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Dr. Prakash Devde

Dr. Prakash Devde has been serving as consultant medical oncologist and head of medical oncology department at International Oncology Services Pvt Ltd(IOSPL) at Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital Aurangabad, Maharashtra since 2015.

A dedicated and sincere approach towards patients compliments Dr. Devde’s knowledge of theory and practice. Excellent communication skills help him relate with people of all ages and background. He is a self-starter and can work well as a part of a multidisciplinary team. 

Speciality Consultant Medical Oncologist
Qualification MD, DM, MBBS
Areas of Expertise
  • Chemotherapy
  • Specialised Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted Drug Chemotherapy


Publications/Scientific presentations:

  • Published a paper in indexed GCS journal titled “Esthesioneuroblastoma- A Case report and review of literature” in April 2013.
  • Co-authored “Indian consensus statement for treatment of advanced non small cell lung cancer:first line, maintenance and second line’’ with author Dr kumar Prabhash published in Indian journal of cancer vol 54/issue 1/Jan-March 2017.


   Study of lipid profile in diabetes mellitus”, in patients at civil hospital diabetic OPD, under the guidance of  Dr N. M. Kadri.

Dissertation (DM):

   “Role of arsenic trioxide in newly diagnosed Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia”, under guidance of Dr S.S. Talati.

Teaching Experience at GCRI, Ahmedabad:

During his three years of the D.M. residency at the Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, active involvement in teaching and training of medical, dental, radiotherapy and physiotherapy undergraduates during their posting in the department of medical and paediatric oncology.

In addition, regular lectures and evening classes as well as informative bed-side clinical teaching in the discipline of medical oncology for the first year and second year D.M. residents in my second and third year of D.M. residency respectively and involved in various trials conducted at GCRI.

Research experience:

As a co-ordinator in the following trial-

  • The Pan Australasian ChemoTherapy InduCed Emesis burden of illness study (PrACTICE), A multi-country, multi-site, prospective, observational, burden of illness study of adult patients undergoing antiemetic therapy concurrent to initiating HEC or MEC for cancer treatment.

Got certificate of Training at GCRI-Novartis Good Clinical Practice(GCP) workshop on 29th December 2012.

Extracurricular interests:

Music, Playing badminton and carrom.


  • Maharashtra medical council- reg no. 2004/08/3173
  • Gujarat medical council-reg no. G-41075
  • Additional medical qualification registration-no. G-16345
  • MMC accredited speaker

Cancer awareness programmes held:

  1. Tobacco in school children and adolescence- Chate school Aurangabad
  2. Cancer awareness for bank Emplyees
  3. Breast cancer awareness talk for women of SAKAL sakhi manch.
  4. Given Masseges for general population on radio on Lung cancer, Breast cancer.
  5. Given Masseges for general population on radio RED FM Aurangabad on occasion of world cancer day on 4th Feb 2017
  6. Given interview on radio 94.3 MY FM Aurangabad on occasion of world cancer day on 5th Feb 2018.


  1. ”Best consultant oncologist in Maharashtra” award in National Healthcare Excelence Awards-2016 by Praxis Media Group Initiative.

Invited as faculty:

