Dr. Vijay Kumar Kontham Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Pain and Palliative Care Physician

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kontham

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kontham

MBBS, DNB (Radiation Oncology)

Department: Radiation Oncology
Designation: Consultant Radiation Oncologist and Pain and Palliative Care Physician
Years Of Experience: 9
Location: Malakpet
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu

Dr. Vijay Kumar Kontham, a resident of Telangana completed all his basic education in and around Warangal and Hyderabad. He pursued his higher studies across multiple cities in India. He worked in premium Institutions like Tata Memorial hospital, Mumbai, and Apollo Hospitals, Kolkata. He can communicate in multiple languages like Telugu, Hindi, English, Marathi, Bengali and Malayalam. His hard working nature and patient interaction with patients makes him stand tall in the oncology community. He is one of the highly skilled Radiation Oncologists in India.

  • He is competent in the management of malignant and benign tumours with Radiotherapy, Concurrent Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Hormonal therapy with more than 9 years of professional experience.
  • A self-motivated, dynamic, excellent problem solving and analytical skills are his key personal attributes.
Education Qualifications

Education Qualifications

  • He has done DNB (Radiation Oncology) from Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata. A JCI accredited 500 bedded Multi-specialty hospital with dedicated Oncology unit equipped with Novalis Tx, Clinac Ix Linear accelerators with Brainlab IGRT assembly and Elekta Microselectron HDR (Ir-192) brachytherapy unit. He did extensive research work on the scope and uses of rapidarc (VMAT) technique in head and neck cancers.
  • Worked as a Senior Registrar in the department of radiation oncology at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, Where he learned and practised the latest techniques in Radiotherapy like SRS, SBRT, IMRT, Rapidarc, etc.
  • Then he worked as a Senior Resident in the radiation oncology department at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (HBNI). During his tenure at TMH, Mumbai, he worked in Bone, soft tissue, Lymphoma, and Paediatric oncology, Gastro-Intestinal oncology, and Gynaecological oncology clinics. He developed a special breathing technique of DEBH (Deep Expiratory Breath Holding) as standard of care with Pancreatic SBRT.
  • He has a Fellowship in Pain and Palliative care management from the Indian Academy of Palliative Care in 2016 at Medical College, Kolkata.
  • From 2018 to 2022 he worked as a Senior Consultant in Radiation Oncology at Apple Cancer Institute (Apple Saraswati Multispeciality Hospital), Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India, a NABH accredited Multi-specialty hospital equipped with Truebeam STx Linear accelerator. Where he has done extensive work on the Brain and Spine Stereotaxy programme and Prostate SBRT. He has been a part of more than 150 cases of SRS/SRT/SBRT.
Services offeredServices offered
  • Radiotherapy for all solid tumours.
  • IMRT, IGRT, Rapidarc, SRS, FSRT, SBRT.
  • DIBH, DEBH, Gating, Adaptive radiotherapy, and Carotid sparing radiotherapy.
  • PCI, TSET, TBI, TMI in Leukemias.
  • Intracavitary brachytherapy.
  • Pain and Palliative care.
  • Nutrition counselling.
  • Lifestyle modification counselling.
Special Interest and ExpertiseSpecial Interest and Expertise
  • SRS of benign brain lesions.
  • SBRT prostate and SBRT pancreas.
  • Head and neck malignancies with organ preservation techniques.
  • Inoperable Gallbladder cancers.
  • Bladder preservation in carcinoma urinary bladder.
Professional MembershipProfessional Membership
  • Telangana Medical Council (National Medical academy)
  • Association of Radiation Oncology of India and Telangana, West Bengal.
  • European Society of Radiation Oncology
Research & PublicationsResearch & Publications
  • Kontham VK, Devarakonda S. Stereotactic radiotherapy in India: Cross-sectional survey of patterns and socio-economic insights. J Radiosurg SBRT. 2021;7(4):263-269. PMID: 34631227; PMCID: PMC8492053.
  • Devarakonda S, Kontham VK, Novel Approach of Linear Accelerator-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery in an Adult Patient with Brain Arteriovenous Malformation: A Case Report and Clinical Outcome. Clin Neurosci J. 2020;7(4):219-221. doi:10.34172/icnj.2020.29.
  • M. Mukherjee, J. Bhattacharya, T. Shahid, V. Kontham, R. Rajan, R. Talukdar , A. De EP-1224 Re-Irradiation in Recurrent Gliomas: Treatment outcome and Prognostic factors. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 133. S675-S676. 10.1016/S0167-8140(19)31644-5.
  • Benign lymphoid Hyperplasia of Orbit: Role of Radiotherapy presented in AROICON 2014.
  • Early experience of Rapidarc in head and neck malignancies: Clinical and dosimetric outcomes. Presented in 7th East Zonal Oncology CME cum Live Workshop.
  • Presented DIBH vs DEBH in pancreatic SBRT treatment at AROICON-2018.
Awards and AchievementsAwards and Achievements
  • Best paper award with cash prize in 7th East Zonal Oncology CME cum Live Workshop at Kolkata.
  • Academic achievement award as a best outgoing student from Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata.


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