Mark D. Pegram is the director of the Breast Cancer Oncology Program at Stanford Women’s Cancer Center. Dr. Pegram earned his undergraduate
and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina and worked at University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine before moving to Stanford. He is a renowned clinician and scholar in breast cancer research and a leader in
translational medicine. Dr. Pegram played a major role in developing the drug Herceptin® as a treatment for HER2- positive breast cancer.
His work showing that Herceptin ® improved survival rates and even cured some patients with breast cancer is of paramount importance,
not only for the emergence of personalized medicine therapy in breast cancer, but also highlighting the significance of the translational
Dr Nagendra Swamy
Dr Nagendra Swamy is the Founder Chairman at Medisync Health Management Services Private Limited & Former Group Medical Director - Manipal Hospitals.
He has Over 30 years of experience in Health care management with various National and International Organizations in senior managerial positions &
Dr. Harit Chaturvedi is the Chief Consultant and Director of Surgical Oncology at Max
HealthCare, leading a team of 80 oncologists spread over 7 multi-specialty centers. He has a
rich experience of over 3 decades in Oncology. He received his MBBS and MS degrees from
G.S.V.M Medical College, Kanpur and M.Ch. (Surgical Oncology) from M.G.R. Medical
University, Chennai. He has worked at several specialty cancer centers in India including
Kidwai Memorial Institute, Bengaluru, Adyar Cancer Center (Chennai) and the Rajiv Gandhi
Cancer Institute (Delhi).
Being a crusader against Tobacco for the last 15 years through various cancer foundations,
Dr. Chaturvedi has been championing the cause for cancer awareness. His ability to nurture
young talent has earned him the reputation as a teacher and mentor. He has performed
surgeries at live surgical workshops, presented his work in national and international
conferences and has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals. He is a keen champion
of research initiatives in India.
Dr Chaturvedi has served the national bodies like Indian Society of Oncology and Indian
Association of Surgical Oncology as President. His ability to create a grand vision and
execute it, was once again demonstrated at the national level, when he built the brand of
Indian Cancer Congress, as its first organising secretary.
Dr. Somashekhar S. P
Dr. Somashekhar S. P. is Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology, Robotic Surgeon and Hipec
Super Specialist at Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Center in Bengaluru. He is also a member
of board of studies, Manipal University and a member of Business Advisory Board, MHEPL.
His qualifications include MBBS from Mysore University, MS (Gen. Surgery) from NHL
Medical College, MCh (Surgical Oncology) from GCRI, Fellowships from Fellow of Royal
College of Surgeons (FRCS) from Edinburgh, Robotic Surgery Fellowship from Roswell Cancer
Center from Buffalo in USA, Minimal Invasive Gynec Onco Fellowship IRCAD from Taiwan,
Advanced Liver fellowship from Paul-Brousse Hospital in Paris, Clinical fellow Gynec
Oncology from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Clinical Fellow Breast surgery from University of
Pittsburg Medical Centre Pittsburg in USA, Clinical Fellow Liver Surgery from Taipei in
Taiwan, Robotic Surgery Fellowship from University of South Florid (USF) from Tampa in USA
and Clinical Fellow Oncology from Todd Cancer Centre in Long Beach in USA.,. He received
the Millenium Gold Medal Award in 2006 ASI, SSB for his work in Sentinel Lymph Node. Dr.
Somashekher is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. D. D. Patel Gold Medal in Oncosurgery. He
is the first in India to initiate a Robotic Scarless Thyroidectomy programme & TORS and has
done the highest number of Robotic Complex Oncosurgeries in India.
Dr. K Govind Babu
Dr. K Govind Babu is a renowned Oncologist in Bangalore and currently practices at HCG Cancer Centre, Bangalore. For the past 31 years,
Dr K Govind Babu has worked as a Medical Oncologist and gained proficient skills and knowledge in the segments. Dr. Govind Babu pursued degree
of MBBS from St Johns Medical College in 1982. MD-Internal Medicine from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore in 1986 and DM-Medical Oncology
from Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore in 1995. He has completed his specialty training from Dana Farber and MD Anderson Centre,
Dr. Govind's key areas of expertise are solid tumours and haemato oncology. He is also keenly interested in administering targeted therapy and
precision medicine. Dr. Govind has treated more than 3,00,000 cases so far.
Dr. Babu has over 60 national and international publications to his credit. He is a recipient of several national and international awards and has
been a part of many scientific studies, including clinical trials in oncology.
Dr. K. Govind Babu is the President of the Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. He is the president of the SAARC Federation of
Oncology. He was also the co-chair of ESMO India Summit 2020.
Dr. Sanjay Sharma
Dr Sharma is the Director & Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Asian Institute of
Oncology, Mumbai. He has worked at the Tata Memorial Hospital for over 27 years as
professor. He trained extensively at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre New York, and
also trained at Japan's Kurume university & Fukuoka University on surgery for cancer of
esophagus. Dr Sanjay Sharma has published over 100 articles in reputed medical journals,
written one book on breast cancer, written may chapters in other medical books. He has
given over 2000 guest lectures , symposiums, orations in India and abroad on cancer of the
esophagus, lung, breast, stomach, GI tract, pancreas and cervix.
Dr. Sharma has been Principal investigator and Co-Investigator in multiple trials in cancer
treatment in India and abroad. He has been a member of many societies like American
College of Surgeons, International College of Surgeons and Indian College of Surgeons. He
has been president of Indian Society of Oncology, President of Association of Indian Society
of Surgical Oncologist, President of Indian Breast Group, Secretary of Indian Society of
Esophageal diseases. He is also advisor and member of editorial board of many national &
Dr. Sharma has conducted many social service camps and arranged free cancer detection
camps, breast clinics, educational lectures for general public and medical practitioners all
over India. He is the Founder Secretary for Grameen Kark Rog Ujagar Yojna. (Rural Cancer
Detection Program), conducting camps all across India, mainly Madhya Pradesh,
Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh.
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