Dr. Ravindra Padmakar Deo
Consultant - Head & Neck Oncology
Dr. Ravindra Padmakar Deo is a distinguished surgical oncologist with a career spanning several decades. His unwavering commitment to the field of oncology and exceptional contributions have earned him a prominent place in the medical community. Dr. Deo's journey in the realm of healthcare has been marked by a deep passion for treating cancer, particularly in the challenging domain of head and neck oncology.
With over four decades of dedicated service, Dr. Deo has solidified his reputation as a seasoned expert in the field of surgical oncology. His unrelenting commitment to patient care and innovative approaches to cancer treatment have impacted numerous lives positively. His expertise extends beyond surgical procedures; it encompasses comprehensive patient care, including post-operative management and support.
Dr. Deo's illustrious career is characterized by groundbreaking accomplishments, a commitment to academic excellence, and a compassionate approach to patient well-being. His tireless efforts and exceptional skills have not only contributed significantly to the field of surgical oncology but have also served as an inspiration to aspiring medical professionals.
Throughout his journey, Dr. Deo has remained at the forefront of the fight against cancer, continuously striving to improve treatment methodologies and patient outcomes. His legacy as a pioneer in surgical oncology continues to influence the way cancer is diagnosed, treated, and managed, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care on their path to recovery.
Specialization: Full-time Surgical Oncologist since February 1978
Appointments Held in the Field of Surgical Oncology:
- Observer cum postgraduate Student, Department of Surgical Oncology, (Thoracic and Paediatric Unit), Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay, India from 1st February 1978 to 31st January 1979
- Junior Surgical House Officer, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay 1th February 1979 to 31st July 1979
- Senior Surgical House Officer, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay 1st February 1980 to 31st January 1982
- Surgical Research Fellow, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay 1st February 1982 to 30th September 1982
- Resident Surgical Officer, Department of Head & Neck Oncology, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, Paris France from 1st October 1983 to March 1984
- Observer, Head & Neck Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, New York, U.S.A.
- Asst. Professor and Chief, Dept. of Head & Neck Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore from 1st November 1984 to 10th September 1987
- Visiting Fellow, Department of Head & Neck Oncology, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif Paris France from 1st November 1987 to 30th April 1988.
- Consultant, Department of Head & Neck Oncology, Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif Paris France from 1st May 1988 to 31st October 1988.
- Visiting Fellow, Institute Gustave Roussy Villejuif Paris France from March 1992 to October 1992.
- Coordinator and Consultant, Department of Oncology, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore from 1991 to 2011
- Visiting Professor, Cincinnati School of Medicine and Stanford School of Medicine.
- Visiting Head & Neck Consultant in Dev Raj Urs Medical College Tamaka, Kolar, India
- Chief Head & Neck Services & coordinator, Department of Surgical Oncology, BGS Global Cancer Institute, Bangalore, India from 2012 till 2014.
Departments of Oncology Established:
- First exclusive department of Head & Neck Oncology at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (1984).
- Department of Surgical Oncology at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore 1991.
- Department of Head & Neck Oncology at H.A.L. Hospital, 2000.
- Department of Surgical Oncology at Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, 2001.
Conferences and Workshops:
- Actively participated in all biennial ISO conferences since 1980 and presented papers, chaired scientific sessions, moderated panel discussions, and delivered guest lectures.
- Actively participated and presented papers at all International conferences on Head and Neck Cancer, USA since 1996.
- Participated in conferences organized by International Federation of Head and Neck Oncological Societies.
- Conducted live surgical demonstrations and workshops at Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Indore, Pondicherry, Calicut, Mangalore, Bagalkot, Gulbarga, etc.
- Delivered over 90 lectures on various aspects of Surgical Oncology and Head and Neck Surgery all over the country.
- Targeted cancer detection camp for Bangalore Mahanagar Pallike, Paur Karmikas (PK) along with Cancer Patient Aid Association, 2000.
- Conducting coordinated free cancer detection camp for Bangalore Mahanagar Pallike, Paur Karmikas (PK) as Joint Project with International Rotary Foundation, Bangalore Mahanagar Pallike, and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College from January 2006 to 2008.
Affiliations and Associations:
- Fellow of Indian College of Surgeons.
- Secretary, Indian Society of Head & Neck Oncology.
- Life Member, Association of Surgeons of India.
- Life Member, Indian Society of Oncology.
- Life Associate Member, Association of Otolaryngologists of India.
- National Merit Scholarship for 6 consecutive years (1969 – 1975) awarded by Govt. of Madhya Pradesh (India).
- "Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award" for outstanding services, achievements, and contributions in medicine, presented by Shri. Shivraj Patil, in August 1996, in New Delhi.
- "Kempe Gowda Award" for Medicine constituted by the Government of Karnataka and presented by the Chief Minister in June 2006.