The need for modern cancer hospital was the dream of Sri NT Rama Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh who lost his wife to the disease. It is in her memory that he established Smt.Nandamuri Basavataraka Rama Rao Memorial Cancer Foundation (NBTRCF)
Nandamuri Basavataraka Ramarao Memorial Cancer Foundation (NBTRCF), India along with several philanthropists, scientists & physicians under the aegis of Indo American Cancer Organization (IACO), USA established the Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute at Hyderabad with some of the best Cancer Specialists in India. It was inaugurated on 22nd June 2000 by then Prime Minister of India, Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Professionally run by a Board consisting of representatives from both trusts, the Institute works on inputs of people from different walks of life. Best Cancer Specialist in India committed to the cause of fighting Cancer by proper diagnosis and treatment and thanks to each of them in its journey it is rated as one of the Best Cancer Hospitals in India
BIACH&RI was started with the objective of providing world class cancer treatment at affordable cost to patients and has grown many fold in size with over 500 beds now. It bestows care and treatment on par with the quality of treatment available to everyone at an affordable price to prove that quality treatment and facilities are as much the right of the less privileged as it is the right of those who can afford to go abroad for reliable and modern treatment. The hospitals objective is to serve the need of the community and is run on a not-for-profit basis.
Another unique feature of Basavatarakam has been establishing a Center for Alternative Medicine including Naturopathy and Ayurveda treatments with a health club having well equipped gym and aerobics adjoining the hospital premises.
The institute gives highest priority to quality treatment and patient safety and is recognized by
- National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Health Care – NABH
- National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories – NABL
- Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – TUV (OHSAS)
Provide quality cancer treatment at affordable cost
To develop BIACH & RI as a premier Institution for the Cancer Research and Treatment in the Country.
We have very rigid Quality policy,which is Scientific in nature with methodologies and standardized operating procedures(SOP) as given here under.
BIACH & RI is committed to provide quality treatment and patient satisfaction through:
- Continuous improvement of its Service
- Quality and Safety Management System throughout the Organization
- Increase the quality of life by offering the best diagnosis and treatment services for patients
- Quality treatment and care to all sections of the community on evidence based medicine
- Developing a qualified workforce by increasing the knowledge and abilities of employees and ensure that they deliver patient friendly services to all sections of the community
Patient satisfaction and community needs:
- Quality outcomes
- Comprehensive care
- Culturally sensitive
Adopt Innovations in
- Research and Development
- Collaborative teamwork
- Empowered and satisfied staff
Board Of Trustees
Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna - Managing Trustee and Chairman
Sri Nandamuri Balakrishna is a leading cine artist of south Indian cinema. Son of legendary Late Sri Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Balakrishna is popularly known as Balayya and NBK by his huge number of fans and admirers. An actor from child hood, Sri Balakrishna is associated with several philanthropic and social organisations activities. As chairman of the trust board, his mission was to fulfill his parents vision to create a world class cancer facility providing affordable cancer care to all cancer patients. He is elected to the legislative assembly, Andhra Pradesh in 2014.
Dr. Raghava Rao. Polavarapu/ Dr. Tulasi D. Polavarapu - Member, Trust Board
Dr. Raghava Polavarapu practices orthopedic surgery in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Polavarapu graduated with an MD 45 years ago. Being a senior medical professional with vast experience contributed to the development of the cancer institute.
Dr. Tulasi D. Polavarapu a leading Gynaecologist & Obstetrics practicing in New York for last 30 years. She helped to establish this world class cancer care facility by mobilizing funds from several philanthropists and medical professionals in USA & India. As President of Indo American Cancer Organisation, Dr. Polavarapu has always been guiding the Institute since its inception till date.
Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori - Member, Trust Board
Dr Nori is a non-resident Indian and internationally renowned Oncologist. He is presently the Chairman, Dept of Radiation Oncology. The New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Joan and Sanford Well Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, The New York Hospital Medical Centre of Queens Westchester Square Medical Centre. The Institute received immense benefit from his expertise in cancer management. Patients look forward to his yearly visits to this Institute to benefit from his experience and expertise.
He is recently awarded Padmashri, highest civilian award from government of India for his remarkable services in the field of Oncology.
Dr. Gaddam Dasaratha Rami Reddy - Member, Trust Board
Dr. Gaddam Dasaratha Rama Reddy, a pediatrician Cardiologist is a physician who has chosen to specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and defects of the heart and circulatory system. With his vast experience, he is guiding the hospital to acquire latest medical knowledge / facilities.
Sri Nama Nageswara Rao - Member, Trust Board
Nageswara Rao was born in Balapala Village in Warangal Dist. NAMA; entered politics with a view to introduce ethical values and practices which he already inculcated in his business enterprises. Having succeeded as an entrepreneur and business man. He is the member of Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament). As a trustee, he is guiding the Institute to provide better & affordable medical care to cancer patients.
