Dr. Poonam Patil

Consultant - Medical Oncology
Manipal Hospitals
35 Years

Dr. Poonam Patil - Consultant - Medical Oncology in Bengaluru, India


  • Dr. Poonam Patil is a highly experienced medical oncologist in Bangalore with over 35 years of rich experience in cancer care. She is currently associated with Manipal Hospital Old Airport Road, Bangalore as a Consultant – Medical Oncology. Specialising in gynaecological and women’s cancer treatments, Dr. Poonam is dedicated to providing outstanding care and consistent support to patients. Her expertise encompasses chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted treatments, molecular oncology, and individualised therapy. Dr. Poonam’s profound understanding further integrates chemotherapy with biological therapies, addressing lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract, gynecologic system, and head and neck cancers. Her rich academic background consists of an MBBS and MD degree from Sawai Mansingh Medical College, Jaipur, and a DM in Oncology from Kidwai Memorial Institute Of Oncology, Bangalore. She is the foremost Medical Oncologist in Oldairportroad, Bangalore.
  • Dr. Poonam Patil holds memberships in various organizations, which include the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON), the Immuno-Oncology Society of India, the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, the ISO, and the ISMPO. Beyond clinical pursuits, Dr. Poonam is deeply invested in advancing the domain of oncology through dedicated research and educational initiatives. Boasting more than 20 scholarly articles in medical oncology, she actively serves as a principal investigator in myriad national and international clinical studies. Her insights on cancer care and treatment have made her a respected voice on media platforms, and notable mentions of her contributions can be found in esteemed outlets such as The Times of India, Asianet, Newsable, Happiest Health, and News 18.
  • A staunch advocate for women’s cancer awareness, Dr. Poonam Patil highlights the critical nature of early detection and prevention in her writings. Corporate institutions and businesses frequently seek her expertise as a guest lecturer, where she delves into subjects such as women’s cancer awareness, screening techniques, and preventive strategies. Additionally, Dr. Poonam’s passion for combating non-communicable diseases is evident in her collaboration with the Government of India’s Training the Trainers initiative, further highlighting her dedication to public health. Dr. Poonam Patil is an exceptional medical oncologist with extensive experience in treating cancer patients. She is recognised as a top expert in cancer care in the country with a profound dedication to patient care and commitment to advancing the field of oncology through research and education.

Fellowship & Membership

  • Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Member of European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • Member of Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON)
  • Member of Immuno-Oncology Society of India
  • Member of Indian academy of Paediatrics
  • Member of ISO
  • Member of ISMPO

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Talks & Publications

  • Has more than 20 research publications, including case reports, in the field of Medical Oncology
  • Principal Investigator in many collaborative past and ongoing National and Multinational Clinical Oncology Trials
  • Has been invited as a Faculty and Expert Panelist at numerous National and International Conferences, to share her experience in Medical Oncology.
  • Is regularly invited as a Guest lecturer in numerous corporate Institutions and companies for spreading Women’s Cancer awareness and ways of cancer screening and prevention.
  • Was a part of the Government of India’s initiative to reduce the incidence of non-communicable diseases by actively participating in the ‘Training-the-Trainers’ program.
  • I was in denial, says cancer survivor | The Times of India. Click Here
  • Dr. Nitin Yashas Murthy, Dr. Mallikarjun Kalashetty, Dr. Hemanth G N, Dr. Amit Rauthan, Dr. Poonam Patil, Dr. Manish Rai and Dr. Ashish Dixit on Manipal Hospitals organized World Cancer Day and invited cancer warrior. Click Here
  • Dr. Poonam Patil on Breast Cancer Diet: Know what food is essential for your body to cope with effects of cancer and its treatment | Asianet Newsable. Click Here
  • Dr. Poonam Patil on Race to Recovery: A breast cancer survivor’s Marathon love | Happiest Health. Click Here
  • Health Matters | India Mustn’t Take Shortcuts for Making Biosimilars, Confusing Affordability with Efficacy Bad Idea- Dr. Poonam Patil, Consultant – Medical Oncology, Manipal Hospital Old Airport Road| News 18. Click Here
  • Dr. Amit Rauthan, Dr. Poonam Patil, Dr. Mohammed Basheeruddin Inamdar, Dr. Shabber Zaveri, Dr. Pratima Raj, Dr. Ashish Dixit, Dr. Mallikarjun Kalashetty, Dr. Srimath BS on Day Care Center for Cancer Patients. Click Here
  • Dr. Poonam Patil on What is ‘preventive chemotherapy’ that Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, is undergoing post-cancer diagnosis. Click Here

Immunotherapy in Cancer management, Targeted therapies in cancer Molecular Oncology and Personalized cancer treatment, Integration of chemotherapy and biological therapies, Management of hematological malignancies and solid organ cancers like lung cancer, breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, gynaecologic, and head & neck cancers, Therapeutics of Oncology with a special interest in Gynaecological and Women’s Cancer., Interested in Cancer in Women and Early Detection Campaign,

MBBS - Sawai Mansingh Medical College, Jaipur | MD - Sawai Mansingh Medical College, Jaipur | DM (Oncology) - Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore.
Dr. Poonam Patil is a highly experienced medical oncologist in Bangalore with over 35 years of rich experience in cancer care. Has more than 22 years of experience in treating cancer patients

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