Physician Bio

Dr. Shaily Lakhanpal

Dr. Shaily Lakhanpal

Dr. Lakhanpal on his inspiration for becoming a physician and his motivation for working with cancer patients:

“I was 11 years old when I had an opportunity to read about a biography of Dr. Albert Sweitzer, my hero!  This pioneering soul had a great impact on my future career choice as a physician.

‘One who gains strengths by overcoming obstacles, possesses the only strength that can overcome adversity’ –my favorite quote from Dr. Sweitzer

My life is dedicated to my idols namely-Mother Teresa, Dr. Albert Sweitzer and last, but not least, Dr. Patch Adams.  Dr. Adams is in my mind, the ideal doctor.  He’s hard to emulate but not impossible. 

I am nothing, just a little speck on the infinitesimal radar of life.  If I could color the gray skies of one home, I will be delighted with my presence on His Earth.  This is my take on life. “

Located At

St. Vincent’s East

Length of Tenure with Alabama Oncology

Joined March, 2001

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1994
Medical Oncology Subspecialty Board, 2000


College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, India
Internship – Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
Internship – Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, M.D.
Residency – Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, M.D.
Fellowship – University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX


Principle Investigator, Birmingham Hematology Oncology Assoc. L.L.C.
Voted Birmingham Magazines Best Doctor Award - last 4 years

Professional Associations

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Medical Association of Alabama
Jefferson County Medical Society