Dr. Anupama is a pioneer in the field of Robotic Surgery in gynaecologic cancers.
Dr. Anupama did her basic medical training at Govt. Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala from where she passed with a university rank. She completed her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Govt. Stanley Medical College, Chennai. She did her training in minimally invasive gynaecological surgeries from Paul’s Hospital under Dr. P.G. Paul.
In March 2009, Dr. Anupama joined the Department of Surgical and Gynaecologic Oncology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and, after her two-year training period, she joined as an Assistant Professor in the same department. In 2012, she underwent training in Robotic Surgery at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Anupama introduced the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Programme in the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology in February 2015. She was the first in India to use robotic-assisted sentinel lymph node mapping for endometrial cancer. With the integration of these technologies, now, she is able to offer surgical procedures with shorter hospital stays and faster recovery time for gynaecological cancer patients. Till January 2019, she has done over 500 robotic procedures. She is also the first gynaecologist in India to complete over 500 robotic surgeries. Since the last one year, Dr. Anupama has started day-care surgical programs where patients affected with gynaecological cancers are undergoing surgery without even overnight hospital stay.
She also has strong interest in clinical, research and is currently involved in molecular research in ovarian cancer. She has won several awards for her work both in the national and international forums.
She has published more than 38 journal publications and has authored several book chapters. She is a reviewer for many national and international journals.
Area of Interest (s) : Breast Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Thoracic Surgery.
Achievements And Awards :
Best paper Award for the paper – Diagnostic Accuracy of Robotic Assisted Sentinel Node mapping In Endometrial cancer at the Annual meeting of Gynecologic Oncologists at New Delhi, Dec 2016.
ACCORD scholarship for Research in Oncology September 2016.
Best Paper Award for the paper – Feasibility Study of Sentinel node mapping in Endometrial Cancer, at the Annual meeting of Gynecologic Oncologists at Hyderabad, Telengana, Dec 2015.
Prize for K S Memorial Video Presentation for presenting video on Sentinel node mapping in endometrial cancer at Robotic Surgeon Council Meet 12-13 September, 2015 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
Best Paper Award for the paper – Impact of Frozen Section in Ovarian Tumor, at the Annual Meeting of Gynecologic Oncologists at Patna, Bihar, December 2014.
Young doctor’s scholarship awarded by International Gynecologic Cancer Society to participate in the Young Doctor’s summit at the IGCS conference in Melbourne, Australia, November 2014.
Paper Titled ‘Evolution of surgery in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer in a dedicated gynaecologic oncology unit—seven year audit from a tertiary care centre in a developing country’ selected as the editor’s choice article by ecancer medical science for the month of May 2014.
Young Gynecologic Oncology Group (YGOG) scholarship in 2013 for participating and oral presentation at the Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India(AGOI) conference in JIPMER Pondicherry.
Best Paper Award for the paper- Multimodal therapy improving survival in Brain Metastases in epithelial ovarian cancer– at the Annual meeting of Gynecologic Oncologists at Mumbai, India, December 2012.
Young doctor’s scholarship awarded by International Gynecologic Cancer Society 2012.
Scholarship from International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) for training in Robotic Surgery at McGill university, Montreal, Canada (2012).
Best Paper Award for the paper- Recurrences in carcinoma endometrium, Lessons Learnt- Annual meeting of Gynecologic Oncologists at Bhuvaneshwar, India, Dec 2011. Best Paper Award for the paper- Malignancies in Pregnancy- at the All India Conference of Obstetrics and Gynecologists conducted at Guwahati in 2010.
Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists (SGO).
International Gynaecological Cancer Society (IGCS).
European Society of Gynaecologic Oncology (ESGO).
Association of Gynaecological Oncologists of India (AGOI).
Robotic Surgeon Council (RSC) of India.
Asia-Oceania Research Organisation in Genital Infection and Neoplasia India (AOGIN).
Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI).
Risk factors, Diagnosis and Staging of Endometrial cancer Uterine Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Springer publication. Chapter 2 p13-24.
Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics of endometrial carcinoma, Carcinosarcoma and uterine sarcomas – Uterine Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment Springer publication Chapter 3, p25-32.
Hereditary cancers of the Endometrium, HNPCC syndrome and beyond Uterine Cancer: Diagnos is and Treatment. Springer publication Chapter 6 , p 53-6 4.
Robotic Staging of endometrial cancer – Jaypee Publishers.
Sentinel node mapping in Gynecologic cancers. Jaypee Publishers.
Ramachandran A, Anupama Rajanbabu, et al. Correlation of pattern of spread and Outcomes in Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancers. Indian J Surg Oncol 2017 DOI 10.1007/s13193-017-0618-5
Bagul K,Vijaykumar D K, Anupama Rajanbabu et al. Advanced Primary Epithelial Ovarian and peritoneal carcinoma- does Diagnostic Accuracy of Preoperative CT scan for detection of peritoneal metastatic Sites reflect into prediction of Suboptimal debulking? A prospective Study . Indian J Surg Oncol 2017 DOI 10.1007/s13193-016-0601-6
Nair, I. R., Rajanbabu, Anupama, et al. (2016). Uterine Cervical Melanocytic Tumours — A Single Institution Experience with Review of Literature, (April), 280–286.
Goel, G., Janaki, P. D., Smitha, N. V., Anupama, R., Sundaram, P. S., Nataraj, Y. S., & Vijaykumar, D. K. (2016). Role of Axillary Ultrasound, Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in clinically NO Breast Cancer. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-016-0520-6.
Surgical treatment pattern and outcomes in epithelial ovarian cancer patients from a cancer institute in Kerala, South India. Georgeena P, Anupama Rajanbabu, et al. E cancermedicalscience, 2016, 10, 1-7
Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Oncology, Anupama Rajanbabu, Simran Kaur Saini, KFOG journal, Vol 6, No2, Nov 2015.
Detection of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Endometrial Cancer with Intracervical Indocyanine Green Injection and robotically Assisted Near Infrared imaging – A feasibility study in Indian Setting. Anupama Rajanbabu, Vinita Murali ,Nataraj Y S, et al. Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology- (2015) 13:1-6. DOI 10.1007/s40944-015-0020-62.
Sentinel Node Mapping in Endometrial Cancer with Radioactive Colloid Injection:A Feasibility Study.Roopesh N, Anupama Rajanbabu, et al.Research and Reviews , Journal of Oncology and Haematology. 13-16 Vol 4 , Issue 2, 2015.
A Rare Case of Signet-Ring Cell Stromal Tumor (SRST) of the Ovary. Roopesh N, Anupama Rajanbabu. Research and Reviews ,Journal of Oncology and Haematology. 4-7 Vol 4 , Issue 2, 2015 DOI 10.1007/s40944-015-0007-3.
Evaluating the Impact of Frozen Section Analysis in Surgery for Ovarian Neoplasms , Anupama Rajanbabu, et al. Indian journal of Gynecologic Oncology, June 2015, 13:7.
Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer: Recurrence Pattern and Survival Analysis from a Tertiary Cancer Centre in South India Rajanbabu Anupama, et al. June 2015, 13:3.
A prospective comparison of perioperative morbidity in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: Primary versus interval cytoreduction – experience from India. Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad, Anupama Rajanbabu, et al. South Asian journal of cancer – Accepted for publication.
Sentinel node detection in endometrial cancer using indocyanine green and fluorescence imaging—a case report Anupama Rajanbabu, , et al. ecancer 2015, 9:549 DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2015.549.
Sentinel lymph node mapping in robotic Staging Surgery for endometrial cancer using Indocyanine green and fluorescence imaging The Edge – news letter for Vattikkutti technologies 2015 April.
