Dr. Ashok Mohan Shenoy - Oncologist in Indore

Dr. Ashok Mohan Shenoy

Lead Consultant, Surgical Oncology

MS(ENT-H/N Surg), FRCS(Ed), UICC Fellow, PGDip Health & Hospital Mgt.

  • GENDER: Male
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Konkani, German
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Dr. Shenoy is a well known Head & Neck Surgeon with over 35 years of experience in oncologic centers of excellence in India and overseas.He is recognized as a pioneer in his superspeciality and is accredited with research,education and training in the field of H&N Oncology. He has represented the country in international professional forums and is a mentor to many young H&N Surgeons in the subcontinent. His special area of interest are laryngeal , oral and thyroid cancers in which he has co authored numerous scientific publications in peer reviewed journals .

My Mantra

Be compassionate to the patient and above all strive for excellence to prevail over the disease.


Oral Cancers, laryngeal cancers, Thyroid cancers, Cranial base tumors Parotid tumors, Eye & Ear & Nose tumors, Reconstructive plastic surgery, Laryngeal Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Oral Surgery, Laser surgery, Robotic Transoral surgery (TORS), Reconstructive Surgery ( Regional Flaps), Voice Restorative Surgery


Voice box surgical procedures , thyroid and parotid surgery, Laser Microsurgery, Cranial Base surgery, Oral Cancer surgery including complex reconstruction


    • MBBS: 1979. First Class from Armed Forces MedicalCollege, Pune University, India.
    • MS: in Otolaryngology & H & N Surgery, 1981. Gold Medallist from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi India. Gold Medalist.
    • FRCS: 2000. Honorary, from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK.
    • UICC: (International Union Against Cancer): 1990. Fellow: From he University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
    • REVERSE UICC VISITING PROFESSORSHIP –Hospital das Clinic as University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 1996. POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HEALTH &HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT: 2005. Hospital & Health Management from Indira Gandhi Open University Delhi.


    • 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, Korea under 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).
  • 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. of H/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.
  • Senior Consultant H&N Surgeon Apollo Cancer Institutes & Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore.
  • Medical Director & Head :Dept of Surgical Oncology inclHea& Neck Surgery, Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna Bihar 15 Jan 2020-9 Aug 2021
  • Prof HOD : Head & Neck Surgery, Director(Addl charge) at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India: Oct 1986 till Jan 2018
  • SENIOR RESIDENCY: MAMC & LNJPN Hospital, Delhi: From Jan 1985 to Oct 1986
  • JUNIOR RESIDENCY: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India.: From July 1981 to June 1984 Leading to award of MS in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Scientific Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals: 80 approx

  • 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).


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


  • Fellowship program of the Foundation for Head & neck Oncology.

Post Graduate Teaching

  • Professor for MCh Course H&N (MCI)and H&N Fellowship Courses (RGUHS)
  • MCH Examiner: Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,kochi and Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  • THESIS Guide: Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
  • 1999: MD: Radiotherapy; Dr. Naveen: Accelerated Fractionation with Concomitant Boost Radiotherapy 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
  • CO-ORDINATOR Fellowship Program of the Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology since 2002

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
  • Governing Council Member of Asian Society of Head & Neck Oncology
  • Founder Life Member: Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery ( IAOHNS)
  • Assessor for Super Specialityprogrammes, Medical Council of India. 2016

Organisation of several CMEs / workshops /conferences atKidwai Memorial Inst. of Oncology /Bangalore related to Head & Neck Oncology


  • Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology
  • Association of Otolaryngologists India
  • Skull Base SOCIETY OF India
  • American H&N Society
  • Indianassociation of Surgical Oncology
  • Indian Society of Oncology

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