Professor Shailesh V. Shrikhande
Professor Shailesh V. Shrikhande is the Deputy Director of Tata Memorial Hospital and the Head of Division of Cancer Surgery and also Chief of GI and HPB (Gastro Intestinal Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgical Service). He was ranked first in the Master of Surgery examinations of Mumbai University in 1997 and later received specialist training in Pancreatic Research and Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland and the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He was the first Asian to be awarded the Kenneth Warren Fellowship of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) in 2005. He was awarded Doctor of Medicine (magna cum laude) by the University of Heidelberg for his original clinical and basic research on chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in 2006.
He is now a full Professor of Surgical Oncology since 2010 at Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai. He is one of the few surgeons worldwide to have successfully performed over 1000 Whipple operations. Prof. Shrikhande continues to deliver teaching lectures (over 500) as an invited guest speaker and faculty in India and abroad for the past 18 years. He has conducted over 50 Live Operative teaching demonstrations of complex pancreatic surgeries across the length and breadth of India especially in tier 2 and tier 3 cities in an effort to make these surgeries cheaper and more accessible to the common man in a standardized fashion. He has been invited as a visiting Professor to 8 prestigious institutions in Europe, the far east, USA and delivered 20 Keynote lectures and Orations. Prof. Shrikhande has been the Chief Editor of 9 educational books in Oncology, has authored 71 book chapters and has 234 scientific publications in leading international journals. His scientific impact is recognized worldwide given his h index of 31 – the highest amongst his peers in India and amongst the best world over.
To promote awareness on pancreatic tumors in Asia, he founded the website www.pancreaticcancerindia.com both for professionals and lay people. He is the Chairman of the Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) committee for developing guidelines for management of Pancreatic and Gastric Cancer in India. He is the Associate Editor of Langenbecks Archives of Surgery and also on editorial boards of leading international journals of GI and HPB surgery. He is the President of the Indian Chapter of IHPBA. He is the first Indian to be the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and treasurer of the Asia Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. In recognition of his work on pancreatic cancer and digestive cancer surgery in India, he was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014 (FRCS – Ad Eundem).
In addition to his surgical and educational pursuits, he currently spearheads the Tata Memorial Centres expansion plan which shall comprise of a 550 bed state of the art hospital (60 percent poor patients would be treated at this referral centre), doctors and Nurses Quarters and even a Dharamshala for poor Patients in Mumbai.