Screening for Ovarian Malignancies in Low Risk Population, Is It Worthwhile. , Anupama Rajanbabu, Vijaykumar DK RRJoOH (2014) 13-15.
Changing Trends in Advanced Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Review. Vijaykumar DK, Anupama Rajanbabu. RRJoOH (2014) 1-7
Evolution of surgery in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer in a dedicated gynaecologic oncology unit—seven year audit from a tertiary care centre in a developing country . Anupama Rajanbabu, Santhosh Kuriakose, Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad, Tejal Khadakban, Dhiraj Khadakban, R Venkatesan and D K Vijaykumar ecancer 2014, 8:422 DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2014.422
Virtual Reality Surgical Simulators- A Prerequisite for Robotic Surgery Anupama Rajanbabu & Laura Drudi & Susie Lau & Joshua Z. Press & Walter H. Gotlieb Indian J Surg Oncol (June 2014) 5(2):125–127.
Brain Metastases in epithelial Ovarian cancer – multimodal treatment improves survival. Xiouyu Niu, Anupama Rajanbabu, Joshua Z Press, Susie Lau, Walter H gotlieb. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Sep;35(9):816-22.
The significance of the site of origin in primary peritoneal carcinosarcoma: case report and literature review. Anupama Rajanbabu, Zahoor Ahmad S, D K V, K P, Kuriakose S Ecancermedicalscience. 2013 Mar 7;7:295 PMID 23589725
Factors associated with better survival after surgery in metastatic breast cancer patients. Dhiraj Khadakban, Tejal Gorasia, DK Vijaykumar, K Pavithran, Anupama R Indian J Surg Oncol (March 2013) 4(1):52–58 DOI- 0.1007/s13193.012.0204.9
Fertility preserving surgeries in Carcinoma Cervix- what is the current evidence? Anupama.R, Tejal Gorasia, Dhiraj Khadakban . Research & Reviews: A Journal of Oncology and Hematology. 2012 Volume 1, Issue 3, pages 1-5
Malignancies during Pregnancy – A Case Series and a Brief Review of Literature. Anupama R, Sarah Thomas B, Wesley M. Jose, Pavithran K. Vijaykumar DK. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Oncology and Hematology, Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2012, Pages 13-20
Geriatric Oncology, Need for a separate subspeciality DK Vijaykumar, Anupama.R,Tejal Kishore Gorasia, Haleema Beegum TR, Gangadharan. Indian Journal of medical and Pediatric Oncology.2012:33;134-6 PMID 22988358
Is hysterectomy needed in ovarian cancer? Chitrathara K, Sheikh ZA, Vijaykumar DK, Kuriakose S, Anupama R, Nandeesh M. Indian J Cancer 2011;48:471-6. PMID 222963263
Ruptured Ectopic pregnancy 11 years after supracervical hysterectomy: A case report. Anupama R, Haleema Beegum T R , Indu R N. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 162 (2012) 116–120 PMID 22377226
Simultaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Cervix and Fallopian Tube; A Case Report Santhosh Kuriakose & Anupama R & Vijaykumar Dehannathparambil Kottarathil & Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad & Sreekala Sreehari . Indian J Surg Oncol (July–September 2011) 2(3):176–177
Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyosarcomas After Laparoscopic ‘‘Myomectomy’’ and Morcellation Anupama R., MD, MRCOG, Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad, MS, Santhosh Kuriakose, MS, D. K. Vijaykumar, MS, Mch, K. Pavithran, MD, DM, and N. V. Seethalekshmy, DCP, DNB. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2011) 18, 386–389 _ 2011 AAGL PMID 21545964
Benign Metastasizing leiomyoma, a case report and review of Literature. Ahmad SZ, Anupama R, Vijaykumar DK. European Journal of Obstetrics and gynecology. 159 (2011) 240-241 PMID 21835535
Area of Interest (s) : Pediatric Endocrinology