Stem Cell Transplant Physician and Cancer Immunologist at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health Cit..." />

Dr. Nataraj K S

Brief Profile

Dr. Nataraj KS is currently working as a consultant hematology and Hematology-Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant Physician and Cancer Immunologist at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Narayana Health City, Bangalore. He handles adult and pediatric cases of patients with hematological disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS and immunodeficiency disorders, bleeding and clotting disorders. Dr Nataraj is also a treating physician for patients undergoing autologous, allogeneic stem cell transplantations and is a part of a team that has performed autologous, allogeneic transplants with graft manipulations, transplants from unrelated donors, mismatched donors, and partially matched donors and more than 1400 stem cell transplants till date. Dr Nataraj also teaches residents in Hematology and is a dissertation guide for residents in Hematology fellowship and Diplomate of National Board Super Specialty program.


Field of expertise

  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Stem Cell Transplantation


Rare/Unique skills

  • Diagnosing and managing acute and chronic leukemia, MDS, Aplastic Anemia patients as per standard guidelines and approved practice
  • Performing procedures like, Hickman catheter insertion, bone marrow harvesting, bone marrow biopsy, bone marrow aspiration with competence
  • Performing peripheral blood stem cell mobilization and collection by using Hematinic apheresis machine
  • Have hands-on experience in performing autologous stem cell transplantation for myelomas and lymphomas and managing complications related to it
  • Have an experience in Allogeneic stem cell transplantation mainly in chronic myeloid leukemia, acute leukemia, Aplastic anemia and managing acute complications associated with the procedure
  • Diagnosing benign hematology patients Viz Anemias, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia and managing the patients as per standard practice
  • Performing basic diagnosis out of peripheral smear, bone marrow aspiration slides Analyzing basic flow cytometry reports
  • Managing bleeding and coagulation disorder patients
  • Serving consultation calls from different departments of the hospital and managing hematological aspects of different diseases viz Chronic kidney disease, Cardiomyopathies, Sepsis with organ failure patients etc


Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS, Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Awards: Best outgoing student for the year 2006 & Gold medal in internal medicine
  • MD (General Medicine), Kasturba Medical College, Manipal affiliated to Manipal University. Awards: Best outgoing student award in MD (General Medicine), 2009, an award instituted in the memory of Late Sri A.D. Rame Gowda of Chickamagalur. Dr. V.K. Krishna Prakash Gold Medal Endowed by Dr. R.K.K. Nair Of Dubai And Supported by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal For Best Outgoing Student in Md (General Medicine) University Examination” 2009. Best Outgoing Student and Gold Medal-2009
  • DM (Clinical hematology & Hematology-Oncology), West Bengal University of Health, Sciences, Kolkata, India. Awards: Winner of Dr. Maitreyee Roy Chowdhury Gold Medal
  • Training in Bone marrow transplantation – AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Training in Cell and gene therapy - Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas USA.


Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • American Society of Hematology
  • Indian Society for Hematology and Blood Transfusion
  • European Society for Medical Oncology
  • European Bone Marrow Transplantation Society
  • Editorial Board Member, Karnataka Chapter, Indian Society for Hematology & Blood Transfusion