Dr. Shirish Alurkar

Dr. Shirish Alurkar

QualificationMBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), ECMO

Specialities Medical Oncology

Locations HCG Cancer Center - Ahmedabad
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  • Dr. Shirish S. Alurkar is a senior medical oncologist with a wealth of knowledge and experience. With almost four decades of experience, Dr. Alurkar is one of the most celebrated medical oncologists in the state of Gujarat, thanks to his expertise that extends across various facets of medical oncology. Dr. Alurkar is one of the first medical oncologists to start a private practice in Gujarat.

Area of Expertise

Dr. Shirish S. Alurkar is a seasoned medical oncologist who specializes in treating and managing a broad spectrum of cancers with the help of systemic therapies, namely chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy, and immunotherapy.

· He is proficient at managing patients who are undergoing bone marrow transplantation.

· Dr. Shirish S. Alurkar's primary interest lies in managing GI cancers, urological cancers, and lung cancers. He extends his expertise to breast cancer management and cancer biology as well. He has a special interest in the field of molecular and precision oncology and conducting clinical trials.

· Dr. Alurkar has received specialized training and is a member of several global health associations, which underscores his clinical expertise:

  • Completed Medical Oncology Training at Tata Memorial Hospital from 1989 to 1991.
  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Certified Member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)

· Dr. Alurkar’s active involvement in clinical trials, paper presentations, and participation in workshops and conferences across India further solidify his reputation as a distinguished expert in the field of medical oncology.

· He embraces a patient-centric and value-based approach, through which he continues to make a significant impact on the lives of his patients.

Research & Publications

· Alurkar S.S.. Serum lipids in young patients with cerebrovascular disease Dissertation for M.D. Medicine 1988.

· Alurkar S.S.; Chitalkar P.G.; Advani S.H.; Gopal R., Saikia T.K. and Soman C.S.. Primary liver lymphoma: A case report with review of the literature. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 1991;4:215 218.

· Alurkar S.S.; Dhabhar B.N.; Jhambekar N.A.; Kulkarni J.N.; Advani S.H.. Primary Endodermal Sinus Tumor of Penis: A case report with review of the literature. J.Urology. July 1992; 148:131 133.


· Alurkar S.S.; Chopra H.K.; Nair C.N.; Zachariah L.V.; Badrinath Y; Dhond S; Ashokkumar; Advani S.H. Minimally differentiated acute myeloid leukemia: A morphologic, cytochemical and ultrastructural study. Tumori. 1992, 78:185 189.

· Alurkar S.S.; Dhabhar B.N.; Pathak A.B.; Gonsalves I; Iyer R.S.; Kelkar R; Pai S.K.; Deshpande R.K.; Desai P.B.; Advani S.H. Long term Right atrial catheters in patients with malignancies: An Indian experience. J. Surg. Oncol. 1992, 51:183 187.

· Alurkar S.S.; Iyer R.S.; Gopal R; Saikia T.K., Soman C.S.; Advani S.H. MACOP B chemotherapy for Intermediate and High-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. J.Associa. Phy. India. 1992.

· Mohan C; Alurkar S.S.; Sharma O.P.; Advani S.H. Primary liver lymphoma: A diagnostic dilemma. Am. J. Roentgenol. 1991. 157: 413.

· Alurkar S.S.; Advani S.H.; Iyer R.S.; Gopal R, Saikia T.K.; Soman C.S., Sampat M.B. Transformation from Hodgkin's disease to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A report of three patients with review of literature Leukemia & Lymphoma ;1992.

· Dhabhar B.N; Malhotra H; Alurkar S.S.; Shah R; Advani S.H. Gonadal dysfunction following cancer chemotherapy A review. Indian J. Cancer Chemo. 1992. 14; 2:65 70.

· Dhabhar B.N.; Alurkar S.S.; Hegde U.P; Jambhekar NA. Nasopharyngeal Hodgkin's disease Report of two cases. Submitted for publication to Head & Neck Surg. 1992.

Awards & Accolades

  • Received the National Merit Scholarship Prize from the Ministry of Education & Culture, Govt. of India‑ 1979.

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