Ashok Kumar Vaid, MD, DM-Department of Medical Oncology & Haematology, Medanta Cancer Institute, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
Dr. Ashok Kumar Vaid is Chairman, Department of Medical Oncology & Haematology at Medanta Cancer Institute, Medanta-The Medicity, Sector-38, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Dr. Vaid obtained his MBBS and MD (Internal Medicine) degrees from the University of Jammu, India. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine (DM) degree in Medical Oncology from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University in Chennai, India in 1993. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Vaid practiced and coordinated the Department of Medical Oncology at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCI) in Rohini, Delhi, India. In addition to his active medical oncology practice, Dr. Vaid has participated in many national and international clinical trials for finding new cancer treatments. Dr Vaid established the bone marrow transplant services in the private sector in Delhi starting with Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre during the last decade and has cumulatively carried out the largest number of bone marrow transplants in the private sector in Delhi. Currently at Medanta, he leads a large team which comprises of hemato-oncologists, pediatric transplant specialists, hemato pathologists specializing in transplant pathology, transfusion specialists, and molecular pathologists required for HLA typing and post transplant chimerism monitoring. Dr. Vaid lectures nationally and internationally and has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. His work has appeared in Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, World Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Diseases International. Dr. Vaid currently chairs the Indian Council of Medical Research Subcommittee on formulating guidelines for treatment of Hodgkin's Disease in India. He is recognized as Teacher and Examiner for superspeciality course of Medical Oncology by National Board of Examinations and the Bombay University and a reviewer of thesis for award of PhD degree in Life Sciences, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, India.
He was conferred the prestigious "Padma Shree" Award, one of the highest civilian award in India, by the President of India in 2009 for his contribution to the field of medicine on 14th April, 2009.