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Dr. B. S. Srinath[edit]

Dr. B. S. Srinath, known as Dr. BSS, is a surgical oncologist practicing in Bengaluru, India. He has over 40 years of experience in surgical oncology and oncological research. He is currently the Head of the Institution and Senior Consultant Surgical Oncologist at Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore.[1] He also serves as the Managing Trustee of Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation, Bangalore.[2][3]

Early Life[edit]

Dr B.S. Srinath was born on 23 January 1950, to Mr P.V. Subbaraya Sastry and Mrs Jayalakshmi Sastry in Bhadra Colony, Shimoga District, Karnataka. The youngest of 9 siblings, he lost his mother to typhoid when he was a year old. He later spent most of his childhood with his maternal grandparents and siblings. Growing up, he would help his father in the farms and look after the family cattle. He finished his matriculation from Paper Town High School and his Pre-University from Silver Jubilee College, Bhadravathi.

Professional Training and Career[edit]

He graduated from the JJM Medical College Davangere, the University of Mysore in 1971. He trained as a surgical junior resident in JIPMER, Pondicherry and earned his post-graduate degree in General Surgery from PGIMER, Chandigarh where he was mentored by Dr B.L. Talwar. Following this, he worked as a Consultant General Surgeon in a Mission Hospital in Kerala between 1979 and 1980 before moving to the United Kingdom for fellowship and research. In 1981, Dr. B.S. Srinath completed the professional qualification of FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons) from Edinburgh and Glasgow in the United Kingdom to be able to practice as a senior surgeon in Ireland or UK. He continued to stay in the United Kingdom working as a Registrar in Surgery at University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff and conducted research in Cancer, Nutrition, and Immunity before moving back to India in 1983.[4] In 1983, he joined KIDWAI Institute of Oncology, Bangalore as an Honorary Assistant Surgeon. He started working as Assistant Professor of Surgery at M S Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital in Bangalore in 1986. Since year 1992, he started spearheading anticancer campaigns, conducted cancer awareness, and early cancer detection camps across Karnataka and bordering regions of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu targeting mofussil and rural areas to help support the economically weaker section of the society.[5] Between the period of 1992 and 2010, he worked as Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Senior Consultant, and Managing Director of Bangalore Institute of Oncology. [6] He later worked as Senior Consultant Surgical Oncology (2010 – 2013) at Rangadore Memorial Hospital while managing the working and operations of Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation as the Managing Trustee.

Contribution to Oncology[edit]

Dr. B. S. Srinath has delivered many talks on the relationship between poor lifestyle habits and cancer.[2][7]He is also a strong advocate for access to cancer preventive measures and equitable cancer care in India.[8] He has worked in collaboration with other scientists on cancer, yoga and quality of life of patients.[9][10]He is currently the managing trustee of Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation, a not for profit organisation that was established by him and 9 other trustees to provide affordable cancer treatment to all members of the society. His work against cancer has been recognised by several institutions. He was awarded the Rotary Bangalore North West Vocational Excellence Award in 2017. [11]

Dr. B. S. Srinath[edit]

  1. ^ "TEDxBNMIT". TED. This event occurred on March 14, 2015
  2. ^ a b "Cancer Cure-Challenges Unmet | Dr. B.S. SRINATH | TEDxBNMIT" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology http://www.jiaomr.in/article.asp?issn=0972-1363;year=2014;volume=26;issue=4;spage=477;epage=478;aulast=;type=3. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ https://islamicvoice.com/sri-shankara-cancer-hospital-research-centres-gynaec-health-camp-reaches-out-to-women/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ https://islamicvoice.com/sri-shankara-cancer-hospital-research-centres-gynaec-health-camp-reaches-out-to-women/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ https://islamicvoice.com/sri-shankara-cancer-hospital-research-centres-gynaec-health-camp-reaches-out-to-women/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ https://starofmysore.com/cancer-patients-to-double-by-2030-in-india/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/equitable-healthcare-is-still-a-far-cry-in-rural-india-madurai/article24366289.ece. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Rao, Raghavendra M; Nagendra, HR; Raghuram, Nagarathna; Vinay, C; Chandrashekara, S; Gopinath, KS; Srinath, BS (Jan–Jun 2008). "Influence of yoga on mood states, distress, quality of life and immune outcomes in early stage breast cancer patients undergoing surgery". International Journal of Yoga. 1 (1): 11-20. doi:10.4103/0973-6131.36789. PMC 3144603. PMID 21829279.
  10. ^ Alexander, A; Kaluve, R; Prabhu, JS; Aruna, Korlimarla; Srinath, BS; Manjunath, S; Shekar, Patil; Gopinath, KS; Sridhar, TS (2019). "The impact of breast cancer on the patient and the family in Indian perspective". Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 25 (1): 66-72. doi:10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_158_18 (inactive 2019-09-13). Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Vocational Excellence Award". Retrieved 12 September 2019.