Dr. Vivek Kumar Garg did his initial medical studies at GSVM Medical College in Kanpur, clearing the MBBS exams at first attempt in 2000 in the First Division with honors in Biochemistry and Pharmacology, and subsequently obtaining the MS (General Surgery) postgraduate degree in 1992. Dr. Garg later obtained the M.Ch qualification in Surgical Oncology in 1998 from Cancer Institute (WIA) Foundation in Chennai.
Dr. Garg completed a one-month Observership at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai in 1993, and an 18-month Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at MP Shah Cancer Hospital, Ahmedabad, in 1993-94. He is a member of several medical societies and associations connected with his field of specialization. Over the years, Dr. Garg has chaired sessions, participated in panel discussions and made presentations at numerous scientific meets and conferences at institutions such as KGMC and SGPGI in Lucknow. He regularly delivers lectures on cancer awareness for the general public in Lucknow and surrounding areas, under the aegis of the local chapters of the Indian Medical Association, Rotary Clubs. Dr. Garg has been involved in various cancer-related research studies and some of his contributions have been published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
His specializations include,
- Radiation oncology
- Surgical oncology
- Medical oncology
- Interventional oncology
- Gynecologic oncology
- Pediatric oncology
- Life Member, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
- Life Member, Indian Association of Oncology
- Life Member, Indian Association of Menopause
- Member, Rotary Club, Lucknow
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology. MP Shah Cancer Hospital, Ahmedabad. May 1993 to Nov 1994
- Article- Association of polymorphisms in Base Excision Repair genes with the risk of Breast Cancer: a case-control study in north Indian women. Amit Kumar Mitra, Neetu Singh, Ashok Singh, Vivek Kumar Garg, Amit Agarwal, Mandira Sharma, Rashmi Chaturvedi and Srikanta Kumar Rath. Oncology Research. 2008; 17 (3): (Accepted).
- Article- LIGI Polymorphisms: the Indian Scenario and SCCHN risk. Amit Kumar Mitra, Ashok Singh, Vivek Kumar Garg, Mandira Sharma, Rashmi Chaturvedi and Srikanta Kumar Rath. 2008. (Communicated).
- Article- Association of base excision repair gene polymorphisms and breast cancer risk. Mitra AK, Singh N, Garg VK, Agarwal, A, Sharma M, Chaturvedi R, Rath SK. 2006.XXX AICBC, DU, Delhi. Abstract.
- Article- Association of CYP1A1 polymorphisms with Breast Cancer in North Indian women: A case-control study. Singh N, Mitra AK, Garg VK, Agarwal A, Sharma M, Chaturvedi R, Rath SK. 2006. EMBOWorkshop, CCMB, Hyderabad, Page 22. Abstract.
- Association of CYP1A1 polymorphisms with Breast Cancer. DST funded project. In collaboration with Dr. SK Rath, CDRI.
- Association of DNA polymorphisms in base excision repairing genes with breast cancer. CSIR funded project. In collaboration with Dr. SK Rath, CDRI.
- Association of DNA polymorphisms in base excision repairing genes with head and neck cancer. Applied for DST funding.