Dr. Kaustav Talapatra

Dr. Kaustav Talapatra

National Head, Radiation Oncology, Director, KDAH - Varian Advanced Clinical School for Stereotactic Radiotherapy

MBBS, MD(Radiotherapy)

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 17 years
  • GENDER: Male
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali
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Biography

Dr Kaustav was instrumental in setting up the department of radiation oncology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital which is today one of the largest and most specialized Radiation Oncology departments in the country. Dr Kaustav played a pivotal role in placing the department at a national and international level. He has been instrument in setting up the prestigious international school for stereotactic rasdiosurgery in association with Varian, a first of its kind in Asia .

My Mantra

Excellence is not a destination, it is the Journey

AREA(S) OF INTEREST:

Stereotactic Radiosurgery , Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy, Radiosurgery for brain Tumours, Image-guided and Intensity modulated radiotherapy, Subsites - Head Cancer, Neck Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Gastrointestional Cancer

PROCEDURES PERFORMED:

IMRT, IGRT, Stereotactic Radiotherapy, PET Based Radiotherapy Planning, Treatment and management of Head and Neck Cancers, Gynaecological Malignancies, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies , Head and Neck Cancers, Gynaecological Malignancies, Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal and genitourinary malignancies , Brain Tumours, Lung, Liver, Brain Stereotactic radiosurgery

NAME OF INSTITUTE(S):

    • CMC, Vellore
    • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
    • National Cancer Centre, Singapore
    • Humanitas, Italy

    Advanced Training

    • Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown , Portugal
    • Zigzag, Switzerland

FELLOWSHIPS:

    • SIOP Fellowship

  • Ranked as the Top Radiation Oncologist of Mumbai by India Today Magazine in the year 2016, 2013, 2012

Dr Kaustav Talapatra has worked in the premier institutions in the country with a wide spectrum of high end technology and a large volume of oncology patients. He trained in Radiation Oncology at CMC, Vellore and subsequently joined Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He has rich experience of more than 16 years.

KDAH Experience :

Dr Kaustav Talapatra was instrumental in setting up the Radiation Oncology programme at Kokilaben Hospital. He practices evidence based radiation oncology and has keen interest in quality of life issues of cancer patients. Already since the inception of this department he has pioneered, it to be one of the very few centres in the country to start PET based radiotherapy planning.

  • Treated over 10,000 patients for radiation under his care
  • More than 1,000 patients of head and neck IMRT; one of the largest in the country
  • One of the largest experiences in India for PET based planning
  • More than 50 lung stereotactic cases
  • More than 500 cases of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and SBRT
  • Treated more than 2,500 breast cancer patients

Dr. Kaustav Talapatra has multiple publications in International and National Journals.
He has more than 200  presentations in International and National symposiums.

