Dr. Rakesh Jalali

Dr. Rakesh Jalali
Dr. Rakesh Jalali

Designation of Dr. Rakesh Jalali

Dr. Rakesh Jalali
Radiation Oncologist, Neuro Oncologist
Medical Director & Lead – Neuro Oncology
Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai, India

Profile Snapshot of Dr. Rakesh Jalali

  • Dr. Rakesh Jalali is undoubtedly one of the top Radiation Oncologists in the country who is renowned for his high-precision radiation techniques.
  • He provides a wide range of radiation treatments customized to treat different kinds of cancers.
  • Dr. Jalali, who has a remarkable 28-year of experience in the field of Neuro-Oncology, is highly proficient in employing sophisticated radiation treatment procedures, such as Electron Beam Radiation treatment (3DCRT), IMRT, IGRT, VMAT, BRT, SABR, DIBH, Brachytherapy, TBI, and TSET, as well as 4D Gated Radiotherapy. These therapies are carefully employed to treat various kinds of cancers such as brain tumors, breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancers, and many more.
  • Currently, Dr. Rakesh Jalali is serving as the Medical Director and Lead of Neuro Oncology at the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai where he has developed suitable research models, improved the quality of life for cancer patients, and conducted ground-breaking research in the field of cancer treatment.
  • Dr. Jalali was also an instrumental figure in establishing the Neuro Oncology department at the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). The department is praised as the best of its kind in India and is quite well-known around the world.
  • Additionally, Dr. Jalali had a key role in the 2008 founding of the Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology (ISNO). He was the organization’s first general secretary, President, and current senior advisory council chair.
  • Being a highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Jalali is also well recognized for his ability to instruct and offer knowledgeable counsel at several national and international scientific conferences and professional associations.
  • Apart from his medical excellence, Dr. Jalali is renowned for his dedication to philanthropy and for advocating for fair cancer treatment for underprivileged cancer patients in developing nations. He even established the “Brain Tumour Foundation of India”, a well-known non-profit organization with a global reputation that works to support brain tumour sufferers and their families.
  • Moreover, he has been awarded the Oncologist Award by Medscape in 2014 and also received the top radiation oncologist award for consecutive 3 years from 2014 onwards.

Dr. Rakesh Jalali’s Expertise

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancer-related to Neuro-Oncology
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Proton Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3DCRT)
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH)
  • Total Skin Electron Therapy (TSET) 
  • Brachytherapy
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Work Experience of Dr. Rakesh Jalali

  • Medical Director & Lead – Neuro Oncology; Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai (Present)
  • Senior Consultant – Radiation Oncology; Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai

Dr. Rakesh Jalali’s Qualifications

  • Dr. Rakesh Jalali completed his MBBS from Government Medical College, Jammu (University of Jammu, India) in 1990.
  • He completed his MD in Radiation and Oncology in 1994 from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He passed with Distinction and was awarded “Merit of First Order”.
  • He was a Senior Researcher at the Academic Unit of the Royal Marsden NHS Trust, London.

Memberships of Dr. Rakesh Jalali

  • Tata Memorial Hospital IRB (Hospital Ethics Committee) 
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ASTRO) Member
  • Association Of Radiation Oncologist Of India (AROI) Life member
  • European Society of Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ESTRO) Member
  • Indian College of Radiation Oncology (ICRO) Life member
  • Indian society for Hyperthermia and Oncology (ISHO) Member
  • Society for Cancer Research and Communication (SCRAC) Member
  • Society of Neuro-oncology (USA) Member
  • Tata Memorial Hospital IRB (Scientific Review Committee) Member 2008 – 2010
  • Tata Memorial Hospital Data Monitoring and Safety Committee 2003 – 2005

Publications of Dr. Rakesh Jalali

  • Dr. Rakesh Jalali has published more than 300 peer publications at the international level. His research publications include high-impact journals such as The Lancet Oncology, JAMA Oncology, JCO, etc.

Awards & Recognitions received by Dr. Rakesh Jalali

  • Dr. Rakesh Jalali has been awarded the Oncologist Award by Medscape in 2014.
  • He received the Top Radiation Oncologist Award for 3 consecutive years from 2014 onwards.

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