Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, India
Dr Makarand Khochikar qualified as a surgeon in 1988 (Miraj), completed his residency in urology in 1992 (Mumbai) and then had further training in urology, urologic oncology at Bedford and Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge (UK) from 1993-1998.He returned to India in 1998 to establish a state of the art Uro-oncology unit at Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj. This department undertakes large amount of uro-oncological work and has made its presence felt nationally and internationally.
Dr Khochikar has won many awards. Dr Kirpekar award and Gold Medal for standing first in university in Master of Surgery exam in1988, Schering Prize and a Gold medal for standing first at University of London in Dip.Urol exam in 1991, Vijayawada Best poster award and Brijkishor Patana best paper award are some of them. Recently he was awarded the highest honor of urological society of India (West Zone) – The Urology Gold Medal in 2010. Recipient of Gold Medal and SLAUS oration by Sri Lanka Urology Association in 2011. In year 2012- he was awarded yet another prestigious award – Pinamaneni Oration and Gold medal by USI for his life time work on adrenal tumors mainly pheochromocytoma. He has one of the largest individual series on adrenal tumors in India. He was awarded the best reviewer’s award – special appreciation by Indian Journal of Urology for 2015.
He has produced many high quality original publications; review articles in peer reviewed national and international journals and contributed in book chapters.
Has been invited as a national and international faculty to many centers, has conducted large number of symposia, operative demonstrations and delivered guest lecturers across the globe. Teaching has been very close to his heart, has been conducting teaching courses on Uro-oncology since last 15 years, a weeklong crash course on Uro-oncology conducted annually at Muljibhai Patel urological hospital, Nadiyad and JPAC is the most popular course in urology in India.
He has conducted teaching courses for Asian School of Urology and SUA at Singapore, BAUS and ASU at Bangladesh, European School of Urology and ASU at Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. He has been part of AUA -USI instructional courses in India and has conducted instructional courses at SIU annual meetings. Recently he conducted a three day course on Uro-oncology at Nadiyad which was webcasted by SIU academy.
Has been invited as a guest speaker for many international meetings ( AUA ,SIU , EAU,WPCC , WUOF , BAUS ) and by international societies in Asia ( India , Sri Lanka , Bangladesh, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Myanmar), Japan ,Australia, UK , Germany, Italy , France, Spain , Greece ,Middle East ,UAE ,Egypt ,USA and Canada in last twenty years.
He was the core member of the Guidelines committee that designed Indian Bladder Cancer Guidelines for Urological society of India. He was the member of the Indian panel that recommended amendments in TNM classification system for urological cancers in 2004.He was on the panel for the Melbourne Prostate Cancer statement, at WPCC meeting in Australia in 2014.
Was invited as an examiner for exit exam in urology at Singapore and for P hD at Pravara University, Pravaranagar (India)
Dr Khochikar was a member of the ICUD (International Consultation on Urologic Diseases) consultation panel for upper tract TCC supported by SIU and is also currently involved in preparing ICUD –SIU guidelines on bladder cancer .
Dr Khochikar served on editorial board of Indian Journal of Urology (2000-2009), Current Urology Reports, and peer reviewer for BJUI, Journal of Urology, Indian Journal of surgery, Indian Journal of cancer, Urology Annals, International Journal of Urology, Journal of Clinical Urology and many others. He has served as a guest editor of the special issue of IJU on hormone refractory prostate cancer. He did undertake the course for the reviewers by Journal of Urology.
He has served as a council member of Urological society of India (USI), USI-West Zone, was a core member of education cell of USI and has served as a convener of research cell of USI. He was the convener of the section of uro-oncology for the USI (2003-2007)
He is currently National delegate for the Indian section of SIU, has served as Deputy National Delegate from 2013-2015.He has been appointed as Board of Directors of SIU in Oct 2016.
He is currently President of the Urological society of India –West zone .
Currently he is the Chairman of the Department of Uro-oncology at Siddhi Vinayak Ganapati Cancer Hospital, Miraj and is also a member of the management committee and Governing council of the hospital.
Considered as an authority and leading surgeon in India in Nephron sparing surgery, Radical prostatectomy, and radical cystectomy with neobladder reconstruction in bladder cancer, adrenalectomies and post chemotherapy RPLND in testicular cancer.