Overview

Dr. Roopesh N is an Eminent and skilled Gynaec-oncologist in the state and is the only Indian Gynecologic Oncologist to have been selected and pursuing the prestigious European School of Peritoneal Surface Oncology ((F.P.S.O, Italy) Fellowship under the aegis of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) for which he has had stints at NCI, Milan, Medizinische Universität Wien, Vienna, etc. He has also been trained from prestigious institutes like Mie University, Japan; NUH, Singapore; Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, etc
With an experience of over 15 years, he has clinical and surgical expertise and has handled many complex gynecological and onco-surgical procedures. 

Education & Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S  -Sri Siddhartha Medical College, R.G.U.H.S., Karnataka.
  • M.S (OBG)- M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, R.G.U.H.S., Karnataka.
  • Post Doctoral Fellow in Gynecologic Oncology- Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham, Kerala.
  • FPSO, Fellow National Cancer Institute, Milan; Italy, European Society of Oncology (Currently pursuing) Surgical Oncology

Experience

  • Worked as Lecturer, Dept. Of OBG Vaidehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Whitefield, Bangalore (May 2007 to Sep 2007)
  • Freelancing Consultant Gynecologist at private hospitals in & around Bangalore(Sep 2009 to Dec 2009)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of OBG Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur, Karnataka(Jan 2010 –Aug 2011)
  • Senior Research Fellow, Dept of Gynecological Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (Sep 2011 –Feb 2012)
  • Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, Kochi, Kerala (Mar 2012 –Mar 2014)
  • Consultant, Dept. of Gynecologic Oncology, HCG Hospital, Sampangiramnagar,(Apr 2014 to Feb 2015)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of OBG, JSS Medical college & hospital, Mysuru( Mar 2015 to Feb 2017)
  • Consultant and Surgeon, Gynecologic Oncology, Cytecare Cancer Hospitals, Bengaluru ( Feb 2017 to Feb 2019)
  • Senior Visiting Consultant Gynecologic Oncologist at Aster-CMI hospital, HCG-MSR hospital, Fortis hospital, Rajajinagar, Navachetana hospital, Excelcare hospital, Columbia Asia hospital,Mysuru, Siddaganga Hospital & Research Centre; Tumkur .(Feb 2019 onwards)
  • Medical Director, Urvi – Gynecology & Women’s Oncology, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru (Aug 2020 onwards)
     

Research & Publications

  • Worked as Research co-ordinator @ Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai on "A Randomised, Double - blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Carboplatin and Taxane in Subjects with Platinum-sensitive Ovarian Cancer in the First Relapse" in the dept. of Gynecological Oncology from 05.09.2011 to 29.02.2012
  • Co-Investigator(Co-PI) for an upcoming trial - “ A randomized, open-label, two-arm, single-dose, crossover, bioequivalence study of xxx pharma’s doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome injection (qls/101) (investigational product) and the us reference standard doxorubicin hydrochloride liposome injection (ABC), in subjects with ovarian cancer.”
  • Presented paper & poster on "Feasibility of the Sentinel lymph node (SLN) procedure for the assessment of nodal status in early endometrial cancer (EC)"@ AGOICON - 2013 @ JIPMER - Pondicherry & @ International live workshop & Master class in Gynecologic oncology @ Manipal hospital Bangalore, Sept - 2014 [Won the 2nd Best Poster award] & Indo-US conference @ JSS hospital Sept 2015 {PUBLISHED}
  • Presented paper - "Patterns of recurrence & survival; and analysis of pathological risk factors in surgically managed Stage 2 Cervical cancers - A Japanese experience"@ WCI-TMH - 2013, Mumbai
  • Presented paper - "Analysis of Clinical and Pathological characteristics in Borderline ovarian tumors (BOT)"@ NUGO - 2013 in Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore
  • Presented poster - "Pattern of distribution & stratification of Pathological risk factors in Type 1 endometrial cancer - AIMS experience"[Won Best poster award @ AGOICON - 2012] & at ICC-2013, New Delhi.
  • Presented poster - "Analysis of Clinical and Pathological characteristics in Borderline ovarian tumors (BOT)" @ AGOICON - 2013, JIPMER - Pondicherry [Won 2nd best paper under poster category]
  • Presented poster - " Signet-ring cell stromal tumor of the ovary - a case report " in AOGIN India- 2012 & AGOICON - 2012; (PUBLISHED)
  •  Authored a paper on “Management of clinically distinct carcinoma – high grade mixed adeno - neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix (MANEC)” – {Under peer review}
  •  Published an authored article on “Fertility preservation in cancer patients” in Dailyhunt during Dec’ 2017
  • Presented paper in Gnanavarsha 2008: "Mesenteric Ischemia" in a lady with severe pre-eclampsia after cesarean section.
  • Thesis during Post-graduation on "A Clinical Study of Outcome of Active Management of Labour".

