About Dr. Shabnam Bashir

Dr. Shabnam Bashir has time and again proved her extensive and versatile expertise as a Colorectal Cancer Surgeon. This is validated by the successful cases of patients that she has dealt with. She is now working as Consultant Colorectal Surgeries and organ-specific Surgical Oncologist (Breast Colorectal & Peritoneal Surface Cancers).


Her profile is unmatched with 12 years of experience in the medical field. She has worked mostly in high volume centers all across the country and has performed a large number of varied open & laparoscopic procedures including onco-surgical procedures.


She got her training for Breast Cancer Surgeries under the expert guidance of Dr. RA Badwe & Dr. Vani Parmar, and then for Colorectal Cancer Surgeries under Dr. Saklani, both at the country’s highest-volume cancer center, the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. She has also received training in Robotic Surgeries and Cytoreductive Surgeries from the same hospital.

She is well-trained and highly experienced in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeries which she has gained from not only India but from the USA also.

The list goes on further as Dr. Shabnam has unparallel experience in conducting Laser Surgeries for complex issues like Coloproctology.

Dr. Shabnam Bashir has professionally upskilled herself in the medical realm time and again to serve her patients with unrivalled efficiency. She has garnered her extensive knowledge in the latest technologies and developments in her field of interest by participating in the latest courses & fellowships.

She has also been a part of the teaching and training program for undergraduates and postgraduates at various institutes and conferences where she has trained medical students by sharing her valuable and deep knowledge.

Her knowledge and experiences have been acknowledged time and again and was invited as a faculty in various conferences for sharing her insights with the masses and has been also invited as a panellist to discuss various surgical topics.

Realizing the tremendous role of robotics in surgery, especially pelvic or narrow space surgeries in the coming future, she completed her robotic surgery training from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, USA, under the expert guidance of the stalwart in robotic surgeries,  Dr. Khurshied Guru, and also the globally renowned colorectal cancer surgeon, Dr. Steven Nurkin.


Dr. Shabnam Bashir has a career spanning over more than 12 years where she has mostly worked in high volume centers across the country producing successful results again and again. She has performed innumerable varied open & laparoscopic procedures including a wide range of general surgical and onco-surgical procedures. 

Experience in Colorectal Surgeries: She has years of experience in performing all kinds of colorectal procedures which goes beyond anterior resections, low anterior resections, total colectomies with J pouches, intersphincteric resections, abdominoperineal resections, pelvic exenterations and cytoreductive surgeries in addition to surgeries for benign pathologies like complex fistulae, fissures, haemorrhoids and pelvic floor weaknesses, etc.

Experiences in Breast Surgeries: She seamlessly performs all sorts of breast surgeries for both benign and malignant conditions including microdochectomies, large bilateral fibroadenoma excisions, Hadfield’s procedure, modified radical mastectomies, radical mastectomies, breast conservation surgeries and supraclavicular clearances, and other breast surgeries for benign as well as malignant conditions.

Certifications and Professional Memberships:

In her decorated career in medicine, Dr. Shabnam had always been proactive in learning. This is the reason she has multiple degrees and certifications under her belt. She began her academic career with a DNB degree in surgery which was followed by PGDAE; MRCS (Glasgow, UK), FACRSI, and FAIS. Asides, she holds fellowship in breast cancer surgeries, colorectal cancer surgeries as well as robotic surgeries. 

Her memberships are as follow:

  • Membership of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (MRCS)
  • Fellow of the Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India (FACRSI)
  • Fellow Of Surgeons Of India (FAIS)
  • Lifetime member of esteemed associations as the Association of Surgeons of India, the Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India, the Association of Colorectal Surgeons of India, and the Indian Medical Association.
  • She has been a part of the teaching and training team for undergraduate medical students & the nursing & paramedical staff at various institutes.

She has, to her credit, many papers and poster presentations in national conferences, with Best Poster Presentation Award in ACOS and ACRISICON. She is also the Core Founder Member of Rectal Cancer Treatment Outcome Group.


Dr. Shabnam Bashir has always been passionate about Cancer Surgeries especially Colorectal, appendicular, Pelvic floor, Anal, peritoneal and & also Breast surgeries.

Amidst a severe shortage of dedicated organ-specific cancer surgeons in India, Dr. Shabnam decided to get trained in her specific fields of interest at the apex institute of cancer surgeries in the country. The fact that there was an awful dearth of female surgeons, particularly of dedicated breast and colorectal cancer surgeons, in our country inspired her to strive enthusiastically in this direction.  She realized that she could be more helpful to the suffering humanity by focusing on colorectal cancer surgeries, transanal procedures, laparoscopic surgeries, and robotics.

She is one of the very few women surgeons trained in Robotic Colorectal Cancer surgeries & Cytoreductive surgeries in the entire country. She holds the credit of being the first dedicated Robotic Colorectal Cancer surgeon of Jammu & Kashmir and is amongst the few dedicated colorectal cancer surgeons trained in Intersphincteric (ISR) and Transanal Resections in India.

She is Academic advisor of Women’s Wing of KSC of Association of Surgeons of India.

Her primary interest is Colorectal Cancer surgeries including hemicolectomies, total colectomies, proctocolectomies with pouches, sphincter-saving procedures, pelvic exenterations, cytoreductive surgeries,& colorectal minimal invasive surgeries especially Robotics.  

Her confidence, humility and human touch, governed by morals and medical ethics, make Dr. Shabnam what she is - a unique blend of a surgeon with a lion’s heart, eagle’s eyes and lady’s fingers.

Having come from turmoil hit the region, Dr. Shabnam is connected closely to human miseries and sufferings and uses her feelings to forge interpersonal skills that bind her to her patients and their families in more than one way.

Extracurricular activities:

Dr. Shabnam has had dynamic extracurricular interests comprising academic, cultural and sports activities. She served as editor of the cultural magazine of her alma mater and has also worked with many non-governmental, nonprofit organizations. She has been a part of various camps held for creating awareness about ‘Early Detection of Cancers’. She has also actively taken part in training programs like BLS & ACLS training



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About Dr. Shabnam Bashir


Dr. Shabnam Bashir has time and again proved her extensive and versatile expertise as a Colorectal Cancer Surgeon. This is validated by the successful cases of patients that she has dealt with.

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