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Education

Member of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh MRCS (Edin.)(November 2011)

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjang Hospital, GGSIPU, Delhi, India (July 2008 – May 2011)

Masters in Surgery (MS)
  • Achieved highest marks in the University in Surgery
  • Awarded the Jain Society Award for securing the highest marks in Surgery in the University Awarded the Jain Society Award for securing the highest marks in Surgery in the University Awarded the Jain Society Award for securing the highest marks in Surgery in the University

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjang Hospital, GGSIPU, Delhi, India (February 2002 – February 2008)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Placed among top three percentile of students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th academic years.
  • Achieved distinctions in Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, and Ophthalmology.
  • Awarded the Jain Society Scholarship for outstanding academic performance during 2nd and 3rd year.
  • Ranked first in class during second year of medical school.
  • Co-founded the college magazine ‘Roulex’; served on the Editorial board.
  • Completed one year of mandatory Internship in various clinical departments.

Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Delhi, India (March 1988 – March 2001)

Work Experience

Consultant, Surgical Oncology & Breast Diseases at W Pratiksha Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana (August 2015 – Present)

Attending Consultant, Surgical Oncology & Breast Services at Max Cancer Centre. Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India (December 2014 – July 2015)

Hands-on Clinical Rotation at the Aiello Breast Center, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Baltimore, USA (September 2014 – October 2014)

The Aiello Breast Center is one of the two main units run by the University of Maryland and is headed by Dr. Cynthia Drogula, who is a practicing breast surgeon for over 15 years. This unit offers the state of the art care to breast cancer patients. This hands on experience broadened my skill set in the field of breast surgery and it was a good opportunity for me to realize the subtle differences in the management of breast cancer patients in India & USA. Working with the Chief of Plastic Surgery – Dr. Goldberg, also helped in picking up important tips regarding implant based and autologous reconstruction.

Fellow in Onco-plastic Breast Surgery, RGHUS, Bangalore, India (January 2013 – July 2014)

Shaw Mazumdar Cancer Center, Narayana Hrudalaya

The dedicated Oncoplastic Breast Surgery unit at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center is one of the few dedicated breast units in the country. It caters to 350 new breast cancer patients every year and is run by 2 consultants and one fellow (taken every year). Our center has the largest series of autologous breast reconstruction in the country and is involved in many research projects in addition to the clinical management of the breast cancer patients. The unit offers the best care to breast cancer patients and procedures like oncoplasty, sentinel LN biopsy, radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL) are routinely carried out.

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjang Hospital, GGSIPU, Delhi, India (September 2011 – January 2013)

Registrar – Department of General Surgery

Vardaan Hospital, New Delhi, India (July 2011 – September 2011)

Registrar – Department of General Surgery

Vardaan Hospital, New Delhi, India (February 2008 – July 2008)

Resident Medical Officer

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjang Hospital, GGSIPU, Delhi, India (December 2006 – February 2008)

