10 Best Oncologists in India - Updated 2022

Find India's best oncologist and make an appointment online instantly! View consultation cost & address of specialists in India. In India, there are 1.8 million people suffering from cancer. The ratio of cancer doctors in India to patients is 1:2000. Given cancer is a progressive disease, it is of immense importance that it is detected and treated at the earliest. So, choosing the right doctor for your treatment is also crucial. According to our research we have listed the 25 Best Oncologists in India. Later, we have formulated lists based on major cities in India.

S L Raheja Fortis Hospital


Next available - Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital


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Dr. Suresh Advani

50 years of experience

DM - Oncology, MBBS


Medical Oncologist

  • When it comes to Oncology, Dr. Suresh Advani needs no introduction. With a whopping 45 years of experience in the field and being the chairman of prestigious hospitals like SL Raheja and Nanavati Hospital, he is one of the top 10 oncologist in India.
  • Well known for Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy and Targeted therapy, Dr. Advani is an ocean of knowledge. Not only is he the first cancer specialist in India to have successfully transplanted bone marrow but also a pioneer in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in India.
  • For his selfless service to the nation, he has been honoured with around 7 awards which include the esteemed Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan. Dr. Suresh Advani completed his M.B.B.S from Grant Medical College(1970) and MD – General Medicine in the year 1973. Later on, he did his training in bone marrow transplant at the renowned Fred Hutchinson Research Centre, Seattle.

Awards & Memberships:

  1. Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2012 and 2002 respectively.
  2. Rashtriya Krantiveer Award in 2014
  3. Dr. B C Roy Award by the Medical Council of India in 2005
  4. Dhanvantari Award in 2002
  5. Fellow in National Academy of Medical Sciences
  6. Member of Indian Cancer Registry
  7. Secretary of Indian Journal of Haematology and Blood Transfusion
Fortis Hospital


Next available - Monday 8:30 am - 9:15 am

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Macs Clinic


Next available - Monday 4:30pm - 7pm

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Dr. Sandeep Nayak

24 years of experience

DNB, Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgical Oncology, DNB, MRCS (UK), MBBS

Surgical Oncologist


  • Dr. Sandeep Nayak is a known name when it comes to Surgical Oncology. Being one of the pioneers of Laparoscopic and Robotic Cancer Surgery, he ranks among the top 10 cancer specialist doctors in India. He began his medical journey at the prestigious Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.
  • This was followed by pursuing DNB – General Surgery and DNB – Surgical Oncology from Calicut Medical College and Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute respectively. Apart from being a part of many medical organizations, Dr. Sandeep shows immense interest in research and educating students.
  • Being on the teaching staff of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, he demonstrates and trains students in laparoscopic & robotic surgery, gynecological oncology, urologic oncology, head and neck oncology and general surgical oncology.
  • A master of surgical oncology, Dr. Nayak’s expertise even extends to Scar Less Thyroid Surgery, oesophageal, stomach, liver and Pancreatic Cancer Surgery ( laparoscopic and robotic). Being an expert in robotic surgery, he emphasizes its benefits and tries to educate people so they can reap its benefits.

Awards & Memberships:

  1. Young Surgeon Award at NATCON IASO
  2. Detroit Fellowship Award at NATCON
  3. Member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  4. Member of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
  5. Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology
  6. Member of Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology
  7. Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgical Oncology from Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute
Sparsh Hospital


Next available - Monday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Dr. Jayanti Thumsi

30 years of experience

Clinical attachment( Breast Oncology), MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Surgical Oncologist


  • The author of the book “Lump to Laughter”, Dr. Jayanti Thumsi beautifully portrays the journey and emotions of women with breast cancer as they go through treatment. She is a consultant in Medical Oncology and is a Breast Cancer Specialist.
  • Dr. Thumsi completed her M.B.B.S and MS, from Grant Medical College and JJ Group of Hospitals. Both are among the best and sought after institutes for medicine in India. Post education, she underwent special training in oncology in Tata Memorial Hospital.
  • Having over 25 Years of experience, she is considered among the best oncologist in India. Currently, she practices at Sparsh Super Speciality Hospital, Gleneagles Global Hospital and at RxDx Healthcare.

Awards & Memberships:

  1. Member of Indian Cancer Society
  2. Member of Association of Surgeons of India
  3. Member of Association of Breast Surgeons of India
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Dr. Avinash Deo

32 years of experience

Post Doctoral Training in Medical Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS


  • Dr. Avinash Deo is claimed to be the best oncologist practicing at many renowned hospitals like SL Raheja Hospital, Belle Vue Multispeciality Hospital, Sanjeevani Surgical & General Hospital, and Holy Spirit Hospital.
  • After his completion of M.B.B.S, Dr. Avinash Deo went on to complete his MD – General Medicine from the same KEM Hospital, which is a very prestigious and sought after medical college in Mumbai. With his experience and vast understanding of this field, Dr. Avinash is held in high regard by not only his patients but his peers.
  • He is considered the best cancer specialist in India as he has successfully treated many cancer patients across India and abroad and restored their faith in life. Also, Dr. Avinash shows immense interest in teaching students in medical colleges. He has served as a registrar for 4 years at his alma mater, KEM Hospital.
  • With his innovative ideas and treatment methods for cancer, Dr. Avinash has made significant contributions to the development of medical science in India.

