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Jatin Shah, MD, General Surgery, New York, NY, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


General Surgery New York, NY

Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)

Prof. of Surgery, EW Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology. Chief, Head & Neck Service, ( 1992-2015) MSKCC, NY.

Overview of Dr. Shah

Jatin P. Shah, M.D. is Professor of Surgery at Cornell University Medical College and holds The Elliott W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. He graduated from MS University in Baroda, India, and trained in surgical oncology and Head and Neck Surgery at MSKCC. In addition to his superlative patient care , Dr. Shah is an international leader in the field of head and neck surgery. He has delivered over 2000 scientific presentations worldwide, over 80 eponymous lectures, and published more than 600 peer reviewed articles and 10 medical textbooks. His publications have been cited over 53000 time according to Google scholar, and his h-index is 131. 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 63 times in last 20 years. He was awarded Honorary Fellowships from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, London, Ireland and Australia, Honorary Ph.D. degrees from Belgium and Greece, Honorary D.Sc, from India, the Blokhin Gold Medal from Russia, the Janeway Medal from the The American Radium Society, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the USA. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Shah has received numerous awards, including an eponymous lecture established in his name by IFHNOS , an academic symposium in his name by the American Head and Neck Society, and a Annual lectureship and an endowed chair in his name established at MSKCC.

Education & Training

  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1972 - 1974
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)
    New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus)Residency, Surgery, 1968 - 1972
  • M.S. University
    M.S. UniversityMS, Surgery, 1963 - 1967
  • Baroda Medical College
    Baroda Medical CollegeClass of 1964

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1973 - 2024
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1974 - 2024
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Lifetime Achievement Award CIMS Hospital (Ahmedabad, India), 2017
  • Pride of India Award "Feelings" Magazine, India, 2017
  • Honorary Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, FRCSI, 2017
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Review: Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Part III: Larynx  
    Silver, CE, Bradley PJ, Barnes L. Shah JP, et al, Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 1/1/2017
  • Outcomes for patients with papillary thyroid cancer who do not undergo prophylactic central neck dissection  
    Nixon IJ, Wang L Y, Ganly I, Patel SG, Morris LG, Migliacci, JC, Tuttle RM, Shah JP, Shaha AR, British Journal of Surgery, 1/1/2016
  • Role of RAI in the management of incidental N1a disease in papillary thyroid cancer  
    Wang LY, Palmer FL, Migliacci, JC, Nixon IJ, Shaha AR, Shah JP, Tuttle RM, Patel SG, Ganly, I, Clinical Endocrinology, 1/1/2016
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • "Prognostic Significance of Cervical Lymph Node Metastases in Carcinoma of the Thyroid"
    Shah JP, XII International Cancer Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1/7/1978


  • A century of progress in Head and Neck Cancer 
    Philadelphia, PA - 1/18/2016
  • Malignant melanoma: Controversies, clinical trials and recent developments. 
    Rome, Italy - 1/28/2015
  • Management of the neck. 
    Rome, Italy - 1/28/2015
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  • Parotid Cancer 
    Shah JP, Video Telecast, 7th International Cancer surgery Congress, of the Surgical Oncology Society of Pakis
  • Factors affecting treatment of cancer of the oral cavity. 
    Shah JP, Video Telecast to the Surgical Oncology Society of Pakistan
    Lahore, Pakistan - 1/4/2011
  • Head and Neck Cancers 
    Shah JP, Transitioning to the 7th Edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (Webinar)
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Press Mentions

  • Baseball's Toxic Tradition of Chewing Tobacco
    Baseball's Toxic Tradition of Chewing TobaccoJanuary 25th, 2015

Grant Support

  • Head And Neck Training Program In Surgical OncologyNational Cancer Institute2002–2011
  • Head And Neck Training Program Surgical OncologyNational Cancer Institute1999–2001

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi, Gujarati

Hospital Affiliations

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