Dr. Srinivas Chilukuri is an accomplished Radiation Oncologist who is also a key opinion leader in radiation oncology especially high precision radiation therapy including Particle beam therapy. He is credited with initiating South Asia and India’s first clinical programme for particle beam therapy for pediatric cancers, prostate cancers, thoracic cancers and sarcomas.

Dr. Chilukuri was trained from some of the finest institutions and has had exposure to some of the best Institutions of the world. He has been awarded fellowships by American Society of Oncology and European society of medical oncology for being one of the most promising oncologists. He has been the clinical director for Advanced radiotherapy school which has trained numerous oncologists and medical physicists in high precision radiation therapy. He has won several national and international awards and has several international scientific publications to his credit including in high impact journals.

He has special interest in, prostate cancers, bone and soft tissue tumors, pediatric and thoracic cancers. He has also co-founded and is currently the chairman of Optimus Oncology which has been working towards providing modern and affordable cancer care to the rural pockets of India. He believes in leveraging technology towards equitable cancer care and building sustainable healthcare models across geographies.



  • MD Radiation Oncology at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai in 2004, where he completed his training with a University Top Rank under the supervision of top doctors.
  • Joined a top institute in June 2008 as a full-time consultant, to which he has been associated till March 2018.

Professional Work


  • Significantly contributed in establishing RapidArc, IGRT, SRS and SBRT programme at YCI.
  • Instrumental in establishing and running High Precision Radiotherapy (in collaboration with Varian Medical Systems), which has till date trained more than 220 radiation oncologists and physicists across the Indian subcontinent.
  • Co-founded Optimus Oncology Pvt. Ltd. with five of his friends and colleagues, which will be running 3 oncology departments in rural Maharashtra.
  • Recently joined as Consultant-Medical affairs for Varian Medical Systems. He will be providing medical and scientific guidance, envision novel applications of new and existing technologies and will be representing Varian in regulatory board meetings as well as during interaction with the government.

Publications & Awards


  • More than 30 recent publications in high impact international journals. He has collaborated with investigators in Europe and North America for some of those publications.
  • Was in-charge of academics and tumor boards at YCI and 14 DNB students have completed their training under his direct supervision.
  • Have been regular in various national and international meetings as an invited faculty.
  • Among the several awards, in 2013, he has received American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) IDEA award for being among the most promising young oncologists for that year at their annual meeting in Chicago.
  • Successfully organized a national level meeting of Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology at Hyderabad with more than 400 delegates. The meeting received rave reviews for academic format and content.
  • Have been a part of a select ICMR panel consisting of around ten oncologists, who have formulated national guidelines on management of gastric cancers.

Areas of Expertise


  • Paediatric Cancers
  • Thoracic Cancers
  • Lymphomas
  • Genito Urinary Cancers
  • Bone and Soft Tissue

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