Prafulla Desai
Born
OccupationOncologist
Medical academic
Medical administrator
Known forSurgical oncology
Spouse(s)Meena Desai
AwardsPadma Bhushan
Dhanwanthari Award
Wockhardt Medical Excellence Award
Mucio Athayde International Cancer Award
ICC Lifetime achievement Award
Karmayogi Puraskar

Prafulla B. Ragubhai Desai is an Indian surgical oncologist and a former chairman of the Research Advisory Committee on Oncology of the Indian Council of Medical Research.[1][2] He is credited with the first bone marrow transplantation in India, which he performed with his team in 1983.[3] He is a former director and superintendent at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai (1973–1995) and continues his association with the institution as their professor emeritus.[4] He is one of the founders of the Rural Cancer Centre established by Tata Memorial Centre at Barshi, Mumbai[5] and serves Breach Candy Hospital as a surgical oncologist[6] and the Indo-Global Summit on Head and Neck Oncology (IGSHNO) as a member of their national faculty.[7]

Roy is a recipient of the Wockhardt Medical Excellence Award (2003) of the Harvard Medical International,[8] Dhanwanthari Award of the Dhanwanthari Foundation,[9] and Lifetime Achievement Award (2016) of the International Congress on Cancer,[10] the Mucio Athayde International Cancer Award (1998) of the International Union Against Cancer[11] and the Karmayogi Puraskar of the Bombay Medical Aid Foundation.[12] Married to Meena, a medical doctor,[13] he is associated with Care India Medical Society, a charitable organization involved in community service related to oncology,[14] and participates in social initiatives on cancer.[15] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1981, for his contributions to medical science.[16]

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References

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  2. ^ "Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre" (PDF). Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Historic Awards to Reward Medical Excellence". Evaluate Group. 15 February 2003. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
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  6. ^ "Doctors". Breach Candy Hospital. 2016. Archived from the original on 23 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  7. ^ "National Faculty". Indo-Global Summit on Head and Neck Oncology. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Prominent doctors honoured with the Wockhardt Medical Excellence Awards". Phama Biz. 17 February 2003. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Dr P B Desai conferred with Dhanvantari Award". One India. 14 November 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  10. ^ "ICC Award". Palani Velu. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  11. ^ "International cancer prize for Indian specialist". India Environmental Portal. 25 February 1998. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Karmayogi Puraskar". Bombay Medical Aid Foundation. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Boston Hotel Fire Kills Four". St. Petersburg Times. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  14. ^ "About Us - Care India Medical Society". Care India Medical Society. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Support Group for Breast Cancer Patients". Cancer Support. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.

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