Jatin P. Shah, MD, FACS

Chief, Head and Neck Service; Elliot W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology
Pictured: Jatin Shah

Jatin Shah, Chief of the Head and Neck Service, discusses how Memorial Sloan Kettering’s world-renowned head and neck surgeons partner with patients to select the most appropriate treatment plan.


Dr. Shah has special expertise in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the head and neck area, including tumors of the mouth, pharynx, (throat), larynx, (voice box), sinuses, skull base, thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary glands as well as tumors of the skin, soft tissues, and bones.

Since 1992, he has been Chief of the Head and Neck Service in the Department of Surgery and also leads the Head and Neck Disease Management Team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This multidisciplinary team of more than 30 specialists includes head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, endocrinologists, radiologists, maxillofacial prosthodontists, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Members of the team work together to develop treatment plans for each of our head and neck cancer patients that incorporate the latest technology and most advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, laser surgery, robotic surgery, and non-surgical cancer therapies.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Head and Neck Surgery for Tumors of the Mouth; Pharynx (Throat); Larynx (Voice Box); Esophagus; Thyroid Gland; Parathyroid Gland; Parotid and Other Salivary Glands; Soft Tissue Tumors; Bone Tumors; Tumors of the Dentoalveolar Structures, Nasal Cavity and Sinuses, Base of the Skull, Ear Canal and Temporal Bone, Nerves and Blood Vessels of the Neck; Skin Cancers; Melanoma

Languages Spoken

MD, Medical College, University of Baroda (India)


New York Infirmary


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications


Publications by Jatin P. Shah

Jatin Shah’s Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
. 4th ed. Shah JP, Patel SG, Singh B, eds. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2012.

Oral Cancer. Shah JP, Johnson NW, Batsakis JG, eds. London: Martin Dunitz; 2003

Cancer of the Head and Neck. Shah JP, ed. Toronto: BC Decker; 2001.

Essentials of Head and Neck Oncology. Close LG, Larson DL, Shah JP, eds. New York: Thieme; 1998.

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