Had training and experience in precision radiotherapy (SRS, SBRT) including particle beam therapy. Also trained for proton therapy by clinical observerships in Proton Medical Research Centre, Tsukuba, Japan.

Education & Training


  • Diplomate National Board (DNB) in Radiotherapy, BMCHRC, Jaipur (2013-2016)
  • Clinical training in Proton therapy at University of Tsukuba Hospital, Proton Radiation Research Centre, Tsukuba, Japan – in 2018

Additional Certificate Courses


  • Certificate course in essentials of palliative care from Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC)

Professional Work & Affiliations


  • Senior Resident at BMCHRC, Jaipur (2016-2017)
  • Clinical Assistant at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai (2017-2018)
  • Professional Society Membership:
    • AROI – Association of Radiation Oncologists of India
    • ISNO – Indian Society of Neuro-Oncology

Publications & Awards


  • Presented papers in National and International Conferences.
  • Published Articles in peer review reputed journals and contributed to various book chapters in Oncology.

Area Of Expertise


  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Breast oncology
  • Other solid malignancies

Publications – 11


  • Sapna Nangia, Nagarjuna Burela, Noufal MP, et al. Proton therapy for reducing heart and cardiac substructure doses in Indian breast cancer patients. Radiat Oncol J. 2023
  • Padannayil, N.M., Sharma, D.S., Nangia, S. K Patro, U Gaikwad, B Nagarjuna. et al. IMPT of head and neck cancer: unsupervised machine learning treatment planning strategy for reducing radiation dermatitis. Radiat Oncol 18, 11 (2023).
  • Preliminary experience of treating children and young adults with image-guided proton beam therapy in India. Chilukuri S, Burela N, Uppuluri R, Indumathi D, Nangia S, Panda PK, Shamurailatpam DS, Raj R, Raja T, Jalali R. Published in JCO Global Oncology (2020)
  • Pulsed radiofrequency lesioning of the lumbosacral dorsal root ganglion in a patient with lumbosacral plexopathy due to locally advanced pelvic liposarcoma. Murugesan A, Daivam I, Nangia S, Burela N, Panda PK, Raghuraman MS. Indian Journal of Pain 2021;35:75-8.
  • Memantine for prevention of brain irradiation-induced cognitive toxicity: A tale of an underappreciated and underused intervention. Srinivas Chilikuri, Nagarjuna Burela. Published in JCO Global Oncology (2020).
  • Adaptive intensity modulated radiotherapy in head and neck cancer: a dosimetric and volumetric study. Nagarjuna B, Tej Prakash Soni, Nidhi Patni, Natarajan T. Published in Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics (2018).
  • Primary malignant melanoma of urinary bladder. Nagarjuna B, Nidhi Patni, Anjali Sharma. Published in International Clinical Pathology Journal, 2017;5(4): 00138.
  • Assessment of three dimensional set up errors in image guided pelvic radiotherapy for uterine and cervical cancers using kV CBCT and its effect on PTV margins. Nidhi Patni, Nagarjuna B, Pasricha R, et al. Published in Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2017;13:131-6.
  • Outcome of High grade gliomas – an institiutional experience. Nagarjuna B, Nidhi Patni. Published in Acta Medica International 2017;4(1):65-72.
  • A quantitative comparison of GTV delineated on FDG PETCT and CECT in locally advanced head and neck cancer treated with IMRT. Nagarjuna B, Tej Prakash Soni, Nidhi Patni, et al. Published in Advances in Modern Oncology Research 2017; 3(3).

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