Sri. M. Sribharat - Member, Trust Board
Sribharat holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette in B.S.in Industrial Engineering Class of 2010. He also completed a joint degree MBA/MA Education Class of 2016 in Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA USA.
After returning to India from Stanford in 2016 he established a 3.5MW solar power plant and led the company’s foray into Solar Power generation. He is also diversifying into Hydro energy and Chemical Waste treatment. He is deeply passionate about utilizing his knowledge and skills to develop renewable energy, sustainable growth and waste management solutions.
Bharat currently serves as Board Member of TiE Amaravati and Board member and Learning Chair of EO Andhra Pradesh. He is an active member in Hyderabad Angels and Andhra Angels. He is an investor in and advisor of a select group of promising startups.
With his vast experience, he will be guiding the hospital in new technology endeavors.
Sri J.S.R Prasad - Treasurer, Trust Board
Sri J. Siva Rama Prasad a Chartered Accountant by profession with 20 years of experience has been the Director of Kakatiya Cement & Sugar Industries Limited and is a Director in several business enterprises. With his vast administrative and financial experiences, he is guiding the Institute in financial planning and administrative matters.
Dr.R.V. Prabhakara Rao - CEO
Dr. R.V. Prabhakara Rao, MBBS., D.A., PGDHHM, PGDMLS, has vast experience in health care sector spanning over 32 years in super speciality and multi speciality hospitals and overall management.
He worked in Iran for ten years as Consultant Anaesthetist. He worked in Apollo hospitals, Hyderabad and Raichur, He worked as a Medical Director in Manipal Group Hospitals in Vijayawada & Vizag, Global Hospital, Chennai and Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Hospital, Shirdi. He gave around 10,000 General Anesthesias and 10,000 Cardiac Anesthesias.
As a senior administrator he demonstrated continuous growth, achievements, and impressive leadership in the management of complex activities within the healthcare industry – ascertain and analyze needs, forecast goals, streamline operation, achieving high standards of quality and envision new program concepts related to health. He is adept in conceptualising as well as overseeing the successful execution in Healthcare and Hospital Projects. His managerial strengths are effective network, collaboration, negotiation and maintaining positive partnerships with physicians, staff, and outside vendors and organisations. He is proficient in the management of a diverse range of departments, professionals, and programs through a complete understanding of the healthcare arena and integrated networks.
He is Permanent Member of Indian Association of Anaesthetists., Indian Association of Cardiac Anaesthetists and member of Anaesthetists Medical Society.
Sri Dr.T.S.Rao-Medical Director
Dr.T.Subramanyeshwar Rao, MS (Gen.Surgery), M.Ch.(Surgical Oncology), Director Medical and Head of Surgical Oncology at BIACH & RI was Professor of Surgical Oncology at MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre, Hyderabad before joining BIACH&RI. He has vast experience in cancer surgeries particularly Esophagus and minimal invasive surgeries and is a teacher and speaker much in demand by medical professionals. He received
- Ghatge Memorial Oration – IMA, Hyderabad – 2004
- NBK Reddy Oration – ASI Nellore
- Dr.Sirish.K.Bhansali Oration – ASICON, 2014, Ahmedabad
- He organized 20 Live Surgical Operative workshops across the country
And has 16 publications in National and International Journals
He was co-investigator in 2 randomized multi center international trials. He is presently Secretary of Indian Association of Surgeons, President of Ostomy Association of India, Scientific Advisor-Guidelines on Cancer Nutrition and Member, ICMR Task Force on Cervical Cancer. He is a keen sports man and was a national level player of Hockey and state level player in Cricket. He captained Kakatiya University and south zone combined universities Hockey teams during his college days.
He has been instrumental in starting M.Ch and DNB courses in Surgical Oncology at MNJ Institute of Oncology and BIACH & RI respectively.
Scientific Advisory Board
Scientific Advisory Board:
Chief Scientific Advisor
Dattatreyudu Nori, MD, FACR, FASTRO
Director, Cancer Center
Professor & Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
New York Hospital Queens
Professor & Executive Vice-Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center (USA)
International Scientific Advisors
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (USA)
- Jatin Shah, M.D.
- Manjit Bains, M.D.
- Promod Sogani, M.D.
- William Hoskins, M.D.
- Ashok Shaha, M.D.
- Beryl McCormick, M.D.
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center (USA)
- Mark Pasmantier, M.D.
- Morton Coleman, M.D.
- Thomas Caputo, M.D.
- Jeffrey Milsom, M.D.
- Himanshu Nagar, M.D.
- Parul Shukla, M.D.
- Manish A. Shah, M.D.
Harvard Medical School (USA)
- Jay Loeffler, M.D.
Washington University Medical School (USA)
- Carlos Perez, M.D.
Christie Hospital (UK)
- G. Hanumantha Rao, M.D.
University College London (UK)
- Jayant Vaidya, M.D.
Flushing Hospital Medical Center (USA)
- Mandava Nageswar Rao, M.D.