Dr. Avinash Bonda, Consultant Medical and Hemato-Oncologist

Dr Avinash Bonda Medical and Hemato-Oncologist

Dr. Avinash Bonda

MD ( Internal Medicine ) , DM ( Medical Oncology ) , Post doctoral Fellowship in BMT

Consultant Medical and Hemato-Oncologist


DM (Medical Oncology): TATA MEMORIAL CENTRE , MUMBAI, 2016

MD (Internal Medicine): MANIPAL UNIVERSITY, MANIPAL, 2012


Work Experience:

Associate Professor in Medical Oncology, 2020-2022

Assistant professor in Medical Oncology, 2017-2020

Specialist Registrar in BMT unit ACTREC, 2016-2017

Senior Resident in Medical Oncology, 2013-2016

Areas of Interest/Expertise:

  • Diagnosis and Management of acute leukemias
  • Lymphomas
  • Myeloma and various solid tumors like breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • Head & Neck cancers

Accomplishments and Awards:

  • Best outgoing student in MBBS -2007
  • Gold medal in Medicine  – Dr NTRUHS  -2007
  • APICON 2012- Best paper award for Diuretic induced hyponatremia in elderly.
  • Manipal university gold medal for Internal medicine MD


  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • European Society of Medical Oncology
  • Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric oncology
  • Indian Society of Bone Marrow Transplant


  • Antibiotic lock therapy for salvage of tunneled central venous catheters with catheter colonization and catheter-related bloodstream infection.
    Zanwar S, Jain P, Gokarn A, Devadas SK, Punatar S, Khurana S, Bonda A, Pruthy R, Bhat V, Qureshi S, Khattry N.
    Transpl Infect Dis. 2019 Feb;21(1):e13017. doi: 10.1111/tid.13017. Epub 2018 Nov 19. PMID: 30369006
  • Daratumumab at the frontiers of post-transplant refractory T-acute lymphoblastic leukemia-a worthwhile strategy?
    Bonda A, Punatar S, Gokarn A, Mohite A, Shanmugam K, Nayak L, Bopanna M, Cheriyalinkal Parambil B, Khattry N.
    Bone Marrow Transplant. 2018 Nov;53(11):1487-1489. doi: 10.1038/s41409-018-0222-5. Epub 2018 Jun 8. PMID: 29884853
  • Use of Leflunomide for Treatment of Cytomegalovirus Infection in Recipients of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant.
    Gokarn A, Toshniwal A, Pathak A, Arora S, Bonda A, Punatar S, Nayak L, Dwivedi P, Bhat V, Biswas S, Kelkar R, Kannan S, Khattry N.
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019 Sep;25(9):1832-1836. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2019.04.028. Epub 2019 May 2. PMID: 31054984
  • Leflunomide: Is It the Game Changer in Musculoskeletal Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease?Vijaysekharan K, Punatar S, Bonda A, Mohite A, Shanmugam K, Nayak L, Gokarn A, Khattry N.
    Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus. 2018 Jul;34(3):566-567. doi: 10.1007/s12288-018-0929-x. Epub 2018 Feb 12. PMID: 30127579
  • Leflunomide for chronic musculoskeletal graft versus host disease following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
    Punatar S, Mohite A, Gokarn A, Nayak L, Bonda A, Shanmugam K, Vijaysekharan K, Khattry N.
    Bone Marrow Transplant. 2020 Feb;55(2):467-469. doi: 10.1038/s41409-019-0545-x. Epub 2019 May 14. PMID: 31089281
  • Induction therapy in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma: Current research scenario and questions for the future.
    Bagal, Bhausaheb & Bonda, Avinash. (2019).
    Cancer Research, Statistics, and Treatment. 2. 76. 10.4103/CRST.CRST_42_19.
  • Infection Prevalence in Adolescents and Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treated in an Indian Tertiary Care Center.
    Jain H, Rengaraj K, Sharma V, Bonda A, Chanana R, Thorat J, Ronghe A, Biswas S, Nayak L, Tembhare P, Subramnian P, Shetty D, Patkar N, Bagal B, Sengar M.
    JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Nov;6:1684-1695. doi: 10.1200/GO.20.00240. PMID: 33156719
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma in Adolescent and Young Adults: Real-World Data from a Single Tertiary Cancer Center in India.
    Nayak L, Jain H, Bonda A, Epari S, Laskar S, Gokarn A, Shet T, Gujral S, Khanna N, Bagal B, Punatar S, Goda J, Thorat J, Rengaraj K, Sengar M.
    J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2020 Oct 22. doi: 10.1089/jayao.2020.0061. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33090916
  • Effect of body mass index on pharmacokinetics of paclitaxel in patients with early breast cancer.
    Gota V, Nookala M, Bonda A, Karanam A, Shriyan B, Kembhavi Y, Gurjar M, Patil A, Singh A, Goyal N, Gupta S.
    Cancer Med. 2021 May;10(9):3068-3076. doi: 10.1002/cam4.3865. Epub 2021 Apr 7. PMID: 33826243