Internship

Publications in Indexed Journals

  • Axillary reverse mapping: Is it feasible in locally advanced breast cancer patients? Khandelwal R, Poovamma CU, Shilpy C, Prema M, Anthony P. Breast Dis. 2014 Jan 1;34(4):151-5.
  • Poland’s syndrome: A case report with review of literature regarding management. Dolas SC, Poovamma CU, Prema M, Khandelwal R, Pais AV, Kaul A. Breast Dis. 2014;34(3):121-5.
  • Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis: A rare entity with a variable presentation. Poovamma CU, Pais VA, Dolas SC, Prema M, Khandelwal R, Nisheena R. Breast Dis. 2013 2014;34(3):101-4
  • Breast cancer presenting in the midline without a lesion in the breast: a therapeutic dilemma. Khandelwal R, Poovamma CU, Shilpy C, et al. Breast Dis. 2013 Jan 1;34(2):57-9.
  • Current Debates in Surgery – A Cross Sectional Study amongst Indian Surgeons. Chintamani, Khandelwal R, Agarwal BB, Ramakant. Indian J Surg. 2012 Jun;74(3):213-6.
  • Breast tuberculosis mimicking a malignancy: a rare case report with review of literature. Khandelwal R, Jain I. Breast Dis. 2013 Jan 1;34(2):53-5.
  • Buccal metastasis in a case of carcinoma breast: A rare case report with review of literature. Jain S, Kadian M, Khandelwal R, et al. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2013;4(4):406-8
  • Patient and provider delays in breast cancer patients attending a tertiary care centre: a prospective study. Chintamani, Tuteja A, Khandelwal R, et al. JRSM Short Rep. 2011 Oct;2(10):76
  • The correlation of anxiety and depression levels with response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. Chintamani, Gogne A, Khandelwal R. JRSM Short Rep. 2011 Mar; 2 (3): 15
  • Cancer stem cells – a brief overview. Ila Jain, Khandelwal R. New Indian Journal of Surgery 2011 Jan – March; 2(1):23
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Dermatoglyphic Traits in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Prospective Clinical Study. Chintamani, Khandelwal R, Mittal A, et al. BMC Cancer 2007, 7:44.
  • Splenic rupture in a patient with situs inversus: a rare case report with review of literature. Khandelwal R, Chaudhary R, Lokender K, Singh M, Prashant, Singh S, Gupta A. (Accepted for publication in JRSM Short Rep.)
  • Primary actinomycosis of the thigh – a rare soft tissue infection with review of literature. Khandelwal R, Jain Ila, Punia S, Singh A, Yadav S, Sharma P, Singh S, Mohanty PC. JRSM Short Rep. 2012 Apr;3(4): 24
  • Duplication of vas deferens- A rare anomaly with review of literature. Khandelwal R, Punia S, Vashistha N, et al. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2011;2(8):241-2.
  • Liposarcoma of the spermatic cord: a diagnostic dilemma. Chintamani, Tandon M, Khandelwal R, et al. JRSM Short Rep. 2010 Nov; 1 (6): 49
  • Kimura’s disease masquerading as parotid malignancy. Chintamani, Sugandhi N, Khandelwal R, et al. JRSM Short Rep. 2010 Oct; 1 (5):41
  • Vulval elephantiasis as a result of tubercular lymphadenitis: two case reports and review of literature. Chintamani, Singh J, Tandon M, Khandelwal R, et al. J Med Case Rep. 2010;18:4(1)
  • Carcinoma developing in a fibroadenoma in a woman with a family history of breast cancer: a case report & review of literature. Chintamani, Khandelwal R, Tandon M, et al. Cases J 2009Dec; 2:9348
  • Isolated duplication of vas deferens, a surgical enigma: a case report & review of literature. Chintamani, Khandelwal R, Tandon M, et al. Cases J 2009 Oct; 2:167
  • Frozen finger’ in anal fissures. Chintamani, Tandon M, Khandelwal R. Trop Doct 2009 Oct; 39(4):225-6.
  • Quantitative Dermatolgyphic Traits in Patients with Breast Cancer-A Preliminary Report of an Ongoing Study. Chintamani, Khandelwal R, Mittal A, et al. JIMSA Jan 2006, Vol: 19 No. 1 69-70

Books/Chapters Authored

  • Jaypee’s Pre-NEET Surgery. Rohan Khandelwal, Jainendra K. Arora (Jaypee Publishers 2012)
  • Co- authored (Chintamani, Rohan Khandelwal, Megha Tandon) a Chapter on Necrotizing Fasciitis: An Overview in Principles & Practice of Wound Care [1st Edition] (Jaypee Publishers 2012)
  • Co- authored (Chintamani, Rohan Khandelwal, Megha Tandon) a Chapter on Malignant Wounds in Principles & Practice of Wound Care [1st Edition] (Jaypee Publishers 2012)
  • Jaypee’s Video Atlas of USMLE Step 2 CS: Cases & Tips. Rohan Khandelwal, Anupriya Gogne, Rishi Gautam

