Anjum S Khan Joad, MD, DNB, MNAMS, GPC

 Anjum S Khan Joad, MD, DNB, MNAMS, GPC

Coordinator Department Anesthesia, Pain and Palliative Medicine Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre
Jaipur, India


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Dr Anjum Khan Joad coordinates the palliative care unit at the, Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, India. The unit serves to offer palliative care education to all doctors and nurses in the local area. She is particularly interested in improving pain management for both adults and children, especially those with life threatening illnesses for whom a good quality of life is a priority. She has lectured in various venues in India and hopes to get Pain and Palliative care curriculums offered to all healthcare workers in India.

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Other Appointments

  • Member, Executive Council, Indian Association of Palliative Care, current

Key Accomplishments

  • Member, Indian Society for the Study of Pain (ISSP)
  • Started the training of doctors and nurses in Palliative Care for the first time in the state of Rajasthan, 2005
  • Established the state’s first Comprehensive Palliative Care Centre in Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Jaipur, India, 1997
  • Started the Jaipur Course in Palliative Medicine and Nursing from 2013 –the only course in North India

Education / Honors

  • Graduate, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA, and OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2012-2014
  • Cancer Pain Management – University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
  • Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), 2003
  • Diplomat of National Board (DNB) in Anesthesiology, 1995
  • D. Ac, Diploma in Acupuncture, Indian Institute of Acupuncture Research and Training, Jaipur, 1999
  • M.D. (Anesthesiology) BJMC and Sassoon General Hospital, Poona, India, 1994
  • M.B.,B.S. Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College (BJMC), Poona, India, 1992

Key Publications

  • Does the cancer patient want to know? Results from a study in an Indian tertiary cancer center, South Asian Journal of Cancer, 2013:57-61
  • Epidural Clonidine for postoperative pain after lower abdominal surgery: A dose response study, Indian Journal of Pain, 2013:67-71
  • What does the informal caregiver of a terminally ill cancer patient need? A study from a cancer centre. Indian J Palliat Care 2011;17:191-6.
  • Acute post mastectomy pain: A double blind randomised controlled trial of intravenous tramadol versus irrigation of surgical drains with bupivacaine Indian Journal of anesthesia 2008
  • Efficacy and Safety of local anesthetic irrigation versus tramadol in acute post mastectomy pain. Indpain, June 2007
  • Pain Profile in patients of advanced head and neck cancer seen at a Pain Clinic in Jaipur – Published in Indpain Vol 15, Fall 2001,18-27
  • Intravenous Lignocaine Infusion for Treatment of Neuropathic Pain in Cancer patients Indian Journal of Anesthesia, 2002; 46(5): 360-364

Key Presentations

  • Palliative Care in Cancer, ISACON,2009, Jodhpur
  • Needs of caregivers of terminally ill cancer patients seen at a centre in Jaipur. Poster presentation, UICC, 2008 Geneva
  • Survey on the Palliative Care Services in Rajasthan, Chennai, Poster, Feb. 2006
  • Interventions in the Management of Cancer Pain. Pain and End-of-Life workshop, EPEC, Jaipur, Apr, 2005
  • Current Concepts in Acute and Chronic Cancer Pain, 50th Anniversary of ISA, Coimbatore, Dec 2002
  • Cancer Pain – National Update on Recent Advances in Cancer Diagnosis and Management, Jaipur, Apr 1999


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