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Dr. Bhaskar Vishwanathan

  • Experience

    14 years

  • Education

    MBBS, MD, DM

  • Specialization

    Head - Radiation Oncology

  • DepartmentOncology

  • Hospitals

    Amrita Hospital faridabad

Brief Pfofile:

Dr. Bhaskar Viswanathan, Professor & Head of the Radiation Oncology Department at Amrita Hospital, Faridabad, studied at Frank Anthony Public School and attended National College in Bengaluru. He secured his MD from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology in 1997. He did a one-year clinical research project at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai in 1998.

In 1998, he took the position of an assistant professor at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology and served there for eight years. In addition to clinical work, he did short academic courses in genetic engineering and human molecular genetics at the Indian Institute of Science research lab and trained at the Bengaluru campus of the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI).

Later, he enrolled in a one-year clinical fellowship program at Jurivinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Canada.

From 2008 to 2012, he worked as an associate professor in radiation oncology at the Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru. While working there, in 2017, he attended an orientation program at Erasmus MC Netherlands on hyperthermia techniques in breast and cervical cancers. Eventually, he was promoted to the post of professor. He worked there till 2022.


Doctor of Medicine (MD)-Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore India-Feb 1994 to Jan 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)-Kempe Gowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India-July 1986 to Nov 1993
Short term worker after regular hospital work, assisting at a virology lab, in the development of molecular diagnostics for Human Papilloma virus causing cervical cancer at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Hebbal Campus, Bangalore, India.
Training on Good clinical Practice (GCP), 2016
One year of Clinical Fellowship at the post grad department, McMaster University (Juravinski Cancer Centre), Hamilton, Canada and Involved in patient care and treatment.
Received training in IMRT treatment planning and 3D CRT and Intraluminal brachytherapy in esophageal cancers, Endobronchial brachytherapy and Photodynamic therapy- Jan 2007-Dec 2007
Radiation and Hyperthermia training at ERASMUS MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands Sep 2017-Oct 2017.


1998 Research Fellow Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
1999-2006 Assistant Professor Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology
2007 Clinical Research Fellow Jurivinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Canada
2008-2022 Associate Professor/Professor in Radiation Oncology Vydehi institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru

Awards and Honours:

Best paper award-Role of Iron oxide and gadolinium nanoparticles as radiosensitizers in Cancer treatment-Indian Cancer Society conference, Bengaluru, 2018.
Best paper award-Development of novel radiation sensitizer-magnetic hyperthermia nanoparticles for diagnostic (MRI) imaging and treatment of cancer-6 th world congress on nanomedical sciences-ISNSCON-2018, New Delhi, 7-10 January 2019.

Speciality Interests: 

Precision based individualized radiation treatments in Cervical, Head & Neck and Prostate cancers
Multimodality Image Guided Intracavitary and Interstitial Brachytherapy
Intra-operative MRI guided Brachytherapy procedures
High Precision Adaptive Radiotherapy treatment
DIBH breast cancers treatment
Image Guided Robotic Brachytherapy procedures
Hypo-fractionated Radiation schedules for conversion of Palliative care to Radical


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