Awards & Memberships:

  1. National Talent Scholar Award in 1980
  2. Awarded second prize in Leprosy Competitive Exam held by Mumbai University.
  3. Science Talent Scholar Award by Delhi State in 1978
  4. Life Member of Associations of Physicians in India
  5. Founder, Life Member of Critical Care Society of India
  6. Member of Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology ( ISMPO )
Fortis Hospital


Next available - Monday 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Jaslok Hospital


Next available - Tuesday 3pm - 4pm

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Dr. Boman Dhabar

28 years of experience

Fellowship in Medical Oncology, Fellowship in Hematology& Medical Oncology, Fellow in Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS


  • Dr. Boman Dhabar, a Medical Oncologist who ranks among the best cancer specialist in India. Dr. Dhabar has an experience of over 32 years in the field. He completed his M.B.B.S in 1984 and then went on to complete his MD - Internal medicine from Mumbai University in 1988.
  • During his MD, his academic excellence paid off and he stood first in the university. Dr. Dhabar pursued super specialization in Medical oncology and Haemato-oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital. Later on, he went to the USA and got certified by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Currently, Dr. Dhabar practices oncology at Fortis Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Wockhardt Hospital and Jaslok Hospital, which rank among the top cancer hospitals in India.

Awards & Memberships:

  1. Awarded Gold Medal by the FCPS
  2. 6th Position among International Oncologists in ESMO Medical Oncology Examination, Vienna
  3. Fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplant at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in 2000.
  4. Fellowship in Medical Oncology from the European Society of Medical Oncology.
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Dr. Shabber S Zaveri

31 years of experience

MCh - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Surgical Oncologist


  • Dr. Shabber practices surgical oncology at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore and Dr. Malathi Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He is adept in Head and Neck Oncology, Gastrointestinal Oncologic Surgery, Gynaelogical Oncology, Breast Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Radio Guided Surgery and Thoracic Oncology. Immense knowledge in the field plus 25 years of experience, makes him one of the top oncologists in India.
  • Dr. Zaveri is also an expert in organ function & organ conserving surgery for the breast, tumours in the extremities and many other complex surgical procedures. By thorough and rigorous research, he started sentinel lymph node biopsy in 2004 and Radioisotope Occult Lesion Localisation ( ROLL ) to treat breast cancer in 2005. In addition to that, he was also among the first few to start Minimally Invasive Radio Guided Para Thyroid surgeries ( MIRP).

Awards & Memberships:

  1. Fellow in Breast Services – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York.
  2. Fellow in Thoracic Surgery at Fachkrakenhaus Coswig Hospital, Germany.
  3. Fellowship in Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy after Cytoreductive Surgery at European Surgical Institute.
  4. Fellowship in Robotic Surgery ast Hackensack Medical Centre.
Max Institute Of Cancer Care


Next available - Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Dr. Pramod Kumar Julka

40 years of experience

Fellowship in Medical Oncology, MD - Radiotherapy, MBBS

Medical Oncologist


  • Dr. Pramod Kumar Jhulka is a cancer specialist in India who was honoured with the Padma Shri award for his  outstanding contributions to medicine. Being a Cancer Specialist, medical educator and a writer, Dr. Pramod is an all-rounder in the field of Oncology.
  • He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College (New Delhi) followed by Fellowship at M D Anderson Hospital, under the World Health Organization. Being passionate about educating the emerging generation of doctors, he served as the Dean of Academics in the famous AIIMS, New Delhi in 1984.
  • Currently, he works at Max Healthcare and at Max Institute of Cancer Care as the Director of Oncology. Max Institute of Cancer Care is the First Standalone Day-care Chemotherapy Centre in India.
  • Dr. Julka was the First Indian to perform Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant following high Dose Chemotherapy in Metastatic Breast Cancer. For this extraordinary feat, his name was listed in the Limca Book of Records.

