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Dr Ganesha Dev Vashishta

D.M. (Med. Oncology)

Specialisation- Head, Dept of Medical oncology


Dr Ganesha is one of the best oncologists at St. Johns Medical College and Hospital-Bangalore. He has an experience of more than 22 years in the field and is considered the go-to oncologist in Bangalore. Dr Ganesha is a dedicated oncologist and makes each and every patient of his feel comfortable and at ease.

As one of the city’s leading oncologists, he offers the best care when it comes to cancer treatments. Dr Ganesha will guide you through each appointment with clear communication, meticulous evaluation and individual attention whether you are paying a visit for a routine check-up, to address a serious health issue, to plan new treatment approaches or for a surgical procedure.

He implements the most advanced, ultra-modern technology and treatment options to treat all his patients. Dr Ganesha is highly trained and has foremost knowledge regarding different types of cancers and how to approach them in treatment.

He helps in making the patients have a longer life, reduced pain and less intervention of their daily lives by performing futuristic treatment techniques.

Dr Ganesha Dev Vashishta has been providing extensive treatment to treat various cancers of the breast and solid tumors. He has successfully performed Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation for the first time in the state of Karnataka But most importantly, he knows the significance of education and takes part in numerous cancer awareness campaigns.

He has also spent a significant amount of time conducting clinical trial designs, analysis & reporting from various prestigious universities in and outside India. Dr Ganesha makes sure he serves his patients right and employs the latest techniques in all procedures.

He also has an extensively training experience of nearly 22 years. Dr Ganesha is supported by a warm, professional team who makes sure you receive personal service from a trusted friend every time you visit.



D.M. (Med. Oncology) - Kidwai Memorial Institute Of Oncology, Bangalore, India(A Regional Cancer Institute Recognized by the UICC)


M.D. (Int. Med) - Karnataka Medical College, Hubli


MBBS - Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore


March 2016 – till date

Head, Dept of Medical oncology - St. Johns Medical College & Hospital

June 2014 -2016 Feb

Visiting Consultant Medical Oncologist

Jan 2012 – May 2014

Head, Dept of Medical oncology - BGS Global hospital, & BMT

Since 2010-Jan 2012

Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist - Apollo hospital, Bangalore

Since 2001-2010

Consultant Medical Oncologist - Curie Center of Oncology, St. John's Medical College And Hospital 


Assistant Professor Sri Devraj Urs Medical - Dept. Of Med. Oncology, College, Kolar

Teaching Experience

2016,Mar – Till Date

Undergraduate and post graduate medical students, St. John’s Medical College and Hospital

2004,Dec - 2010

Visiting Faculty for Post graduates of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (Deemed University)

2002 - 2010

  • Theory and clinical classes with journal club for post graduates of St. John’s Medical College and KIMS in Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Theory classes for Bsc Nursing students from College of Nursing St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences

2000 - 2001

Theory and clinical classes for post graduates and graduate Medical students Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar

1998 - 2000

During the DM course, Theory and clinical classes for post graduates students of General Medicine and Pediatrics


Europian Society of Medical Oncology

Bangalore Oncology Group

Association of Gynaec Oncology, India (KSC)

Trained in Autologous Stem Cell transplantation at North Western University Hospital, Chicago, U.S.A. (May-June 2003)


Bone Marrow Transplantation

Successfully performed Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation for the first time in the state of Karnataka (Feb-Mar 2003)

International Conferences Attended

  • XV Asia Pacific Cancer Conference, Chennai, India. Dec 12 – 15, 1999

  • 4th Lilly Onco Update, 3rd – 5th August 2001 held at Goa

  • Annual meeting of ASCO, 18th – 21st May 2002 at Orlando, Florida for poster presentation (Phase-II Clinical Trial Results of 3 drug regimen of Cisplatin+Paclitaxel+Gemcitabine as first line, in Advanced and Metastatic Ovarian Epithelial Cancers)

  • Asia Pacific Oncology Conference at Bali, Indonesia August 2003

  • Oncology Conference at Dubai January 2004

  • Oncology Conference at Singapore, February 2nd –3rd 2004

  • Good Clinical Practice Workshop- Investigators Meeting at Dubai, March 4th 2004

  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) conference held at Vienna, Austria, Oct 28-Nov 2, 2004

  • Annual meeting of ASCO 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009

  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2006, 2008, 2010

  • 12th St Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference May 2011

  • American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting – San Diego - Dec 2011

  • 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer – Sydney – Oct 2013

  • World Congress on GastroIntestinal Cancer - Barcelona - June 2014

Published Articles

  • Clinical Study of acute exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis. Accepted as M.D. thesis, Karnataka University, Dharwad

  • Efficacy of IV Human Albumin in preventing Chemotherapy induced tiredness A Pilot clinical Trial, Karnataka Journal of Medical Sciences (Oct – Dec 1998) 4, 1987-1991

  • Paclitaxel and Cisplatin in Metastatic Breast Cancer A KMIO experience, XV APCC Abstract Book 1999, P3-020, Pg.152

  • Itraconozole in Immunocompromised patients. XV APCC Abstract Book 1999, P5 – 074, Pg. 217

  • Technique of Post-Operative HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) using Veress Needle and IV Fluid Warmer In Patients With Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. (Obstetrics Gynecology International Journal 2017, 6 (2): 00199)

  • Compliance, toxicity and efficacy in weekly versus 3-weekly Cisplatin concurrent Chemo radiation in locally advanced head and neck cancer. (Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice. First published online: 4 September 2018

  • (Efficacy of plerixafor for peripheral stem cell mobilisation in autologous transplantation: A single centre study ) Journal: Journal of Cancer Therapy 2020 Month August 18th 2020 (Scientific Research Publishing) Authors: (Kiran pura krishnamurthy , D V Ganesha, Girsh Badarkhe , Diganta Hazarika, Radheshyam naik)

  • (Molecular Therapeutics of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and challenges in repeat tissue Biopsy) Journal : Advance in lung Cancer, 2021 Month August 4th 2021, Authors ( D V Ganesha, Radheshyam Naik, Suhail Sayyed Mufti, Hrishi Varayathu)

  • Characteristics of Tobacco Consumption Among Cancer Patients at a tertiary cancer hospital in South India-A cross-sectional study. Journal: Tobacco use insights Volume 14:1-8 The Author(s) 2021. Authors: (Vinod K Ramani, Ganesha D V, Neethu Benny and Radhesham Naik)

  • A Narrative Review of the risk Factors for Cancer and the Preventive Opportunities: Current Status, Future Perspectives and Implications for India. Journal: 2021 Spring Hope Cancer Foundation & Young Oncologist Group of Asia. Authors: (Vinod K Ramani, Ganesha D V, Neethu Benny and Radhesham Naik)

  • Outbreak of Ralstonia Mannitolilytica infection at a tertiary Care Oncology Center in South India: A Case Series. Authors: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Biology. Vol 6 Issue 1 (Authors: Vinod K Ramani, Ganesha D V, Vinu Sarathy, Somorat Bhatacharjee, Shobha Ganeshan and Radhesham Naik)

Type of GCP training (e.g. GCP Course, Investigator meeting)

  • On-site GCP Training received during SIV for all the 36 trials

  • Online GCP Training on 30 March 2010

  • GCP training received during Investigators Meeting for Afatinib Study on13 Jan 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan

  • Online GCP Training from Pfizer on 13 Jun 2011

  • Online GCP Training from Jhonson & Jhonson on 28 Jun 2011

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