Dr Shankar Vangipuram is a senior consultant - Radiation Oncology - at Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai. Dr. Shankar has significant experience in treating Head and Neck Cancers, Neurological cancers, movement disorders and performing functional radiosurgery for neuralgias and movement disorders and total skin electron beam therapy for mycosis. He has several scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals to his credit and is on the editorial board of numerous national and international journals.

Areas of Expertise


  • High precision radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Benign intracranial Tumours (Pituitary adenomas, Meningiomas, Acoustic schwannoma, Non-Acoustic Schwannoma, etc.)
  • Functional radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia, Parkinson's disease, and Psychiatric illness like obsessive-compulsive disorders.
  • Extracranial radiosurgery or Stereotactic body radiation therapy for lung, liver, pancreas, Spine and Prostate Cancer.
  • Combination of Immunotherapy & Radiosurgery

Education & Training


  • DNB (Radiation Oncology)
  • International UICC fellowships in high precision radiation therapy at MD Anderson and
  • Fellowship at Intracranial Radiosurgery UPMC, Pittsburgh
  • Certified Functional Radiosurgery (Marseille, France)

Professional Work & Affiliations


  • Senior Consultant – Apollo Cancer Centre, Chennai
  • Senior Consultant, Radiation Oncology, Apollo Speciality Hospital, Nellore

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