Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015

    Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015

    Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015

    Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

    Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

    Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
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    Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015

    Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015

    Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015

    Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

    Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.
  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

    Talks & Publications

  • 1.Somashekhar S, Acharya R, Manjiri S, Talwar S, Ashwin K, Rohit Kumar C. Adaptations and Safety Modifications to Perform Safe Minimal Access Surgery (Minimally Invasive Surgery: Laparoscopy and Robotic) during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Surgical Innovation. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1553350620964323
  • 2.S. P. Somashekhar, Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, S. Manjiri, Sumit Talwar, Rudra Prasad Acharya, K. R. Ashwin, Vijay Ahuja & C. Rohit Kumar, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Surgical Smoke, Decoding Fear and Ensuring Safety: Adaptations and Safety Modifications During COVID Pandemic. Indian J Gynecol Oncolog 18, 96 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40944-020-00443-2
  • 3.Somashekhar, S.P., Ramya, Y., Ashwin, K.R., Shabber, S.Z., Ahuja, V.K., Amit, R., & Rohit, K.C. (2020). Evaluation of delay in time to adjuvant chemotherapy after HIPEC and its impact on oncological outcome in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, Pleura and Peritoneum (published online ahead of print 2020), 20200103. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2020-0103
  • 4.S. P. Somashekhar, Abhinav Y. Deshpande,K. R. Ashwin, R. Gangasani,Rohit Kumar & Sushrut Shetty
  • Comparative Evaluation of the Short-Term Treatment Outcomes Between Open, Laparoscopic- and Robotic-Assisted Surgical Approaches for Rectal Cancer Treatment. Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01137-z
  • 5.S. P. Somashekhar, Gangasani Revanth Kumar Reddy, Abhinav Yeshwant Deshpande, K. R. Ashwin & Rohit Kumar, A prospective study of real-time identification of line of transection in robotic colorectal cancer surgery by ICG. J Robotic Surg (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11701-020-01095-2
  • 6.S. P. Somashekhar, K. R. Ashwin & C. Rohit Kumar, Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: Hype or Hope? (Indian Experience). Indian J Surg Oncol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01113-7
  • 7.S.P. Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber S. Zaveri, Anil Jampani, Y. Ramya, Rameshwaran Parameswaran, Sushmita Rakshit,Can Low-cost Indo Cyanine Green Florescence Technique for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Replace Dual Dye (Radio-colloid and Blue Dye) Technique in Early Breast Cancer: A Prospective Two-arm ComparativeStudy,ClinicalBreastCancer,2020,ISSN15268209,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2020.03.013
  • 8.SP Somashekhar, C. Rohit Kumar, KR Ashwin, Y. Ramya & Amit Rautan, Prospective Comparative Analysis of Total Versus Involved Field Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC) for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies from Colorectal Cancer. Indian J Surg 82, 566–572 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-019-02017-9
  • 9.Somashekhar, S.P., Ashwin, K.R., Yethadka, R., Zaveri, S. S., Ahuja, V., Rauthan, A., & Rohit, K. C. (2019). Impact of extent of parietal peritonectomy on oncological outcome after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC, Pleura and Peritoneum, 4(4), 20190015. doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/pp-2019-0015
  • 10.S.P. Somashekhar, Ramya Yethadka, Rohit Kumar C, K.R. Ashwin, Shabber Zaveri, Amit Rauthan,Toxicity profile of chemotherapy agents used in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal surface malignancies,European Journal of Surgical Oncology,Volume 46, Issue 4, Part A,2020,Pages 577-581,ISSN 0748-7983,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2019.10.032.
  • 11.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit, Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy procedure for nonresectable peritoneal carcinomatosis: First Indian study, January 2019 South Asian Journal of Cancer 8(1):27
  • 12.A prospective randomized controlled trial comparing conventional Intuitive ® procedure card recommended port placement with the modified Indian (Manipal) technique.- J Minim Access Surg 2019
  • 13.Indocyanine Green (ICG) Fluorescence Imaging in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy (SLNB) for Early Breast Cancer: First Indian Experience – Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - June 2019
  • 14.S. P. Somashekhar · K. R. Ashwin · Rohit Kumar · Y. Ramya · Amit Rauthan, Comparison of Outcomes Following Complete and Selective Parietal Peritonectomy During Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Study by Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ISPSM), Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology (2018) 16:71
  • 15.S.P. Somashekhar*, K. R. Ashwin, C. Amit Rauthan and Kumar C. Rohit, Randomized control trial comparing quality of life of patients with end-stage peritoneal metastasis treated with pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) and intravenous chemotherapy, September 2018Pleura and Peritoneum
  • 16.SP Somashekhar, KR Ashwin, Rohit C Kumar, Amit Rauthan · SushmitaH Rakshit First Indian Study on Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) Procedure for Advanced Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Secondary to Epithelial Ovarian Cancer, June 2018 Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 17.S. P. Somashekhar, M.-J. Sepu ́lveda, S. Puglielli, A. D. Norden, E. H. Shortliffe, C. Rohit Kumar,A. Rauthan, N. Arun Kumar, P. Patil, K. Rhee & Y. Ramya , Watson for Oncology and breast cancer treatment recommendations: agreement with an expert multidisciplinary tumor board, January 2018, Annals of Oncology 29(4)
  • 18.Somashekhar SP, Ashwin K.R, Rohit Kumar, Natraj Naidu, Ramya Y, Shabber S Zaveri, Vijay Ahuja, Amit Rautan, Poonam Pati, Standardization of Patient Selection and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Protocol for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy in Indian Patients, December 2017, Indian J Gynecol Oncolog
  • 19.Sean S. Jacobs, Somashekhar S.P. Rajshekhar C Jaka,Ashwin KR, Rohit Kumar C.Robotic-Assisted Pelvic and High Para-aortic Lymphadenectomy (RPLND) for Endometrial Cancer and Learning Curve, Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology June 2016, 14:32
  • 20.Gudimani Santosh, Rohit kumar C, mithun VV, Chaitra gowda KN, Deepa AB. Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to general surgeon; Journal of breast disease,vol 35,no 1,pp.67-72, 2015
  • Overview