Publications

  • Munshi A. Talapatra K. Dutta D. Breast cancer radiotherapy and cardiac risk: The 15-year paradox!. J Can Res Ther 2007;3:190-2
  • Mallik S, Talapatra K, Goswami J. AIDS: A radiation oncologist's perspective. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2010 [cited 2016 Jun 28]; 6:432-41.
  • Mallik S. Talapatra K. Sharma D et al. Dosimetric Analysis and Comparison of Interstitial HDR Brachytherapy, IMRT, 3DCRT and Electron Beam Therapy as Boost Modalities After Whole Breast Radiation in Breast Conservation Therapy Brachytherapy 10:S47; May 2011
  • Sharma D. Chadha P. Talapatra K. et al.Critical neurological structure sparing radiosurgery of vestibular schwannoma: Dosimetric comparison of different techniques and dose prescription methods. Journal of cancer research and therapeutics 10(1):29-37 • April 2014
  • Sharma D. Mhatre V. Heigrujam M Talapatra K Mallik S et al.Portal dosimetry for pre-treatment verification of IMRT plan: A comparison with 2D ion chamber array. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 11(4):3268 August 2010.
  • Superior vena cava syndrome: A radiation oncologist's perspective. Kaustav Talapatra, Soumadip Panda, Sandeep Goyle, Kallol Bhadra, Rajesh Mistry. Journal of cancer research and therapeutics.
  • Recurrent episodes of hematuria: A rare presentation of leiomyosarcoma of prostate 
    Kaustav Talapatra, Bhushan Nemade, Ritu Bhutani, Shubhada Kane, Ashish Bakshi, Mary Ann Muckaden, Siddhartha Laskar Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Year 2006, Volume 2, Issue 4 [p. 212-214]
  • Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the biliary tree mimicking a choledochal cyst Bhushan Nemade, Kaustav Talapatra, Tanuja Shet, Shripad Banavali, Mary Ann Muckaden, Siddhartha Laskar .Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Year 2007, Volume 3, Issue 1 [p. 40-42]
  • Transient asymptomatic bradycardia in patients on infusional 5-fluorouracil. K Talapatra, I Rajesh, B Rajesh, B Selvamani, J Subhashini. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Year 2007, Volume 3, Issue 3 [p. 169-171]
  • Chest wall metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma in the absence of a primary: An unusual presentation. Kaustav Talapatra, Reena Engineer, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Shilpa Vyas, Shyam Kishore Shrivastava. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Year 2008, Volume 4, Issue 1 [p. 42-43]
  • Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography fusion with pathological staging in rectal cancer (Br J Surg 2010; 97: 266-268). Talapatra K, Mallick S
  • Spinal epidermoid cyst with sudden onset of paraplegia. Anusheel Munshi, Kaustav Talapatra, Mukta Ramadwar, Rakesh Jalali. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Year 2009, Volume 5, Issue 4 [p. 290-292]
  • Late gastrointestinal disorders after rectal cancer surgery with and without preoperative radiation therapy (Br J Surg 2008; 95: 206-213). Talapatra K, Goswami J, Engineer R, Shrivastava S
  • Palliative radiotherapy in head and neck cancers: Evidence based review 
    Kaustav Talapatra, Tejpal Gupta, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar, Shyam Kishore Shrivastava, Ketayun Ardeshir Dinshaw .Indian Journal of Palliative Care, Year 2006, Volume 12, Issue 2 [p. 44-50]
  • Extramedullary haematopoiesis causing spinal cord compression: A rare presentation with excellent. Kaustav Talapatra, Bhushan Nemade, Manish Siddha, Mary Ann Muckaden, Siddhartha Laskar Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, Year 2007, Volume 10, Issue 2 [p. 115-117]
  • Shree, Pragya & Chauhan, Rajkumar & Mhatre, Vaibhav & Chadha, Pranav & Talapatra, Kaustav. (2019). ABSTRACT Impact of Abdominal Compression Plate on dose calculation in Treatment Planning System for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. 10.13140/RG.2.2.33676.26247.
  • Mhatre, Vaibhav & Chauhan, Rajkumar & Chadha, Pranav & Kumar, Abhaya & Talapatra, Kaustav. (2019). Clinical Implications of Onyx embolization on dose distribution of Eclipse Analytical Anisotropic algorithm and Acuros XB algorithm for the treatment of arteriovenous malformations .. 10.13140/RG.2.2.14882.58569.
  • Chauhan, R & Mhatre, Vaibhav & Talapatra Kaustav & Chadha P & Shree, P & Balasubramanium, A & Kumar, A. (2019). EP-1830 Dosimetric comparison of planning techniques in Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformation.
  • Talapatra, Kaustav & Raturi, V & Vadgaonkar, R & Jadhav, S & Chadha, P & Mhatre, Vaibhav & Pilakkal, Shaju & Dhirubhai, Kokilaben. (2019). EP-1341 Evaluation of tumor motion variability with and without abdominal compression plate in lung SBRT.
  • Talapatra, Kaustav & Medichelme, C. & Chauhan, R. & Chadha, P. & Mhatre, Vaibhav & Muthu, V.. (2019). EP-2001 Efficacy of CBCT guided IMRT for Head and Neck cancers and its dosimetric impact on other structures.. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 133. S1095. 10.1016/S0167-8140(19)32421-1.
  • Chauhan, R. & Mhatre, Vaibhav & Talapatra, Kaustav & Chadha, P. & Shree, P. & Balasubramanium, A. & Kumar, A.. (2019). EP-1830 Dosimetric comparison of planning techniques in Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformation. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 133. S993. 10.1016/S0167-8140(19)32250-9.
  • Vadgaonkar, RohitAvinash & Talapatra, Kaustav. (2019). Resurgence of role of radiotherapy in neoadjuvant treatment of pancreatic cancer. Journal of Current Oncology. 2. 19. 10.4103/JCO.JCO_23_18.
  • Talapatra, Kaustav & Vadgaonkar, RohitAvinash. (2019). Hypothyroidism in head and neck cancer: A surrogate of better radiation delivery?. Cancer Research, Statistics, and Treatment. 2. 129. 10.4103/CRST.CRST_30_19.
  • Mhatre, Vaibhav & Chadha, Pranav & Kumar, Abhaya & Talapatra, Kaustav. (2018). Dosimetric Comparison of 6 MV Flattening Filter Free and 6 MV Stereotactic Radiosurgery Beam Using 4 mm Conical Collimator for Trigeminal Neuralgia Radiosurgery. Journal of Radiation Research. 43. 107-111. 10.14407/jrpr.2018.43.3.107.
  • Talapatra, Kaustav & Majumder, Dipanjan & Chadha, Pranav & Shaju, P & Goyle, Sandeep & Smruti, BK & Mistry, Rajesh. (2018). Stereotactic body radiotherapy for lung tumors: Dosimetric analysis and clinical outcome. Indian Journal of Cancer. 55. 170. 10.4103/ijc.IJC_555_17.

