Dr. Ajay Gupta


Dr. Ajay Gupta

MD, DM (AIIMS), FRACP (Australia), CCST (UK), Fellowship in Leukemia & BMT (University of British Columbia, Canada), Fellowship in Pediatric BMT Children’s Hospital(Los Angeles, USA)

Sr. Consultant – Medical Oncology


  • Dr. Ajay Gupta completed his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College and MD (Internal Medicine) from the prestigious Delhi University.
  • He has also done Senior Residency in Internal Medicine from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Senior Residency in Cardiology from Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi.
  • He has been awarded CCSCT (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in the UK by the Specialist Training Authority of Medical Royal Colleges in General Internal Medicine (2004).
  • He completed his DM (Medical Oncology) including training in, adult and pediatric hematology and oncology as well as stem cell transplantation from All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 2008. Did Palliative Care course conducted by IAPC at AIIMS in 2009.
  • He also did his FRACP(Medical Oncology) from Australia in 2013.
  • He has done Fellowships in Leukemia/ Bone Marrow Transplantation from the University of British Columbia at Vancouver, Canada and in Pediatric BMT at the world famous Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles (2016-2017).
  • He started the Department of Medical Oncology at Max Hospital, Saket and Patpargunj providing coverage to 2 cancer centers of Max Health Care viz at Saket and at Patpargunj.
  • He worked as Senior Consultant in the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Max Cancer Centre, Saket and Patpargunj from Feb 2009 to Feb 2012.
  • In 2012, he left for Australia where he worked as a Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Medical Oncology at Royal Darwin Hospital and was also the member of the State Ethics Committee, Menezies School of Health Research, Northern Territory, Australia.He has worked in various hospitals in Australia, including Queensland and Tasmanian Health services as a Senior Staff Specialist.
  • He was also selected as Faculty (Asst. Professor), at IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi and as Senior Fellow in BMT at Kings College London besides many other prestigious selections.
  • DK Gupta Travel Grant and Institute Research Grant, 2007, AIIMS, Delhi
  • Gita Mittal Medal and Book Prize for best clinical research in oncology for the year 2007 in AIIMS and also for being the best postgraduate in oncology research in AIIMS, Delhi (2007)
  • On behalf of the ASCO Foundation Board of Directors and the Scientific Program Committee: received the ASCO Foundation Brigid Leventhal Award for Best Research Work in Pediatric Oncology at Chicago, 2008
  • Author of first international guidelines on pediatric febrile neutropenia published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2012
  • Best Thesis Award: 19th ICON 2008, (Indian Cooperative Oncology Network) conference at Ahmedabad, India
  • Medical Oncology Group of Australia award 2012
  • Clinical Oncology Group of Australia award 2012
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians Award (RACP) for Clinical Excellence, Australia: 2013
  • IACA fellowship, USA: 2017

Member: International Pediatric Febrile Neutropenia Guidelines working group

Member: PICNICC (Predicting Infectious Complications of Neutropenic sepsis In Children with Cancer) Collaborative, a UK MRC-funded project from the Centre of Reviews and Dissemination, University of York.

  1. Guidelines for the Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Children with Cancer and/or Undergoing Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation,” . Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2012, Dec 2012
  2. Gupta A, Singh M, Singh H, Kumar L, Sharma A, Bakhshi S, Raina V, Thulkar S. Infections in acute myeloid leukemia: an analysis of 382 febrile episodes. Med Oncol. 2009
  3. Gupta A, Swaroop C, Agarwala S, Pandey RM, Bakhshi S. Randomized controlled trial comparing oral amoxicillin-clavulanate and ofloxacin with intravenous ceftriaxone and amikacin as outpatient therapy in pediatric low-risk febrile neutropenia. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009.( Awarded the Brigid Leventhal Award at ASCO 2008 )
  4. Bakhshi S, Gupta A, Sharma MC, Khan SA, Rastogi S. Her-2/neu, p-53, and their coexpression in osteosarcoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009
  5. Gupta A, Seth T, Gupta A. Successful use of terbutaline in persistent priapism in a 12-year-old boy with chronic myeloid leukemia. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009
  6. Gupta A, Swaroop C, Rastogi R, Garg R, Bakhshi S. Simultaneous occurrence of posterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome in two cases of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia induction chemotherapy. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008
  7. Gupta A. Editorial: Primary cardiac sarcomas. Exp Rev Cardiovasc Therapy 2008
  8. Rastogi R, Thulkar S, Garg R, Gupta A. Infraphrenic collaterals in malignant superior vena cava obstruction. Clinical Imaging. 2007
  9. Garg R, Rastogi R, Thulkar SP, Bakhshi S, Gupta A. Unusual thoracic CT manifestations of osteosarcoma: review of 16 cases. Pediatric Radiology .2008.
  10. Gupta A. Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation – An Important Step Toward Impro ving Survival in Multiple Myeloma. US Oncology, 2010.
  11. Gupta A. Chronic myeloid leukemia: a review.Journal of Pediatric Sciences 2010.
  12. Gupta A. Evolving role of stem cell therapy in multiple myeloma. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol. 2011
  13. Editor of book “Multiple Myeloma – An Overview” edited by Ajay Gupta, ISBN 978-953-307-768-0, InTech, January 1, 2012.
  14. Gupta A. Successful use of weekly paclitaxel in escalating doses in a patient of metastatic breast cancer with severe liver dysfunction.: Indian journal of medical and pediatric oncology.2015.
  15. Gupta A, Teo L, Masel P, Godbolt D, Beadle G. Transtuzumab induced organizing pneumonia: a case report. Springerplus. 2016
  16. Gupta A, Baxi S, Hoyne C. Assessing feasibility, compliance and toxicity of concomitant chemo-radiotherapy in head and neck cancers in the Northern Territory: initial experience and challenges. J Med Radiat Sci. 2016.
  17. Successful Use of Dose Dense Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Sodium Valproate with Minimal Toxicity in an Infant with Medulloblastoma in Extremely Poor General Condition. World Neurosurg. 2016
  18. Gupta A, Tse L. Successful conservative management of campylobacter cholecystitis occurring post chemotherapy and rituximab: a rare disease entity. N Z Med J. 2015
  19. Gupta A, Singh T. Octreotide in malignant chylothorax: a case report. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2016
  20. Risk stratification in febrile neutropenic episodes in adolescent/young adult patients with cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2016
  21. Predicting microbiologically defined infection in febrile neutropenic episodes in children: global individual participant data multivariable meta-analysis. Br J Cancer. 2016