Dr. Sandip Duarah - Senior Consultant in Head and Neck Oncology | APCC


Dr. Sandip Duarah has completed both his MBBS and MS (ENT) from Guwahati Medical College, Assam. After his Post graduation he joined Amrita institute of medical sciences to complete his super specialization in Head and neck oncology. He has an extensive experience of 18years in this field. His areas of special interest is in Head and Neck cancers, Lateral and Anterior skull base surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid diseases and in Rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients.

Education & Training


  • MS (ENT) July 2005 (Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Assam)
  • Honorary resident in the dept of Head and Neck at BBCI Regional Cancer Center for Research and Training Guahati-ASSAM. August 2005 to January 2006
  • Senior Resident in the dept of Head and Neck at BBCI Regional cancer Center for Research and Training Guahati-ASSAM. January 2006 – June 2007
  • MCH Head and Neck oncology May 2010 ( Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research; Kochi)

Additional Certificate Courses


  • Praful Desai/ UICC fellowship in surgical oncology March-1 to April 30 2007, TMH
  • Passed certified course of IAPC in Pain and palliative medicine.
  • FHNO travel fellowship to Tata Memorial Hospital

Professional Work & Affiliations


  • Specialist consultant in Head and Neck Oncosurgery at Central Railway Cancer Institute, Varanasi from 19/04/2010 to 19/04/2011.
  • Consultant in head and Neck Oncosurgery at Apollo health city, Hyderabad from 1st May 2011 to 31st Dec 2011
  • Senior Head and neck oncosurgeon in leading cancer institute in Chennai from Jan 2012 to Aug 2023.

Publications & Awards


  • Thankappan, K., Duarah, S., Trivedi, N. P., Panikar, D., Kuriakose, M. A. and Iyer, S. Vascularised fibula osteocutaneous flap for cervical spinal and posterior pharyngeal wall reconstruction. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2009. 42, 252-254. [PubMed]
  • Trivedi, N. P., Ravindran, H. K., Sundram, S., Iyer, S., Kekatpure, V., Durah, S. and Kuriakose, M. A. Pathologic evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head & Neck. 2010. 32, 1437-1443. [PubMed]
  • Suresh, A., Duarah, S., Hiran, K.R., Sundaram, S., Kekatpure, V., Kuriakose, M.A. Evaluation of molecular markers for the assessment of occult metastasis in lymph nodes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncology,2009, Supplement, Volume 3, Issue 1, Page 106.
  • Durah, S., Sharma, M., Salih, S., Kuriakose, M.A., Iyer, S., Functional reconstruction of near total glossectomy defect using composite gastro-omental-dynamic gracilis flaps. Oral Oncology Supplement, Volume 3, Issue 1, July 2009, Page 104
  • Battoo, S., Durah, S., Patel, D., Iyer, S., Kuriakose, M.A., Effectiveness of per-oral access in the surgical management of T2-T3 oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncology Supplement, Volume 3, Issue 1, July 2009, Page 174
  • Letters to the editor- Proposal of type VI – Tracheoesophageal fistula associated with a esophageal stenosis/stricture In reference to classification and Management of Tracheoesophageal and Tracheopharyngeal fistulas after Laryngectomy. Laryngoscope. 2008 May
  • Letters to the editor- In reference to Impact of second primary on survival in Head and Neck cancer an analysis of 2063 cases. Laryngoscope 2009 Jul 13
  • Co Authored chapters in the teaching manual Currents Concepts in Head and Neck Oncology for the Amrita Head and Neck Oncology Teaching Programme- 2009
    • 1. Surgical Anatomy and spread of Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal tumors
    • 2. Voice rehabilitation after Laryngectomy
  • Sub-investigator for the clinical study Protocol IRX-2 2008-A
  • Clinical Research Assistant in the study- Lymphoscintigraphy for the Evaluation of Nodal Metastasis of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Area Of Expertise


  • Skull base surgery
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid
  • Head and neck reconstructions
  • Speech and Swallowing rehabilitation

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