• Awards

    • Kamani Charity Trust prize for the year 1984 for the Best Post-graduate student by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, N. Delhi.
    • Amaseur Travel Fellowship for the year 1984 by the Association of Otolaryngologist of India
    • ICRETT Fellowship for the year 1990 by the Union InternationaleContre Le Cancer, Geneva for Training in Skull Base Surgery at University of Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Midland Institute Fellowship at The British Academic Congress in Otolaryngology & H/N Surgery, Dublin, Ireland, 1991
    • Ratan Tata Travel Fellowship to attend American Head & Neck Society meeting at Toronto, Canada 1996
    • ICRETT Fellowship for the year 1998 by the UICC, Genève, as a Visiting Professor for a collaborative project evaluating the Functional Efficacy of Near total laryngectomy at the Dept. ofH/N Surgery at Hospital Das Clinics, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • Hony. FRCS from the Royal College of Edinburgh, UK in the year 2000 for Professional Excellence and dedicated care of Head & Neck Cancer patients.
    • Dr.Abhirlal Mukherjee Oration Sept 2000 West Bengal State AOI Conference, Kolkata, India.
    • Foundation Oration: Changing Paradigms in H/N Oncology: Its impact on H/N Ca Management in India, 9th FHNO meeting, Oct 2009 Cochin, India.
    • DR.JO.V.DESA Oration Nov 2011 Maharashtra State ENT Conference , Nagpur India " Changing Trends in management of Advanced Laryngeal Cancers"
    • Dr. C Das Oration: Management of advanced Laryngeal cancer-from organ preservation to disease control with function restoration Oct 2015: 28th NEBAOICON, Nagaland State, India.

    • July 1988: Dept. of Head & Neck Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China. Host : TuGui Yi (one week)
    • July 1990: Dept. of H/ N Surgery, Training in Head & Neck Oncology, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Host : Prof G B Snow (1 week)
    • Sept 1990 : HNO Klinik , Training in Skull Base Surgery, University of Zurich, Switzerland Host : Prof U. Fisch ( 2 months)
    • Aug 1991: Dept. of ENT - H/ N Surgery, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Host : Prof G B Snow (5 days)
    • Sept 1991 : Dept. of H/N Surgery , Training in Head & Neck Oncology, Institute Curie, Paris, France Host : Prof J Brugere (2 weeks)
    • Oct. 1991 : Dept. of H/ N Surgery , Training in Head & Neck Oncology, Institute Gustav Roussy, Paris France Host : Prof G Schwabe (2 weeks)
    • July 1993: Dept. of H/ N Oncology , Training in Laser Surgery , Universitat Gottingen , Germany Host : Prof W Steiner ( 5 days)
    • Aug 1993: Dept. of ENT - H/ N Surgery, Training in Skull Base Surgery, MedinzinischeHoschschule Hannover, Germany Host Prof P Lenarz.
    • Feb 2006 Formal Training in Microvascular Flaps at Amrita Microvascular Training Program, AIMS Kochi, India (5 days).
    • Nov 2015 : 5th Severance Head & Neck Surgery Dissection Course : Robotic Head & Neck Surgery at Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Koreaunder Prof Koh and Prof Choi.
    • Nov 2015 : Robotic surgery for Head & Neck Cancers , Hangyan University Hospital , Seoul , S Korea under Prof Kwung Tae (One week).

  • Scientific Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals: 80approx

    • Chapter on Tumors of the Oropharynx in Textbook of Topical Surgery Ed: RefaatKamel& John Lumley Westminster Pub Ltd, 2004.

    Acron Publishers:

    • Chapter on Pediatric Cholesteatoma, 1985.


    • Primer for Head & Neck Trainee (in press).


    • Head & Neck (Wiley Publications)
    • International Journal of Oral Oncology.
    • Indian Journal of Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery.
    • Archives of Otolaryngology-Head/Neck Surgery (JAMA Publication).

