Shaily Lakhanpal

Birmingham Doctor


Dr. Lakhanpal has been in practice with Alabama Oncology since 2002. He works primarily at St. Vincent's East.


Oncologist - Cancer


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.


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


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


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