Dr. Suresh  Advani

Dr. Suresh Advani

Senior Consultant
S. L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim Medical Oncology

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Doctor’s Profile

Dr. S H Advani is a famous oncologist who pioneered stem cell transplantation in Mumbai as well as all over India. He studied at Grant Medical College, Mumbai and then completed his Masters in oncology. He gained experience in the field of bone marrow transplantation from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Suresh Advani is a leading oncologist of India with over 5 decades years of experience. Since 1974 he has been involved with Medical Oncology / Hematology with strong interaction with other clinical branches and basic scientists. The pioneer of bone marrow transplant in India, he was awarded the Dhanvantri Award in 2002 and the Padmashri in 2003 for his contribution in the field of scientific research in medical oncology.

Dr. Suresh is known to be the first oncologist in India to have successfully done a bone-marrow transplant. He transplanted bone marrow into a nine-year-old girl down with myeloid leukemia, from her brother.

Areas of Interest: Bone marrow and Stem cell transplant, Lymphomas ,Acute leukemias, Multiple myeloma, Breast Cancer, Spreading Cancer awareness and Cancer education, Clinical Trials




  • MD,FICP, MNAMS, FNAMS, Fellow (Medical Oncology)

    • Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)
    • Medical and Pediatric Oncology Society
    • Secretary, Indian Journal of Haematology and Blood Transfusion

    • Pioneered bone-marrow transplant for leukaemia
    • Lifetime Achievement in Oncology by Haward Medical International
    • Dr. B.C. Roy Award
    • Padma Shri Award
    • Padma Bhushan Award
    • Dhanvantari Award


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