    Trainer/ Faculty:

    • MCh Head & Neck Oncology (Recognized by MCI)
    • MCh Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra


    • MCH Examiner: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi 2008-09/2011-2014
    • MCH Examiner : Tata Memorial Hospital , Mumbai 2016

    Expert Faculty for Selection Committee

    • All India Institute of Speech & Hearing, Mysore.
    • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
    • Kidwai Memorial Inst. of Oncology, Bangalore. Established –2001 Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology (FHNO) as Founder Secretary and registered the same under Societies Act of Karnataka.
    • FHNO: President 2005-2007.
    • FHNO: Governing Council Member: 2007-2010.
    • FHNO: Governing Council Chairman: 2010 till date.

    Post Graduate Teaching

    • Guide: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
    • 1999: MD: Radiotherapy ; Dr. Naveen : Accelerated Fractionation with Concomitant BoostRadiotherapy in Oropharyngeal Malignancies
    • 2000: PhD: Speech & Hearing: Dr.Premalatha: Articulatory and Resonatory Deviations in Glossectomees and Mandibulectomees.
    • 2002: MD: Radiotherapy; Dr. Rajesh: Concurrent Chemo radiation with Cisplatin in Locally Advanced Oropharyngeal Malignancies
    • Fellowship Program of the Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology since 2002
    • Guide: Faculty of Oncology, Bangalore University

    Clinical Research as Principal Investigator / Co-PI

    • Evaluation of Effect of plant extract – Guduchi (TinosporaChordifolia) in management of advance head and neck cancers – concluded 1988 with publication of internal report. Phase 1 study.
    • Multicentric International Phase 3 Randomized Trial of Chemotherapy with or without Panitumumab in patients with metastatic and/or recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head & neck. July 2007. Closed.
    • BEST Trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of Human Monoclonal Antibody – a Randomised clinical trial - concluded in 2006 Phase 3 study
    • Explant culture of tumor cells and testing of molecular profile with respect to sensitivity to commonly used chemotherapeutics as well as antibodies – ongoing project with Mitra Biotech.
    • Predicting clinical response to anticancer drugs using an ex vivo platform that captures tumor heterogeneity.

    Position Held

    • Member Secretary: KCDF , KMIO Sep 2008-Aug 2009
    • Member Secretary: Dharamshala Committee , KMIO Sep 2008-Aug 2009
    • Founder Trustee & Member of SuvarnaArogya Suraksha Trust, Govt. of Karnataka (Dept. of Health & Family Welfare) since 2007
    • Coordinator: Skull Base Surgical Programme since July 1993.
    • Chief Coordinator: Laryngectomee Club of India.
    • Chief Coordinator: Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology & National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences Psycho-oncology Project since 1993.
    • Chief Investigator: Randomised trial on Organ Preservation Vs Organ Ablative Treatment Strategies in T2/T3
    • N+ Piriform sinus cancers: A project sponsored by the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research.
    • Governing Council Member – Institute of Speech & Hearing, Bangalore.
    • Member –Medical Ethics Committee : Institution Ethics Review Board at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology since 2015
    • Member –Medical Ethics Committee : Institution Ethics Review Board at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology since 2015
    • Founder Life Member : Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery ( IAOHNS)
    • Assessor for Super Specialityprogrammes , Medical Council of India. 2016

    Organisation of CME at KidwaiMemorial Inst. of Oncology /Bangalore

    • First National Workshop on Head & Neck Surgery 1987
    • First International Meeting of Head & Neck Surgery 1994
    • First International Meeting of Head & Neck Surgery 1994
    • Second International Meeting of H/N Surgery 2004
    • ISO Head & Neck Surgery Workshop 2005
    • International Laser Microsurgery Course 2009
    • IFHNOS World Tour – Bangalore Meeting Oct 2010
    • Masters Course in Head & Neck Oncology Aug 2013