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Dr. Sunny Malik

MBBS, DA, DNB, MNAMS, FIAPM (Fellowship of Indian Academy of Pain Medicine), FIPM (Fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine), CCEPC (Palliative Care, AIIMS)

Consultant – Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care & Pain Medicine

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


Dr Sunny Malik is an Anaesthetist and Pain Physician with a special interest in Chronic pain management, Palliative & End of Life Care. He is especially trained in the use of C-Arm (fluoroscopy) and ultrasound guided pain relieving interventions and nerve blocks under local anaesthesia. He effectively use ultrasound for bed side pain relieving and palliative care procedures.

He has a passion for easing agony and suffering due to cancer pain. Apart from managing pain he also provides counseling for managing depression, stress and psychological aberrations associated with chronic cancer pain. He is a strong believer of home based palliative care in terminally ill patients.

Dr. Sunny Malik is an also an expert oncoanaesthetist with special interest in difficult airway management, robotic and gastro surgeries, thoracic and lung surgeries. He has an expertise in use of bronchoscopic guided intubation and one lung ventilation.

He strongly believes in the use of ultrasound guided regional blocks for intra-operative and post-operative pain relief.

Specialized Areas

  • All advanced cancer pain nerve blocks.
  • Epidural & Intrathecal pump implantation for cancer pain relief.
  • Ultrasound based pain and palliative care procedures.
  • Ultrasound guided regional blocks.
  • Cancer pain (especially oral, head and neck and GI cancer pain) and neuralgias (trigeminal/intercostal) management.
  • Chronic pain interventions (especially back/disc/spine): C-arm guided.
  • Anaesthesia for robotic surgeries.
  • Thoracic surgeries and difficult airway (head and neck cancer: free flap)
  • Use of adjuvants (antipsychotics and antidepressants) in managing cancer distress.

Educational Background

  • Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management – Daradia Pain Clinic, Kolkata.
  • Chronic Pain Management Training – Pain Clinic, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P.
  • “IPSA” course on peri-op ultrasonography at Max Hospital, Saket.
  • Integrated Pain Management Course at Noida Fortis Hospital, Noida, UP.
  • DNB, MNAMS (Anaesthesiology) – National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.
  • DNB (Anaesthesiology) – Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Rohini, New Delhi.
  • DA (Anaesthesiology) – J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P.
  • MBBS – J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P.


  • 2017 – till date Consultant Anaesthesia and Interventional Pain Management & Pain Physician, RGCI&RC, Niti Bagh, New Delhi.
  • 2015-2017 – Attending Consultant, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, New Delhi.
  • 2014 – Junior Consultant, Sant Parmanand Hospital, Civil Lines, New Delhi.
  • 2013-2014 – Senior Resident, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Hospital, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi.
  • 2011-2013 – Senior Resident and DNB from RGCIRC, Rohini, New Delhi.
  • 2009-2011 – Resident, J.N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P.

Professional Journey


  • Faculty for Pain Conferences in India for lectures & demonstrations in workshops.
  • Faculty ISA PG Assembly at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong.
  • Active Member and Presenter at ISSP Delhi Meet.
  • Scientific Editor of Indexed Journal (Index Copernicus included) : Annals of International Medical and Dental Research (com)
  • Editorial Board Member : Journal on Recent Advances In Pain.
  • Anaesthesia in “Live Operative Workshop on Laparoscopic Procedures in Adults & Children” at J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh (December 2009).
  • Anaesthesia for ENT, Orthopaedics and Plastic surgeries at a “Camp organized by TATA chemicals” at Babrala, U.P. (February 2011).
  • Part of “Pulse Polio Immunization” with duties in areas around Aligarh.
  • Organizing Member of “INDO-US Emergency and Trauma Airway Course (ETAC)”, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh (August 2009)


  • “USG guided nerve blocks, venous access and arterial access” workshop at J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, U.P.
  • “Workshop on Trigeminal Neuralgia” at J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, U.P.
  • “Advanced Airway Management” workshop at “CRITICARE 2011” 17 Annual Congress of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography workshop at ISACON 2012, Indore, MP.
  • CRITICARE 2011” 17 Annual Congress of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, New Delhi.
  • “Symposium On Cancer Pain And Palliative Care” J.N. Medical College, Aligarh.
  • ISACON 2013, National Conference organized by Indore Medical College, Indore, MP.
  • ISSPCON 2017, National Conference on Pain at Jaipur.


  • Outstanding Reviewer – SHCRD – Society for Health Care and Research Development.
  • Corona Warrior – Hospin and Veritaz Healthcare Ltd.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for “Pain and Palliative Care” from HealthyHo.
  • Susan Raj Young Pain Physician of the year by DARADIA Pain Foundation at IRCA-PAIN.
  • Indian Health Professional Award for Excellence in Pain Medicine.
  • “Best Emerging Anesthesiologist Of Delhi”2014 award at Health care excellence award by Worldwide achievers pvt ltd.
  • Receiver of “Young Scientist Award” 2014 in Anesthesia by PHOTON FOUNDATION : Co-Author.
  • Two Book chapters : principles of pain management by Dr. Gautam Das : Headache evaluation and classification & Cancer Pain Pharmacotherapy


