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Dr Shailesh P Puntambekar
Qualifications : Master of Surgery & Oncosurgery  
Designation : Consultant, Oncosurgeon & Medical Director  
Specialty : Oncology  
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Location : Galaxy CARE Hospitals, Pune
Past Positions
  • Junior Resident (General Surgery), Sassoon Hospital, Pune (1986-1987)
  • Senior Resident (General Surgery), Sassoon Hospital, Pune (1987-1988)
  • Chief Resident (General Surgery), Sassoon Hospital, Pune (1988-1989)
  • Junior Registrar (Oncosurgery), Tata Hospital, Mumbai (1989-1990)
  • Senior Registrar (Oncosurgery), Tata Hospital, Mumbai (1991-1993)
  • Consultant (Oncosurgery), KEM Hospital, Pune (1993 – 2005)
  • Developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix, known globally as the “Pune Technique”
  • Trained surgeons in advanced laparoscopic cancer surgery from USA, UK, Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, UAE, Libya, Pakistan, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Singapore, South Africa, etc.
  • Faculty at international conferences and workshops in Argentina, Pakistan, Croatia, Bangladesh, Switzerland, Italy, USA
  • Reviewer for JMIG (Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology), Elsevier Editorial System Reviewer for European Surgical Research
Awards & Recognitions
  • Best Video Award, Asia Pacific Urology Conference, Singapore (1998)
  • Best Video Award, Urology Society of India (1999)
  • Best Video Award, Urological Society of India, national conference, Bhubaneswar (2000)
  • Best Video Award, West Zone Urological Conference, Goa (2001)
  • Best Video Award, ELSA (Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia) Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2003)
  • American Association of Gynaecology Laparoscopy (AAGL) Golden Telescope Award, USA (2005)
  • Outstanding Performance in Laparoscopic Gynaecologic Oncology Master Award, IMAGES (Indian Association of Minimal Access Surgery Gynaec Endoscopic Surgery), Kochi (2008)
  • International Association of Surgeons, GastroOncologist and Oncologist Award, Beijing, China (2009)
  • American Association of Gynaecology Laparoscopy (AAGL) Golden Telescope Award, USA (2009)
  • Outstanding Contribution in Lap Gynaec Endoscopy by Pune Obstetrics and Gyneac Society (POGS), Pune (2009)
  • Best Paper at American Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), 2010
  • Honorary Professor of University of complutense at XXXIII curso international doce de octubre, Madrid, Spain (2010)
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Egyptian Society of Surgeons
  • Over 20 articles published and others in process, written several book chapters
  • Books Written
  • Atlas of Gynaecologic Oncology. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2006
  • Atlas of Minimal Access Surgery in Oesophageal Cancer. Springer Publishing House, UK