Head and Neck Oncology

About the Department

The mission of Head and Neck oncology department is to provide a one-stop comprehensive care for patients with head and neck cancers. A multidisciplinary team of globally recognized head and neck, and reconstructive surgeons strive to provide treatment optimised for complete tumour ablation followed by restoration of form and function. The department works closely with departments of radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology, radiology and pain management to deliver State-of-the-Art treatment. Special emphasis is given to quality of life and functional rehabilitation of cancer patients.

The head and neck oncology also has a cancer screening and prevention clinic, which besides routine clinical and pathological tests also actively utilises modern molecular assay and imaging techniques for early detection and prevention of cancer in high-risk individuals. The department also runs an active community outreach programme for early detection and prevention of cancer.

The department has molecular research laboratory with focus on cancer stem cells, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) genome sequencing, prognostic and therapeutic markers.


Name :-      Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose

Designation :-

Senior Consultant

Qualification :-MBBS, BDS, MBChB, FDSRCS, FFCS, FRCS

About Dr. Moni

Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose is a Professor and Director of Department of Surgical Oncology and Senior Consultant in Head and Neck Oncology at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center of Narayana Health City, Bangalore. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England, Ireland and Edinburgh and an American Board Certified surgeon. Prior to joining NH, Dr. Kuriakose served at New York University as attending surgeon and director of translational research programme in Head and Neck Oncology. He is a visiting professor at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and New York University.

Areas of expertise and interest

  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Cancer of Oral Cavity
  • Early Detection and Prognostication Markers
  • Molecular Profiling of Cancer


Name :-Dr. Naveen Hedne Chandrasekhar

Designation :- Consultant

Qualification :-MBBS, MS, MCh, Fellow Neuro-otology and Head and Neck Surgery

About Dr. Naveen

Dr. Hedne is a Consultant in Head and Neck Surgery at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Bangalore. Dr. Naveen completed his undergraduate and postgraduate training from JJM Medical College, followed by Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at Kidwai cancer hospital. He then worked as a faculty in the department of surgical oncology SSIMS. He completed MCh from AIMS Cochin followed by specialised training in neuro-otology/skull base surgery from Fremantle Hospital, Perth, Australia.

Areas of expertise and interest

  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery (Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy)
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Speech and Swallow Rehabilitation Following Cancer Surgery
  • Corrosive Stricture Management (Acid and Alkali Burns)
  • Vascular Malformation of Head and Neck


Name :-Dr. Amritha Suresh

Qualification :-PhD

About Dr. – Dr. Amritha

About Dr. – Dr. Amritha is a Principal Scientist, Integrated Head and Neck Oncology Programme, at Mazumdar Shaw Center for Translational Research (MSCTR), Narayana Health, Bangalore. Dr. Amritha completed her doctoral programme from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology and served as a Research Associate at Head and Neck Institute, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. She is also part of the Roswell Park-Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center collaborative Research programme. She is a member of the consortium involved in collaborative projects for head and neck cancers.

Areas of expertise and interest

  • Translational Medicine
  • Head and Neck Research

Services and Facilities

  • Surgical management of Oral tumours
    • Pharyngeal tumours
    • Thyroid and Parathyroid diseases
    • Nasal and Paranasal tumours
    • Skull Base tumours
    • Vascular malformation
  • Early detection and screening for Head and Neck Cancer
  • Premalignant oral lesion clinic