K. Pushpalatha, MBBS, MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

 

Biography

Dr. Pushpalatha is the proud recipient of IDEA PC Award (International development and Education Award in Palliative Care) of prestigious ASCO 2014 (American Society of Clinical Oncology) at Chicago, USA. She recently received the Certificate of Collaboration by CORONIS Trial group of NPEU of Oxford University. She has been invited in Meet the expert session as expert in Gynecologic Oncology in IAPCON 2015 to be held at Hyderabad on 13 Feb 2015. She was invited as faculty in the recently concluded AOGIN 2014 India where she successfully conducted pain and palliative workshop along with her Palliative care team from AIIMS, BBSR . She was Scientific Co-ordinator for the colposcopy workshop too in AOGIN 2014 India, Cuttack. She was earlier Consultant Gynaecologic oncologist at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (KMIO), Bangalore with the past experience of Senior Residency in the same institute. At AIIMS, New Delhi, along with her clinical assignments, she has worked in various capacities in the field of clinical research including Senior Research Associate in CSIR project on ovarian cancer, Senior Research Officer in Oxford project in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radiation oncology, Medical oncology.
She has presented her scientific works at various national and international conferences including AOGIN 2014 India, GESI 2014, IBSCON 2014, GESI 2011, IGCS 2011, ASCO 2010, AOGIN 2010, National Update on Gynaecologic Oncology( NUGO) 2006, International Continence Society( ICS) 2009, International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care 2009, Asia Oceania Research organization on genital infections and neoplasia (AOGIN) 2010, Asian Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology( AFSUMB) 2010. She is member of professional bodies like AOGIN, Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists of India (AGOI), Indian Association of Palliative Care, Full Member of ASCO. She had the unique opportunity of learning the patient care at Royal Marsden Hospital, London and Portland Hospital, London, Northwest University, Chicago, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.
Presently she is working on a multidisciplinary multicentric project that aims to study the impact of lower limb lymphedema on quality of life in gynaecologic malignancies. She conducts certificate course in essentials of palliative care as National faculty of Palliative Care.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Gynecologic oncology which she has nurtured by working in various multi-disciplinary oncology trials alongside clinical activities. She has the credit of working in all disciplines of Oncology including Gynaecologic oncology, Radiotherapy, Medical oncology, Palliative care medicine, Lymphedema care clinic.

Scientific Activities

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

• Member of FOGSI
• Life Member of Asia Oceania Research Organisation on Genital Infections and Neoplasia (AOGIN)
• (2014-2017) Full Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
• Life member of Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India (AGOI)
• Life member of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC)

Publications

1. Pushpalatha K, Sharma DN, Kumar S, Kumar R. Metastasis to Bartholin gland. An extremely rare presentation of relapse from endometrioid adenocarcinoma of uterus. Austin J Clin Case Rep. 2014; 1(7): 2.
2. Pushpalatha K, Sharma DN, Julka PK, Kumar S, Sharma JB. Psycho-sexual and menopausal symptoms following external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy in advanced cervical cancer. published in the souvenir of AIIMS IBSCON. 2014.
3. Pushpalatha K, Sharma DN, Kumar S, Julka PK. Fecal and urinary incontinence impairing social functioning and quality of life among survivors of gynecologic cancers. J ClinOncol. 2013; e16511
4. Pushpalatha K, Sharma DN, Julka PK, Kumar S, Rath GK. Menopausal and sexual symptoms following radiotherapy in survivors of advanced cervical cancer. J ClinOncol. 2012; e15518.
5. Pushpalatha K, Pushpalatha, Sharma DN, et al. A rare metastasis of Endometrial carcinoma to Bartholin gland-A first case report. International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer. 2011; 21(S2).
6. Devi KU, Bafna UD, Pushpalatha K, Dharma SS, Pallavi VR, RathodRajaramBurrah P. Surgical Emergencies in Gynaecologic Malignancies-A profile. International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer. 2011; 21(S2).
7. Pushpalatha K. Cardiac disease in pregnancy-A review. Journal of International Medical Sciences Academy (JIMSA). 23(4): 269-274.
8. Pushpalatha K, Julka PK, JB Sharma, et al. A Cross sectional study on intestinal and bladder symptoms in gynaecologic malignancies. J ClinOncol. 2010; 28(15S): 418S.
9. Sunesh K, Pushpalatha K, Ray R. Giant vulval tumor due to tuberculosis. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2010; 110: 69-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2010.02.010
10. Sunesh K, Pushpalatha K, Ray R. Giant vulval tumor due to tuberculosis. International Journal of Gynecology and ObstetricsIndia. 2010; 13(4): 271-272.
11. Pushpalatha K, Sharma JB, Sunesh K, Roy KK, Lalit K, Sharma DN. Prevalence of Urinary and Bowel problems in Gynaecologic malignancies-A cross sectional study. Published in Neurology and Urodynamics. 2009; 28 (7): 886.
12. Pushpalatha K, Shashidhar TG. Cervical ripening using Foley’s Catheter and Extraamniotic Corticosteroids. A randomized Controlled study. Obs & Gynae Today. 2008; 13(10): 412-415.
13. Pushpalatha K, Shobha G, Umadevi K, Bafna UD, Suraj. Surgical Emergencies in gynaecologic Malignancies. published in souvenir of National update on Gynaecological Oncology. 2006; 32.
14. Pushpalatha K. Urinary Tract Infections in pregnancy-A Review Article. Obs & Gynae Today. 2009; 14(7): 279-282.
15. Pushpalatha K, Sharma JB, KumarS, Karmakar D, Sharma DN, Julka PK. Prevalence of urogynaecological symptoms in survivors of cervicalcancer in a tertiary care gynaecologiconcology clinic of a developing country. Women Health Open J. 2015; 1(1): 8-12. doi: 10.1740/WHOJ-1-102