Department of Radiotherapy


The Department of Radiotherapy started functioning independently in 1971 and has been upgraded into Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) under National Cancer Control Programme by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India in 2005.




  1. Linear Accelerators –
  2. Varian DHX – With IMRT and Dual Energy Photon 6 & 15 MV and Full Range of Electrons.



DHX IMRT Complex



Control Console IMRT

  1. Two Single Energy Photons- one Varian & One Indigenous


  1. Three Cobalt Machines : Theratron 780C


  1. Brachytherapy:

                        LDR – Manual

HDR – Microselectron HDR

MDR – Selectron MDR


Control console HDR

  1. Simulator: 



  1. Treatment Planning Systems:

                        Eclipse IMRT, 3D CRT


TSG Radplan

                        Plato 2D & 3D


Faculty and Staff

S.No.NameDesignationCategoryEmail Id
1Prof. Sushmita GhoshalProfessor &
2Dr. Rakesh
3Dr. Narendra KumarAdditional
4Dr. Budhi Singh YadavAssociate
5Dr. Amit BahlAssociate
6Dr. Bhavana RaiAssistant
7Dr. O. Arun SinghMedical PhysicistScientist
8Mr. Arvind K ShuklaMedical PhysicistScientist I-@-
9Ms. Reena SharmaMedical PhysicistScientist I-@-
10Ms. Parsee TomarMedical PhysicistScientist I-@-
11Mr. Gaurav TrivediMedical PhysicistScientist I-@-
12Mr. Ranjit SinghMedical PhysicistScientist I-@-
13Ms. Satinder Pal KaurMedical PhysicistScientist I-@-
14Mr. Anoop BharadwajMedical PhysicistTechnical Staff-@-
15Mr. Pradeep GoswamiMedical PhysicistTechnical Staff-@-
16Mr. Hardip SinghTutor TechnicianTechnical Staff-@-
17Mrs. Meena GuptaSenior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
18Mrs. Girija K. AmmaSenior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
19Mr. Naresh KumarSenior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
20Mr. Mahipal SinghSenior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
21Ms. Satvinder KaurSenior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
22Mrs. Ashima AwasthiSenior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
23Mrs. Beena RaniSenior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
24Mr. Balwinder SinghJunior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
25Mr. Bhupinder SinghJunior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
26Mrs. Manorma SharmaJunior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-
27Mrs. Dipti DhingraJunior Medical Laboratory TechnologistTechnical Staff-@-



Prof. S. C. Sharma, MD, Head of the Department. A graduate from IGMC, Shimla and MD Radiotherapy from PGIMER Chandigarh, he joined as Lecturer at PGIMER in 1979 and rose to the position of Professor in 1999. He is also the Head of The Department since 1994. A recipient of Common Wealth Scholarship, he was trained in UK. His main areas of interest are in Brachytherapy of all sites, Cancer Breast and Hematological Malignancies. He is a member of six National Associations and has published more than 150 papers in various international and national journals. He has served as an executive member, vice-president and assistant editor of AROI. He was Chairman of ICRO between 1998 and 2002 and President of AROI from 2002 – 2004.


Prof. F. D. Patel, Professor. A graduate from Mumbai university and MD Radiotherapy from PGI, Chandigarh in 1977. After a year in USA she joined as faculty member at PGI in 1981 and promoted as Professor in 1999. Her main areas of interest are Gynecological Malignancies and Palliative care. She has been instrumental in starting the Home Care Service and Chandigarh Hospice for cancer patients.  She is a member of six National Associations and has published more than 150 papers in various international and national journals.


Dr. Sushmita Ghoshal, Assistant Professor MBBS (Calcutta), MD from PGIMER, Chandigarh (1989), Dip NB (1992). Visiting Fellow of Leeds University in 1993. She joined as Asst. Prof in May 1994. Her main interest is in Head and Neck malignancies and Palliative Care. She is a member of 5 national associations and International Academy of Oral Oncology. She has 42 publications in national and international journals. She has served as joint secretary of the AROI and is an executive member of the IAPC.


