Dr Vinay Deshmane - Consultant in Surgical Oncology & Breast Diseases

Dr Vinay Deshmane - Consultant in Surgical Oncology and Breast Diseases


  • 1983- M.B.B.S - Grant Medical College
  • 1987- M.S - General Surgery, University of Bombay
  • DNB -National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
  • 1999-FRCS- Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
  • 2001-MD, University of London
  • FICS


  • Has over 18 years of experience in surgical oncology
  • Currently associated with P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and The Shushrusha Hospital and The Asian Institute of Oncology, Mumbaic
  • 1989- joined the Tata Memorial Hospital and spent the next 7 years training in various aspects of surgical oncology, both clinical & research
  • Visited Germany to study the applications of the CO2 laser in laryngeal cancers with Professor W. Steiner
  • 1995- Professor Ian Fentiman, offered him a position at The Sir Hedley Atkins Breast Unit, Guy's Hospital London. Dr. Deshmane spent the next 6 years working on different aspects of breast cancer treatment and care

Awards & Affiliations

  • "Young Scientist" award from the Indian Society of Oncology
  • "Outstanding paper award" from the International College of Surgeons
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences

Fellowships from

  • The International Cancer Federation (UICC, Geneva)
  • The Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF, UK)
  • Breast Cancer Campaign (UK)

Papers, Presentation & Research

  • Honed his clinical skills in the UK, and undertook laboratory research at The Richard Dimbleby Department of Cancer Research/ Imperial Cancer Research Fund, St. Thomas' Hospital, under the mentorship of Professor Ian Hart
  • Worked on DNA methylation and its changes in relation to the menstrual cycle in breast cancer patients. The emphasis was on seeking the implications of this molecular change on the exact timing of breast cancer surgery during the menstrual cycle, of breast cancer patients
  • Presented research paper at the "7th World Congress on Advances in Oncology and 5th International symposium on Molecular Medicine, 10-12 October 2002" at Crete, Greece
  • His areas of special interest include: Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as benign breast diseases, molecular biology of cancer, precancerous lesions and genetic profiling of tumours
  • He has made numerous national and international presentations and publications
  • Has successfully pioneered the procedure of nipple duct endoscopy (breast endoscopy) in India. This involves the introduction of a small endoscope through the nipple directly into the breast ducts allowing the direct visualisation and access to the breast ducts, the site where the majority of breast cancers are known to originate. He has been the first to develop this technique in India and, in establishing this technique over the last two years at the Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, has developed a technique which is available only at limited centres abroad to be within the reach of our population