Dr. Pushpaja K.U

Dr. Pushpaja K.U

Clinical Assistant Professor
DMRT , DNB Radiotherapy
Speciality: Radiation Oncology
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Dr. Pushpaja K U  is currently working as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. She completed her MBBS,  internship  and  DMRT from Government Medical College , Calicut . Following that she worked as Junior Registrar  at Malabar Cancer Centre , Thalassery  [ Dec 2000 – Feb 2006 ]. She then  joined as DNB  Resident  at   Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre . After the DNB  training she further did Senior Residency in  Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre. Further she joined as Clinical Assistant Professor in the  Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre.

  • DNB Radiotherapy - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ponekkara, Kochi    2010
  • DMRT - Diploma in Medical Radiology (Therapy )  Government Medical College , Calicut , University of Calicut  2000
  • Rotatory Internship at Government Medical College , Calicut , University of Calicut  1994-1995
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - Government Medical College , Calicut , University of Calicut  1994

 

Special Training 

CyberKnife Physician Training

by Accuray Incorporated.

April 11, 2016 - April 14, 2016

Sunnyvale, California

  • Clinical Associate Professor

    Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ponekkara, Kochi (24.12.2023- Present.)

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

    Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ponekkara, Kochi (01.06.2011 – 23.12.2023)

  • Junior Registrar

    Malabar Cancer Centre , Thalassery [ Dec 2000 – Feb 2006 ]

Professional Membership

  • Travancore Medical Council registration for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  • Travancore Medical Council registration for Doctor of Medicine( DNB Radiotherapy ) 
  • Association of Radiation Oncologists of India 
  • Breast Cancer Foundation- India 


 

Professional Interest

Head and Neck Cancers, Lung cancer and other     Thoracic malignancy 

  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).
  • High precision radiation therapy – Image-guided Radiation therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS).
  •   Brachytherapy,  Adaptive RT planning
  1. Quality of life assessment in advanced Head and Neck cancer patients treated with curative intent Tomotherapy using EORTC QOL C30 & EORTC QLQ-H&N35
  2. Outcomes of Radical Radiation therapy for Oropharynx, Larynx, Hypopharynx and carcinomas treated with Tomotherapy
  3. Major and Minor Salivary Gland Carcinoma of Head & Neck- Retrospective Study with 15 years follow up
  4. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Head and Neck- Retrospective Analysis and Review of Literature
  5. Dosimetric analysis of masticatory muscles and structures and its relation to Trismus in Head and Neck cancer patients treated with Tomotherapy – A prospective observational study  
  6. Tumor and nodal volume correlation with outcome in laryngopharyngeal cancers.

Dr. Pushpaja K U  is currently working as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. She completed her MBBS,  internship  and  DMRT from Government Medical College , Calicut . Following that she worked as Junior Registrar  at Malabar Cancer Centre , Thalassery  [ Dec 2000 – Feb 2006 ]. She then  joined as DNB  Resident  at   Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre . After the DNB  training she further did Senior Residency in  Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre. Further she joined as Clinical Assistant Professor in the  Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre.

  • DNB Radiotherapy - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ponekkara, Kochi    2010
  • DMRT - Diploma in Medical Radiology (Therapy )  Government Medical College , Calicut , University of Calicut  2000
  • Rotatory Internship at Government Medical College , Calicut , University of Calicut  1994-1995
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - Government Medical College , Calicut , University of Calicut  1994

 

Special Training 

CyberKnife Physician Training

by Accuray Incorporated.

April 11, 2016 - April 14, 2016

Sunnyvale, California

  • Clinical Associate Professor

    Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ponekkara, Kochi (24.12.2023- Present.)

  • Clinical Assistant Professor

    Department of Radiation Oncology , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ponekkara, Kochi (01.06.2011 – 23.12.2023)

  • Junior Registrar

    Malabar Cancer Centre , Thalassery [ Dec 2000 – Feb 2006 ]

Professional Membership

  • Travancore Medical Council registration for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
  • Travancore Medical Council registration for Doctor of Medicine( DNB Radiotherapy ) 
  • Association of Radiation Oncologists of India 
  • Breast Cancer Foundation- India 


 

Professional Interest

Head and Neck Cancers, Lung cancer and other     Thoracic malignancy 

  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).
  • High precision radiation therapy – Image-guided Radiation therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS).
  •   Brachytherapy,  Adaptive RT planning

  1. Quality of life assessment in advanced Head and Neck cancer patients treated with curative intent Tomotherapy using EORTC QOL C30 & EORTC QLQ-H&N35
  2. Outcomes of Radical Radiation therapy for Oropharynx, Larynx, Hypopharynx and carcinomas treated with Tomotherapy
  3. Major and Minor Salivary Gland Carcinoma of Head & Neck- Retrospective Study with 15 years follow up
  4. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of Head and Neck- Retrospective Analysis and Review of Literature
  5. Dosimetric analysis of masticatory muscles and structures and its relation to Trismus in Head and Neck cancer patients treated with Tomotherapy – A prospective observational study  
  6. Tumor and nodal volume correlation with outcome in laryngopharyngeal cancers.

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