Profile Summary

Medical Qualification: M.B.B.S., M.D. (Internal Medicine)

Designation: Director, Medical Oncology

Years of experience: 45+ years

Areas of expertise:

  • All Cancers
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy


Dr. Boman Dhabhar has been a fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center Texas, As well as Fred Hutchison cancer Center Seattle. He has done extensive research and has an experience of more than 30 years which makes him an authority on solid tumours and a pioneer in the field of medical oncology in India. He has done extensive work on immune-compromised patients, administrating complex chemotherapeutic agents, he is proficient in the use of immunotherapy for managing various cancers.

Dr. Dhabhar is one of the 1st oncologist to introduce personalised medicine now being floated as precision medicine in the field of cancer, which enables patients to have minimised side effect with Maximum benefits. Because of his seniority, vast experience and expertise, patients from all over Maharashtra and rest of India seek his opinion.

Awards & Publications:

Academic Achievements:

  • Stood 6th among all International Oncologists in ESMO Medical Oncology Examination,Vienna
  • Stood 1st in MD (Internal Medicine) L.T.M.M.C. & General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022
  • Was among the first 20 Post - Doctorate Medical Students selected by the State Superspeciality Entrance Examination Board, Maharashtra

Publications & Research Papaers: 

  • Dissertation accepted by University of Mumbai for M.D. (Internal Medicine) Examination on Long term follow up of patient of oesophageal varices treated with endoscopic sclerotheraphy
  • Nanivadekar SA., Punamiya KK., Popat UR., Dhabhar B. N., Bichile LS. A study of eleven Patients accidentally exposed to chlorine fumes.  Indian Practitioner, May 1987, pp 311-315
  • Seshadri S., Dhabhar B. N., Ramteke G., Vishwanath N., Nabar ST., Palankar SP., Bhave GG., Gogate A., Agarwal MB., Shah AC. and Deshmukh SN. Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome case report.  Indian Practitioner, Feb. 1988 pp. 117-119
  • Nanivadekar SA., Bhat PP., Sawant PD., Bichile LS., Shroff CP., Dhabhar B. N. Ahayankar NY., Kambali PJ.  Rapid diagnostic test of campylobacer pylori infection in patients of gastritis, duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer – A study of 100 cases.  Journal of Association of Physician of India 37; 307-310, 1989
  • Malhotra H., Dhabhar B. N. and Advani SH., Bone Marrow biopsy in the staging of Malignant Lymphoma.  Journal of Association of Physician of India 38; 603, 1990
  • Dhabhar B. N., Banavali S. and Advani SH. Presented Paper  “The Pattern of Malignant Lymphoma in India” at the Annual Conference of Bombay, Hematology Group on 17, 18 Feb. 1990 held at Grant Medical College, J. J. Hospital, Bombay
  • Dhabhar B. N., Saikia T., Soman C., Advani SH., Presented Paper “Primary Lymphoma of Breast”, at the 31st Annual Conference of Indian Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Ahmedabad held on 14, 15, 16 Dec. 1990
  • Hegde U. Deo A. Dhabhar B. N., Saikia T., Advani SH., Presented Paper “Improved Results in Non-seminomatous Germ Cell tumor with Chemotheraphy” at the XLVI Joint Annual Conference Association of Physician of India at S. N. Medical College, Agra from 18th to 22nd Jan. 1991
  • Alurkar S. Iyer R., Dhabhar B. N., Advani SH., Presented Paper “Long Term Vascular Access in Oncology Patients – An Initial Experience”, at the XLVI Joint Joint Annual Conference Association of Physician of India at S. N. Medical College, Agra from 18th to 22nd Jan. 1991
  • Dhabhar B. N., Malhotra H., Joseph R., Garde S., Bhasin S., Sheth A., Advani SH. Presented Paper “Gonadal function in prepubertal boys following treatment for Hodgkin’s disease” at the Indian Society of Oncology, 5th Biennal National Cancer Congress held at Cancer Institute, Madras from 22nd to 25th January, 1992
  • Malhotra H., Dhabhar B. N., Iyer RS., Gopal R., Saikia T., Nadkarni KS., and Advani SH., Pure red cell aplasia and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  A case report and brief literature review.  Indian J. Cancer 29; 159 – 163, 1992
  • Dhabhar B. N., Kelkar RS., Nadkarni KS., and Advani SH. “Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in untreated Acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia – A case report. Journal of Association of Physician of India 40; 410-412, 1992
  • Dhabhar B. N., Malhotra H., Hegde UP. and Advani SH.,  Malignant lymphoma and co-existent tuberculosis lymphadenitis. Journal of Association of Physician of India 39; 783, 1991