  • Epidural pump implantation in refractory pain in pancreatic carcinoma – Indian Journal of Pain.
  • Acute pain services during COVIC 19 : Challenges and solutions – Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology.
  • A randomized, placebo controlled study of peri-operative pregabalin for early and late postoperative pain patients undergoing urological surgery – Asian Journal of Medical Research.
  • Patient satisfaction with regional anaesthesia and general anaesthesia in urinary bladder surgeries – Annals of International Medical and Dental Research.
  • Sunny Malik, Shahin N Jamil, Shraddha Malik, Rohit Varshney : “Use of Airtraq Optical Laryngoscope for nasotracheal intubation in anaesthetized patient”  Acta Medica International Vol 1, Issue 1, Jan-Jun 2014:41-2.
  • Sunny Malik, Shahin N Jamil, Fatima Shujaitullah, Pratik Tantia, Mehnaz : “Screening for MRSA prior to nasotracheal intubation – A Preventive Approach” Journal of Hainan Medical College, Asian and Pacific Medicine Column (English version)
  • Sunny Malik, Pratik Tantia, Shahin N Jamil ; Emergency endotracheal intubation in failed mask ventilation using ‘Cross-finger Pressure Technique’. : Indian Health Journal.
  • Sunny Malik, Shahin N Jamil, M.M. Khan, Pratik Tantia, Rohit Varshney, Apoorv Jetwani Triple nerve block : An alternative to spinal/epidural in congenital lumbar vertebral fusion- A case report : Indian Journal Of Pain.
  • Pratik Tantia, Sunny Malik, Muzammil Shafique, Shahjahan Bano ; Successful spinal anaesthesia after ‘dry tap’ in a patient of cirrhosis of liver : Asian Archives of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation.
  • Sunny Malik, Mamta Dubey, Vivek Batra, BK Naithani. Nasal fibreoptic intubation: A savior during handling a pediatric difficult airway. Indian Journal of Oral Sciences 2012;3:180-2.
  • Rohit Varshney, Nidhi Sharma, Shraddha Malik, Sunny Malik. A cadaveric study comparing three approaches for ulnar nerve block at wrist. Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia 2014;8:25-8.
  • Sunny Malik, Praveen K Verma, Itee Chowdhury, Mamta Dubey. Ultrasonography for detection of misplaced central venous catheter: Is chest X-Ray necessary? International Journal of peri-operative ultrasound and advanced technology 2012;3:105-6.
  • Vivek Batra, Sunny Malik, Shraddha R Malik, Itee Chowdhury. Use of dexmedetomidine as a prophylactic rather than treatment for alcohol withdrawal syndrome- a case series. Photon Journal of Anesthesia 2014;103:130-2.
  • Pratik Tantia, Sunny Malik, Shahin N Jamil, Rajiv Samal : “Intubation with AirtraqTM laryngoscope in a morbidly obese patient” Saudi Journal Of Anaesthesia Vol 5, Issue 1, January-March 2011.
  • Sunny Malik, Arun Puri, Hricha Bhandari, Shraddha Malik. Endobronchial tumor laser resection: Handling anesthetic challenges through a modified technique. Ain Shams Journal of Anaesthesiology.
  • Sunny Malik, Deepak Krishna, Shraddha Malik. Combined psoas compartment and sciatic nerve block for lower limb surgery: An alternative anesthetic option in high-risk geriatric patients. Karnataka Anesthesia Journal. 2015;1:85-8.
  • Sunny Malik, Arun Puri, Devesh Loshali, Ravi Bhaskar. Trocar insertion complication during laparoscopy – Role of the Anaesthetist. The South East Asian Journal of Case Report and Reviews (SEAJCRR) MAY-JUNE 4(3):1768-73
  • Amit Kumar Mittal, Sunny Malik, Anita Kulkarni, Vivek Batra. Confirmation of epidural space before catheter placement: A simple measure to prevent severity of cord injury. International Journal Of Advances In Case Reports, 2015;2(15):988-990.
  • Seema Yadav, Gautam Das, Sunny Malik. Magnetic resonance imaging alone is not enough to rule out the radiculopathy, diagnostic interventions has a role. Journal of recent advances in pain. January-April 2016,;2(1):33-5.
  • Vivek Batra, Amit Mittal, Nitesh Goel, Sunny Malik. Timely intervention instead of the type of equipment does change the outcome in a life threatening condition: A case report. Annals of International Medical and Dental Research. 2015;1(1):37-8.
  • Sunny Malik, Gautam Das, Arun Puri,  Shraddha Malik,  Vikky Jaiswal. Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia: An Entity not so Common, but exists. Journal on Recent Advances in Pain, January-April 2017;3(1):54-55.
  • Sunny Malik, Arun Puri. Genicular branch radiofrequency ablation: A new modality for pain relief in osteoarthritis knee. Journal on Recent Advances in Pain 2017;3(3):140-41.
  • Sunny Malik, Gautam Das, Monika Dabgotra, Mousumi Datta. Coccydynia with central sensitization plays an important role as pain generator: a case report. JORAPAIN.
  • Monika Dabgotra, Gautam Das, Sunny Malik. Mirror visual feedback treatment for meralgia paresthetica: a case report. JORAPAIN.
  • Syed Kamran Habib, Shahin N Jamil, Sunny Malik, Suma Rabab Ahmad, Gaurav Varshney, Obaid A Siddiqui, Bikramjit Das : “A case of giant fibroadenoma breast with bilateral temporomandibular joint ankylosis: Trust the Capnograph” Surgery: Official Journal of U.P. Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India Vol 21, Number 26; November 2010.


  • DPMC (Dhaka) Webinar on “Updates in Cancer Pain Management”
  • International E-Seminar on Pain – “Interventions in Cancer Pain Management”
  • Faculty for upcoming Conferences – “ICRA 2021” and “ISSPCON 2022”
  • Webinars organized by RGCI for awareness regarding Pain management and Palliative Care in cancer patients
  • Faculty in Panel Discussion on Cancer pain guidelines (ISSP)


  • Indian Society Of Anaesthesiologists (ISA)
  • Indian Society For Study Of Pain (ISSP)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Delhi Medical Council (DMC)

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