Dr Naveen Salins

Professor and Head

Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care

Qualification: MBBS, MD, FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Lon), Clinical Fellowship in Palliative Medicine, Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine,(PhD)

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Professor in the Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care
    • Academic mentorship to the junior doctors and junior faculty
    • PhD Guide: Currently supervising three PhD students

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester / Year
Palliative Medicine

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, MAHE, India April 2000
MD General Medicine Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. MAHE, India July 2003
Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia Palliative Medicine Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Australia Sept 2007
Clinical Fellowship in Palliative Medicine Palliative Medicine Lyell McEwin Hospital, South Australia Feb 2009
FRCP (Glasg) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow Feb 2020
FRCP (Lon) Royal College of Physicians, London May 2020

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head July 2018 – Present
Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai Associate Professor and Consultant -Department of Palliative Medicine Nov 2013 – July 2018
HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore Consultant - Oct 2010 – Oct 2013
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor-Division of Palliative Medicine Sep 2009 – Sep 2010
Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia Senior Clinical Fellow-Department of Palliative Medicine Feb 2009 – Aug 2009
Lyell McEwin Hospital, South Australia Registrar -Department of Palliative Medicine Aug 2005 – Jan 2009
KMC Manipal Assistant Professor in General Medicine July 2003 – Aug 2005
KMC, Manipal Resident July 2000-July 2003

Sl. No

Title

Role

Status

1.        

Stigma as a barrier to palliative care outcomes among people with HIV and cancer in India.

PI

Ongoing

2.        

Assessment of myofascial pain in Head and Neck Cancer patients and exploring its impact on Quality of life. 

CI

Ongoing

3.        

Population Pharmacodynamic Model of Tapentadol and Morphine in Palliative Oncology.

CI

Ongoing

4.        

Creating a model for real time analgesia using a closed loop system by assessing nociceptive chemical that triggers release of analgesia. 

PI

Ongoing

5.        

Effectiveness of Capacity Building: Integrating the palliative care and symptom relief into Primary Health Care - An Evaluative approach. 

CI

Ongoing

6.        

Oncologists and Haematologists views of what facilitates and hinders referral of a child with advanced cancer to palliative care in India.

PI

Completed

7.        

Preparedness of the Indian palliative care services to face COVID-19 pandemic: An online survey for rapid assessment

PI

Completed

8.        

Effectiveness of Respite Model of Palliative Care in Indian Setting

PI

Completed

9.        

Understanding patients' and caregivers' preferences and attitudes towards disclosure of cancer related diagnosis and prognosis - A descriptive cross-sectional study

PI

Completed

10.    

Evaluation of the prescription pattern of drugs and adherence of physicians to NeuPSIG guidelines in treatment of cancer related neuropathic pain.

PI

Completed

11.    

Provision of Palliative Care in National Cancer Grid Centres: A descriptive cross-sectional gap analysis survey

PI

Completed

12.    

Experiences of the Indian parents and caregivers about caring for a child with Retinoblastoma: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

PI

Completed

13.    

Exploring the lived experiences of the adult family caregivers caring for a patient with malignant fungating wound in India

PI

Completed

14.    

Validation of the Paediatric Quality of Life Inventory (Peds QL 3.0) for paediatric oncology patients in a tertiary cancer hospital

PI

Completed

15.    

Validation of the PEDIQUEST Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale for Paediatric Oncology Patients in a tertiary cancer centre

Co-PI

Completed

16.    

Validation of the FAMCARE-2 for advanced paediatric cancer patients in a tertiary cancer centre

Co-PI

Completed

17.    

Assessment of palliative care needs in geriatric cancer care setting using a comprehensive cancer-specific geriatric assessment tool and evaluation of the feasibility of utilization of the tool

Co-PI

Completed

18.    

Validation of a Novel Quality of Death Scale in Hospital (QODH)

CI

Completed

19.    

A prospective Cohort study of breast cancer patients with New bone metastases to estimate Quality of life, health Economics &Risk of skeletal complications (CONQUER)

CI

Completed

20.    

Effect of early integration of specialized palliative care into standard oncologic treatment on the quality of life of patients with advanced head and neck cancers: A randomized controlled trial

CI

Completed

21.    

Distress screening and Quality of Life in treatment naive Lung cancer patients attending radiotherapy outpatient department.

CI

Completed

22.    

Distress screening in Head and Neck Cancer patients undergoing active cancer directed treatment and impact of referral to psycho-oncology and palliative care.

