Dr. Neelam Ahirwar

Breast and Oncoplastic Surgical Oncologist
MBBS,DNB, MS (General Surgery)
DrNB (Surgical Oncology)

  • 9 years of experience in the field of breast surgery and breast cancer management.
  • Served in Indian Air Force as Flight Lieutenant in Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru

Expertise & specialities

  • Screening, risk assessment and diagnosis of breast cancer
  • Benign breast diseases
  • Male breast cancer
  • Modified radical mastectomies
  • Oncoplastic breast conservation surgeries
  • Nipple and skin sparing mastectomies
  • Flap and implant based reconstructions
  • Guided procedures and biopsies
  • Sentinel node biopsy / axillary sampling
  • Chemoport insertion

Professional bio

Dr Neelam Ahirwar is a full time consultant, breast oncoplastic surgeon at Zydus Cancer Hospital, Ahmedabad. She is one of the few qualified female surgical oncologist practising breast surgery as a sub-speciality after completion of Doctorate of National Board (DNB). She believes in providing comprehensive breast care with evidence-based treatment and maintaining quality of life care with aesthetic preservation through breast conservation surgeries and breast reconstructions.

She is actively involved in spreading awareness about cancer prevention, risk assessment, genetic evaluation, male breast cancer and cancer running in families.

Her vision is to defeat cancer with early detection, public education, application of new research methods to prevent recurrences and provide best pain and palliative care.

    Academic details (Professional Education)

  • MBBS - Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi
  • MS (General Surgery) – LHMC (Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi)
  • DNB (General Surgery) – National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
  • DrNB (Surgical Oncology) – Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad
  • Breast Onco Training – Basavatharakam Indo American Cancer Institute, Hyderabad


  • 5th prize in ABSI Manipal Best Paper Award in August 2022 on “Is Breast Organ specific practice is a way forward? A surgeon’s perspective.”
  • 3rd prize in E Quiz at 2nd International Oral cancer E conclave in April 2022.
  • Presented paper in Sterling oncology summit 2022 on “Cosseting Level IV nodes in oral cavity SCC.”
  • Won for Best photograph in medical category at 34th Annual Conference of IASO held in Oct 2021
  • Presented E poster at 34th Annual Conference of IASO held in Oct 2021.
  • Secured 2nd position in poster presentation at SURGICON 2016 held in New Delhi for the poster “A Rare Case of Multiple Jejunal Diverticulosis Presenting as Perforation Peritonitis”
  • Presented 2 posters in ASICON 2016 held in Mysore, India on “Skin-Omentum- Mesh Sandwich Technique for Closure of Large Abdominal Defects” and “Primary Hydatidoses of Psoas Muscle - A Case Report.


  • Has the Pectoralis Major flap really become obsolete?: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (2022)
  • A retrospective cohort study of 756 cases of abdominal tuberculosis: Two decades single centre experience. Indian J Tuberc. (2016)
  • Role of diagnostic laparoscopy in patients with nonspecific abdominal pain and it’s correlation with clinical and radiographic findings.Hellenic Journal of Surgery (2016)

    Society member

  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncologists
  • Association of Breast surgeons of India
  • Association of Surgeons of India