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Dr. D.C Doval

MBBS, MD (Medical Oncology)

Chair Medical Oncology & Chief of Breast & Thoracic Services

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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. D. C. Doval carries an experience of more than 37 years in Medical Oncology. He specializes in the treatment of solid tumors, with a particular focus on patients with cancers of breast and lung.

During his career he has focused on helping patients manage their symptoms and improving their quality of life. As a part of this effort he has developed new models for the delivery of oncology care that provide medical excellence in settings convenient for patients and their families.

In the field of clinical research, he has participated in more than 60 International and national studies. He pioneered the first Phase 1 study in Oncology in India and has taken up anticancer drug development. He has also been involved in conducting efficacy and safety studies for many indigenously developed biosimilar molecules in India.

Dr. Doval is a recipient of Medical Excellence award by Wockhardt India Limited and Howard medical International in Feb 2005, Chikitsa Siromani Award of International Study Circle in 2008, Panna Lal Oration IMA Aligarh, Chairman’s Award RGCIRC Excellence in Clinical Research 2011

Specialized Areas

  • Carcinoma of Gall Bladder
  • Targeted Biological Therapies
  • Transplantation Research

Educational Background

  • Certificate Course in Genetic Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1988)
  • I.C.C. Post Graduate Course in Clinical Cancer Chemotherapy, Madras (Dec 1983)
  • Medical Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay (1981 – 1982)
  • M.D. –  K.G.’s Medical College, Lucknow, Lucknow University, 1979
  • M.B.B.S. –  K.G.’s Medical College, Lucknow, Lucknow University, 1975


  • Director Medical Oncology Jan 2011- till Date
  • Director Research RGCI Nov 2009- Nov 2016.
  • Senior Consultant and Chief of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre. Sep 1996 – January 2011.
  • Assistant Professor Medical Oncology, Division of Medical oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore – 560 029. Mar 1990 – Sep 1996.
  • Lecturer Medical Oncology, Division of Medical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. 15th Dec 1982 – Till 1990 (Mar)
  • Trainee in “Medical Oncology – Clinical Immunology” Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay. Sep 1981 – Feb 1982. (Period included in 3 above)
  • Research Associate (Indian Council of Medical Research) K.G.’s Medical College, Lucknow. Jan 1981 – Dec 1982.
  • Senior Research Fellow (Indian Council of Medical Research), Department of Pharmacology, K.G.’s Medical College, Lucknow. Jan 1980-Dec 1980.
  • Demonstrator – Department of Pharmacology, K.G. Medical College, Lucknow. Jan 1977 to Dec 1979.

Teaching Experience

Dr. D.C. Doval I have been involved in teaching Oncology specially medical Oncology since 1982 both to the undergraduates and post graduates and super speciality students at KMIO. I have also started DNB course in Medical Oncology at RGCI&RC. Besides have been participating actively in various CME programmes and outreach programmes

  • Undergraduate: > 35 years.
  • Postgraduate: >30 years.
  • Faculty Members of Various Postgraduate courses (Continuing Medical Education in Medicine, Surgery, ENT, Paediatrics, etc).
  • DNB Medical Oncology course at RGCI&RC since 2003

Professional Journey


  • Certificate of Honour Best of ASCO 2017 India Chandigarh.
  • RGCI : Outstanding Contribution Award, 2014.
  • DMA Chikitsa Rattan Award, 2014.
  • Indian Society of Medical & Paediatric Oncology Oration
  • Notable contribution to Clinical Research Fraternity-Award, Indian Society for Clinical Research, 2014.
  • Dr RK Seth Memorial Oration, IMA Kanpur 2013
  • Runner-up of AmeriCares Clinical Excellence Award, 2012
  • Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, RGCI&RC, 2011
  • Chikitsa Siromani Award, ISS Delhi, 2007
  • Wockhardt Howard Clinical Excellence Award, 2005
  • Pannalal Oration, Aligarh IMA


  • Indian Journal of cancer
  • Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology
  • Asian Journal of Oncology
  • South Asian Journal of cancer
  • Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
  • International Journal of Molecular & Immuno Oncology


  • Post graduate Medical Journal
  • Indian journal of Dermatology Leprology and Venerology
  • Lymphoma Leukemia
  • World Journal of Surgical Oncology
  • Bio Med Central (BMC) Cancer.
  • Clinical Lung Cancer
  • South Asian Journal of Cancer
  • Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
  • Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences
  • National Medical Journal of India
  • International Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Cancer Treatment Reviews
  • Human Mutations
  • Asian Pacific Journal of cancer Prevention

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – More than 50 international conference attended

SEMINARS/WORKSHOP/ CONFERENCES –  Organized More than 21 conference.

CLINICAL TRIALS/CLINICAL STUDIES – More than 90 clinical trial/studies done.

ABSTRACTS – More than 150 abstracts published in various National, International Journals and proceedings of various Conferences.

PRESENTATIONS – More than 200 Guests Lectures, Debates, Panel Discussions at different National and International Conferences/Symposia/Workshops.



  • Indian Society for Oncology
  • Indian College of Allergy & Applied Immunology
  • Indian Public Health Association
  • Indian Pharmacological Society
  • Indian Society of Medical & Paediatric Oncology
  • NCR Oncology Forum
  • Member National Academy of Medical Science (India) New Delhi (Elected 1993).
  • Nominated member of New York Academy of Sciences, New York (1995).
  • Founder member and trustee of Indian cooperative Oncology Network.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology. (ASCO)
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Indian Society for Clinical Research,
  • Asian Clinical Oncology Society Council Member


  • World Lung Cancer Congress 2007 Seoul
  • 2nd Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference 2006

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