Rashmi Dalvi MD DCH, has in the recent past been Continental President for SIOP-Asia (2018-2021). She is presently MUHS Professor & Head, Department of Pediatrics & Pediatric Hematology Oncology at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences & Visiting Consultant at NH-SRCC Children’s hospital and PHO-BMT Department of LTMG Medical College Hospital, in Mumbai.
An alumnus of Seth GS Medical College/KEM Hospital, she trained in PHO In India (1988), and at the Children’s Hospitals of Michigan (1996) & Philadelphia (UICC-ICRETT 2001). She was among the earliest to develop and promote PHO subspecialty in India, and has been involved in academics & clinical practice in PHO & Immunology for over 30 years, as university faculty & previously at BJ Wadia Hospital for Children, with numerous publications & presentations to her credit. She has special interest in Lymphomas, Nutrition & Supportive care, Registries, Histiocytic disorders & HLH.
She has been actively involved with SIOP & the Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries Committee since 1992; including as founder member of the SIOP-India project, “NTP-PPO” addressing Early Diagnosis & Treatment Abandonment in children with cancer.
She has held various positions including, Chair of National PHO Society, India(2009-12), Chair, SIOP-PODC Committee on Education & Training(2010-13), Chair-Coordinator NTP-PPO (2007-2012), LOC member for SIOP Asia 2002, Delhi & SIOP 2007, Mumbai, and Chair LOC, for Virtual SIOP Asia 2020.21 Conference, Mumbai. She is presently also a member of the SIOP-PARC Steering Committee, Vice-Chair, SIOP Membership Committee, Founder Member/Executive Council Asian Pediatric Hematology Oncology Group (APHOG), ICON Ethics Committee and Stem Cell Committee, King Edward Memorial Hospital.