Abstracts Accepted 2016 ASTRO Meeting

  • Comparison of invasive & non-invasive frame for set-up error accuracy in intracranial radiotherapy - An Indian Institute Experience. K Talapatra., G. Doss., D. Sharma., A. churi., A. Patil., Shaju P., P Chadha., A Kumar. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India
  • Nimouzumab and Inensiy modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in the concurrent setting of locally advanced head and neck cancers: Early results of a prospective trial in India. K Talapatra, M. Deshpande, S. Goyle, D. Majumder, S. Badhwar, and R. Mistry; Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Papers Presented At Conferences :

  • ARTICON-2010
    • Topic 1 : Inter & Intrafractional Variation of Respiration Induced Motion 
      Topic 2 : PTV Margin Derivation for Stereotactic Treatment of Brain Lesions 
      Author : Mallik Suman, Sushant Pawar, Vivek Sutar, Rupali Bhor, Rupesh Davrung, Sanket Patil, Dayananda Sharma, Vaibhav Mhatre, Singh Malhotra, Sushma P Venkata, Talapatra Kaustav.
    • ARTICON – 2012
    • Topic : Evaluation of Invasive Frame Based SRS Using Cone Beam CT
      Author : Sanket Patil, Rupali Bhor, Sushant Pawar, Sachin Jadhav, Ajay Churi, Shweta Chavan, Dayananda Sharma, Vaibhav Mhatre, Sayan Kundu, Pranav Chaddha, Kaustav Talapatra.
    • ARTICON – 2013
    • Topic : Two-dimensional Verses Three-dimensional Image Guidance in Prostate cancer 
      Author : Sachin Jadhav, Sayan Kundu, Kautav Talapatra, Sankt Patil, Sushant Pawar, Ajay Churi, Shweta Chavan, Thara Nair, Vaibhav Mhatre, Dayananda Sharma, Pranav Chaddha, Suman Mallik.
    • ARTICON – 2014
    • Topic : Comparison of Invasive & Non invasive Frame for Set-up Error Accuracy in Intracranial Radiosurgery or Radiotherapy 
      Author : Ajay Churi, Sayan Kundu, Kaustav Talapatra , Dayananda Sharma, Sushant Pawar, Sanket Patil, Sachin Jadhav, Shewta Chavan, Sushma Patil, Mariam Parkar , Vaibhav Mhatre , Shaju P ,Anam A, Pranav Chaddha, Anupam Datta , Sajal Goyal. Languages spoken: Hindi, English, Marathi

