Dr Pankaj Singhai

Assistant Professor

Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive care

Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care

Qualification: MBBS, MD


    Assistant Professor in Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive care

    Responsibilities: Academic mentorship to junior residents, interns, Medical students and observers posted in the department.

    Coordinator for IACA 06 week palliative care training program 


Subject Semester / Year
Palliative Medicine


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS G R Medical College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior 2013
MD Palliative Medicine Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India July 2017


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor August 2018 to present
Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai Senior Resident August 2017- July 2018
Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Junior Resident (Academic) July 2014- June 2017

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PI / Co-Investigator


Palliative and Supportive Care in HIV/AIDS- a study of unmet need

Status: Completed

PI- Dr Pankaj Singhai

Co-PI: Dr Sindhu M


Retrospective evaluation of the prevalence and factors influencing Discharge Against Medical Advice (DAMA).

Status: Ongoing

PI: Dr Seema Rao

Co-I: Dr Pankaj Singhai


Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Palliative Care Outpatients.

Status: Ongoing

PI: Dr Krithika S Rao

Co-I : Dr Pankaj Singhai


Evaluating Need for Integrated Pediatric Palliative Care Services in children with cancer: Retrospective audit from Tertiary Care Hospital in South India

Status: Completed

PI: Dr Vasudeva Bhat K

Co-I: Dr Pankaj Singhai


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

Status: Completed

Funding Agency : TRAC, Tata Memorial centre, Mumbai

PI: Dr M A Muckaden

CO-PI: Dr Pankaj Singhai

CO-PI: Dr Kumar Prabhas


Study of Resilience and its relation with Quality of Life in caregivers of patients with advanced cancer

Status: Completed

PI: Dr Jayita Deodhar

Co-PI: Dr Pankaj Singhai


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

Status: Ongoing

Funding Agency: NIH, USA

PI: Dr Naveen S Salins (India)

CO-I: Dr Pankaj Singhai


Need assessment of palliative care services in a rural community of coastal Karnataka, India.

Status:  Completed

PI: Dr Pawan Kumar

Co- I: Dr Pankaj Singhai 


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

Status:  Ongoing

Funding agency: Indian council of Medical research

PI: Mrs Prithvi Shenoy

Guide: Dr Naveen Salins

Co-I: Dr Pankaj Singhai


A cross sectional study to estimate the prevalence of anxiety and depression among cancer patients attending a Tertiary Cancer Care center

Status: Ongoing

PI: Dr Nitin Davuluri

Co-I: Dr Pankaj Singhai


Area of Interest

Renal Palliative care, Complex Symptom management in Palliative Care, Opioid analgesics

Area of Expertise

Lead, Renal supportive Care services, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal

Area of Research

Renal Supportive care, Early integrated palliative care, Advanced care planning, Quality of life research, Palliative care in terminal stages of infective diseases

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Multi-national Association of Supportive Care in Cancer- MASCC Membership id: 31803, member since March 2018.
  • Special group member: Neurological Complications on oncological treatment; Palliative care.
  • Indian Association of Palliative care- IAPC lifetime Membership id: 001309, member since Jan 2016

             National faculty:

  • Indian Association of Palliative care (IAPC) Academy.
  • Certificate course in Essentials of Palliative care.
  • Indo American cancer association 06 week training

The pathway to comfort: Role of palliative care for serious COVID-19 illness

Indian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2020 August; 72(2):95-100 Rao K S Singhai P Rao S R Salins N S

Palliative Care in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Position Statement of the Indian Association of Palliative Care.

Indian J Palliat Care. 2020 Jun;26(Suppl 1):S3-S7 Damani A Ghoshal A Rao K Singhai P

Palliative care for advanced cancer patients in the COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and adaptations

Cancer Research, Statistics and Treatment. 2020 April; 3(5):127-132 SINGHAI P RAO KS RAO SR SALINS NS