Dr. Donald John is currently working as a Consultant in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. He is also the Program Director - Robotic Surgery at MGM Hospital. He specializes in Robotic, Laser and Minimal Invasive Surgeries and Organ Preservation Surgeries for Cancer. In his 4 years of service at Tata Hospital, he has acquired skills in dealing with early and advanced cancers. This includes Surgical and Medical management of the same.
He has special interests in Minimal Invasive Techniques (Laparoscopy) in the field of Oncosurgery and has garnered fellowships in the same. The interest in Laparoscopy started from his residency days at KEM hospital where Laparoscopy was the norm for benign conditions. He has developed his own 'Homemade Laparoscopic entertainer' with Lap instruments and practices it religiously. His interest also lies in 'Organ Preserving Surgeries' and believes Radical Surgery is a thing of the past. Breast Conservation Surgeries, Sphincter preservation for the Rectum, Mandible preservation for Oral Malignancies, Partial Nephrectomy to name a few. He has multiple publications in various National and International Journals and has presented poster and papers at various conferences. Research and academics is an integral part of his Job.