  • You Treat A Disease, You Win, You Lose. You Treat A Person , I guarantee you, You’ll Win No Matter What the Outcome ------ Robin Williams


  • True Service to Health care relies in treating a person and not the disease , that is why Dr Rohit Believes in Educating the Patients about their Diseases to Empower them to Take Decisions For Their Better Health and Not Just to treat diseases. He believes that Healing is an inside out process With the Support from Outside In by the Doctor. He Works On strengthening the 4 pillars of Health: Sleep, Food, Movement & Mind.
  • Dr Rohit Kumar practices Evidence based Oncology Care and is well known for giving his Time and Attention To Patients. His depth in Knowledge about cancer care is manifested in his simplicity and clarity with which he counsels the patients and their families which enables them to have better understanding of the disease and the available treatment options. His treatment is based on recommendations as per international standards and protocols and is always supported from Multidisciplinary Tumour Board discussions which is the gold standard for Cancer care. His understanding of anatomy and physiology of human body makes him a skilled oncosurgeon in handling complex surgeries in oncology.
  • He has several publications in his name both national and international and he has done various travelling fellowships. He has won numerous awards for his clinical work in cancer care at various national and international conferences. He works to get cutting edge technology and Best Of World Class Cancer Care To His Patients.

  • He is focused on Health Care not Sick Care and Stands True To The Statement That An Ounce of Prevention Is Always Better Than Pound Of Cure.

