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Dr Smitha C Saldanha 

Medical Oncology


Dr Smitha C Saldanha 

Consultant – Medical Oncology


Educational Background: 

  • MBBS 
  • MD General Medicine 
  • Fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplantation 



  • Dr. Smitha is an experienced Medical Oncologist  
  • Dr. Smitha’s primary interest is in Hemato Oncology & BMT  
  • She also has interest in treating Pediatric Tumours 
  • Her expertise lies mainly in treating Breast Cancer, Leukemias, Lymphomas, Multiple Myeloma, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Genitourinary Cancer, Head & Neck Cancer, Lung Cancer Lymphomas and Bone Marrow Transplantation 



Training and Certifications: 

• Fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplantation 



  • NITTE Education Trust Award – Gold Medal and Highest marks in Community Medicine, RGUHS, 2003  
  • NITTE Education Trust Award – Gold Medal and Highest marks in ENT, RGUHS, 2003.  
  • ESMO ASIA 2015 ISMPO travel grant at ISMPOCON, Mumbai, Nov 2015.  
  • Best Poster Award at the ISMPOCON, Mumbai, Nov 2015.  
  • Pfizer grant for Research Hypothesis presentation at ISMPOCON Nov 2016. 
  • RCC Perceptorship programme at Taiwan  
  • ESMO Preceptorship on Metastatic Bladder and Kidney Cancer- Multidisciplinary management, standards of care, therapeutic targets and future perspectives, 19-20 September 2018, Singapore.  
  •  ESMO Preceptorship on Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer- Standards of care, evolving paradigm and future perspectives, 21-22 November 2018, Singapore. 
  • ESMO Preceptorship on Immuno-Oncology- From the essentials of tumour immunology to clinical application,26-27 November 2018, Singapore 


Notable Publications: 

  • Peter G, Smitha S, Amith V, Narasimha H. Study on Awareness among School Children on the spread, symptoms, treatment and prevention of Malaria in an urban endemic area of South India. Karnataka Paediatric Journal, 24 (1), January-March 2010: p 4-6 
  • Peter G, Amith V, Narasimha H, Smitha S. A Study on the Awareness observed among Individuals living in Endemic Area on the Spread, Symptoms, Treatment and prevention of Malaria. Al Ameen J Med Sci 4 (1), January-March 2011: p 80-83 
  • Mohammed A, Madhu K, Smitha C S, Veerendra K.H. An Interesting Case Report on Cerebellar and Psychiatric Manifestations in Malaria. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, October 2011, 5 (5): 1104-6 
  • Pretesh Rohan Kiran, Gagan S, Smitha C Saldanha. Extermination of the Smallpox Virus – Light at the End of the Tunnel… or not – the Stalemate Continues. Annals of Community Health, 2014 Apr; 2 (2): 2-3. 
  • Lakshmaiah KC, Smitha CS, Lokanatha D, Linu AJ, Premalata CS,Usha A et al. Langerhans Cell Sarcoma – Review of Literature and a Rare Case Report. J Mol BiomarkDiagn2014; 5:181. 
  • S. Aparna, L. Appaji, B.S. Aruna K, M. Padma, Geethashree M, Smitha C. Saldanha, et al. Plasmablastic lymphoma of bone in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive child – A rare extra-oral presentation. Pediatric Infectious Disease, 2014;  6 (4), 142 – 144 
  • Lakshmaiah K C, Jacob L A, Aparna S, Lokanatha D, Smitha CSaldanha. Epigenetic therapy of cancer with histonedeacetylase inhibitors. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, 2014; 10 ( 3): 469-478 .Best medical oncologist in Banasankari