CI

Completed

23.    

Development and validation of a Brief Quality of Life assessment tool for use in Routine Oncology Practice

CI

Completed

24.    

To develop a Comprehensive Domiciliary Palliative Care Model for patient on palliative care treatment in advanced cancer.

CI

Completed

25.    

Patient's Decisional Control Preferences in the Palliative Care setting: A Multi-Center Survey

CI

Completed

26.    

A study to assess feasibility of topical radiation disinfected honey-based gel for the management of malignant fungating wounds

CI

Completed

27.    

Standards based audit of documentation of assessment of spiritual concerns/needs in adult advanced cancer patients referred to hospital based palliative care service

CI

Completed

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Editor -Indian Journal of Palliative Care from Feb 2014 till date
  • Associate Editor -BMC Palliative Care Journal from Jan 2019 – till date 
  • Director-EPEC India Program from Feb 2016 till
  • Honorary Tutor-School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK from May 2016 till date.
  • Member -Institutional Ethics Committee, KMC/KH, Manipal from Sept 2018 – till date.
  • Course Director, BMJ Online course in Palliative Care from Jan 2019 – till date 
  • Indian Association of Palliative Care-Member since 2011
  • American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine-Member since 2015
  • Multi-national Association of Supportive Care in Cancer-Member since 2017. 
  • American College of Physicians-Member since 2018 
  • The Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow)-Member since 2020 
  • The Royal College of Physicians (London)-Member since 2020.
  • Lead - IAPC Commission: Consensus position statement on End of Life Care policy.
  • Lead - IAPC-ISCCM Joint Commission: End of life care Guidelines.
  • Member – Expert Committee of the Medical Council of India for Developing Specialist Palliative Care Training in India.
  • Mentor – Cancer Treatment Centre Palliative Care Training Program in association with AIIMS New Delhi and APHN Singapore.
  • Lead - ICMR Commission: Definition of terms used in limitation of treatment and providing palliative care at end of life.
  • Lead - ICMR Commission: White paper on Advance Care Planning.
  • Member – ICMR Committee for Preparing Telemedicine Guidelines.
  • Member – Technical Committee of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – Government of India for developing Primary Health Palliative Care Model.

 

 

How views of oncologists and haematologists impacts palliative care referral: a systematic review

BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Nov 23;19(1):175 Salins N Ghoshal A Hughes S Preston N

Is hackathon in oncology a plausible way to foster innovation? An experiential narrative account of conducting Hacking Cancer

BMJ Innovations 2021; 7:164-174. Lewis S, Rao CR Shenoy PA Salins N et al

Provision of palliative care in National Cancer Grid treatment centres in India: a cross-sectional gap analysis survey

BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2020 Jun 9 Damani A Salins N et al.,

Validation of "Cancer Dyspnoea Scale" in Patients with Advanced Cancer in a Palliative Care Setting in India

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Nov;54(5):715-720 Damani A Ghoshal A Salins N et al.,

To Tell or Not to Tell: Exploring the Preferences and Attitudes of Patients and Family Caregivers on Disclosure of a Cancer-Related Diagnosis and Prognosis

J Glob Oncol. 2019 Nov; 5:1-12 Ghoshal A Salins N et al.,

Patient's Decisional Control Preferences of a Cohort of Patients with Advanced Cancer Receiving Palliative Care in India

J Palliat Care. 2019 Jul;34(3):175-180 Ghoshal A Damani A Muckaden MA Yennurajalingam S Salins N Deodhar J

Spiritual well-being and its influence on fatigue in patients undergoing active cancer directed treatment: a correlational study

J Cancer Res Ther. 2014 Jul-Sep;10(3):676-80 Lewis S Salins N Rao MR Kadam A

Definition of Terms Used in Limitation of Treatment and Providing Palliative Care at the End of Life: The Indian Council of Medical Research Commission Report

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2018 Apr;22(4):249-262 Salins N etal.,

Feasibility and Acceptability of Implementing the Integrated Care Plan for the Dying in the Indian Setting: Survey of Perspectives of Indian Palliative Care Providers

Indian J Palliat Care. 2017 Jan-Mar;23(1):3-12 Salins N et al.,

Integration of Early Specialist Palliative Care in Cancer Care: Survey of Oncologists, Oncology Nurses, and Patients

Indian J Palliat Care. 2016 Jul-Sep;22(3):258-65 Salins N et al.,