Medical Oncology is one of the three pillars of cancer treatment along with surgery and radiotherapy. It deals with treatment of cancer using drugs which kill cancer cells. Aims of the treatment include cure, prolongation of life, relief of symptoms and providing good quality of life, depending on the extent of disease at presentation. Recent years have seen the advent of several new chemotherapy drugs and also targeted therapy to help achieve the above-mentioned aims.

Medical Oncology involves treating cancer using certain drugs. The administration is as follows: 

Chemotherapy: This involves administration of drugs which kill cancer cells or stop their growth. However, they also act on normal body cells, thus leading to side effects.

Targeted Therapy: The drugs used here, target cancer cells specifically, sparing normal cells, thus limiting side effects.

Hormonal Therapy: This involves the use of hormonal agents for the prevention and treatment of certain cancers such as breast






MBBS, DCH, MD (Pediatrics), Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology -Louisiana State University, USA



She completed her MBBS from Bombay University in 1993 , and MD in pediatrics in 1995. Further she completed her Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology -Louisiana State University, USA.

She has been a Consultant Pediatric Hematologist Oncologist at 

1) Asian Institute of Oncology, S L Raheja Hospital, Mumbai

2) Holy Family Hospital Hospital, Mumbai

3) Faculty – K J Somaiya Medical College & Hospital, Mumbai

4) Associate Professor, Pediatrics, In-Charge Pediatric Hematology Oncology

5) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

6)Honorary Visiting Consultant, Kasturba Hospital and Wenlock Government Hospital, Mangalore.

7) Visiting Consultant Oncologist for Healthway Hospitals.

8) Cancer specialist for Goa Medical college.

1.Secretary- Paediatric Heamatology Oncology Chapter of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics for 2008-2009

  1. Editor – Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Newsletter

1) Gold medalist (Pharmacology) from Mumbai University 1990

2) Recipient of several awards for best paper presentations in National and International Conferences.

3) Recipient of the “American Society of Hematology International Visiting Trainee Scholarship” for the year 2005-2006 for a 12 week Visiting Fellowship at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA




MBBS, MD (Gen. Med), DM (Med. Oncology)


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Dr Ravindra Joshi completed his MBBS from KMC, Hubli, in 1992. In 1995 he got his MD in Gen Medicine again at KMC, Karnataka University , Dharwad.. He further went on to Bangalore where he joined Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, in 2000 and got his DM in Medical Oncology

  • Received  “Adarsh Seva Ratna Award” from Maharashtra Journalist Foundation at Mumbai in Nov. 2010 for his service to patients.


  • Received  “Vaidyak Bhushan 2012 Award” from Womens Foundation, Kolhapur  at Sangli for his service to patients.
  1. First Rank to Karnataka University Dharward in 1 st MBBS.
  2. Topper in Physiology.
  3. Wrangler. D.C.Pawate Gold Medical – Physiology.
  4. Presently, Consultant and Director, Joshi’s Cancer Centre, Miraj
  5. Hon. Consultant ;
    a. Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati cancer Hospital, Miraj
    b. Apple Saraswati Hospital, Kolhapur
  6. Eighteen years post DM as Senior Consultant and HOD of Medical Oncology in
    Siddhivianayak Cancer Hospital and instrumental in overall magnificent growth &
    development including handling technologies & complex treatment schedules
  7. Is actively involved in designing and organizing Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit.
    Has been Organizing Secretary and instrumental in successfully conducting South
    Zone CME and Fifth Dr. D. K. Gosavi Memorial Oration Award Ceremony
  8. Is a teacher for DNB Medical Oncology, a superspeciality Postdoctoral course at
    SSGCH, Miraj.
  9. Hands on training in Bone Marrow Transplantation in Tata Memorial Hospital,
  10. Worked in the capacity of Chairman of Academic Forum (CMEs and Scientific
    Program’s) for two years in Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj
  11. Attended and participated many national and international conferences such as Asia
    Pacific Cancer Conference in Chennai and ASCO Pan Asia Conference at New
    Delhi. International CME in Hematology in Ahmedabad etc.
  12. Has been an active member of Deccan Oncology Society and organized many
    oncology related CMEs
  13. The First Medical Oncologist in the region of Western Maharashtra, Northern
    Karnataka & Goa.
  14. Has done a lot of Social & Charitable work.
  1. Free radial and antioxidant enzymes in Acute Leukemia. Pujari K.N., Aruna Kulkarni, V.B.Tuljapurkar,JoshiR.M.,Asma Mujawar. The Antiseptic, 105(4), 168-169 April 2008


  1. Lipid Peroxidation and Antioxidant Enzymes in Chronic Leukemia, Pujari K.N., Aruna Kulkarni, V.B.Tuljapurkar,JoshiR.M.,M.K.Suryawandhi,Asma Mujawar. Spectrum, January-December 2007.