Most Recent Presentations in Conferences

  • 1st Indian Cancer Congress, New Delhi, India November 2013

    Best Poster Award for ‘The role of intercosto-brachial nerve preservation in the outcome of Post-mastectomy pain syndrome’
  • ‘BREASTCON’, Conference on Early Breast Cancers, New Delhi, IndiaApril 2013
    Poster titled ‘An Audit of Triple Negative Breast cancer patients from a dedicated Breast Unit’
  • 1st Annual Conference of Association of Breast Surgeons of India ‘ABSICON’, HyderabadMay 2012
    Best Poster Award for ‘The role of p-glycoprotein expression in assessing the response to NACT in LABC patients’
  • Annual Conference of Delhi State Chapter of ASI ‘SURGICON 2011’, Delhi, India Nov 2011
    Poster titled ‘Carcinoma in an accessory breast – a rare case report’
  • Annual Conference of IASO ‘NATCON 2011’, Lucknow, India Sept 2011
    Poster titled ‘An Audit of 200 axillae in patients with breast cancer in a tertiary care center’
    Poster titled ‘Patient and Provider Delays in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.’
  • Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India ‘ASICON 2010’, Delhi, India Dec 2010
    Paper titled ‘Evaluation of early PTH assay as a predictor of hypocalcemia following total thyroidectomy – a prospective study’
  • Annual Conference of Associations of Surgeons of India ‘ASICON 2009’, Coimbatore, India Dec 2009
    Best State Chapter Paper titled ‘Performance status as a predictor of response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in patients of LABC.’
  • Annual Conference of IASO ‘NATCON’, Kolkata, India Sept 2009
    Best Poster titled ‘Patient and provider delays in cancer patients attending a tertiary care center – a prospective study’
  • Delhi State Chapter Conference of ASI ‘SURGICON 2008’, Delhi, India Nov 2008
    1st prize in oral presentation for paper titled ‘Performance status as a predictor of response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in patients of LABC.’
  • 11th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Wound Management, Ahmedabad, IndiaJan 2008
    Talk on ‘Factors affecting wound healing.’
  • Annual Conference of American College of Surgeons: India Chapter, Delhi, India Jan 2007
    2nd prize in Paper titled ‘Qualitative and Quantitative Dermatoglyphic Traits in Patients with Oral cancer: A Prospective Clinical Study.’
  • 15th International Medical Students Congress, Cairo, Egypt Feb 2007
    Paper titled ‘Qualitative and Quantitative Dermatoglyphic Traits in Patients with Breast cancer: A Prospective Clinical Study.’
    Poster titled ‘Mucinous carcinoma of the male breast – a rare case report.’
  • 10th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Wound Management, Delhi, India Mar 2007
    1st prize in oral presentation for paper titled ‘Qualitative and Quantitative Dermatoglyphic Traits in Patients with Oral Cancer: A Prospective Clinical Study.’
    Paper presentation titled ‘Assessing the role of Fournier’s Gangrene Severity Index as a predictor of outcome in Fournier’s gangrene cases.’

Membership of Professional Societies

  • Life Member of Breast Surgery International March 2013 – Present
  • Life Member of Association of Breast Surgeons of India Nov 2011 – Present
  • Life Member of Association of Surgeons of India Dec 2009 – Present
  • Life Member of the Indian Society of Wound Management Mar 2007 – Present
  • Student Member of American Dermatoglyphics Association June 2006 – Present
  • Life Member of Breast Feeding Promotion Network of India June 2006 – Present

Continue Education Cources

  • 12th Annual School of Breast Oncology, Emory University, Atlanta November 2014
  • 12th Annual Breast Cancer Update, University of Maryland, Baltimore October 2014
  • Second Prize in Student Panel Discussion on “Locally Advanced Breast Cancer” – MAX Cancer Center, New Delhi Nov 2012
  • ATLS Student Course, Apex Trauma Center AIIMS, Delhi, India July 2012
  • IELTS Exam – Band Score 8 May 2012
  • ACLS Provider Course. New York, USA July 2008
  • Hands-on Basic Surgical Skills Training Program organized by Ethicon Mar 2010; June 2009
    Institute of Surgical Education. Johnson and Johnson, Delhi, India
  • Certificate course in Accident & Emergency Care: Medvarsity Online. Apollo Hospitals Jan – Jul 2007
  • Hands-on basic workshop on Airway Management. Delhi, India Feb 2005

Posts Held

  • Editor-in-chief – Journal of Young Medical Researchers (www.journalyoungmed.com), August 2013
  • Organizing Secretary – MEDSICON 2011 (World Medical Student Congress), Delhi Aug 2011
  • Treasurer-elect – Indian Society of Wound Management Mar 2007 – Mar 2010
  • Editorial Assistant – New Indian Journal of Surgery Jun 2010 – Present
  • Editorial Assistant – Surgical Clinics of India Feb 2009 – Present

USMLE Scores & U. S. Clinical Experience

  • ECFMG certified
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston – Surgery Sub-Internship Nov – Dec 2007
  • Lincoln Hospital, New York – General Surgery Externship (Honors Grade) Oct – Nov 2007
  • Sinai Hospital, Baltimore – General Surgery Observership June – July 2008

Community Service

  • Served as volunteer in “Vardaan Senior Citizens Home” Delhi, India March 2010 – present
  • Served as Health Coordinator for an NGO ‘Khoj.’ Delhi, India Dec 2006 – September 2007
  • Counseled AIDS patients in the NGO ‘Mamta.’ Delhi, India Mar 2003 – July 2004