  1. Invited as a speaker on topics” 1)Suspecting and evaluating a possible Lung Cancer diagnosis. 2)Suspecting and evaluating patients with possible Head and Neck cancer/ Pre cancer in general practice.” in Promote India(Promotion of Oncology Training & Education in india) in association with ICON, Meeting at Latur on 29thDec 2013.
  2. Invited as faculty”update on a Recap of SABCS 2013” on the 1st of March 2014 Pune.
  3. Invited as faculty in 30th ICON,”Addressing Unmet needs in Oncology” held on 4th to 6th april 2014 at Ahemdabad.
  4. Invited for talk on “ Role of Rituximab in Generalised Lymphoma Management ” on 22nd june 2014 at Aurangabad.
  5. Invited for talk on “Use of Biotechnology in Molecular Oncology” in Conference on Trends and Prospects of Biomedical and Biotechnology research in the Innovation Decade” in july 2014  Conducted by MGM’s Institute of Biosciences and Technology Aurangabad.
  6. Invited as Faculty in Multispecialty CME conclave by IMA Chalisgaon Branch on 5th oct 2014.
  7. Invited for talk on Breast Cancer by MGM TULIP Breast Centre in oct 2014.
  8. Invited as Faculty in 2nd Indo-British Advanced Aaster class in Oncoplastic surgery and Breast Cancer Symposium from 13th-15th feb 2015 at Pune.
  9. Invited for a talk on Cancer in Multispecialty CME held by IMA Nanded Branch.on 28th March 2015.
  10. Invited for a talk on ”Case Scenarios In Limited Settings” in CME on Breast Cancer with Dr Shona Nag in Aurangabad on 15th April 2015
  11. Invited as Faculty in ”Post St Gallen Update” in Pune on 23rd May 2015
  12. Invited as Faculty in 1st AMMO Conference-CANCER 2020 Jointly Organised by ICS, ICON, AMMO,MOS and SAARC Federation of Oncologists. and services conference) Held on 8-9 Aug 2015 at Pune.
  13. Invited for talk on ”New Era of Genetics-Next Generation Sequencing” In inaugaral CME Held by United International Diagnostics in Aurangabad.
  14. Invited as Faculty in 2nd AMMO Conference(Joint ICON and Services Conference) Held on 6-7 August 2016 at Nagpur.
  15. Invited as Faculty in 35th ICON Conference Held on 9th to 11th September 2016 at Mumbai.
  16. Invited as Faculty in meeting to develop Indian consensus statement for the treatment of NSCLC on 1st October 2016 at Mumbai.
  17. Invited for Debate on ”Sequencing of Biologics is key to Maximize Survival Outcome outcome in Unresectable m CRC in conference in Nashik on 3rd Dec 2016
  18. Invited for talk on Systemic Therapy in Prostate Cancer by Aurangabad Urology Association on 14th Dec 2016
  19. Invited as Faculty on 21st Jan 2017 to 23rd Jan 2017 for MOSCON National Conference at Ahmedabad. 
  20. Given a talk on Approach to Genetic Testing in Hereditary Cancers-Clinician’s perspective at Aurngabad Oncology Society at Ajanta Ambassador Hotel Aurangabad on 22nd feb 2017
  21. Given a talk on Newer Targeted Therapies in HER2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer at aurngabad Oncology society at Ajanta Ambassador Hotel Aurangabad on 29th March 2017.
  22. Invited as Faculty in ”Innovations in Oncology Conference Held on  April 22-23, 2017 at Delhi NCR for Discussion on Genitourinary Cancers-ASCO-SEP.
  23. Invited as a Panelist in discussion on ’’Invasive Aspergillosis in Neutropenic patients-overcoming challenges and the way forward’’in parallel session at ’best of ICML Lugano’ At Hotel Taj Santacruz East, Mumbai on 30th June 2017.
  24. Invited as a Speaker and as a Panelist in 3rd AMMO Conference Held in Latur, Maharashtra on 19th, 20th August 2017
  25. Invited as a speaker in Cancer CME at Beed on 5th November 2017
  26. Invited as a Faculty for giving a talk on ‘Chemotherapy in CRC’ on 5th April 2018 in 5 day Conference “22nd Instructional course in Coloproctology and Fellowship Exam 2018” Held at MGM Medical College Aurangabad Under the Aegis of Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India.
  27. Invited as a speaker to talk on “Transforming care in the Management of HR+, Her-2 Neg Advanced Breast cancer” in Breast CME Organized by Aurangabad Oncology Association at Hotel Lemon Tree on 13th April 2018.
  28. Invited as a speaker to talk on “Role of Chemotherapy in Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer: how does it change our practice” Organized by Aurangabad Urology Association on 18th April 2018

International conferences;

  1. Invited as Faculty in Genome Conference Singapore on 5-7 December 2014
  2. Invited as Faculty in Genome Conference in Dubai on 16-18th Oct 2015.
  3. Invited as Faculty in 7th UAE Cancer Congress Held on 29-31 October 2015.
  4. Invited as a Faculty as a Panelist in Discussion on ‘Anemia in cancer’ and presented a poster on topic ‘Primary Hepatic Burkitts Lymphoma’ In International Oncology Summit Genome Organized by Malaysian Oncology Society and Cipla Malaysia on 11th-12th August 2017 in Quala Lumpur.
  5. Attended and contributed in ‘Asia Pacific Oncology Society’ 2018 Meeting Held in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-13th May 2018.

Medical Practice Details.

Consultant Medical Oncologist and Head of Medical Oncology Department

Dr. Prakash Devde has been serving as consultant medical oncologist and head of medical oncology department at International Oncology Services Pvt Ltd (IOSPL) at Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital Aurangabad, Maharashtra since 2015. He is the only DM Medical Oncologist (Chemotherapy specialist) in Marathwada region.

Consultant Medical Oncologist and Unit Head of Medical Oncology

Dr. Devde worked as consultant medical oncologist and unit head of medical oncology in mahatma Gandhi mission’s(MGM) medical college and hospital and medical centre and research institute, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Specialist Senior Registrar

3 years of D.M. residency at the Gujarat Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (September 2010 to September 2013).

  1. Running adult medical oncology outpatient visits twice a week, paediatric medical oncology outpatient visits twice a week, oncological emergency duties twice a week with duty in the bone marrow transplant unit once every 4-5 days for the the D.M. tenure. Daily inpatient bedside rounds (approximately 30-45 adults, 3-4 BMT recipients and 15-20 paediatric patients). Therapeutic and diagnostic procedures (Bone marrow biopsies / aspirations, fine needle aspirations, lumbar punctures, intra-thecal chemotherapy etc.)  for two full days a week for adult patients and on OPD days for pediatric patients.
  2. Presented more than 60 lectures on various aspects of oncology in the inter and intradepartmental academic sessions  and presented and discussed twelve clinical cases in clinical meetings.
  3. Active participation and attendance of the regular (weekly once) interdepartmental meets at the Institute with presentation of scientific data from journals as well as GCRI data on various aspects in the field of medical oncology and haematology.
  4. Active involvement in teaching and training of medical, dental, radiotherapy and physiotherapy undergraduates during their posting in the department of medical and paediatric oncology.
  5.  In benign hematology, we had many patients of aplastic anemia and immune thrombocytopenic purpura. I have special interest in aplastic anemia patients and given antithymocyte globulin.
  6. Active participation as co-ordinator in one  multicenter clinical trial conducted at GCRI.

Special skills and procedures in the discipline of  Medical Oncology in the last 3 years [at the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute (GCRI, Ahmedabad):

Management of various solid and haematological malignancies in both adult and paediatric patients. Well-versed with various frontline protocols like (a) BFM 90, and MCP 841, MSKCC protocols for Paediatric A.L.L. (b) BFM 93 for paediatric A.M.L. and “7+3” and high dose cytarabine protocols for adult A.M.L. (c) ABVD, COPP, LMB 96, NHL BFM protocol, hyper CVAD, CODOX-M/IVAC,  for paediatric lymphomas (d) CHOP, R-CHOP, DHAP, MINE, ESHAP, R-ICE and GVD protocols for adult lymphomas (e) High dose Ifosfamide / Cyclophosphamide and High dose Methotrexate based regimens for sarcomas (soft tissue and bone). (f) BEAM, BuCy, HD Melphalan for stem cell transplants (g) conventional protocols like FAC, CMF, AT, AC –›T for breast cancer; Platinum-based regimens for lung, testicular and ovarian cancers; P+F, TPF, DCF for head and neck cancers; LV5FU, FOLFOX, FOLFIRI, CAPOX, CAPIRI etc. for colorectal cancers; concurrent chemo-radiation protocols for head and neck, esophageal and anal canal/rectal cancers (h) Experience with newer molecules like Rituximab, Cetuximab, trastuzumab, Bevacizumab, Bortezomib, Gefitinib, Everolimus etc. (i) management of febrile neutropenia (j) maintenance of chemoports, central catheters, PICCs, etc.

Lumbar punctures and intrathecal administration of chemotherapeutic agents (approx. 500 cases at GCRI, Ahmedabad)

Bone marrow aspirations and/or biopsies (>400 cases)

Ascitic fluid and pleural fluid tapping (> 350 cases)

FNAC from breast masses, lymph nodes, subcutaneous nodules, skin lesions etc (>200 cases).

Senior Registrar

Dr. Devde worked as senior registrar in Medicine dept. Of kamineni hospital and Medical college at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Post-Graduation, a M.D. Tenure of Three years in General Medicine

  • Worked in Department of Leptospirosis During Epidemic in Sept 2007 at govt. Med college and Hospital Surat (Gujarat).
  • Attended a workshop on rational use of blood conducted by department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion BJMC and Gujarat state AIDS control society, Ahmedabad.
  • Worked in Rotation in Superspeciality Institutes: UN Mehta institute  of cardiology, Institute of kidney Diseases and Research Centre, M. P.Shah  Cancer Hospital and Neurology in BJMC.

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