  • Fellowship & Membership

  • Travelling Fellowship In ESSO 36, held in Krakow 2016. -IASO-SSO Travelling fellowship 2019, SSO 2019- Sandiego. -SSO-CSCO Travelling fellowship Xiamen 2019. -Indo-Uk Travelling breast Fellowship 2019. -ISPSM –ESMPO Travelling fellowship in peritoneal surface malignancy 2018.Indian Association Of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of gynec oncology of India
  • European Association of Gynec oncology
  • Indian society of peritoneal surface malignancy
  • Association of breast surgeons of India
  • Field of Expertise

  • 1.Peritoneal Surface Malignancy ( HIPEC & PIPAC ) , Gynecological Malignancy
  • 2. Breast Oncology ( breast conserving surgery, oncoplasty ,Radio guided and Image Guided Surgery – SLNB , ICG based surgery)
  • 3. Robotic Surgeries ( Colorectal cancers, Gynecological cancers )
  • Endocrine Surgery ( Thyroid , Parathyroid , Adrenal )
  • 4. Young and adult Oncology , Geriatric Oncology
  • 5. Thoracic and Head and Neck Oncology
  • 6. Gastrointestinal Cancer ( Esophagus, Stomach , Intestine , Colon & Rectum)
  • 7. Preventive & Integrative Oncology
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Telugu
  • Malayalam
  • Awards & Achievements

  • 1.Best paper in research category- Role Of Protective Ileostomy In Ileal Perforation And Its Outcome
  • (ASICON 2013, national conference of association of surgeons of India ) 2. Best poster award for poster titled “A Prospective Non-Randomised Study Of Total Robotic 3 Stage Esophagectomy For Carcinoma Esophagus-Single Institute Indian Experience’’ (NATCON 2014 CHENNAI , NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY). 3. BEST POSTER AWARD IN NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY NATCON 2015 BHUBANESHWAR
  • a.“SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN CARCINOMA CERVIX “
  • b.“STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 4. BEST OF NATCON 2015, SELECTED FOR SSO 2016 FOR POSTER TITLED “STAGE IV PELVIC CHONDROSARCOMA TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL IRRADIATION AND REIMPLANTATION, METASTATECTOMY: A CASE REPORT OF 6 YEARS FOLLOLOW UP” 5. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ESSO 36, HELD IN KRAKOW FROM SEPTEMBER 14-16 2016 . 6. SELECTED FOR PROFFERED SESSION ORAL PAPER PRESENTATION TITLED “A prospective study of robotic assisted rectal surgery in carcinoma rectum.” in ESSO 36 Krakow 2016 7. BEST VIDEO PRESENTATION IN NATCON 2016 JODHPUR FOR VIDEO ON ROBOTIC LEFT LOWER LOBECTOMY. 8. 8. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “PERITONEAL METASTASES OF RARE CARCINOMAS TREATED WITH CYTOREDUCTIVE SURGERY AND HIPEC – A SINGLE CENTER EXPERIENCE “ (INTERNATIONAL COURSE & OPERATIVE WORKSHOP ON HIPEC AND PERITONEAL SURFACE MALIGNANCIES, BANGALORE 2017 ). 9. BEST POSTER AWARD FOR STUDY TITLED “ Factors predicting morbidity & mortality in cytoreductive surgery & hyperthermic intraperitoneal 10. BEST ORAL PRESENTATION WITH TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL PARTNER PROGRAMME IASO 2019 –SSO FOR PAPER: A PROSPECTIVE TWO ARM COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ICG ENHANCED FLUORESCENCE IMAGING VS CONVENTIONAL METHODS (BLUE DYE AND RADIOCOLLOID/HAND HELD GAMMA PROBE) FOR SENTINEL LYMPH NODE DETECTION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER - GOING BEYOND THE HORIZON chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancy”. ( ISPSM 2018 ) 11. BEST ORAL PAPER AWARD & TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ISPSM-ESSO 2019 MUMBAI FOR PAPER: CRS + HIPEC IN STAGE IIIC EPITHELIAL OVARIAN CANCER & COMPARISON OF ONCOLOGICAL OUTCOME ONLY WITH CRS & IV CHEMOTHERAPY & CRS + IP CHEMOTHERAPY 12. SELECTED FOR INDO-UK TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN ABSI 2019 FOR PAPER : A PROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY REPORTING EARLY OUTCOMES OF LYMPHA PROCEDURE AFTER AXILLARY LYMPH NODE DISSECTION. 13. SELECTED FOR TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP ON BEHALF OF THE SOCIETY OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF CHINESE SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY HELD AT XIAMEN BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 18 AND SEPTEMBER 22, 2019.