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Dr. A.K. Dewan


Director Surgical Oncology

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Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Sector - 5, Rohini, Delhi - 110 085

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Mahender Kumar Jain Marg, Niti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110049


Dr. A. K. Dewan is one of the leading Oncologists and Director Surgical Oncology at RGCI & RC. He has been a Cancer Surgeon for over 30 years. He gained experience in institutes such as Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.

His areas of interest include Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and Breast Cancer Surgery. On an average, he conducts 120 major and 100 minor cancer surgeries every month and has been involved in over 18,000 surgeries in the course of his career.

He is the chief editor of the  Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute Monthly Newsletter  and has also had over a 30 articles published in national and international journals. In addition, he has presented over 350 papers in various medical conferences and seminars both in India and abroad.

He practices evidence based medicine with emphasis on multimodal approach. It is the multidisciplinary team effort which gives desirable end result. His motto is “To treat my patient as I would want myself to be treated and care with passion”. He is technology savvy with an endeavor to provide highest standard of quality care.

Specialized Areas

  • Oral Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery – Laryngeal Conservative Surgery, Total Laryngectomy
  • Paranasal Sinus Surgery – Maxillectomy
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Parotidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Various Neck Dissections
  • Laser surgery for early oral/laryngeal cancers
  • Breast Cancer – Conservative surgery, MRM, Sentinel node biopsy, Breast reconstruction

Educational Background

  • MCh. Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai
  • Master of Surgery (MS) General Surgery, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) – Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi


  • 1996 onwards – RGCI&RC, Delhi
  • 1994 – 1996 – Served at Central Health Service, SJH, Delhi
  • 1992 – 1994 – MCh Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai
  • 1989 – Training in Cancer Surgery at TMH, Mumbai
  • 1982 – 1984 – Post Graduation in Surgery at RML Hospital, Delhi
  • 1981 – Junior Residency at LNJP Hospital, Delhi

Professional Journey


  • 1st Cancer Surgeon with MCh (Surgical Oncology) in Delhi in 1994
  • Having performed, large number of oral cancer treatment
  • Established Ganga Prem Hospice in Uttrakhand. 1st of its kind with 17 bedded facility which provides palliative care to terminally ill cancer patients.
  • Medical Director of RGCI&RC from Aug 2010 to Aug 2016
  • Editor of Monthly Newsletter of RGCI&RC
  • Started DNB Surgery Oncology Program in RGCI&RC
  • Initiated site specific specialities in various Department of RGCI&RC
  • Trained many practicing Surgical Oncologists in India
  • Post doctoral course in Hospital management in 2008 from National Institute of HIFW, Delhi
  • Organized an International Conference in March 2006 on “Head & Neck Oncology” and was the organizing secretary of RGCON – 2006
  • Medical Director of Shradha Cancer Care Trust which has set up a Hospice for terminally ill cancer patients in the state of Uttarakhand


  • Award of Excellence for achievement and contribution in cancer in last Millennium by Board of faculty of WAIM in Oct 2001
  • Conferred Award of Excellence by the Board of Specialty GCIM 2001 for outstanding services and achievements in field of cancer
  • Honoured as “TOP DOCTOR” in Oncology in Delhi on Doctor’s Day 1/7/12 by Delhi Medical Association (DMA).


  • 35 publications in National and International journals


  • Life Member of A.S.I, India. Member of A.S.I. Delhi
  • Life member of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
  • Member of Association of Basics Sciences
  • Member of Indian Chapter of International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
  • Life member of DMA (North Zone) and IMA

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Sir Chotu Ram Marg, Sector - 5, Rohini Industrial Area, Rohini, New Delhi - 110085, India | +91-11-47022222
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