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Dr Ketayun Dinshaw

Radiation Oncologist
Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Dinshaw is the Director of the Tata Memorial Centre and Professor and Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology.
Training/Qualifications
  • 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
    Present attachments/appointments
  • 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.
    Personal Initiatives
  • 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"
    Honours Conferred
  • 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
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