Professional Memberships

  • Joint Secretary - Association of Radiation Oncologists of India
  • Editor - AROI , Maharashtra
  • National Coordinator for ASTRO, India (American society for Therapeutic and Radiation Oncology )
  • Editor of Association of Radiation Oncologists of India, Maharashtra
  • Member of Core Syllabus Committee for Radiation Oncology
  • Member of Core Health Committee CII
  • Faculty at Indian College of Radiation Oncology
  • Priya Raverkar, Vadodara

    I have taken treatment at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for Stereotactic Radiation therapy under Dr. Kaustav Talpatra during Feb. 2nd to Feb. 14th 2017.

    I take this opportunity to thank Dr. Kaustav Talpatra and his team a...

  • Marie Goretti

    I enjoyed my stay in Kokilaben Hospital throughout. My Doctors, you have been so special. Your frequent visits, encouraging words made me feel so great. Keep up that spirit !

    My doctor Dr Kaustav Talapatra, my nurses...

No. Journal Code Department Type Download
1 461 Center for Cancer International -

Publication/Talk Title : Critical Neurological Structure Sparing Radiosurgery Of Vestibular Schwannoma: Dosimetric Comparison Of Different Techniques And Dose Prescription Methods

Journal Published : JCRT

2 413 Center for Cancer International -

Publication/Talk Title : Oncology Gold Standard® practical consensus recommendations for the use of monoclonal antibodies in the management of squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck

Journal Published : The South Asian Journal of Cancer

3 411 Center for Cancer International -

Publication/Talk Title : 1224 Poster Presentation Evaluation Of Automated Image Registration Algorithm And On-Board Imager For Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)

Journal Published : European Society Of Radiotherapy And Oncology

4 410 Center for Cancer International -

Publication/Talk Title : Dosimetric Analysis And Comparison Of Interstitial HDR Brachytherapy, IMRT, 3DCRT And Electron Beam Therapy As Boost Modalities After Whole Breast Radiation In Breast Conservation Therapy

Journal Published : Brachytherapy: An International Multidisciplinary Journal

5 409 Center for Cancer International -

Publication/Talk Title : SU”GG”T”213: Portal Dosimetry For Pre”Treatment Verification Of IMRT Plan: A Comparison With 2D Ion Chamber Array

Journal Published : American Association Of Physicists In Medicine

6 397 Center for Cancer National -

Publication/Talk Title : Critical Neurological Structure Sparing Radiosurgery Of Vestibular Schwannoma: Dosimetric Comparison Of Different Techniques And Dose Prescription Methods

Journal Published : Journal Of Cancer Research And Therapeutics

7 245 Center for Cancer National -

Publication/Talk Title : PEG Site Metastasis : An Unusual Presentation

Journal Published : International Journal Of Head & Neck Surgery

8 235 Center for Cancer International -

Publication/Talk Title : Breast Cancer Radiotherapy And Cardiac Risk

Journal Published : Oncology Reviews

9 233 Center for Cancer International -

Publication/Talk Title : Comparison Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Fluorodeoxy- Glucose Positron Emission Tomography Fusion With Pathological Staging In Rectal Cancer

Journal Published : British Journal Of Surgery

10 139 Center for Cancer National Download

Publication/Talk Title : AIDS: A Radiation Oncologist's Perspective

Journal Published : Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

11 88 Center for Cancer National Download

Publication/Talk Title : Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: A Radiation Oncologist's Perspective

Journal Published : Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

12 60 Center for Cancer International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Portal Dosimetry for Pretreatment Verification of IMRT Plan: A Comparison with 2D Ion Chamber Array

Journal Published : Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics

13 14 Center for Cancer International Download

Publication/Talk Title : Comparison of Invasive and Noninvasive Frame for Set-up Error Accuracy in Intracranial Radiation Therapy-An Indian Institute Experience

Journal Published : International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology *Physics

Condition/Procedures No. of cases treated
Radiation >7000
Head and Neck IMRT >1000
Lung Stereotactic Cases >30
Breast Cancer Patients >2500

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