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Dr. Azmi Saundarya Kumaravelu

Dr. Azmi Saundarya Kumaravelu

MBBS, DMRT(Radiation Oncology), DNB(Radiation Oncology)

Radiation Oncology

Associate consultatnt

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Brief Profile

Dr. Azmi Saundarya Kumaravelu, Associate Consultant in Radiation Oncology at Rela Hospital, specializes in advanced radiation therapy techniques. She is dedicated to providing precise and effective cancer treatments, combining cutting-edge technology with compassionate care to enhance patient outcomes.

Educational Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S. – Vinayaka Missions Kirupananda Variyar Medical College, Salem, Tamil Nadu; (2003 – 2009)
  • D.M.R.T. – Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences(Radiation Oncology), Kochi, Kerala (2015 – 2017)
  • D.N.B – Diplomate in National Board (Radiation Oncology) – Apollo Specialty Hospital, Nandanam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2019 – 2022).
  • Currently a fellow in Global fellowship program in palliative medicine -2024 batch

Accomplishments

CONFERENCES / CME ATTENDED :

  • 4th Annual Global cancer summit – CONVERGE 2017; Mumbai
  • INDO-UK ONCOLOGY SUMMIT – December 2017; Chennai
  • AROI-TN & PY 37th Annual Conference 2022; Chennai
  • Nuance in Breast Radiotherapy seminar in Indian Breast Meeting April 2024; Mumbai

EDUCATIONAL COURSES ATTENDED :

  • International Workshop on Precision Radiotherapy – IWPR 2015; Trivandrum
  • ESTRO SCHOOL – AROI: course on advanced technologies – December 2015; New Delhi
  • CHRISTIE-TMC FRCR course held at Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata; January 2017

ORAL PRESENTATION :

  • Extranodal Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – An audit from a tertiary cancer center at the AROI meeting Kerala Chapter (November 2016)

POSTER PRESENTATION :

  • Extranodal Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – An audit from a tertiary cancer center presented at Joint Conference of ISMPO ISO 2015, Mumbai.
  • SBRT in a locally recurrent Bilateral renal cell carcinoma at YROC 2017,Udaipur.

POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION :

  • Effect of body mass index on acute skin reactions in Breast Carcinoma patients undergoing adjuvant radiation therapy – 2021

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Member of the Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Nov 2009 till date.
  • Member of the Indian Medical Council, Nov 2009 till date.
  • Member of the Association of Radiation Oncologists of India.
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification – 2014 onwards.

Research and Publication

  • Eswaran P, Kumaravelu AS. “Toxicity & Response Assessment with Prolonged Infusion Gemcitabine and Gefitinib with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Recurrent Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma – A Pilot Study”. Abstract No. 2767, Page S 505. International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 2012 Oct:Vol 84, Iss 3, Suppl, Pages A1-A36, S1-S9088 (1 November 2012).
  • Eswaran P, Kumaravelu AS. “Gemcitabine with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Recurrent Cervical Squamous Cell Carcinoma – A Pilot Study”. Poster Session II – Page E6602. The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer – October 2012, Volume 22, Issue 8, Supplement 3.
  • Kumaravelu AS, Eswaran P. “Palliative Hypofractionated Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy in Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)”. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. 2012 Jun; 20 ( Suppl 1): S1-S283. PMID: 22669607.
  • Eswaran P, Azmi KS. “Concurrent chemoradiation with weekly Cisplatin, Docetaxel and Gefitinib: A study to assess feasibility, toxicity and immediate response”. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2013; 9: 392-6 (Jul – Sep 2013). PMID:24125972.

Clinical Expertise

  • 7 + years experience in managing cancer patients.
  • Specialized in treating women cancers with focus on breast and gynecological cancers.
  • Head and Neck cancer
  • Thoracic Malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • CNS Malignancies
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Well versed in 3DCRT, IMRT, IGRT, Arc therapy, Cyberknife and linac based SRS , Extra Cranial SBRT and Brachytherapy.
  • Trained in total body irradiation (TBI) and Total skin Electron therapy (TSET).
  • Pain and palliative care.

Experience

  • 2009 to 2012 : Duty Medical Officer in Kumaravelu Hospital, Nagercoil.
  • 2017 to 2019 : Registrar, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, MIOT International, Chennai
  • July 2022 to December 2022 : Situation Analysis Consultant – TNNCD Oncology Project implemented by the Health and Family Welfare Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu jointly with the Japan International Cooperation Agency team.
  •  April 2023 to April 2024 : Senior Registrar, Dept of Radiation Oncology, Rela Hospitals.
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