Dr. Rakesh Kapoor, Assistant Professor.  MBBS from GMC, Jammu and MD from PGIMER, Chandigarh in 1997.  He has also done Diploma in Hospital Administration and Health Management (AHA) New Delhi, 1992-93. He Joined as Assistant Professor at PGIMER, Chandigarh in 2000. He has received three Best Paper Awards. He has Published more than 20 papers in International and National Journals. He is a Member of four National Associations including AROI, IAPC and ISSLC. He is consultant Editor of Journal of JK Science. His special interest is in Brachytherapy in Carcinoma Oesophagus, Bile Duct, Anal Canal and Lung.  


Dr. Vinay Kumar, Assistant Professor, a Graduate and Post Graduate in Radiotherapy from SN Medical College, Agra. He has worked as senior Resident in SGPGI, Lucknow and JIPMER, Pondicherry. He has also worked as consultant at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Delhi and Senior Consultant and Head, Radiotherapy at SSG Cancer Hospital, Miraj, and Maharastra and at Lucknow Cancer Institute, Lucknow. He joined as Assistant Professor at PGIMER in 2002. He has published four papers in National and one in International Journals. His interests are in Brain Tumors, Head & Neck and Genitiurinary Malignancies and Brachytherapy. His special area of interest is in recent technology in Radiotherapy planning and treatment including IMRT. 


Dr. T. S. Kehwar, Ph.D., D. Sc., DABR (USA), Assistant Professor (Medical Physics). He joined the department in 1997. He has been awarded UICC and IMRT Fellowships from USA. He has published more than 40 full length papers in National and International Journals and delivered more than 35 lectures in national and international meets. He is member of six associations including ASTRO, AAPM and UICC. His main area of interest is Radiation Oncology Physics, HDR Brachytherapy, IMRT, Dosimetry and Radiobiology.


Mr. Dev Raj Goyal, M.Sc., Dip. R. D., Senior Physicist. He joined the department in 1971. He has published more than 40 scientific papers. He is a member of five national and international associations. His main area of interest and expertise is Brachytherapy and Treatment Planning System of all kind.




Mr. Anoop Bharatdwaj, Medical Physicist.  His main area of interest is Radiation Oncology Physics, HDR Brachytherapy, IMRT and Dosimetry.


Teaching & Research Programme

Weekly Teaching Programme 

Lectures / Topics


Operation Theater

Tue., Sat.

Clinical Lecture


Case Presentation


Medical Physics Lecture




Journal Club/Case Planning



 Teaching & Training

Training Courses 

  1. M. D. Radiotherapy

  2. B.Sc. (Medical Technology-Radiodiagnosis)

  3. B.Sc. (Medical Technology-Radiotherapy)

  4. M.Sc. (Medical Technology-Radiotherapy)

  5. Ph.D.  

OPD schedule



Prof.  S. C. Sharma

Daily Monday to Saturday

Prof.  F. D. Patel

Daily Monday to Saturday

Dr. Sushmita Ghoshal

Daily Monday to Saturday

Dr. Rakesh Kapoor

Daily Monday to Saturday

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Daily Monday to Saturday


Patient statistics





Ongoing Research Work 

  1. Longer vs. Shorter Tamoxifen Adjuvant Therapy in Cancer Breast (ATLAS)

  2. Phase III Randomised comparison of Concurrent Gemcitabine + Cisplatin and Radiation followed by Adjuvant Gemcitabine and Cisplatin vs. Concurrent Cisplatin and Radiation in Cancer of The Cervix Stages IIB-IVA.

  3. Open Label Single Arm Phase II study of ALIMTA in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancers who have had prior chemotherapy.

  4. Evaluation of High Dose Rate interstitial Brachytherapy in Carcinoma of Oral Cavity.

  5. Dosimetric computation in the Intracavitary Brachytherapy for Carcinoma Cervix.

  6. Comparison of Accelerated Fractionation Radiation by Concomitant Boost and Concurrent Chemo-Radiation in Stage-III Supraglottic Laryngeal Carcinoma.

  7. High Dose Rate Intraluminal Radiation for the Palliative Management of Malignant Billiary Tract obstruction by endoscopic method. 

  8. Randomized comparison between Conventional vs. Hypo-Fractionated Post Operative External Radiation in Short time in gross residual high grade Gliomas with Poor General Condition.

  9. Dosimetric evaluation of high dose rate endobronchial brachytherapy in Lung Cancer.

  10. 3D Treatment Planning to reduce normal tissue toxicity in Head  Neck carcinoma patients receiving radical radiation.

  1. Search for optimization of radiation schedules in palliation of carcinoma oesophagus.








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