Name: Dr. Shivam Pandya
Birth Place: Ahmedabad, India
Academic Qualification: MBBS (Smt NHL Medical College, 2012)
MS General Surgery (Grant Medical College, 2017)
M.Ch Surgical Oncology (Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, 2022)
Languages you speak/write: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, French
What do you do?
I am an Assistant Professor in surgical oncology, working as a head in the Head and Neck unit.
What’s the best part of your profession? What made you choose this profession?
The best part of being a doctor is the fact that you can make a difference in someone's life. You can save lives as a part of your profession. As for oncology, the best part about it is that you get to provide hope for those patients who have lost all hope. Patients often come to us, thinking they don't have any chance of survival, and they get those extra years of life because of our efforts. The most satisfying aspect is to see patients on ten-year or fifteen years follow up.
Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read?
Yes, I enjoy reading and writing immensely. The book I am currently reading is "Influence" by Robert Cialdini.
What is your favorite dish?
I am a huge foodie, so one dish is difficult to say. However, my comfort food is cheesy white pasta. Simple food, and satisfies the soul.
How would your friend describe you?
Honest, jovial with a great sense of humor
Who would you like to travel with?
With Friend(s) and solo trip
What is your least favourite subject?
Your favourite subject(s)
What’s something you wish to change about the world?
I wish everyone was more punctual and disciplined.
If your journey was/were a movie, what would it be called?
What are you passionate about?
Besides surgery, I am extremely passionate about content creation- blogs, memes, and videos.
When I got my NEET PG rank. It was the first time I had taken a drop in my life and got a rank of 909.
What do you love to do in your leisure time?
Write blogs about different topics. I run six different blogs, based on the topics. Sometimes, I just watch some good series on OTT.
What do you hate the most?
People being late
If given a choice, what alternate career would you have opted for?
Writing or stand-up comedy
What is your dream travel destination?
Pondicherry, French Riveira
Where would you like to work in future?
Hopefully, at my own cancer hospital.
Finally, a Quote you relate to.
"Kaun kehta hai aasmaan mein suraakh nahi hota? Tabiyat se ek patthar maar ke to dekho." - By Dushyant Kumar
Translated as "Who says there can't be a hole in the sky? At least throw a stone with all your efforts!"