Dr. Bhawna Sirohi is currently a consultant medical oncologist in GI & breast cancers and Director of Medical Oncology at Max cancer centre, New Delhi, India. She is an honorary consultant with Queen Mary’s University, London. She was previously working at The Barts Health NHS Trust, London. She started her oncology training in India in 1994 at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and completed at Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
She has been working as consultant medical oncologist since 2008, in breast and GI cancers and acute oncology, both in India and UK. She has published more than 100 papers in national and international journals and lectured worldwide. She has edited three books on Cancer – Cancer- Questions Answered, Chemotherapy in GI cancers & Modern GI Oncology. She is the immediate past editor-in-chief of Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. She is currently the President of the Oncology section of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Her research interest is focused on breast and HPB cancers, survivorship, young women with breast cancer and delivering quality care in Low and middle income group countries (LMICs). She is a member of the pan-London Survivorship research group and is also a member of the research committee of IHPBA and UK TNM committee. She has a keen interest in developing cancer care in LMICs which is cost-effective and quality driven. She chairs various cancer committee’s for Indian council of Medical Research (colorectal Cancer, pancreatic cancer, HCC and NEC) and is an active member of the National Cancer Institute -AIIMS advisory committee. She is Secretary of EBMT Nuclear Accident Committee-as part of this she has been previously involved with the UK Department of Health interdisciplinary Group on clinical care and service configuration following a radiation accident.
She is the founder President of New India Cancer charity Initiative which has led in clinical screening for breast, cervical and head & neck cancer in rural India. She has previously been on the committee of David Adams Leukaemia Fund and is currently on management committee of CanSupport and is a patron for voice of tobacco victims. She received the Royal Marsden award for excellence in 2000 for enhancing trusts reputation, the TMC-Women’s Cancer Initiative award in 2011, LBF Visionary award for excellence in 2011, Maulana Ilyasi Jameel Award in August 2013, Aadhi Abadi women achievers award in 2014 and Barts Heroes award for education in 2018.