  • Dhabhar B. N., Saikia T., Soman CS and Advani SH., Primary lymphoma of breast.  Report of six cases and review of literature.  Indian J. Cancer 29; 164 – 168, 1992
  • Malhotra H., Dhabhar B. N. and Advani SH.  Profile of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in India.  Journal of Association of Physician of India 40; 282 – 283, 1992
  • Alurkar SS., Dhabhar B. N., Kulkarni JN., Jambhekar NA., Advani SH.  Primary endodermal sinus tumor of the penis.  A case report.  The Journal of Urology 148; 131 – 133, 1992
  • Dhabhar B. N., Malhotra H., Advani SH.  Incidence of lung cancer and advances in non-small cell lung cancer.  Journal of  Association of Physician of India 40; 493, 1992
  • Saikia TK., Dhabhar B. N., Iyer RS., Nanjangud G., Gopal R., Nair CN., Nadkarni KS., Ashok Kumar MS., Dhond SR. and Advani SH.  High incidence of meningeal leukemia in lymphoid blast crisis of chronic myeclogenous leukemia and the role of central nervous system prophylaxis.  American Journal of Hematology 43; 10-13, 1993
  • Alurkar SS., Dhabhar B. N., Pathak AB., Gonsalves I., Iyer RS., Kelkar R., Pai SK., Deshpande RK., Desai PB. and Advani SH. Long term venous access in patients with malignancies:  An  Indian experience.  Journal Surgical Oncology 51; 183-187, 1992
  • Dhabhar B. N., Alurkar SS., Malhotra H. and Advani SH. Gonadal dysfunction in patients receiving cancer chemotheraphy – A review.  Indian Journal Cancer Chemotheraphy 14; 65 – 71, 1992
  • Malhotra H., Dhabhar B. N., Saikia T., Gopal R., Nadkarni KS., Nair CN., Advani SH.  Ifosfamide in plasma cell leukemia; a report of two cases and review of the literature.  American Journal of Hematology 40; 226-228, 1992
  • Quadir TA., Dhabhar B. N., Dhar AK., Hedge UP., Shah RV., Phatak AB., and Advani SH.  Acute promyelocytic leukemia with ischaemic event.  Journal of Association of Physician of India 41; 300 – 302, 1993
  • Dhabhar B. N., Pandita R., Bahar SA.  The lupur Inhibitor: Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion (In press)
  • Dhabhar B. N., Malhotra H., Joseph R., Garde SU., Bhasin SD., Sheth AR., Advani SH., Gonadal function in prepubertal boys following treatment for Hodgkin’s disease.  American Journal of Pediatric hematology/oncology 15; 306-310, 1993
  • Dhabhar B. N., Iyer RS. and Advani SH.  Gestational trophoblastic neoplasm – A review.  Journal at Federation of Obstet and Gynaec Society of India (In press)
  • Dhabhar B. N., Alurkar SS. Hedge UP., Jambhekar NA. and Advani SH. Nasopharyngeal Hodgkin’s disease – Report of two cases.  Leukemia and lymphoma (In press)
  • Parikh PM and Dhabhar B. N. “Supportive and terminal care”, Published as a chapter in a textbook “Elements of Medical Oncology” Editor Shilin Shukla brought out during Indian Association of Cancer chemotheraphy conference – March 1993
  • Al-Bahar S., Pandita R., Dhabhar B. N. and Al-Bahar E., Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection associated with Acute Myeloblastic leukemia in a low HIV prevalence area.  Acta Haematol 91; 52 – 53, 1994
  • Al-Bahar S., Pandita R., Dhabhar B. N. and Al-Bahar E.  Splenic Lymphoma with Villous lymphocytes – A report of first two cases from the Middle East.  Acta Haematol 90; 198-201, 1993
  • Abdul Wahab A., Al-Bahar S., Pandita R. Dhabhar B. N., Immune Cytopenias complicatng chronic myeloproliferative disorders – A report from Kuwait.  Klinicka Onkologie 2; 61-62, 1994
  • Al-Bahar S., Dhabhar B. N., Pandita R. and Patel J. Fatal tumorlysis syndrome following single dose glucocorticoid in Acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Klinicka Onkologie 1; 26-27, 1994
  • Al-Bahar S., Pandita R., Dhabhar B. N. and Arya R. Reactive hemophagocytic syndrome.  A report of two cases from Kuwait.  Annals of Saudi Medicine 14; 255-257, 1994
  • Al-Bahar S., Pandita R., Dhabhar B. N. and Al Bahar E.  Acute tumorlysis syndrome in acute lymphoblastic leukemia and Burkitt’s Lymphoma: Experience in a single centre in Kuwait.  Annals of Oncology 4; 379, 1994
  • Al-Bahar S., Pandita R., Dhabhar B. N. and Al Bahar E. Febrile Neutropenia in cancer patients in Kuwait: Microbial spectrum and outcome.  Support Care Cancer 2; 129-131, 1994
  • Parikh B., Khanolkar S., Advani S.H., Dhabhar B. N., and Manishchandra. Safety Profile of single dose Dexamethasone, as premedication for Paclitaxel. Journal of Clinical Oncology 14;  2189 2190, 1996
  • Ajay Jhaveri, Aabha Nagral, Dhabhar B.N., Mridula Sampat, and Samir Shah. Chronic diarrhea, an unusual presentation of metastatic invasive lobular cancer of breast. Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 25; 312 – 313, 2006


