper award – ‘Surgical Society of Bangalore’, 2008
  5. Best paper award – ‘The Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists of India (AGOICON 2006)’, AIIMS, New Delhi, 2006
  6. Best poster award – ‘National Update on Gynaecological Oncology’, Coimbatore, 2006
  7. Certificate of Honour – ‘Academic Society of Bangalore Medical College & Combined Hospitals’, 2002
  8. All India Best Paper award – ‘Association of Surgeons of India – 61st Annual National Conference (ASICON)’ – 2001
  9. All India Best Chapter Paper award – ‘Association of Surgeons of India – 61st Annual National Conference (ASICON) – 2001
  10. Best paper award – ‘Surgical Society of Bangalore’, 2005
  11. Best paper award – ‘Surgical Society of Bangalore’, 2004
  12. Best paper award – ‘Surgical Society of Bangalore’, 2001

 

PUBLICATIONS – SCIENTIFIC

 

More than 60 International and National indexed peer reviewed publications.

Details accessible at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Suraj-Manjunath

 

 

EDITORIAL AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

  1. Editorial Board member, Publication Division, ICC 2017
  2. Member, Panel of reviewers, European Journal of Surgical Oncology
  3. Member Panel of reviewers, The Open Cancer Journal
  4. Evaluation of AYUSH QOL-2C as an adjuvant therapy for patients with Breast cancer receiving Chemotherapy.  AYUSH Govt of India sponsored trial
  5. Co-Principal Investigator. “An Observational Longitudinal Prospective Study to Evaluate Molecular Markers of Prognosis, Treatment Response and Disease Outcome in Breast Cancer” – study in association with IPHCR. 
  6. Contributor to FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) 27th volume of the Annual Report on the Results of Treatment in Gynecological Cancer, 2006 for
    1. Carcinoma of the vulva
    2. Carcinoma of the corpus uteri, and 
    3. Gestational troophoblasticneoplasia. 
  1. Reviewer (Sentinel Reader) for Evidence-Based Medicine information system (bmjupdates), Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Canada. 

 

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS – INTERNATIONAL

 

  1. JS Prabhu, K Wahi, M Correa, S Manjunath, R N Rao, Srinath B S,Sridhar TS.DNA Methylation of the Estrogen Receptor (alpha) Promoter is Higher in Triple Negative Breast Cancers Compared to the ER Negative Sub-type.  33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, USA
  2. A Alexander, RS Kaluve, S Manjunath, Srinath BS, R Raju, Sridhar TS.  A novel attempt to improve long-term patient follow up in a low resource urban setting.  33rd Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, USA
  3. S Manjunath.  Technique for early dilatation of anastomotic leaks following oesophagectomy –11thWorld  Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, Barcelona, Spain, June 2009
  4. UK Devi, U.D. Bafna, R. Annapoorna, M. SurajThe Rationale of Pelvic Exenteration in Cervical Cancer – At Low Resource Countries. 11th Biennial International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) Meeting, Santa Monica, California, USA, October, 2006
  5. K Uma Devi, M. Suraj, U.D. Bafna, P. Geetha, V. Jayshree.  Study of Morbidity at Bowel Resection in DebulkingSurgery for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer-a Profile.11th Biennial International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) Meeting, Santa Monica, California, USA, October, 2006

 

 

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS – NATIONAL  LEVEL (selected list)

 

  1. UltrasonicShears versus Electrocautery inAxillary Dissection for Breast Cancer –
    A Randomized Controlled Trial. 1st Indian Cancer Congress, 2013, Delhi – awardedSSO’s (Society of Surgical Oncology, USA) International Career Development Exchange Program
  2. Estrogen receptor Negative Breast Cancer in India – Do we really have higher burden of this disease?  National Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology. NATCON-IASO, September 2010 – awarded IASO’s Detroit Visiting Fellowship
  3. Suraj Manjunath, Rakesh S Ramesh, TanveerHussainUstad, Ramakrishna.Re – resection in recurrent soft tissue sarcomas;National Conference ASI ;Coimbatore;December 2009
  4. Rakesh S Ramesh,Suraj Manjunath,TanveerHussainUstad,Ramakrishna,Annie Alexander.The practice of surgery in a tertiary referal hospital for operable breast cancer –breast conserving surgery versus modified radical mastectomy; National Conference ASICON 2009;Coimbatore
  5. Rakesh S Ramesh,Suraj Manjunath,TanveerHussainUstad,Ramakrishna.Double Leiomyoma – a rare case report; National Conference ASI ;Coimbatore;December 2009
  6. TanveerHussainUstad, Suraj Manjunath, Rakesh S Ramesh,Ramakrishna .Tranverse colon conduit after anterior pelvic exenteration;National Conference ASI;Coimbatore;December 2009
  7. TanveerHussainUstad, Suraj Manjunath, Rakesh S Ramesh,Ramakrishna.Surgical management of head and neck tumors;National Conference ASI ;Coimbatore;December 2009
  8. Bowel Resection, its morbidity, and treatment outcome in advanced ovarian cancer – a seven years profile at KMIO. The Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists of India (AGOICON 2006)’, AIIMS, New Delhi, 2006
  9. Role of Bowel Resection in Surgical Debulking for Carcinoma of the Ovary. National Update on Gynaecological Oncology, Coimbatore, 2006
  10. Surgical Emergencies in Gynaecologic Malignancies.  National Update on Gynaecological Oncology, Coimbatore, 2006
  11. Surgical Staging of Neck in Carcinoma Anterior Tongue. National Oral Cancer Conference, ORCA, organized by ICMR, Trivandrum, 2006
  12. Audit of Thyroid Diseases – KMIO, 2003. XXIII State Conference, KSC – ASICON – Award paper. Mangalore, 2005
  13. Rectopexy for Complete Rectal Prolapse – Our Experience.  Best Paper Award – Association of Surgeons of India – 61st Annual National Conference -ASICON. Patna, 2001
  14. Rectopexy for Complete Rectal Prolapse – Our Experience.  Best Chapter Paper Award – Association of Surgeons of India – 61st Annual National Conference –ASICON. Patna, 2001.
  15. Suguira’s Procedure for Portal Hypertension. XIX State Conference, KSC – ASICON – Award paper. Hubli, 2001
  16. Surgical Options in Hydatid Cyst of the Liver.  XVIII State Conference, KSC – ASICON, Belgaum, 2001
  17. Adenocarcinoma of the Duodenum.  Association of Surgeons of India – 60th Annual National Conference – ASICON. New Delhi. 2000

 

 

PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY SERVICE (selected list)

 

  1. Member, Scientific Committee, ICC 2017
  2. Former Joint Secretary, Bangalore Oncology Group
  3. Organizing Secretary, “Live Operative Workshop in Minimally Surgery for Gastrointestinal and Gynecologic Oncology” organized at Dharamshila Hospital on 14 December 2013.
  4. Member  IASO, ASI, BSGG.
  5. Developed Outreach program of the Department of Surgical Oncology, SJMCH, Pilot Program initiated at Mugulur village in 2010.
  6. Initiated and developed “Aadhara” in 2009 – A Support Group for Breast Cancer Patients in association with St. John’s Research Institute.
  7. Community medical service in “Pilar Health Centre”, mission hospital, Andaman Islands (medically underserved areas), 2007