Dr. Ashok Kumar Vaid is a renowned oncologist and is currently the Chairman of Medanta Cancer Institute at Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, India. He is the MD in internal medicines and Oncology. He has earlier established and led the Department of Medical Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Rohini, Delhi, India. Also, He was the member, Medical Oncology Committee for the National Cancer Control Programme for the 11th Five Year Plan. Also was Chairperson of subcommittee which recommends on Treatment of Hodgkin’s Disease under the auspices of Indian Council of Medical Research, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, New Delhi and was also the member of Group for framing Emesis Management Consensus Guidelines, 2006, initiative by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai.
He has authored a number of publications, research papers and abstracts in national & international journals including Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
He has a consistent record of participation in clinical research with 25 completed international and national studies and had participated in the first Phase I study in India and conducting efficacy and safety study for two of the indigenously developed growth factors in India. He also has hands on many independent investigations and co investigations during his long career.