  • Chairperson, 23rd annual conference of Bombay hematology group, February 20-21 1999, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, XIVth National CME in Hematology, 3th to 6th January 2008, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, Chemotherapy In Cancer, The Bombay ‘C’ Ward Medical Association, 4th October 2009, Mumbai
  • Speaker, NATCON IASO 2010, 17th to 19th September, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, 12th St. Gallen Consensus on Controversies in Early Breast Cancer, Mumbai Oncology Association, 30th April 2011, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, Best of ASCO, Annual Meeting, Indian Co-operative Oncology Network Academic Research Organization,16th & 17th July, Pune, India
  • Speaker, CME Update on “Gynecological Cancer’’, Indian Medical Association, 24th July 2011, Kalyan, Mumbai
  • Speaker, 25th ICON Conference,16th to 18th September 2011, Nagpur, India
  • Speaker, “Cancers in Women’’, Indian Medical Association, 4th October 2011, Dombivali
  • Speaker, BILICON 2011 Single Theme Interdisciplinary Conference on Biliary Diseases, 3rd December 2011, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, “Promotion Of Oncology Training and Education”, Indian Medical Association, 5th February 2012, Kalyan, India
  • Speaker, “Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer”, The Bombay D Ward Medical Association, 29th April 2012, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, Annual Conference of Doctors Scientific Association, 16th February 2013, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, 54th annual Conference of Indian Society OF HEAMATOLOGY AND BLOOD TRANSFUSION, 7th to 10th November 2013, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, “EMERGING CHALLENGES IN GI SURGERY”, Jaslok Hospital & Research Center, 3rd March 2013, Mumbai, India
  •  Speaker, “WEST ZONE GYMEC ONCOLOGY CME”, 24TH January 2014, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE of MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA, International Symposium on Emerging Role of Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Genomics, 14th February 2014, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, An Update on MULTIPLE MYELOMA, Mumbai Hematology Group, 23rd February 2014, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, DECISION MAKING IN THE TREATEMNT OF LARYNGEAL CARCINOMA, The Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 2nd March 2014, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, “EGFR Advisors’ Network (EAN) meeting on mCRC & SCHN”, Mumbai Oncology Association, 8th March 2014, Mumbai, India
  • Speaker, “Update in Oncology-X-2014”- Focus on Upper GI & HPB Cancers, 19th April, New Delhi, India
  • Speaker, “Multidisciplinary Breast Course & Advances in Breast Cancer Conference”, Indian Cancer Society, 10th to 12th October 2014, Goa, India
  • Speaker, CME on Oncology, Jaslok Hospital & Research Center, 19th October 2014, Mumbai, India

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