Dr Manish Bhandari was raised in India, Switzerland and came to the United States to pursue college education. He graduated with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his medical school at Harvard Medical School, Boston. He was awarded the Albert Schweitzer prize while at Harvard and the Echoing Green Foundation award for 2 consecutive years, while working with community children with disabilities during medical school.
He undertook his postgraduate training and residency at UCLA and medical oncology fellowship at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. While at UM, he received young investigator awards from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for his research on the mechanisms of cancer progression in bone. He has peer-reviewed publications in cancer research published in international journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Urology, Cancer, European Journal of Cancer, Leukemia, among others.
Dr. Bhandari has been practicing medical oncology full time in Cincinnati since 2005. He provides care for all types of malignancies, but has a special interest in advancement of new therapies in Lung, Breast, as well as Head & Neck cancers. He has been the local principal investigator for over a dozen clinic trials in recent years and regularly participates in tumor boards and investigator meetings in various hospitals around town. He has been nominated by peers to be among the "Top Doctors" in Cincinnati magazine for every consecutive year since 2006.
Dr Bhandari was awarded the "Unsung Hero Award" by the Cancer Family Foundation for his advocacy for cancer patients. He was nominated by the Ohio Governor, Hon. John Kasich to the Ohio Medical Quality Foundation in 2013. He is on the board of Project Peace, a support group for head and neck cancer patients. However, his primary focus remains superior collaborative care for his cancer patients. He strives towards the involvement of families, as well as national experts, with the solitary goal of achieving the best possible outcome for his patients.