Department of Haematology and Haemato-Oncology

About the Department

Mazumdar Shaw Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant Center is a cancer treatment center that is a part of Narayana Health Hospitals, situated in wonderful city of Bangalore. Our goal, every day, is to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors. Both adult and pediatric patients are managed in hospital. The age range of patients being treated in our hospital is from neonate till very old age.

Department of Hematology looks after patients with blood related disorders. These are classified into malignant (cancerous) and non-malignant disorders.

Highlights of the Department

  • Care coordination
  • Nutrition services
  • Emotional support and counseling services
  • Pain management
  • Non-formal education programme for pediatric patients
  • Dedicated play room for children undergoing treatment
  • Dedicated social workers
  • Dedicated trained oncology/hematology nursing staff


Name :-      Dr. Sharat Damodar

Designation :-Chief of Hematology and transplant services

Qualification :-MD, DM

About Dr. Sharat Damodar

Dr. Sharat Damodar MD DM is the Chief of Hematology and transplant services. He has a vast experience in treating patients with leukemia, lymphomas and stem cell transplantation. He is a graduate from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore where he was a first rank holder. He did his Masters in Internal Medicine from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore. He underwent training in Hematology and Stem Cell transplantation in Christian Medical College, Vellore. After finishing his advanced training from CMC Vellore he is working in Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center as Chief Consultant Hemato Oncologist and Transplant Physician. He has multiple papers in peer reviewed journals and has been invited by multiple professional agencies in country for delivering lectures and sharing his experience. He is chairman of hospital transfusion committee and he is a member of multiple committees deciding guidelines in hospital.

Areas of expertise and interest

  • Bone Marrow & Stem Cell Transplant
  • Cord Blood Transplantation
  • Leukemia / Lymphoma (In Adults)



Name :-       Dr. Nataraj K S

Designation :-

Consultant Hemato Oncologist and Transplant Physician

Qualification :-MD, DM

About Dr. Nataraj K S

Dr.Nataraj KS MD DM is consultant Hemato Oncologist and transplant physician. He is a graduate from Sri DevarajUrs Medical College, Kolar where he was a Gold Medalist in Internal Medicine and Best Outgoing Student. He did MD in Internal Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal where he was Best Out going student and Gold Medalist. He then received his training in Clinical Hematology from Nil RatanSircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata. He underwent further training in blood and marrow stem cell transplantation from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He then did a short term observership in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation from Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem. He is currently taking care of predominantly adult patients with hematological diseases and adult patients undergoing stem cell transplantation. He has presented papers in professional meetings and has research papers in peer reviewed journals. He has authored chapters in hematology textbooks.

Areas of expertise and interest

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Stem Cell Transplantation


Name :-       Dr. Sunil Bhat

Designation :-

Consultant & Head of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Service

Qualification :-MBBS, MD, FPMO, FRAH

About Dr. Sunil Bhat

Dr. Sunil Bhat is a Consultant & Head of Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Service at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center of Narayana Health City, Bangalore. He is a graduate in Medicine and Paediatric Medicine from Jammu University and has undergone training in Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and BMT from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital at Delhi. He was further trained at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia, in Paediatric Oncology and earned a specialisation in Bone Marrow Transplantation there in Sydney. He has published more than 50 papers and numerous book chapters. He is active member of many committees and has delivered lectures / presented papers in national & international conferences. He is recipient of Dr. Nanak Chand Gold Medal form his excellency The President of India. He is active member of many committees both in the hospital and at national level.

Areas of expertise and interest

  • Bone Marrow & Cord Blood Transplant in children
  • Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Pediatric Cancers
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders


Name :-      Dr. Shobha Badiger

Designation :-Consultant Pediatric Hematologist

Qualification :-MD, DNB, FPHO

About Dr. Shobha Badiger

Dr. Shobha Badiger MD, Fellowship in Comprehensive Hematology& Oncology is a Consultant PediatricHematologist and Oncologist. She has received her graduation from Karnataka Medical College, Hubli and then received Masters in Pediatric Medicine from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore. She then underwent training in PediatricHematology and Oncology from Narayana Hrudyalaya Bangalore. Since then she is working as consultant in department and she manages pediatric patients with hematological diseases. She has been a guest speaker / faculty in numerous meetings

Areas of expertise and interest

  • Paediatric Benign Haemotological Conditions
  • Paediatric Malignancies
  • Pediatric Cancers
  • Bone Marrow Transplant in Children

Achievements of the Department

  • The department is one of the leading centres for Bone Marrow Transplant and has performed over 400 transplantations
  • Non-myeloblative or mini-transplants for older patients or patients with multiple health problems allows for transplants in patients otherwise not suitable
  • Cord blood transplants and haplo-identical transplants
  • Significant reduction in post transplant complication making way for increased survival rates
  • Capability to handle very small pediatric patients.