Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi among top 2 percent best scientists of the world.
Varanasi: Noted neck cancer surgeon Prof. Pankaj Chaturvedi, the in-charge of the Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Hospital and Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital in Varanasi and head Neck Cancer Surgeon and Deputy Director at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, has been named among the top 2% best scientists of the world based on productivity through publications and citations.
According to the MPMMMCH spokesperson Akhilesh Pandey, Chaturvedi figured in the list of top 2% scientists recently published by the researchers from the Stanford University, USA in a highly prestigious journal, PLoS One. He, with nearly 300 research publications, occupies the rank within top 2% researchers of the world.
They analysed the contributions in all areas of science and listed 1,59,683 scientists with top 2% contribution. Chaturvedi has authored more than 200 papers in international peer reviewed journals. He is the principal investigator of several pivotal randomized clinical trials. His main area of interest is prevention and early detection of oral cancer. He is the recipient of the prestigious NIH R01 grant for research on tobacco carcinogenesis.
Chaturvedi has tremendous interest in Public Health issues especially related to Tobacco, areca nut and alcohol control. He was invited as a speaker in the United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases, 2011 in New York.
His research helps and guides everyone who wants to improve public health through prevention and treatment of cancer. He has been passionately advancing tobacco, alcohol, areca nut control to prevent cancer and other diseases caused by them.
He has been invited as visiting faculty in 44 institutions in 32 countries. He is the editor of the Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery. He is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Head and Neck surgery.
He has received several awards – Excellence in Cancer Care Award, 2017; Nana Palkar Smruti Award for Excellence in Patient Care, 2017; Health Award for Excellence in Oncology, 2016; Iconic Leadership Award, World CSR Day, 2016; Sushruta Award, 2015; BMJ Award for Health Advocacy, 2014; Judy Wilkenfield Award, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, 2013; Global Cancer Ambassador, American Cancer Society, 2011; WHO Director General Award for leadership in tobacco control, 2010; Maxwell Robert Byers Award, American Head and Neck society, 2010; Outstanding young Indian Award, 2008.
Dr Chaturvedi is the founder of Maharashtra Cancer Warriors that is offering voluntary oncology services in 24 district hospitals of Maharashtra. He is the coordinator of the oncology services on Lifeline express, world’s first cancer hospital on train. He conceptualized, established and launched India’s first Online Oncology Tutorial that is already being employed by several state governments in India.