Awards & Memberships:

  1. Padma Shri for his contributions to medicine in 2013
  2. Life Time Achievement Award by Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI), 2013
  3. Gold Medal and IMA Award for Clinical Oncology from the Indian Medical Association(1995 and 2006 respectively)
  4. Leading Scientist of the World Award - International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England - 2005
  5. Emeritus Membership in the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  6. Member of Indian Council of Medical Research Task Force.
  7. Member of Society of Cancer Research and the National Advisory Committee of Global Cancer Committee.
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Dr. Nalini Kilara

42 years of experience

DM - Oncology, MD - Medicine, MBBS

Medical Oncologist


  • Dr. Nalini Kilara is a famous oncologist in Bangalore, Karnataka. You can consult Dr. Kilara at various hospitals like Mallya Hospital, M S Ramaiah Hospital and Columbia Asia Referral Hospital. 34 years in this field, she has a rich professional experience in Medical Oncology and is among the best cancer doctor in India.
  • Her areas of focus are Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplant. Aside from her practice, Dr. Kilara also has an abundance of experience as a lecturer in medical colleges. Regarding her education, she graduated with flying colours securing a gold medal from St. John’s Medical College.
  • Later, Dr. Nalini pursued her MD – Internal Medicine from the prestigious PGIMER and DM – Medical Oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology. She has been awarded many medals and honours for her achievements which are listed below.

Awards & Memberships:

  1. Gold Medal for securing First Place in Physiology
  2. Gold Medal for securing First Place in General Surgery
  3. Pope Paul Medal for the Best Outgoing Student
  4. President of India Silver Medal for the Best Woman Candidate
  5. Bronze medal for Excellence in post graduate studies from PGIMER, Chandigarh
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Dr. Ian Pinto

18 years of experience

M.P.H., D.M., D.M., M.D., MBBS


Medical Oncologist

  • Dr. Ian Pinto is one of the best medical oncologist in India who specializes in Haematology. He has successfully treated cancer by Chemotherapy, Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunotherapy. After completing his M.B.B.S, Dr. Pinto trained and worked in the USA for 15 years where he completed his MD in medicine, DM in Haematology, DM in Medical Oncology and Masters in Public Health.
  • In addition to that, he underwent training in Autologous, Allogenic and Umbilical Cord Bone Marrow Transplant and Steam Cell Transplantation at the world renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre. Considered as one of the best cancer doctor in India,
  • Dr. Ian practices oncology at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre and at Jaslok Hospital which is the best cancer hospital in Mumbai. Dr. Pinto has been awarded the Leadership Award at House Staff Physician Association as its President. A zealous researcher, Dr. Pinto has been invited to many parts of the world to present his work and clinical experiences.

Awards & Memberships:

  1. Leadership Award by the House Staff Physician Association
  2. Fellowship in Haematology Oncology at the State University of New York.
  3. Fellow and Member of American College of Physicians
  4. Member of American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  5. Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology
  6. Member of American Society of Haematology.
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Dr. Sandeep Goyle

20 years of experience


Medical Oncologist


  • If you are looking for treatment of Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Skin Cancers and Carcinoma, then Dr. Sandeep Goyle is the best oncologist in India for you. He has successfully treated 1000s of patients from not only in India but all around the world. Dr. Goyle graduated from Seth GS medical college, followed by MD from TN medical college in Mumbai, D.N.B - General Medicine from the Ministry of Health and Welfare in New Delhi, Specialist Training from Joint College of Higher Medical Training and MSc - Oncology from University of Manchester in UK.
  • Added to that, he is so proficient in Chemotherapy that he was awarded a medical prize for MRCP by Queen Mary’s hospital in Kent.
  • He was awarded for the Best Resident award for MD - General Medicine at B.Y.L. Nair hospital. He practices oncology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute in Mumbai. According to his patients he is a very reliable doctor and is considered one of the best.

Awards & Membership:

  1. Medical Award by Queen Mary’s Hospital
  2. Member of Mumbai Oncology Association
  3. Member of Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
  4. Member of American society of Oncology
  5. Member of Medical Protection Society in UK
  6. Member of American Association of Cancer Research

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Sir what is malignant ascites cancer life expectancy

Male | 65

this depends on the cause of the ascites. there are procedures like HIPEC to try and cure. however, in cases that is not possible, PIPAC and chemotherapy may help. 
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Dr. Sandeep Nayak

What treatment of uterus cancer in India is available?

Female | 53

well, every possible treatment is available in India. it depends on what is needed for the patient. it may be Robotic surgery to radiotherapy to precision oncology treatment. 
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Dr. Sandeep Nayak

Is ascites ovarian cancer the last stage?

Female | 49

not necessarily. it could still be stage 3. An attempt to cure can be considered with CRS & HIPEC
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Dr. Sandeep Nayak

My father age 67. He is suffer collon cancer. He is colestomy operation done in March 22. What is next treatment???

Male | 67

next treatment depends on the histology report. chemotherapy may be needed based on some factors
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Dr. Sandeep Nayak

Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography of the whole abdomen showing moderate hypatomegaly with coarse attentuation, edematous GB mild dilated portal vein,splenomegaly,diverticulituis in sigmoid colon. Crystitis. My brother suresh kumar's report has been admitted in Maharaja Agrasain Hospital, Punjabi Bagh and the doctor has recommended us for a second opinion. Kindly advise / suggest next course of action if possible.

Male | 44

WhatsApp the report to me
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Dr. Pallab Haldar