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Dr. Vaishali Zamre

MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), MCh (Oncoplastic Breast Surgery)


Senior Consultant & Unit Head (Breast Cancer Surgery, Unit II)

 

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

About

Dr. Vaishali Zamre is one of the leading Breast Cancer Surgeons in India, with special interest in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. She has more than 23 years of experience in the surgical field and nearly 12 years’ experience in Breast Cancer Surgery.
She routinely performs procedures such as conventional breast conservation surgery, all types of complex oncoplastic breast surgeries, sentinel node biopsy procedures, breast reconstructions and reduction mammoplasties.

She has been one of the first batch of students to complete MCh in oncoplastic breast surgery from the prestigious University of East Anglia, UK. She completed this degree curriculum with distinction.

She has also obtained further training in breast cancer surgery under the able guidance of Prof. Robert Mansel at University hospital, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Specialized Areas

  • Conventional modified radical mastectomy
  • Conventional breast conservation surgery
  • Oncoplastic breast conservation surgery (Level I, II, III)
  • Conservative mastectomy (Skin sparing, nipple sparing, areola sparing, skin reducing)
  • Post mastectomy reconstruction procedures
  • Sentinel node biopsy (Dual tracer technique)
  • Venous port insertions

Experience

  • Presently working as Senior Consultant & Unit Head Breast Cancer Surgery at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Rohini, Delhi since October 2021
  • Principal Consultant, Surgical Oncology (Breast DMG) at Max Super-Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad from March 2021-September 2021
  • Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology (Breast DMG) at Max Super-Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad from February 2017-February 2021
  • Visiting Consultant at Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi – 2012-present
  • Consultant, Surgical Oncology at Max Super-Speciality Hospital, Sector 1, Vaishali, Ghaziabad from April 2015-February 2017
  • Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology at Action Cancer Hospital, Paschim Vihar, Delhi from September 2013-February 2015
  • Consultant, Surgical Oncology at Galaxy Cancer Institute, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Ghaziabad from August 2009-September 2013
  • Junior Consultant, Surgical Oncology at Dharamshila Hospital And Research Centre, Delhi from July 2008-July 2009
  • Career break to pursue MRCS (completed MRCS Part–A) at Royal College of Surgeons, England from 2006-2008
  • Senior Resident, General Surgery at Dr. Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan, Govt. of NCT Hospital, Delhi from 2003-2006
  • Assistant surgeon and clinical associate, General Surgery at Deepak Memorial Hospital, Delhi from 1999-2003
  • Lecturer, General Surgery at MGM College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai from 1997-1999
  • Registrar, Department of General Surgery at Government Medical College, Nagpur from 1995 -1997
  • House Resident, General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery at Government Medical College, Nagpur from 1994-1995
  • Rotating Internship at Government Medical College, Nagpur from 1993-1994

Professional Journey

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Performed nearly a thousand breast cancer surgeries, nearly 500 venous port insertions during her clinical career.
  • Has been a faculty for many breast cancer conferences, webinars and CMEs at national level
  • Has been an organizer of many webinars on focused topics in breast cancer

