American Board Certified Cancer Surgeon
Dr. (Prof.) Shefali Agrawal, MD, MS, FACS

Professor of Surgery

Senior Consultant

Department of Surgical Oncology
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
Sarita Vihar, New Delhi
+91 8130009660

Clinical Expertise

Breast Cancer
Gastrointestinal, Liver, Biliary, Pancreatic Cancer


Diplomate American Board of Surgery, USA
Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) Certification in HPB Surgery, USA
Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Certification in Surgical Oncology, USA
Johns Hopkins Hospital Certification in Advanced Gastrointestinal (HPB) Surgery, USA
MS (General Surgery), University of Mumbai, Mumbai
MBBS, University of Delhi, Delhi

Surgical Fellowships

Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA
Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Cancer Centre, Mumbai
Gastrointestinal (HPB) Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA

Surgical Residency

General Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York, USA

Most breast cancer patients are candidates for Breast Conservation Surgery avoiding a mastectomy


Dr. Agrawal discusses early detection and improved survival for gastrointestinal cancers

Dr. Agrawal discusses surgery for pancreatic cancer

Dr. Shefali Agrawal is a Surgical Oncologist who focuses on the management of breast and gastrointestinal cancers. She is specialized in cancer surgery from world-renowned institutions including Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.  Dr. Agrawal has several publications in top surgical journals and is an Invited Speaker at premier international conferences.

Breast Conservation Surgery is the treatment of choice avoiding total mastectomy. Every woman diagnosed with breast cancer should be considered for breast conservation therapy.

Breast Conservation Surgery for cancer has the same survival as total mastectomy with significant benefits in patient recovery and satisfaction (HINDI)

Early breast cancer has survival greater than 90% with appropriate therapy


  1. Agrawal S. Prognostic biomarkers in pancreatic juice and bile of resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. World Journal of Clinical Oncology. 8(3):255-60; 2017.
  2. Agrawal S and Bal MM. Mucinous non-neoplastic cyst of the pancreas: Is surgical resection avoidable? ANZ Journal of Surgery. May 16, 2017.
  3. Agrawal S and Vohra S. Simultaneous Courvoisier’s law and double duct sign. Accepted World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2017.
  4. Agrawal S, Vohra S, Kashyap V, Rawat S. Eosinophilic ascites: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 8(9):656-9; 2016.
  5. Agrawal S, Agarwal S, Arnason T, Saini S, Belghiti J. Management of hepatocellular adenoma: Recent advances. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 13(7):1221-30; 2015.
  6. Agrawal S, Patel H. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome. Surgery 153(4):601-2; 2013.
  7. Agrawal S and Daruwala C. Richter’s hernia. Clinical Imaging 37(3):593-4; 2013.
  8. Hoch M, Ali S, Agrawal S, Wang C, Khurana JS. Extraskeletal osteosarcoma. A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Radiology Case Reports 7(7):15-23; 2013.
  9. Agrawal S, Daruwala C, Khurana J. Distinguishing autoimmune pancreatitis from pancreaticobiliary cancers: Current strategy. Annals of Surgery 255(2): 248-258; 2012.
  10. Agrawal S, Khurana J, Sahu M. Hemorrhagic liver cyst. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 16(8): 1629-1631; 2012.
  1. Agrawal S, Khurana J, Daruwala C. Adenomyomatosis gallbladder: A malignant masquerader. Digestive and Liver Disease 44(11):e23; 2012.
  2. Agrawal S and Daruwala C. Metabolic syndrome and hepatic resection: Improving outcome. HPB (Oxford) 13:846-859; 2011.
  3. Agrawal S and Belghiti J. Oncologic resection for malignant tumors of the liver. Annals of Surgery 253(4):656-665; 2011.
  4. Agrawal S, Guadagnolo B, Ballo MT et al. The benefits of adjuvant radiation therapy after therapeutic lymphadenectomy for clinically advanced, high-risk, lymph node-metastatic melanoma. Cancer 115(24):5836-5844; 2009.
  5. Agrawal S, McCarron EC, Nava HR, Wilding GE, Rajput A. Surgical management and outcome in small bowel adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology 14(8):2263-2269; 2007.
  6. Agrawal S, Khoury T, Yu J, Javle MM, LeVea C, Groth J, Coignet LJ. CD24 expression is an independent prognostic marker in cholangiocarcinoma. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 11(4):445-451; 2007.
  7. Agrawal S, Reemtsma K, Bagiella E, Oluwole SF, Braunstein NS. Role of TAP-1 and/ or TAP-2 (Transporters associated with Antigen Presentation) antigen presentation defects in the tumorigenicity of mouse melanoma. Cellular Immunology 228:130-137; 2004.
  8. Agrawal S, Yao TJ, Coit DG. Surgery for melanoma metastatic to the gastrointestinal tract. Annals of Surgical Oncology 6(4):336-344; 1999.
  1. Oluwole SF, Chowdhury NC, Ingram M, Garrovillo M, Jin MX, Agrawal S. Mechanism of acquired thymic tolerance induced by a single major histocompatibility complex class I peptide with the dominant epitope: Differential analysis of regulatory cytokines in the lymphoid and intragraft compartments. Transplantation 68(3):418-429; 1999.
  2. Suciu-Foca N and Agrawal S. Experimental and clinical tolerance induction. Transplantation Proceedings 30(5):2435-2437, 1998.
  3. Agrawal S, Deshmukh SP, Patil PK, Bhansali MS, Bhatt RG, Badwe RA, Deshpande RK, Desai PB. Intrathoracic anastomosis after esophageal resection for cancer. Journal of Surgical Oncology 63(1):52-56; 1996.
  4. Agrawal S, Rao RS, Parikh DM, Parikh HK, Borges AM, Sampat MB. Histologic trends in thyroid cancer 1969-1993: A clinicopathologic analysis of the relative proportion of anaplastic carcinoma of thyroid. Journal of Surgical Oncology 63(4):251-255; 1996.
  5. Agrawal S. Diagnostic accuracy and role of fine needle aspiration cytology in management of thyroid nodules. Journal of Surgical Oncology 58(3):168-172; 1995.
  6. Dempsey DT and Agrawal S. Open Cholecystectomy. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), Waltham, MA, 2011.
  7. Schoemann MB, Bechtold DC, Agrawal S, Lentz CW. Wound Healing. In: Molnar JA ed. Nutrition and Wound Healing. Florida: CRC Press, 2006: 65-86.


The American Society of Breast Surgeons

Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

Asia-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

Society of Surgical Oncology

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Association for Academic Surgery

American College of Surgeons