Specializations

  • Cytoreductive Surgery + HIPEC for advanced ovarian cancers 
  • PIPAC for recurrent ovarian cancers 
  • Fertility sparing surgeries for gynecologic malignancies 
  • Surgery for Endometrial cancers - open and laparoscopic 
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancers 
  • Nerve-sparing Radical Hysterectomy for cervical cancers 
  • Radical vulvectomies 
  • Laparoscopic procedures for benign & malignant gynecologic disease
  • Pressurized Intra-Peritoneal Aerosolises Chemotherapy (PIPAC),
  • Staging laparotomy with ultra-radical surgery for ovarian cancers
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissections,
  • Type III Radical hysterectomies,
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy,
  • Pelvic lymph node dissections,
  • Laparoscopic omentectomy and staging,
  • Fertility-sparing laparoscopic procedures,
  • Ovarian cystectomies (Open/Laparoscopic),
  • Advanced surgery for Endometriosis],
  • Radical vulvectomies with Groin node dissection,
  • Radical vaginal surgeries,
  • Cervical conization etc
     

Trainning

  • Invited Speaker – “Fertility sparing surgeries in gynecologic cancers” conducted by Bangalore Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology @ ‘Women’s wellness & illness - Speak the unspoken’, held at Radisson Blue, Bengaluru
  • Panelist on “Adolescent & young adult gynec cancers” @ KSC-AGOICON 2021
  • Delivered an invited guest lecture on ‘Management of epithelial ovarian cancers as a part of PG teaching series organised by KSC-AGOI, February 2021.
  • Panellist for Webinar on “AUB & Endometrial cancer – The Gynecologic Oncologist’s perspective“. Spoke on ‘Role of surgical staging in EC’ organized by KSC-AGOI in association with RPG Lifesciences, held in June 2020.
  • Panellist on ‘Recurrent endometrial cancers’ & Judge – Free papers, at annual conference AGOICON- 2019 held at CMC, Vellore, India in November 2019
  • Was invited as guest speaker at Aster Clinics, Dubai. Spoke on Management of adnexal masses & Recent advances In Ovarian Cancer surgery to the affiliate gynaecologists at the centre, Oct - 2019
  • Participated in the ESSO Advanced course in Peritoneal Surface Oncology held at Medizinische Universität Wien, Vienna in October 2019
  • Organizing Joint Secretary for the 8th Annual Conference of Karnataka State Chapter - Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India- KSC-AGOICON - 2019, Bengaluru being held on 12th, 13th October 2019
  • Invited speaker at ‘CME on Abdomen - Pelvic Oncology’ held at Sri Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur conducted by SSAHE, September 2019, spoke on Uterine malignancies
  • Live demonstration of surgery at Onco-Surgical workshop held at KIMS, Hubli conducted by Hubli Dharwad Obstetric and Gynecology society held in August 2019
  • Panellist on ‘Intra-peritoneal chemotherapies in ovarian cancers’ at the international conference –“Apollo Cancer Conclave” held in January 2019 at Chennai, India
  • Invited Panellist at the workshop on “Ovarian malignancies” & Judge for paper/poster presentation during the recently held AICOG National conference during 8-12 January 2019
  • Organizing Secretary for the 7th Annual Conference of Karnataka State Chapter - Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India KSC-AGOICON - 2018, Bengaluru held on 03rd and 4th November 2018
  • Faculty lecture on “How to select a patient for upfront surgery in advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC)?” @ KSC-AGOICON 2018, held at Bengaluru on 4th November 2018
  • Invited Panellist to speak on “Fertility preservation in gynecologic malignancies” during the Live robotic surgery workshop & symposium on recent advances in gynecologic malignancies held at Hotel Chancery Pavilion by NH hospitals, Bengaluru