CONFERENCES AND SURGICAL WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • International Gynae Cancer Congress 2008 and live workshop organised by Dharamshila Hospital and Research Centre in collaboration with Association of Gynaecological Oncologists of India (AGOI)
  • Clinical Practice Today PCCON 2009 organised by Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital from 14th to 15th November 2009
  • Fifth Annual Surgical Oncology Workshop “Oncosurg 2010” at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai on 16th-18th July 2010
  • Uro-Oncology Workshop (Laparoscopic, Robotic and Open) co-organized by AIIMS, Dr. RML Hospital and PGIMER, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre on 1st to 3rd October 2010
  • Women’s Cancer Initiative (TMH-WCI) Conference organized by Tata Memorial Hospital from 22nd to 24th October 2010
  • Third Asian Breast Cancer Congress organized in Bangalore on 3rd and 4th March 2012
  • “Update in Oncology-X-2012” Selected Debates in Breast Cancer organized by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 20th and 21st October 2012
  • “Brascon 2012” 2nd International Breast Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgery Conference and Live Operative Workshop on 6th and 7th October 2012
  • Excellence in Clinical Medicine PCCON 2012 organized by Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital on 1st and 2nd December 2012
  • IAGE 2013 Hands on Endosuturing Training workshop Organized by ISGE and IAGE on 22nd February 2013 at Jeevan Mala Hospital Delhi
  • “Cutting Edge Technology in Gynae Endoscopy “IAGE 2013 organized by ISGE and IAGE on 23rd and 24th February 2013 at Jeevan Mala Hospital Delhi
  • “Breastcon 2013” Emerging Trends and Future Directions: Management of EBC organized by Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre on 13th and 14th April 2013
  • 1st Indian Cancer Congress in Delhi on 21st to 24th November 2013
  • Update in Oncology-X-2014 – Focus on upper GI and HPB cancers at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Delhi on 19-20th April 2014
  • Third National breast imaging and interventions program (BIIP) 2014 at Chennai breast center on 1st to 3rd August 2014
  • AIIMS Breast Course (ABC): 18th-20th November 2014
  • Breast imaging and interventional workshop – Hands on training at Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon on 28th-29th March 2015
  • ABSICON 2015: Annual conference of Association of Breast Surgeons of India at Indore, June 2015
  • Current trends in Oncology Breast chapter 2016: At Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, 16th-17th January 2016
  • Comprehensive review of breast imaging: Breast imaging and interventional workshop-Hands-on training at Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, 22nd-23rd March 2016
  • ACOS 2016: Cancer in Asia: Bridging the gaps: HIPEC workshop at Max super-speciality hospitals, Vaishali and Patparganj, Delhi, NCR, 6th-7th April 2016
  • Annual patient safety conference: Theme: Teams that chase zero: Max Healthcare: At Eros Hotel, Nehru Place. New Delhi, April 30 – May 1, 2016
  • ABSICON 2016: Annual conference of Association of Breast Surgeons of India at Bangalore, 1st-3rd July 2016
  • 3rd Indo-British advanced master-class in Oncoplastic breast surgery and breast cancer symposium 2016: As a faculty, at The Conrad, Pune, 5th-7th August 2016
  • Teaching course on Clinical Radiobiology: Organized by Max Institute of cancer care, MSSH, Vaishali, 5th November 2016
  • Max Medicon: 21st-22nd January 2017
  • 16th RGCON: Annual international conference on breast cancer: Organized by Rajiv Gandhi cancer Institute and research center, 3rd-5th February 2017
  • Level I Breast Oncoplastic workshop: Organized by Orchids Breast Health at IISER, Pune, 10th-11th February 2017
  • Organized (as a joint organizing secretary and participated as a faculty in Max Oncocon 2017 organized by Oncology department at Max Superspeciality hospitals at Vaishali and Patparganj, 30th April 2017
  • Participated as a faculty (panelist) in Update in Oncology-X-2017: Challenging common case scenarios in breast cancer, 20-21st May 2017
  • Participated as a faculty in Surgery Update 2017 organized by East Delhi Surgical Forum on 21st May 2017
  • Decoding Breast Cancer-A Recap of Milan Breast Cancer Conference: 18th-20th August 2017 organized by Jehangir Hospital, Pune.
  • ASOMACON 2017: Organized by ASOMA at AIIMS on 7th-9th October 2017
  • Breast Oncoplastic workshop at IISER, Pune: Organized by Orchids Breast Health on 3rd– 5th November 2017
  • Participated as a faculty in Max Oncocon organized by Max Superspeciality Hospital, Shalimar Bag in December 2017
  • Participated as a faculty in a conference organized by IMA West Ghaziabad on 14th January 2018
  • Participated as a faculty MDT case discussion on “vertical therapeutic mammoplasty” at a Breast Oncoplasty workshop organized by Prashanti Cancer Care Mission and Orchids breast Health Centre, Pune
  • Participated as a faculty in “Best of SABCS India” on 20th-21st April 2018
  • Participated as a faculty in a CME on “Pancreatic cancer” organized in association with East Delhi Surgical Forum on 28th July 2018
  • Attended as a delegate CME on “Challenging Scenarios for de-escalation of Breast and Axillary Surgery” held on 25th August 2018, held at Manipal Hospital, Dwarka, Delhi as part of 21st Meeting Delhi Breast Oncology Group
  • Presented a talk on “Post mastectomy radiation therapy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer” at 4th Indo-British Oncoplastic Breast Surgery and breast Cancer Symposium in August 2018
  • Participated as a faculty in panel discussion on “Diagnostic work up of a breast lump in young women” at a CME organized by IMA West Ghaziabad in October 2018
  • Participated as a panelist in the DBOG meeting in Jaypee hospital on 2nd February 2019
  • Participated as a presenter in MDT case discussion in Breast Oncoplasty workshop at IISER Pune 16th-17th February 2019
  • Participated as a presenter in MDT case discussion in Breast Oncoplasty workshop at IISER Pune 29-30th June 2019
  • Participated as a faculty in a workshop organized by MICC and Stryker on role of ICG SPY PHI in sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer on 11th July 2019
  • Participated as a faculty in ASOMACON 2020 organized by Asian Society of Mastology on 4-6 December 2020
  • Participated as a faculty in BISICON 2020, organized by Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune on 19-20 September 2020
  • Organized WBCC 2020, the first ever Women Breast Cancer Congress 2020 on 12 & 13 December 2020
  • Have organized 13 webinars on “Focused studies in breast cancer” on virtual platform
  • Have been a part of the organizing team of: “Breast Global conference: From Crux to consensus” held on virtual platform on 24-26 June 2021
  • Participated as faculty in the Breast Global webinars on “Functional MDT” and Decoding DCIS in July and August 2021, held on virtual platform

