Dr. Velu Nair

Head - Medical Services & Chief Consultant - Hemat-Oncology
Apollo Hospitals
27 years

Dr. Velu Nair - Head - Medical Services & Chief Consultant - Hemat-Oncology in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India


Dr. Velu Nair, is the Group Head – Medical Services & Chief Consultant – Haematology& BMT of Apollo Cancer Centre, Ahmedabad and is one of the leading Haematology-Oncologist in the country with over 27 years of experience in BMT &Haematology. He has significant experience in treating adult and pediatric patients with various blood cancers and other blood disorders. A teacher of eminence with over 25 years of teaching experience in Medicine &Haematology who is a recognized examiner for MBBS, MD & DNB (Medicine), DM (Clinical Heamatology) and PhD in various universities in the country. He was awarded the NBE Teacher award for Excellence in Medical Education (Scroll of Honor) in 2014.

Thalassemia, Paediatric Surgery, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Paediatric & Adult Benign Haematological Malignancies, Autologous, Allogeneic (Matched Related/Unrelated, Haploidentical), Acute & Chronic Leukemia (Paediatric& Adult), Lymphomas & Myelomas, Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes, Thrombosis and Bleeding Disorders, Sickle Cell Anaemia and other genetic disorders, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials and Accreditations,

    • Presidents Gold Medal and Kalinga Trophy for Best outgoing student in MBBS, AFMC and Pune University
    • MD (Medicine – 1987) AFMC – 1st Rank

Fellowship in Haematology & Bone Marrow Transplantation:

  • Christian Medical College & Hospital Vellore
  • King’s College & Hospital, London
  • Stanford Medical Centre & Stanford University, USA
  • FRCP (London), FRCP (Glasgow) FACP (USA)
  • Group Head – Medical Services & Chief Consultant Haematology-Oncology & BMT, Apollo Cancer Centre, Ahmedabad
  • Teacher and Examiner for MD, Medicine and DM Haematology, DNB (Haematology& Medicine)
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Virology Pune
  • Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai
  • Chair, Nuclear Accident Management Committee, Asia Pacific Blood and Marrow Transplant (APBMT)
  • Chair/Member of various committees in DBT, ICMR, NABH and DRDO
  • Convener NBE – Clinical Haematology teaching programme
  • Chairman drafting committee – National HSCT guidelines
  • Elected Council Member of NAMS
  • Editor-in-Chief QAI journal, Editorial Board IJMR
  • Former Director General Medical Services (Army)
  • Former Dean of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Former Dean of Armed College Medical Sciences Delhi
  • Former President ISHTM

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