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Dr. Poonam Joshi

Consultant, Head & Neck Onco Surgery


Awarded International fellowship grant by IFHNOS on 12 November 2014 at MSKCC institute. Completed training under Dr Jatin P Shah at MSKCC, USA
Services Offered
Surgery for Cancers of Oral cavity (mouth), Neck, Throat, Larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses, Thyroid, Skull base, Nasopharynx, Salivary Glands (Parotid, Sumandibular gland) as well as tumors of the skin soft tissue and bones, Diagnostic procedures for cancer like Laryngoscopy (examination of voice box with scope), Nasopharyngoscopy (examination of part of pharynx behind nose), Bronchoscopy (examination of wind pipe and lungs), oesophagoscopy (examination of food pipe) and biopsy, Oral cancer Screening (Preventive)
Education & Training

  • MBBS - CSMMU (King George Medical University), Lucknow, UP, 2004
  • MS - ENT - Moti Lal Nehru Memorial Medical College, Allahabad, 2008
  • Senior Residency in Surgical Oncology - Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, 2012
  • Consultant - AIIMS Rishikesh, 2017
  • Lecturer - Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, 2015


13 years exclusive experience in Head and Neck Surgery

Languages Spoken

Hindi, English

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Professional Highlights

  • Poonam Joshi, Amit Joshi, Vanita Norohna, Kumar Prabhash Subhdha Kane, Anil K. D’cruz. Sebaceous carcinoma and systemic chemotherapy. Indian J Med Paediatr Onco 2012;33:239-241.
  • Poonam Joshi, Vijay Patil, Amit Joshi, Vanita Norohna, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Devendra Chaukar, Prathmesh Pai, Deepa Nair, Shashikant Juvekar, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Anil K D’Cruz, Kumar Prabhash. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in advanced Hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Indian J Cancer 2013;50:25-30.
  • Poonam Joshi, Sudhir Nair, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Devendra Chaukar, Prathamesh Pai, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Anil K. D’Cruz. Hypopharyngeal Cancers Requiring Reconstruction: A Single Institute Experience. Indian J Otolaryngol Head neck Surg 2013; 10.1007/s12070-013-0627-9.
  • Poonam Joshi, Sudhir Nair, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Deepa Nair, Shivkumar T, Anil K D’cruz. Thyroid gland involvement in carcinoma of hypopharynx. J Laryngol Otol. 2014 Jan;128(1):64-7. doi:10.1017/S0022215113003277.
  • Poonam Joshi, Sudhir Nair, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Deepa Nair, Anil K D’cruz. Delay in seeking specialist medical care and advanced oral cavity cancer: experience in a tertiary care centre, India published in Abstracts / Oral Oncology 49 (2013) S4–S79. doi:10.1016/j.oraloncology.2013.03.148
  • Poonam Joshi, Sudhir Nair, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Deepa Nair, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Anil K D’cruz. Delay in seeking specialist care for oral cancers: Experience from a tertiary care centre. Indian J Cancer. 2014 Apr-Jun;51(2):95-7. doi: 10.4103/0019-509X.137934.
  • Poonam Joshi, Sudhir Nair, Deepa Nair, Pankaj Chaturvedi. Incidence of occult papillary carcinoma of thyroid in Indian population – case series and review of literature. J Cancer Res Ther. 2014 Jul-Sep;10(3):693-5. doi: 10.4103/0973-1482.138134.
  • Poonam Joshi, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Deepa Nair, Apurva Garg. Salvage laryngectomy for carcinoma of hypopharynx: Experience of a Tertiary care centre in India. Published in IJC abstract book for ICC 2013,Vol.50, Suppliment 1, S 147.
  • Joshi Poonam, Dutta S, Chaturvedi P, Nair S. Head and Neck Cancers in Developing Countries. Rambam Maimonides Med J 2014;5(2):e0009. doi:10.5041/RMMJ.10143
  • Malik A, Joshi P, Thanky H, Chaturvedi P. Unusual Parapharyngeal space neoplasms. Accepted as letter to editor for publication in Indian Journal of Surgery.
  • Mishra A, Chaturvedi P, Datta S, Sinukumar S, Joshi P, Garg A. Harmful effects of Nicotine. Indian J Med Paediatr Onco 2015;36:24-31.
  • Malik A, Joshi P, Mishra A, Garg A, Mair M, Chakrabarti S, Nair S, Nair D, Chaturvedi P. Prospective study of the pattern of lymphatic metastasis in relation to the submandibular gland in patients with carcinoma of the oral cavity. Head Neck. 2016 Nov;38(11):1703-1707. doi: 10.1002/hed.24508. Epub 2016 May 27.
  • Poonam Joshi, Amit Joshi, Kumar Prabhash, Vanita Noronha, Pankaj Chaturvedi. Comparison of postoperative complications in advanced head and neck cancer patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery versus surgery alone. Indian J Med Paediatr Onco 2015;36:249-254.
  • Joshi P, Joshi A, Norohna V, Chaturvedi P, Patil V, Agarwal JP, et al. Role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in advanced carcinoma of the hypopharynx and larynx. South Asian J Cancer 2017;6:15-9.
  • Poonam Joshi, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Shubhada Kane. Pitfall of Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography in assessing Metastasis in a Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer. Int J Head Neck Surg [Page: 14-16] DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1210.
  • Chaturvedi Pankaj, Joshi Poonam. Partial Bipaddling of PMMC Flap in Full Thickness Cheek defects involving Lip Commissure: A Novel Technique. Int J Head Neck Surg 2013;4(3):113-114.
Professional Memberships
  • Member of Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO)
  • Member of USAOI (Uttrakhand state association of Otolaryngologists of India)

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