PUBLICATIONS 

  • Vaishali Zamre, Arun Kumar Goel, Gopal Sharma, Dinesh Singh: Indications for post mastectomy radiation therapy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: Clinical Breast Cancer, Vol 18, No 5, e767-768.
  • R Sarin, SP Somsekhar, R Kumar, Gupta Pawan, Jain Sumeet, Jindal Pramoj, Zamre Vaishali, Pasha Firoz, PM Parikh, S Aggarwal, R Koul: Practical consensus recommendations for tumor margins and breast conservative surgery: South Asian Journal of Cancer, Year 2018, Volume 7, Issue 2 [p. 72-78]
  • AK Goel, V. Zamre, P. Chaudhary, G. Sharma, and D. Singh, ‘APT Trial: Would It Really Help in de-Escalation of Therapy?’, Journal of Clinical Oncology, 37.31 (2019): https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.19.01299
  • Agrawal, S. Prithiviraj, D. Singh, V. Zamre, S. Agrawal, A.K. Goel, and others, ‘Long-Term Results of Post-Operative Pelvic Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy in Gynecological Malignancies’, The Gulf Journal of Oncology, 1.24 (2017)
  • Goel, A.K., V. Zamre, G. Kadayaprath, N. Gupta, V. Chaudhary, N. Guthula, and others, ‘Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Breast Cancer: Experience from a Tertiary Care Facility in India’, European Journal of Cancer, 138 (2020): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0959-8049(20)30846-7
  • Goel, A.K., V. Zamre, P. Chaudhary, G. Sharma, and D. Singh, ‘High Oncotype Recurrence Score, Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, and Referral for Genetic Testing’, Clinical Breast Cancer, 20.2 (2020): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2019.09.006
  • Goel, A.K., V. Zamre, P. Chaudhary, G. Sharma, and D. Singh, ‘Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphoscintigraphy, GBG80 Trial, and Other Issues’, Journal of Clinical Oncology, 37.29 (2019) :https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.19.01521
  • Goel, A.K., V. Zamre, and S. Hari, ‘Variation in Pathological Complete Response in HER2-Positive Breast Cancers with Intrinsic Subtypes Assessed by PAM50 Testing: Secondary Analysis from NSABP B-41 Trial’, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 183.2 (2020): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-020-05790-4
  • Goel, A.K., V. Zamre, G. Kadayaprath, N. Gupta, V. Chaudhary, N. Guthula, and others, ‘Application of ACOSOG Z0011 Patient Selection Criteria to an Indian Breast Cancer Cohort Undergoing Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy’, European Journal of Cancer, 138 (2020): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0959-8049(20)30847-9

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Organization of Breast Cancer support group events
  • Organization of various breast cancer awareness related camps and talks
  • Organization of TFD (Touch, Feel, Do) workshops for spreading awareness about self-breast examination in women
  • Organization of workshop on “Prevention and management of lymphedema”
  • Organization of workshops on “safe handling of venous ports and other central venous access devices” for consultants, resident doctors, DNB students and Nursing team leaders

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