Gynaecology,Gynaecology Oncology Surgery

Anupama Rajanbabu,

Dr. Anupama Rajanbabu is Professor of Gynaecologic Oncology; Director, Robotic Surgery Fellowship Program at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala.  Her fields of interest include Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Cancers and Molecular Research in Ovarian Cancer.  She is an active robotic surgeon who  helped coordinate the very successful Robotic Surgeons Council of India meetings at Amrita.  She also was selected as one of the winners in the RSC and Vattikuti Foundation inaugural KS Awards for best video presentation.  She has authored over 30 Peer-reviewed research publications, some of which have been listed below.



  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gynaecological Malignancies.
  • Molecular Research in Ovarian Cancer.



Professor, Gynecologic Oncology,Director



Gynecologic Oncology,Robotic Surgery Fellowship Program

MD (Obstetrics and Gynaecology), MRCOG

  • Paper published on ovarian cancer titled ‘Evolution of surgery in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer in a dedicated gynaecologic oncology unit’ in ecancer was selected by the editor Dr. Gordon McVie as one of the best articles of the May 2014 edition.
  • Paper selected for Young Gynaecologic Oncology Group presentation at the Annual meeting of the Gynaecologic Oncologic Society of India in 2013.
  • Robotic Surgery training from McGill University, Canada with the help of scholarship from International Gynecologic Cancer Society (2012).
  • Scholarships from International Gynecologic Cancer Society to attend Biennial Conference and Young Doctor’s Summit (2012).
  • Best paper award at the Annual Meeting of the Gynecologic Oncologic Society of India in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, & 2016.
  • Reviewer for European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
  • ACORD Fellowship 2016
  • Younf Doctors Fellowship IGCS 2014
  • IGCS Travelling Scholarship 2012
  • Member of International Gynecological Cancer Society, European Society of Gynecologic Oncology, Gynecologic Oncologic Society of India, AOGIN India, FOGSI.
  1. Anupama Rajanbabu, Santhosh Kuriakose, Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad, Tejal Khadakban, Dhiraj Khadakban, R. Venkatesan and D. K. Vijaykumar. Evolution of surgery in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer in a dedicated gynaecologic oncology unit-seven year audit from a tertiary care centre in a developing country. ecancer 2014, 8:422 DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2014.422.
  2. Anupama Rajanbabu & Laura Drudi & Susie Lau & Joshua Z. Press & Walter H. Gotlieb. Virtual Reality Surgical Simulators-A Prerequisite for Robotic Surgery. Indian J Surg Oncol DOI 10.1007/s13193-014-0314-7.
  3. Xiouyu Niu, Anupama Rajanbabu, Joshua Z Press, Susie Lau, Walter H. Gotlieb. Brain Metasatses in epithelial Ovarian cancer - multimodal treatment improves survival. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Sep;35(9):816-22.
  4. Rajanbabu A., Zahoor Ahmad S., D. K. V., K. P., Kuriakose S. The significance of the site of origin in primary peritoneal carcinosarcoma: case report and literature review. Ecancermedicalscience. 2013 Mar 7;7:295 PMID 23589725.
  5. Anupama R., Santhosh Kuriakose, Vijaykumar D. K., Pavithran K., Indu R. N., Annie Jojo, Sheejamol V.S. Carcinosarcoma Uterus – A Single Institution retrospective analysis and a Review of Literature. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. DOI 10.1007/s13193-012-0206-7.
  6. Dhiraj Khadakban, Tejal Gorasia, D.K. Vijaykumar, K. Pavithran, Anupama R. Factors associated with better survival after surgery in metastatic breast cancer patients. Indian J Surg Oncol (March 2013) 4(1):52–58 DOI-0.1007/s13193.012.0204.9.
  7. Anupama R., Tejal Gorasia, Dhiraj Khadakban. Fertility Preserving surgeries in Carcinoma Cervix-what is the current evidence? Research & Reviews. A Journal of Oncology and Hematology. 2012 Volume 1, Issue 3, pages 1-5.
  8. Anupama R., Sarah Thomas B., Wesley M. Jose, Pavithran K., Vijaykumar DK. Malignancies during Pregnancy – A Case Series and a Brief Review of Literature. Research & Reviews. A Journal of Oncology and Hematology, Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2012, Pages 13-20.
  9. D.K. Vijaykumar, Anupama R.,Tejal Kishore Gorasia, Haleema Beegum T.R., Gangadharan.Geriatric Oncology, Need for a separate subspeciality. Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology.2012:33;134-6 PMID 22988358.
  10. Chitrathara K., Sheikh Z.A., Vijaykumar D.K., Kuriakose S., Anupama R., Nandeesh M.Is hysterectomy needed in ovarian cancer?  Indian J Cancer 2011;48:471-6. PMID 222963263.
  11. Anupama R., Haleema Beegum T. R., Indu R. N. Ruptured Ectopic pregnancy 11 years after supracervical hysterectomy: A case report. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 162 (2012) 116–120 PMID 22377226.
  12. Santhosh Kuriakose & Anupama Rajan & Vijaykumar Dehannathparambil Kottarathil & Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad & Sreekala Sreehari. Simultaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Cervix and Fallopian Tube; A Case Report. Indian J Surg Oncol (July–September 2011) 2(3):176–177.
  13. Anupama R., MD, MRCOG, Sheikh Zahoor Ahmad, MS, Santhosh Kuriakose, MS, D. K. Vijaykumar, MS, MCh, K. Pavithran, MD, DM, and N. V. Seethalekshmy, DCP, DNB. Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyosarcomas After Laparoscopic ‘‘Myomectomy’’ and Morcellation.  Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2011) 18, 386–389 _ 2011 AAGL PMID 21545964.
  14. Ahmad S.Z., Anupama R., Vijaykumar D.K. Benign metastasizing leiomyoma, a case report and review of literature.  European Journal of Obstetrics and gynecology. 159 (2011) 240-241 PMID 21835535.

Papers currently under peer review

  1. A prospective comparison of perioperative morbidity in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer: Primary versus interval cytoreduction.
  2. Pattern of recurrence in carcinoma endometrium.