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Dr. Rajiv Chawla

MD (Anesthesiology)

Director – Department of Anesthesiology

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


Dr Rajiv Chawla has over 35  years of experience in various capacities in leading institutions. His experience in Anesthesiology spans over various facets of the specialty: patient care, teaching and research. After his medical education (MBBS & MD) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Dr. Rajiv Chawla joined as teaching faculty in Central Health Scheme, Government of India and worked on various faculty posts in G T B Hospital and G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi.

He was elevated to the post of Medical Director, G B Pant Hospital, New Delhi the leading tertiary care centre of NCT of Delhi.

Dr. Chawla has keen interest in onco anaesthesia and neuroanaesthesia. In G B Pant hospital, he was instrumental in setting up the state of art  modular operation theatres and neurosurgery ICU.

He has been the recipient of the Commonwealth Academic Fellowship, UK. During his fellowship he worked at National Hospital of Neurology Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London with specialized training in anaesthesia for brain tumours & epilepsy surgery.

Dr. Chawla has been the President of Indian Society of Neuroanesthesiology & Critical Care (ISNACC). He delivered the Prof G R Gode Oration.

Specialized Areas

  • Onco-anesthesia
  • Neuro-anesthesia
  • Trauma Anesthesia

Educational Background

  • MBBS : All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • MD (Anesthesiology) : All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Specialized Diploma in Human Resource Development : IGNOU


  • 2016 – 2017, Medical Director , GIPMER, New Delhi
  • 2008 – 2016, Director Professor,GIPMER, New Delhi
  • 1998 – 2008, Professor, UCMS-GTB Hospital, Delhi. & GIPMER, New Delhi
  • 1992 – 1998, Associate Professor, UCMS-GTB Hospital, Delhi
  • 1990 – 1992, Assistant Professor, UCMS-GTB Hospital, Delhi
  • 1989 – 1990, Lecturer (Delhi University), UCMS-GTB Hospital, Delhi

Professional Journey


  • Commonwealth Academic Fellowship, UK
  • Member, National Board of Examinations (MNAMS)
  • Conferred Honorary Fellowship by Society of Onco-Anesthesia & Peri-operative Care (SOAPC), India
  • Conferred Honorary Fellowship by Indian Society of Neuro Anesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC)
  • Coordinator for Fellowship in  Onco-anesthesia training program :
    National Board Of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS)
  • Presentations at various national & international conferences.
  • Expert faculty selection : UPSC, AIIMS, NIMHANS
  • ICMR Expert for research evaluation
  • External Examiner : MD (Anaesthesiology), DM (Neuroanaesthesiology) at AIIMS, PGI (Chandigarh), JIPMER (Puducherry), and DNB (Anaesthesiology) by NBE
  • Reviewer for various anaesthesia journals : IJA, JNACC, JOACP, AER


  • Prof G R Gode Oration
  • President, Indian Society of Neuroanesthesiology& Critical Care (ISNACC)


  • Over 50 publications



  • Indian Society of Anesthesiology (ISA)
  • Indian Society of Neuroanesthesiology& Critical Care (ISNACC)
  • Society of Onco-Anesthesia & Peri-operative Care (SOAPC)
  • Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC)
  • Computer Society of India
  • Delhi Medical Association

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