PROF. DR. SOMASHEKHAR S P - Surgical Oncology, Gynaec Oncology & Robotic Surgeon

Oncologist/Cancer Specialist

About Us


Chairman & HOD – Surgical Oncology – Mhepl Consultant Surgical & Gynaec Oncology & Robotic Surgeon, Hipec Super Specialistmanipal Comprehensive Cancer Center


MBBS – Mysore University | MS (General Surgery), NHL Medical College | MCh (Surgical Oncology), GCRI | Fellowships (FRCS) Fellow Of Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh | Robotic Surgery, Fellowship Roswell Cancer Center, Buffalo, USA | Minimal Invasive Gynaec Onco Fellowship, IRCAD, Taiwan | Advanced Liver Fellowship, Paul-Brousse Hospital, Paris | Clinical Fellow Gynaec Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester | Clinical Fellow Breast Surgery, University Of Pittsburg Medical Centre, Pittsburg,USA | Clinical Fellow Liver Surgery, Taipei, Taiwan | Robotic Surgery Fellowship, University Of South Florid, (USF) Tampa, USA | Clinical Fellow Oncology, Todd Cancer Centre, Long Beach, USA | Robotic Thyroid Surgery Fellowship, Seoul, South Korea.

Fellowship & Membership

  • ESSO : European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • ASCO : American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • ESMO : European Society of Clinical Oncology
  • IGCS : International Gynaec Onco society
  • ISSPP : Council Member : EC International Society of Study of Pleura & Peritoneum
  • FRCS Ed : Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, UK
  • AGOI : Council Member :EC Association of Gynecologic Oncology of India
  • ABSI : President Elect Association of Breast Surgeons of India
  • IASO : Ex Council member Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
  • ISPSM : Hon Secretary, Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  • ASI : Association of Surgeons of India

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati

Field of Expertise

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Radio Guided Surgery
  • Sentinel Node

Awards & Achievements

  • TOI : Times Health Care Achievers Awarded in field of Oncology 2019
  • Recipient of Millenium Gold Medal Award, 2006 ASI, SSB for work in Sentinel Lymph Node.
  • Editor and author of Various Text Book and operative Atlas’s on Oncosurgery and Breast surgery, Gynecological oncology & Robotic surgery
  • Has contributed several chapter to various International and National Text book on Oncology
  • Initiated HIPEC program for Peritoneal Surface Malignancy & has done largest number of HIPEC in India
  • Holder of Gujarat University record for highest individual marks in Mch (Oncosurgery) Exams
  • Council member ISSPP : International Society for Study of Pleura and Peritom
  • Hon Secretary ISPSM : Indian Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignanciestion
  • ERAS Onco surgery expert
  • First in India to initiate Robotic Scarless Thyroidectomy programme & TORS
  • Has several scientific publication in indexed International and National Journals
  • Recipient of the prestigious Dr. D .D. Patel Gold Medal in Oncosurgery
  • Received Gujarat University Gold Medal in MCh (Oncosurgery)
  • Member of Board of studies, Manipal University
  • Member, Business Advisory Board, MHEPL
  • One of the top rankers of University in Graduation and Post-graduation
  • Director of Breast Surgery and Robotic surgery fellowship, Manipal University
  • Has done highest number of Robotic Complex Oncosurgeries in India
  • Mentor for Robotic Surgery Vantikutti / Intuitive Surgical
  • Editor in Chief of IJGO Springer Indian Journal of Gynec Oncology
  • Associate editor IJS, Indian Journal of Surgery
  • University Examiner for Oncosurgery
  • DNB, Examiner for Oncosurgery

Talks & Publications

  • Real-World HIPEC Experiences in Gynecological Cancers
  • Integrating the Milestones in Gynecologic Oncology Globally
  • In oncology the patients are afraid of the treatment more than the disease: Dr. Somashekhar S.P
  • Robotic Whipple’s Procedure on da Vinci X System
  • Watson for Oncology and Breast Cancer Treatment Recommendations: Agreement With an Expert Multidisciplinary Tumor Board
  • SABCS 2016: IBM Watson for Oncology Platform Shows High Degree of Concordance With Physician Recommendations
  • SABCS 2016: IBM Watson for Oncology Platform Shows High Degree of Concordance With Physician Recommendations
  • Bengaluru doctors pay obeisance to Lord Watson
  • Fighting cancer with Watson
  • IBM France News Room
  • IBM Watson for Oncology platform highly concordant with physician recommendations
  • It’s elementary: Watson aids in breast cancer decisions
  • Advanced surgeries place Bengaluru at the leading edge
  • New Treatment In Abdominal cancer
  • COVID-19 gives boost to robot-assisted surgeries in five metros in India
  • How Robotics Took Over Surgeries Amid COVID
  • Analytics India Magazine an article about How Robotics Took over Surgeries amid COVID by Dr Somashekhar, Chairman of Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road.
  • Hospitals turn to robots to clear backlog of elective surgeries amid covid-19- Dr. Somashekhar S P -Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road
  • World Cancer Day 2021: Cancer care in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic -Prof. Dr. Somashekhar S P, Chairman & HOD,Surgical Oncology & Dr.Rohit Kumar C,Consultant,Surgical Oncology, Manipal Hospitals.
  • Don’t wait for cancer signs and symptoms. Get screened – Dr.Somashekhar – Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology, Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road.
  • Cancer cases in India witness a rise; Bengaluru hospitals offers free check-up – Prof. Dr. Somashekhar S P,Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology , Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road.
  • Dietary change can prevent most cancers: Oncologist – Dr.Somashekhar SP,Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology – MHEPL Consultant Surgical & Gynaec Oncology & Robotic Surgeon, HIPEC Super Specialist Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Ce.
  • Declare cancer as a notifiable disease – Prof. Dr.Somashekhar, Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology and Dr.Ashok B C, Consultant – Plastic, Reconstructive And Cosmetic Surgery, Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road.
  • India’s cancer burden to touch 1.25 million by 2025 – Dr.Somashekhar S P, Chairman – Surgical Oncology, Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road.
  • Languages : English, Kannada, Hindi, Gujarati
  • Gender : Male
  • Oncology