• Professor (Dr) Sharan Choudhri is a Surgical Oncology and Surgery, with a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience accumulated in a career spanning over three decades in the Army Medical Corps. He established the first Malignant Diseases Treatment Centre for the Indian Air Force at Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore, and the Oncology Centre at Base Hospital Delhi Cantt. He honed his operative skills and clinical acumen in the Services where he rose to appointment of Senior Advisor in Surgical Oncology and Surgery to the entire Indian Armed Forces. Subsequently, he was appointed as Professor and HOD at the Dharamshilla Cancer Hospital, and later at Saket City Hospital before his present appointment
Education & Training:
• After obtaining his Graduation and Masters Qualifications from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, he acquired training in Surgical Oncology at the Malignant Diseases Treatment Centre, INHS Asvini (the premier Naval Command Hospital at Mumbai), and at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
• Subsequently he was trained in Esophageal Surgery at Kurume Medical University, Fukuoka, Japan; and in Hepato-Biliary Surgery at Shimane Medical University, Izumo, Japan & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA. He also visited the Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan, USA to gain expertise in Sentinel Lymph Node Technique, a recent technique aimed to minimize surgical morbidity in a variety of cancers.
• UICC—ICRETT Fellowship Award 1994 At Kurume Medical University, Kurume, Japan as Visiting Fellow For “Three-Field Lymphadenectomy For Esophageal Malignancies”
• UICC—ICRETT Fellowship Award 2001 To carry out Research Project on “Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping & Biopsy In Surgical Oncology – Its Technique, Pitfalls And Outcome” at Michigan State University, Flint, Michigan, USA • “Young Investigators Award” at the 3rd International Sentinel Node Congress at Yokohama, Japan 16 – 18 Nov 2002 where the Presentation on “Promise & Pitfalls of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Oral Malignancies” was selected for Outstanding Scientific Merit, Innovation And Educational Value, And Promotion Of Sentinel Node Navigation Surgery National
• Air Vice Marshal MM Shrinagesh Memorial Medal for standing First in Surgery in Medical Officers Junior Command Course – 1986
• Prizes at the “Onco-Quiz” At National Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology on several occasions (1999, 2000, 2005)
• Sectional Editor, Indian Journal of Surgery for the “Association of Armed Forces Surgeons” a Section of the Association of Surgeons of India
• Elected Member of Executive Committee of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology for two years (2002-2003)
• Cancers of the Gastro-intestinal tract including esophagus
• Hepato-biliary-pancreatic cancers
• Cancers of the female genital tract
• Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery