Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar, is a consultant surgeon within the division of Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery). He is an expert in both Breast Surgery including Oncoplastic Surgery as well as Head & Neck Surgery.
He was a merit list holder in the HSC Board Exams. After which he received his basic undergraduate (MBBS) qualification from the Seth G S Medical College and K E M Hospital, MUHS with 4 Distinctions & was topper in subject of Medicine.
He went on to complete his Masters In General Surgery (M.S.) from T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital, where he stood second in the university & was also given the best resident award. He furthered his experience by working as a senior registrar after completing his MS. He also cleared his MRCS England in the meantime. He later secured the M.Ch. in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Institute, where he underwent a comprehensive 3 years training programme in Surgical Oncology rotating through all the subspecialties.
Thereafter he joined P.D.Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim as an associate consultant where he was further trained in surgical oncology, mainly in Head & Neck & Breast Surgery. He also worked as a Visiting Consultant at Kohinoor Hospital, Mumbai.
He got ECFMG Certification after clearing the USMLE & later completed a two year GOLF Fellowship in Head & Neck surgery by IFHNOS & MSKCC, New York, USA under the guidance of Dr Jatin Shah & Dr Ashok Saha, with whom he did an Observership as a part of his training. It was a rigorous course with written exams every 3 months & a practical at the end of 2 years.
After that he went to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK where he was worked as a Senior Clinical Fellow in The Cambridge Breast Unit. There he received comprehensive training in all aspects of Breast Surgery and Advanced Oncoplastic Techniques like the chest wall perforator flaps, implants with ADM & DIEP reconstructions.
He has also cleared DNB in General Surgery as well as DNB in Surgical Oncology. He was conferred the Fellowship of European Board of Surgery in Surgical Oncology as well as Breast Surgery after clearing their respective Qualification exams.
He is also a Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) & Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS). He was also conferred the FAIS, FMAS & the FIAGES fellowships & the MNAMS. He is a member of many National & International Cancer organisations like ESSO, IASO, ISO, ABSI, FHNO, ABS & others. He has attended many national & international conferences.
He has a strong academic background & has been part of various research projects including multicentre trials, since his undergraduate days. His research in TMH was on the intraoperative analysis of bone for Mandibulectomy. In Cambridge his main research topics were avoidance of chemotherapy in hormone receptor positive breast cancers.