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A Journey Towards Cancer Cure !

Professional Summary

Surgical and Gynaec Oncologist in Pune

Dr. Snita Sinukumar is the First lady Cancer Surgeon in Pune, who has obtained a Superspeciality. She specializes in the treatment of all aspects of women’s cancer especially ovarian cancer and HIPEC. She is one of the best Surgical and Gynaec Oncologist in Pune, Mch Degree In Surgical Oncology From Tata Memorial Hospital and is highly familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of multiple cancer sites and having vast experience in various cancer surgeries such as Weirtheims surgery, Commando operations, Thyroidectomy, Breast conservative surgery, Mastectomy, Whipple’s surgery, Colorectal surgery, Radical Nephrectomy and Cytoreductive surgery for Ovary cancer.

Professional Experience

  • Worked as a Specialist Registrar in Surgical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital.
  • Worked as a Clinical Fellow in Breast Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital.
  • Worked as a Senior Registrar in Surgical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital.

Education and Training

  • Mch. Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • MS. General Surgery from B.J. Medical College, Pune.
  • M.B.B.S from Topiwala National Medical College B.Y.L Nair Hospital, Mumbai.
  • ESPSO fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy and HIPEC From National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy and Krakenhaus Barmherzige Bruder, Regensburg,  Germany


  • Won the Award for Outstanding Paper for ” A Comparative study between prolene mesh and indegenous moquito net for inguinal hernia repair ” at the 52nd Annual Conference of the International College of Surgeons – Indian section held at Cidade Goa on 7th Oct – 2006.
  • Won the Ratan Tata Scholarship for the Academic Year 2006 – 2007
  • Won the B.Braun Award for “Meritorius Student” ( Category:Student ) for the academic year 2006 – 2007.


  • Skillfully performed more than 100 cancer surgeries on various subsites.
  • Contributed to several PubMed indexed articles, and presented at national and international conferences, enumerating a few below:

 Case Report:   Sporadic Giant Mesentric Fibromatosis – A case report, Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology Sep – 2014;5;242-245. Dr. Snita Sinukumar, Rachel M. Gomes, Rajiv Kumar, Ashwin D’souza and Avanish Saklani.

Original Paper: Clinical Outcome of patients with complete pathological response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally rectal cancers – The Indian Scenario Gastroenterology Research and practice. vol 2014, Article ID 867841. Dr. Snita Sinukumar, Dr. Prachi Patil, Dr. Reena Engineer, Dr. Ashwin D’souza, Dr. Avanish Saklani.

Original Paper: Impact of type of surgery (laproscopic vs open) on the time to initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy in operable rectal cancers Indian Journal of Gastroenterology DOI:10.1007/s12664-015-0579 Dr. Snita Sinukumar, Dr. Shaesta Mehta, Dr. Vikas Ostwal, Dr. Sudhir Jatal, Dr. Avanish Saklani.

Review Article: Harmful effects of Nicotine. Dr. Aseem Mishra, Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, Dr. Sourav Datta, Dr. Snita Sinukumar, Dr. Poonam  Joshi, Dr.  Apurva Garg. Indian Journal of  Medical and Pediatric Oncology.

 Original Paper:  Initial experience with Lateral Pelvic lymph node dissection in locally advanced rectal cancers – A Pilot Study. Dr. Snita Sinukumar, Dr. Reena Engineer, Dr. Avanish Saklani. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology.

 Poster Presentation: At the DDF, London, U.K. – 2015.

 Poster of Distinction:  Clinical outcomes of patients undergoing Laparoscopic Vs Open surgery for rectal cancers.

Career Objectives

  • To provide quality care in the field of Surgical oncology with special interest in women’s cancer care, Head, Neck and GI oncology.
  • Initiating academic and teaching programmes, creating cancer awareness and cancer prevention programmes.


MS, Mch. Surgical Oncology (Tata Memorial Hospital)

Consultant Surgical Oncologist

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