Dr. Pragna Sagar Rapole S



Radiation Oncology


MBBS, MD (Radiation Oncology)


7 Years


CARE Hospitals, HITEC City, Hyderabad

Radiation Oncologist in HITEC City, Hyderabad

Brief Profile

Dr. Pragna Sagar Rapole S is one of the well-known Consultant Radiation oncologists in India. He has been in the field of oncology for more than 7 years and is considered a top radiation oncologist in HITEC City, Hyderabad. He did his MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram, in March 2013. He also earned an MD specialization in Radiotherapy from Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, in March 2017. Dr. Pragna Sagar Rapole is an expert Radiation Oncologist. His expertise lies in Neuro-oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Gynaecologic Oncology, and Paediatric Oncology. He is currently working as a Radiology Oncologist at CARE Hospitals, HITEC City, Hyderabad.

Field(s) of Expertise

  • Neuro-Oncology 
  • Thoracic Oncology 
  • Gynaecologic Oncology 
  • Paediatric Oncology

Research and Presentations

  • Presented as a poster at AROICON-2016, Bhubaneshwar - Assessment of psychological distress, quality of life and social functioning level of cancer patients attending palliative care unit at RCC, JIPMER (2016).
  • Poster presentation at WFNOS-2017, Zurich, Switzerland - Dosimetric comparison and feasibility of simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in treatment of malignant gliomas using intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) or volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) (2017).
  • Poster presentation at CancerCI Apollo Cancer Conclave-2017, Hyderabad - Thalamic gliosarcoma in a 4-year-old child treated with simultaneous integrated boost: A case report (2017)
  • Poster presentation at AROICON 2016, Bhubaneshwar - Chondroblastic osteosarcoma of mandible: A rare case report (2016)


  • Original Research on Assessment of psychological distress and its effect on quality of life and social functioning in cancer patients.
    Author(s) - Karunanithi G, Sagar RP, Joy A, Vedasoundaram P
    Jan 2018- Indian J Palliat Care 2018;24:72-7
  • Original Research on Dosimetric Comparison and Feasibility of Simultaneous Integrated Boost (SIB) in the Treatment of Malignant Gliomas Using Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) or Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).
    Author(s)- Rapole, P., Karunanithi, G., Kandasamy, S., Prabhu, S., Kumar, R., Vivekanandam,
    S Sep 2018 - Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 2018;19(9):2499-2506
  • Case Report on Primary small cell carcinoma of the vagina: A rare instance of prolonged survival.
    Author(s)- Kombathula SH, Rapole PS, Prem SS March 2019 BMJ Case Reports CP 2019;12:e227100
  • Book chapter on Regional Nodal Irradiation in Early Breast Cancer
    Author(s) Prem S.S., Siripuram S.K., Rapole P.S Oct 2020 Management of Early Stage Breast Cancer. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6171-9_17
  • Original Research on Finding an Alternative for the Surgical Clips-based Delineation of Tumor Bed Boost Volume for Radiotherapy after Breast Conserving Surgery: A Prospective Comparative Study.
    Author(s)- Muvvala, M., Rapole, P., Karunanithi, G., Neelakandan, V. and Dharanipragada, K.
    Feb 2021 Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care, 5(4), pp.303-306.
  • Original Research on Target Volume Delineation Training in Radiation Oncology in India : A Survey Evaluating Its Status, the Need for Educational Programs and the Utility of Virtual Teaching
    Author(s)-Hussain, S., Rapole, P., Sethi, P., Veluthattil, A., Patil, N., Ramalingam, C. and
    Thulasingam, M. Dec 2021 Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 22(12), pp.3875- 3882.


  • MD (Radiation Oncology) - Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry (March 2017)
  • MBBS -  Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Vizianagaram (March 2013)

Awards and Recognitions

  • RCC JIPMER Endowment prize for Best Outgoing Student in MD Radiotherapy - GOLD MEDAL (2017) - Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research

Languages Known

Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English


  • Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI) Life Member
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) UK

Past Positions

  • Senior Resident -  Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) (Oct 2018 – March 2021)
  • Senior Resident - Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (June 2018 – September 2018)
  • Senior Resident - MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre (June 2017 – May 2018)
  • Junior Resident - Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) (April 2014 – March 2017)

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