Dr. R.K. Deshpande
- Position :Exe. Chairman Asian Cancer Institute
- Dr. Ramakant Krishnaji Deshpande is the Promoter-Director and current Executive Chairman of the Asian Institute of Oncology as well as the Director of the Charity organization Asian Cancer Foundation in Mumbai.
- He is a leading Cancer Surgeon -well known in the country and internationally, specially known for his pioneering work in the field of Thoracic
- He has established the minimally invasive method of Thoracoscopy as a method of surgery both for diagnosis and therapy for various thoracic Cancers like oesophageal cancer, lung cancer, mediastinal tumours
- from 1982 onwards till date at Bangalore and Mumbai and popularized the same through lectures, demonstrations,
- He has also pioneered surgeries for carcinoma upper third of oesophagus, surgical management of Trachea-bronchial fistulas, Trachea-bronchial stenting and established department of Robotic surgery at the Asian Cancer Institute at Mumbai in 2015.