  • ”Invited National faculty and Judge for free paper & poster presentation at the annual ISCCP conference –2018 at Fairfield Marriott, Bengaluru under the aegis of Kidwai Cancer Institute, March 2018. Spoke on “Follow-up after CIN treatment”
  • Participated in the International Conference on Peritoneal Surface Malignancies & Cadaver Course & Workshop conducted by the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) & ISPSM at AIIMS, New Delhi in March 2018
  • Invited Panellist & Speaker at the annual meeting – “Early detection of cancer & rehabilitation” held by Rotary Club of Central Gardens, Calcutta, India during Feb – 2018
  • Featured in “India today magazine” for an advertorial on an inspiring story of a cancer survivor in the February 2018 edition representing Cytecare Cancer hospital.
  • Invited Speaker at annual conference of Bangalore Society of Gynecologists (BSOG – 2017). Spoke on “Current trends in the management of advanced ovarian cancers” held in Dec 2017
  • Organized & convened a rural mega health camp at Belur, Hassan district, Karnataka, and delivered requisite services to nearly 3000 beneficiaries in Feb 2018
  • Attended a Hands-on workshop on Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology; chaired a session on “Fertility enhancing surgery for gynecologic malignancies” at the International conference - ROBOCON 2017, held at Kochi in Oct 2017
  • Chaired a session & delivered a talk at the annual meet of Gynecologic Oncologists of Karnataka state chapter - KSC-AGOICON 2017 held in Sep’ 2017. Chaired a session on Ovarian cancer therapy & Spoke on “Role of lymphadenectomy in Endometrial cancers”.
  • Participated in the first Indian symposium on PIPAC (Pressurised Intra-Peritoneal Aerosolized Chemotherapy) at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai held in Aug’ 2017
  • Conducted a large scale free health camp (first of it’s kind in the region) – “Screening for cervical cancer by LBC technique” at Tumkur and achieved an overwhelming response with nearly 100 women being screened in a single day in July ‘2017
  • Invited guest lecture at VIMS, Bellary on “Ovarian cancer management - an Update” held in July 2017
  • Delivered a talk on “Management of adnexal masses” at the CME conducted by Hubli Dharwad Obstetric & Gynecology Society @ Hubli in June 2017
  • Participated as a Panellist in 1 day CME on “Benign breast lesions” organized by KSC-AGOI in May 2017
  • Invited guest lecture on “Tumor markers in Gynecologic Oncology” at K.S.Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore during Feb’ 2017
  •  Invited as a National faculty to moderate a "Case of Carcinoma Vulva", at an International Conference (IGCC-2017) held in New Delhi in February 2017
  • Attended various workshops & CMEs pertaining to Gynec- Oncology, HIPEC for Peritoneal carcinomatosis, Basic surgical skills and techniques, Basic Laparoscopic Skills, Live Gynec Endoscopic Surgery, Colposcopy, Medical disorders in Pregnancy, etc.
  • Participated in the hands-on training workshop in Molecular Oncology techniques @ AOGIN India 2012
  • Featured in various newspapers for accomplishing rare surgical feats (Performed the First HIPEC for advanced ovarian cancer in Mysuru district, successful removal of 7.5 kg ovarian tumour in a patient with Critical Mitral stenosis, etc) and organizing cancer detection / general health awareness camps
  • Given Radio talks on "Awareness of Indian rural women for Gynecologic cancers", “Gynecologic cancer – awareness, diagnosis and treatment options”, etc.
  • Participated in Webinars on Awareness on Gynecologic cancers & Facebook live programs
  •  Participated in various Web-based CME activities ["Anti-VEGF Therapies in Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Insights from Recent Clinical Trials", etc.]
  • Active participant in various Oncology conferences – ICC, AGOICON, AOGIN, etc from the last many years
  • Participated in Case Discussion about "Heart disease in Pregnancy" in BSOG conference in 2006