Name                 :     Dr. Dhananjay Deshpande

Qualification     :     JRF, Cancer Treatment and Research Center, Wagholi, Pune

Educational Qualification : Degrees obtained (Begin with Bachelor’s Degree)

Degree Institution Field(s) Year

Degree Year Class Subject University
B.A.M.S. 2007 Ayurved MUHS

Research Experience :

No Duration Institution Responsibility
1 Sep 2008-May 2009  KEMH in Cardiology Research Study


2 Oct 2009-Dec 2011 Clinical Operations in Osaiway Research Pvt Ltd Manager
3 Dec 2009-May 2011 Niramaya Medical Foundation’s Deshpande Hospital,Baramati in a cardiology trial Study


4 Apr 2010-Dec 2011 Study Co-ordinator in Noble Hospital,Ahmednagar in a cardiology trial Study


5 July 2010-Dec 2011 Study Co-ordinator in Alpha Diagnostics,Pune in a cardiology trial Study


6 Apr 2010-Feb 2011 Digestive Endoscopy Clinic in a gastroenterology trial Study


7 Jul 2011-Dec 2011 Sahyadri Munot Hospital,Pune in a infection trial Study


8 Sept 2008-Dec 2011 worked in modern clinical trials in various specialities like medicine,gastroeneterology,surgery,cardiology,infection,gynaecological trials

Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Center (ICTRC), Wagholi, Pune

  • Research Fellow, Cancer Research Project – 1996 -2005
  • In-charge, Cancer Research Project – 2006-2010
  • Deputy Director, ICTRC – 2011- till date
  • In-charge, AIDS Research Project, ICTRC – 1999 – till date

Particulars of work done

  1. Clinical experience –
  • Documentation and treatment of cancer patients of various sites, stages and grades with Ayurved under the guidance of Dr. S. P. Sardeshmukh, Ayurvedic physician and Dr. Arvind Kulkarni, Radiation oncologist since 1996. Treated more than 7000 cancer patients with integrated and holistic approach which includes Shamanachikitsa, Panchakarma, Diet therapy and counseling.
  1. Research experience –
  • Presented various research papers in State level, National and International conferences on “Ayurved – Cancer”
  • Invited to participate and present a 2 hour patient advocacy workshop on “Improving Quality of life & controlling Cancer recurrence of various types of Cancers with Ayurvedic Treatment” by 9th Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO) conference on 8th -10th October 2010 at Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Invited presentation on Effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatment in alleviating side-effects of radiotherapy in patients suffering from oropharyngeal cancer and its relationship with improvement in immune status of the host in 3rd International conference on Clinical and Cellular Immunology (Immunology Summit- 2014) at Baltimore, USA on 29th September – 1st October 2014.
  • Co-PI of a collaborative clinical trial between ICTRC, Wagholi and Sahyadri Hospital, Pune on Effectiveness of Ayurvedic medicine in reducing side effects of chemotherapy and improving Quality of life in Breast cancer patients.
  1. Experience in social medical field
  • Organized various Cancer consultation and detection camps, exhibitions, lectures, awareness programs on Cancer and Ayurved at ICTRC.
  • Organized seminars, workshops, CME, RoTP on “Cancer – Ayurved” at ICTRC.
  • Organizing and scientific committee member of 4 International conferences of ICTRC on “Ayurved for Cancer”
  • Co-Author of Book – “Cancer – Ayurved”
  • Wrote articles in newspapers, magazines, periodic on “Cancer-Ayurved”

 Other Experience (Apart from Research)

  • Duration (From -To) Institution    Particulars of work done

Academic experience –

  • Professor, Sanskrit Samhita Siddhanta Department, BSDT’s Ayurved College, Wagholi, Pune – 2010 till date
  • Teaching experience – 15 years
  • In –charge, Ayurvedic courses of Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan Trust’s Ayurved College (2005 – 2012)
  • Invited to conduct Ayurvedic courses at Ayurved Academy of Yoga In Daily Life, Vienna (2005 – 2012)
  • Invited lecturer of Yoga – Ayurved Diploma Basic and advance courses, Abhyanga Mardan course of Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth at Mumbai and Pune (1996 – 2012)
  • Recognised guide for the degree of Ph.D. (Ayurved) at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune

6 students are doing Ph.D. under my guidance

  • Recognised guide for the degree of M.Phil. (Ayurved) at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune

1 student is doing M.Phil. under my guidance

  • Recognised guide for the degree of M.D. (Ayurved) at Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS), Nasik

9 Students had completed M.D. under my guidance

3 Students are doing M.D. under my guidance

Clinical experience – Ayurvedic clinician at Pune and Mumbai since 1998

Research specialization

(Major scientific fields of interest)

  • Clinical research in the field of Cancer and Ayurved
  • Clinical research in the field of HIV/AIDS and Ayurved
  • Literary research

Recent publications (last 5 years, with titles and references), also papers in press

  • “HIV/AIDS Education in Traditional Indian Systems of Medicine: Faculty Perspectives” , Journal of Homeopathy and Ayurvedic medicine (2013) Volume 2, Issue 4
  • “Effectiveness of combinations of Ayurvedic drugs in alleviating drug toxicity and improving quality of life of cancer patients treated with chemotherapy” Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, June 2014
  • “Evaluation of WHO Clinical Staging and Opportunistic Infections in
  • HIV +ve Patients Treated with Ayurvedic Treatment – Suvarna Bhasmadi Yoga & Guduchi Ksheerapaka” The Maharahtta, July 2014

Abstract publication

Effectiveness of ayurvedic treatment in alleviating side-effects of radiotherapy in patients suffering from oropharyngeal cancer and its relationship with improvement in immune status of the host, J Clin Cell Immunol 2014, 5:5


  • Jeevak Award” for Ayurvedic Students by M. P. Nanal Foundation & R.A.Poddar Ayurvedic College, Mumbai (1993)
  • “Vaidya M. V. Kolhatkar Research Award” by Vaidya Khadiwale Puraskar Samiti – 2008