• She has more than 12 years experience in the field of Head & Neck surgery
  • She is highly trained Head Neck Surgeon who has vast experience in detecting and treating all types of head neck cancers such as mouth, larynx, pharynx, thyroid, parotid and maxillary cancers. She is Best Mouth Cancer Doctor in Gurgaon.
  • Apart from the routine surgeries, she is expert in handling redo, difficult and complicated resections and reconstruction.
  • She has an expertise in managing voice prosthesis related problems following laryngectomy for larynx cancers and has conducted several teaching courses on post laryngectomy rehabilitation across the country.
  • Surgery for “thyroid pathologies” is another area of her expertise. She has been trained under very fine thyroid surgeons and has acquired the similar skills.
  • She has an extensive experience in managing oral cancers as she worked in a high volume center where more than 1000 oral cancer surgeries are being performed annually.
  • She conducted high quality research in the field of head and neck cancers. She was part of various randomized and non-randomized trials and was involved in clinical and translational research.
  • She published articles in various peer reviewed national and international journals and wrote chapters in various books at national and international level.
  • She has been invited in various national and international conferences as speaker, panellist and moderator.
  • She is a review editor for an international journal.

Dr Shilpi Sharma

MS, DNB, MCh Head Neck Surgery (Tata Memorial Hospital – Mumbai) Consultant, Head & Neck Oncosurgery.


          MBBS : Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi

          M.S. Otorhinolaryngology :  Safdarjung Hospital and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi

          DNB Otorhinolaryngology :  National Board of Examination , Delhi

          Fellowship in Head Neck Oncology : Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

          MCh Head Neck Surgery : Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai


  • International Collaboration for Research methods Development in Oncology (CReDO) workshop, Tata Memorial Hospital, India 2015
  • Hands on Microvascular training, Ethicon Institute of surgical Education, Mumbai, 2012
  • 9th Annual Short Course in Clinical Research Methodology, Clinical Research Secretariat, Tata Memorial Centre, India 2015
  • 9th Annual Short Course in Clinical Research Methodology, Clinical Research Secretariat, Tata Memorial Centre, India 2015

Awards, Presentations, Travel fellowships & Grants

  • Tracheal Involvement in Locally Advanced Thyroid Cancers: Outcome Analysis. Best Oral presentation award. 1st Congress of Asia Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, APTS, Korea, 2015.
  • International travel scholarship to attend 1st Congress of Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, (APTS), Korea 2015
  • Factors affecting pharyngocutaneous fistula and role of pectoralis major myofascial flap in salvage total laryngectomy.  International travel grant by Science & Engineering research board. “IFHNOS 5th world congress American Head & Neck Society (AHNS) annual meeting, New York, 2014.
  • Cut Margin Status and Its Impact on Outcome in Cancers of Oral Cavity; International travel fellowship by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & Sam Mistry Fund. 8th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, American Head and Neck Society, Toronto, Canada, 2012.

Professional Memberships

  • Asia-Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, (APTS) 
  • Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO), India 
  • Indian Thyroid society (ITS) 
  • Association of Otorhinolaryngologists of India (AOI)
  • Delhi Oncology Forum

Research Projects

  • OCAT –Phase III trial of surgery followed by conventional RT (5 fr/wk) Vs concurrent CT-RT Vs accelerated RT (6fr/wk) in high risk, locally advanced, stage III and IV a, resectable, squamous cell carcinomas of oral cavity. Reasearch Fellow & Co-investigator.
  • Utility of pectoralis major myofascial flap in reducing pharyngocutaneous fistula rates after salvage total laryngectomy. A Multicentric Randomised Controlled Trial,  Co-investigator.
  • An observational study to determine the efficacy of computed tomography scan in accurately predicting the skin invasion in oral cavity cancers – Co-investigator.
  • Role of cell adhesion molecules – E Cadherin & Desmoplakin in oral cancer.
  • A Study of Desmosomal and Hemidesmosomal adhesion junctions in neoplastic progression of human oral cancer using Transmission Electron Microscopy- Co-investigator.
  • Understanding the genetic basis of chemotherapy resistance in gingivobuccal squamous cell carcinoma (GSCC) – Co-investigator.

Conferences Conducted

  • Optimizing outcomes for SCCHN in 2020. Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurugram. 17 January, 2020.
  • Oncology Symposium. Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurugram. 23rd November, 2019.
  • Program coordinator of 2nd Thyroid Preceptorship program held on November 20th-25th, 2017, organized by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Program coordinator of 1st Thyroid Preceptorship program held on 13-18 February 2017, organized by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Played crucial role in conducting annual “Global Postlaryngectomy Rehabilitation Academy “organized by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai , 2013, 2014 & 2015.

Contribution to Service

  • Active participation as visiting Surgical Oncologist in Rural Outreach Program – Dervan multiple times from 2010-2013.
  • Conducted screening camps at regular interval
  • Member of ICMR Task force Tongue cancer guideline Committee, which formulated National Guidelines on tongue cancers
  • Conducted an interactive patient information session in Head Neck Support group meeting at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, 2014
  • Involved in Teaching of residents and Nursing Students on regular basis


Dr Shilpi has published more than 30 national and international publications including original papers, review articles and book chapters. She has been involved as a co-investigator in various research projects including several randomized controlled trials. She is a member of ICMR committee which formulated the national guidelines for “Tongue Cancer”. She is review editor of “Frontiers in oncology” which is a prestigious international oncology journal.
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Invited lectures, Panel Discussions & Surgical demonstrations in International & National Conferences:

She has been a regular invitee as speaker and panelist in numerous national and international conferences and is extensively involved in training and teaching aspiring head and neck cancer surgeons. In order to constantly upgrade her skill she keeps attending various conferences, training programmes and seminars in India as well as abroad.
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