Dr. Dinshaw is the Director of the Tata Memorial Centre and Professor and Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology.Graduated from Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India with MBBS (Madras University) - 1966
Attached to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, U.K.: 1970-1973
Obtained DMRT (London) - 1971
Obtained FRCR (London) - 1973
Director - Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai (Comprising Tata Memorial Hospital & Cancer Research Institute) since March 1997
Director - Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai since November 1995
Head, Department of Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital since 1981
President - International Society for Radiation Oncology (ISRO) since 1997
Council Member - International Union Against Cancer (UICC) since 1998
Chairperson - UICC Committee on International Collaborative Activities (CICA) since September 2000
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Consultant for Radiotherapy and Oncology
WHO Advisor for Radiotherapy and Oncology
Other Current Appointments
Honorary Consultant to
Lady Ratan Tata Medical & Research Centre, Indian Cancer Society, Mumbai since 1986
Central Railway Hospital, Mumbai since 1997
Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai since 1998
Armed Forces Medical Services since 1995
Governor of Maharashtra (Gazette Notification - 1991)
Academic & Clinical Specialisation
Has been the Head of the Radiation Therapy Oncology department of the Tata Memorial Hospital since 1981. Innovated the first Brachytherapy applications in India at the Tata Memorial Hospital. The Radiation therapy department is considered one of the best anywhere and has the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
Particular specialisation in cancers of the cervix, breast, head and neck, oesophagus, lymphomas and relevant brachytherapy applications.
Is a member of the Government of India, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi since January 1997 and is a Professor and Examiner for the MD (Radiotherapy)Examinations conducted by the University of Bombay.
Member of the Editorial Boards of
Indian Journal of Radiology - 1981
Indian Journal of Cancer - 1981
Bulletin of Science, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore - 1983
International Journal of Endocurietherapy / Hyperthermia Oncology - 1986
Journal of Clinical Radiotherapy & Oncology - 1989
Journal of Royal College of Radiologists 'Clinical Oncology' - 1991
Journal of Radiotherapy and Oncology - 1996-1998
International Advisory Board for Journal Clinical Oncology - March 1996
Overseas Advisory Panel as Overseas Editor of British Journal of Radiology - September 1996
Editorial Advisory Council for the Journal "Radiation Protection and Environment" - May 1996
Member of the Board of the International Journal of Cancer - October, 1999
She is currently in charge of Development of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), a project by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) in Navi Mumbai.
Has been invited to speak at various National and International meetings related to Cancer and Oncology since 1978.
Is a member of numerous Expert Committees, Scientific Advisory Committees and on the Governing Council of other National Hospitals.
Has to her credit more than 100 scientific publications mainly in International Journals.
Invited to give the Keynote Oration at
Dr. K.M. Rai Oration - IRIA - Bangalore, 1984 - "Endocurietherapy in modern Radiation Therapy"
Dr. P.C. Daruwala Oration - MWIA - Bombay 1997 - "Current Perspectives of Women in Cancer"
Dr. R.G. Dahyagude Oration - G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Bombay, 1998 - "Critical Challenges and Concerns in Cancer"
Solomon Padam Singh Oration - XX AROI Conference, Cuttack, December, 1998 - "Projecting Oncology Into the Next Millennium"
Dr. A.R. Gopal Ayengar Oration - Radiobiology 2000 Conference - Thiruvananthapuram, February 2000 "Evidence based Radiation Oncology - Role of Radiation Biologists"
Indo American Ulrich Henschke Memorial Award of Excellence - December 1993
Award of Excellence in Professional Competence - Federation of Parsi Zoroastrian Anjumans of India - 1997
FIE Foundation National Award for Outstanding Contribution to Medicine - 1998
Lifetime Achievement Award for service to the cause of cancer by Breast Cancer Foundation of India - 2000
UICC Roll of Honour - 1996