LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION                                                Date- 10/8/2017

Dear Program Director,

It is with great enthusiasm and zeal that I submit this letter of recommendation on behalf of Dr. Pranay Pardeshi. As a senior consultant Cancer Surgeon at various hospitals, I have had the opportunity to see many talented students over the years. Rarely do I have an opportunity to work with a student as talented as Dr.Pranay Pardeshi.

I first met Dr. Pranay when I took his interview for the post of fellow in the Department of Head & Neck Cancer Surgery in Brahmakumari’s Global hospital & Research Centre. His pleasant personality and thorough knowledge and quest for learning made me appoint him as the fellow.

In the past 1 year, he has participated in all the departmental activities such as conducting outpatient, assisting in the operating room in over 70 cases including raising of free flaps, post-operative care, chemotherapy as well as performing over 15 surgeries independently including composite resections, cheek resections, hemiglossectomy, harvesting of PMMC flap for reconstruction, a buccal pad of fat for reconstruction, etc. He has also rehabilitated more than 20 patients after the surgeries with various maxillofacial prostheses and dental implants.

He is also able to do Endoscopic examination of Nasopharynx and Laryngopharynx. He can carry out FNAC of neck masses and Trucut biopsies in the clinic. He has been conducting free camps to detect early cancers in high-risk patients. He has conducted various lectures to spread awareness about the prevention of oral cancer. He has been using Velscope (A handheld scope that is used to help visualize oral tissue abnormalities, including cancer and pre-cancer base on the principle of tissue fluroscence.) in the diagnosis of suspicious early lesions of the oral cavity. He is also involved in training young dental surgeons to identify early cancer cases.

He conducted CME on the evolution of head & neck cancer on the occasion of World Head & Neck Cancer Day 2017 with around 150 participants. He has participated in various conferences to keep himself well updated with the changing trends. He is currently involved in 2 ongoing kinds of research at our institute.

Dr. Pranay Pardeshi is not only very bright, but he is hard working. He is totally reliable and dependable. He is well-liked by patients, their families, colleagues, and staff. He is an individual who makes those around him better. He believes in teamwork.  In my 52 years of practicing medicine, he is one of the best students I have worked with, therefore it is my pleasure to enthusiastically endorse his candidacy for your fellowship program.


Dr. Ashok Mehta (M.S., F.R.C.S, F.I.C.S)

Medical Director& Senior Consultant Cancer Surgeon,

Brahma kumari’s Global hospital & Research Centre