Jatin P. Shah

M.D, FACS.

Jatin Shah holds The Elliott W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology, and Chaired the department of Head and Neck Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), for 23 years. He is Professor of Surgery at Cornell Medical College, in New York. In addition to his superlative patient care activities, Dr. Shah is an international leader in the field of head and neck surgery. He has delivered over 1,500 scientific presentations worldwide, over 80 eponymous lectures, and published more than 600 peer reviewed articles which have been cited over 49000 times according to Google scholar. His h-index is 126. He has published 14 medical textbooks. His text book on Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, now in it’s Fifth edition has been recognized as the best book in Head and Neck surgery by the British Medical Association and the Royal Society of Medicine. He has served as president of The New York Cancer Society, The New York Head and Neck Society, The Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, The North American Skull Base Society and the International Academy of Oral Oncology. He founded The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) and serves as its CEO. He is listed amongst the Top Doctors in USA directories for 55 times in last 20 years. He was awarded Honorary Fellowships from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, London, Ireland and Australia and Honorary Ph.D. degrees from Belgium and Greece, Honorary D.Sc, from India, the Blokhin Gold Medal from Russia, Sir William Wilde medal from Ireland, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the US. He was inducted to “Living Legends in Oncology” in India. He has trained hundreds of Residents and Fellows in Head and Neck surgery and Mentored 8 PhD candidates for their doctoral degree. In recognition of his outstanding efforts to enhance patient care and physician training and education in head and neck surgery, Dr. Shah has received numerous awards, from all corners of the world, including an eponymous lecture established in his name by the IFHNOS, an academic symposium in his name at the annual meetings of the American Head and Neck Society, and the Jatin Shah Lectureship and an Endowed Chair established in his name at MSKCC in New York.