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Breast Surgeon- Dr Pranjali Gadgil

Dr Pranjali Gadgil, Breast Surgeon in Pune

Dr Pranjali V Gadgil

M.B.B.S, General Surgeon (American Board of Surgery)

Fellow in Breast Diseases (Society of Surgical Oncology, USA)

Dr. Pranjali Gadgil is a breast surgeon and breast disease specialist, practicing in Pune, Maharashtra, India.  Her practice interests include benign and malignant breast diseases.
Dr Gadgil graduated top of her class at B.J Medical College in  Pune, where she stood first in surgery. She completed her General Surgery training in the United States, where she trained at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota and the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is an American Board of Surgery certified surgeon. She has then completed a fellowship in breast disease and breast surgical oncology the Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

During her young career has several international publications on breast cancer, a textbook chapter on screening mammography, and has helped develop an online tool for breast surgeons, that is available on the MD Anderson Cancer Center website. She has been practicing as a Breast Specailist in Pune in the last few years, and endeavours to improve breast care services available to women in India. She is also director and co-founder of I-SHARE foundation, a Pune based healthcare NGO working in cancer education and screening and financial aid for needy patients.

Educational Qualifications

Fellowship in Breast Diseases

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Center,

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock AR, USA

Dates Attended: 1/7/2012 - 30/06/2013

Supervisor: V. Suzanne Klimberg M.D.

Accreditation: Society of Surgical Oncology, USA


General Surgery

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX, USA.

Dates Attended:  01/07/2007 – 30/06/2012

Supervisor: Daniel Dent. M.D.


Breast Surgical Oncology elective Rotations:

M.D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

Dates Attended:  3/3/2011 – 8/4/2011

Supervisor: Rosario Hwang MD

Preliminary Surgery

Mayo Clinic

Rochester MN, USA.

Dates Attended: 24/06/2006- 27/06/2007

Supervisor: David Farley M.D.


M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)

College: B.J. Medical College, Pune, India

University: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, India

Dates Attended:

MBBS Curriculum: 01/07/1999- 31/12/2003

Rotatory Internship: 01/01/2004-31/12/2004

International Publications

1) Phyllodes tumors: race-related differences.

Pimiento JM, Gadgil PV, Santillan AA, Lee MC, Esposito NN, Kiluk JV, Khakpour N, Hartley TL, Yeh IT, Laronga C. 

J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Oct;213(4):537-42


2) Sentinel lymph node biopsy in primary breast cancer: window to management of the axilla.

Kumar A, Puri R, Gadgil PV, Jatoi I.

World J Surg. 2012 Jul;36(7):1453-9.


3) Breast cancer nomogram to predict positive sentinel lymph nodes after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. L. Allen, R. Bassett, P. Gadgil, G.V. Babiera, I. Bedrosian, K.K. Hunt, H.K. Kuerer, F. Meric-Bernstam, E.A. Mittendorf, M.I. Ross, M. Yi and R.F. Hwang.



4) Management of Bleeding from Percutaneous Breast Core Biopsies.

Pranjali V Gadgil, V Suzanne Klimberg.

Annals of Surgical Oncology.2013 Oct;20(10):3348


5) Nipple Skin-Sparing Mastectomy is Feasible for Advanced Disease.

E Burdge, J Yuen, M Hardee, P Gadgil C Das, R Henry-Tillman1,D. Ochoa, S Korourian, V S Klimberg. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013 Oct;20(10):3294-302.


6) Surgeon Performed Touch Prep Cytology of Breast Core Biopsies May Provide Accurate Same Day Diagnosis and Expedite Treatment Planning.

Pranjali V Gadgil, Soheila Korourian, Sharp Malak, Daniela Ochoa, Rhonda Henry-Tillman, Riley Lipschitz, Janette Lee, Suzanne Klimberg. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr;21(4):1215-21.

A) Diagnosis and Treatment of all Benign and Malignant Breast Conditions

-Breast Cancer

-Benign breast lumps like cysts and fibroadenomas

-Abnormal Nipple Discharge such as galactorrhea and bloody discharge

-Breast Pain or Mastalgia

-Mammographic abnormalities such as calcifications and densities

-Breast Abscesses, Mastitis and  Breast feeding related problems

-Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis (IGM) and Breast TB


B) Breast Surgery Expertise

-Image guided Breast Biopsy such as FNAC and core/trucut needle biopsy.

-Minimally invasive and Scar-less Breast Surgery

-Ultrasound Guided surgery for non-palpable breast lesions

-Oncoplastic Breast Surgery preserving cosmesis in Breast cancer.

-Nipple Skin Sparing Mastectomy with immediate reconstruction

-Prophylactic Mastectomy for genetic risk such as BRCA positive status.

-Axillary Reverse Mapping (ARM) for lymphedema prevention

-Scapulothoracic  block for post-mastectomy pain syndromes

Breast Surgery- Areas of Specialisation

Awards and Honours

Society Memberships


American Society of Breast Surgeons

Association of Breast Surgeons of India

Indian Medical Association

J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, San Antonio, TX

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association


First Rank in Final M.B.B.S - B. J Govt Medical College, Pune 2013

First Rank in Surgery in Final M.B.B.S - B. J Govt Medical College, Pune 2013

“Best Outgoing Student of the Year” trophy - B. J Govt Medical College, Pune 2013

“Best Medical Student in the State” award -Shatayushi Medical Foundation 2013

Winner of a Texas state level Trauma competition between surgery residency programs

Trauma Jeopardy at Austin Critical Care Conference, 02/06/2011.

Prof. Brad Aust Travel Fellowship Award by the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. 2010-11.

 University Hospital Employee Recognition Silver Award in 2008, by nomination from nursing staff at the University Hospital, San Antonio    

 Winner of “How I do it” video presentation- American Society of Breast Surgeons, 05/05/2013   


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