Dr. Hemant Malhotra is presently Professor& Head, Department of Medical Oncology at the Sriram Cancer Center of the Mahatma Gandhi College Hospital, Jaipur. Since superannuating after more than three decades of government service where he was the PHOD, Department of Medicine and Head of the division of Medical Oncology at the Birla Cancer Center, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, he now working full time at the MGMCH. The Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Hospital is 1400 bedded, one of the leading tertiary care teaching and patient care center of North India, and the largest in the private sector.
Dr. Malhotra graduated and post-graduated at the top of his batch from the SMS Medical College and after fellowships at Tata Memorial Cancer Center, Mumbai (1989 to 1991); Cornell Medical Center, New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, set up the Medical Oncology division in the department of Medicine at the SMS Hospital in 1991, the first in the state of Rajasthan.He also established a Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit at the SMS and his team has successfully done the first-ever autologous bone marrow transplantation in the state of Rajasthan. Regular autologous and allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantations are now being done in the unit.
Dr. Malhotra has more than three decades of treating cancer patients in the state of Rajasthan is a well-recognized and respected teacher. Many of his students are now senior medical oncologists spread all over the country and heading their own departments.
He is an internationally and nationally recognized medical oncologist and was the India, Pakistan&Bangladesh representative to the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) from 2006 to 2008. He is also ESMO board certified in medical oncology. He is an advisor/consultant/referee/committee member for oncology to several Government of India bodies and head the ICMR committee for formulation of guidelines for multiple myeloma. He serves on the Specialty Expert Committee on Hematology & Oncology of the Drug Controller General of India. He has served on the National Oncology SAE Committee of the Drug Controller General of India, Government of India.He has been an invited consultant to the WHO on guideline development for bio-similar oncology molecules.
Dr. Malhotra has to his credit more than 200 international and national publications and presentations and is an office bearer and member of many international and national societies and organizations. He is the lead author of a chapter on Chronic Leukemia in the Oxford Text book of Oncology.He is the Immediate Past President of the Indian Society of Medical & Pediatric Oncology (ISMPO). He is one of the founder members & Head of the Hematological Cancers Committee of the Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON).
Dr. Malhotra is keenly interested in clinical research and has completed more than 40 investigator initiated and industry sponsored pivotal clinical trial as Principal Investigator. Dr. Malhotra has investigator-initiated trials and projects in several diseases, especially Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. He is also on the Board of Advisors of the International CML Foundation and is the national representative to the iCMLf from India. Dr. Malhotra has been the Joint Secretary of the Ethic Committee of the SMS Medical College since inception till 2010 and has been instrumental in drafting the SOPs of the EC. He has also been a Member of the Ethics Committee at the BhagwanMahaveer Cancer Hospital in Jaipur.
Amongst his recent honors, Dr. Malhotra was awarded the International Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Prize for outstanding work in CML in emerging regions in Miami, USA in 2018. He was also invited to Chair and speak at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) organized at Orlando, USA in the first week of Decemeber 2019, the only physicians from the whole country to be give this honor.