About Me:

Dr. Apurva Garg


Head & Neck Onco-Surgeon and Consultant

Professional Summary

Dr. Apurva Garg completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in the Year 2008 and Master of Surgery in Otorhinolaryngology in 2011 from M.G.M Medical College, Indore. As part of his super-speciality training in Head & Neck Oncosurgery he did fellowship from the world-renowned Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

He is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons and Global Fellow in Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology from IFHNOS-MSKCC (USA). Dr. Garg is member of the American Head Neck Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Korean Society for Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery, Asia Pacific Thyroid Society, Foundation of Head Neck Oncology, Assoc. of Otolaryngologists of India, etc.

Technical Skills

He has Specialization in Surgeries of:

  • Oral cavity
  • Thyroid
  • Salivary glands
  • Larynx
  • Para nasal sinuses and their reconstructive procedures.

He has special interest in Laser surgeries of pre-malignant lesions of the oral cavity and Larynx.

Awards and Achievements

He was a member of the team led by Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi that did the 1st cancer surgery on a train in the world.

He has been awarded a Fellowship by the American College of Surgeons. Member of the core team of the International federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies.

He is member of renowned organizations such as:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Full member · Feb 2019 – Present

  • Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

International member · Feb 2019 – Present

  • Association of Otolaryngologists of India

Life Member · Jan 2018 – Present

  • Asia Pacific Thyroid Society

Life member · Aug 2016 – Present

  • American Head & Neck Society

Corresponding Member · Jul 2016 – Present

  • Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology India

Life member · Sep 2014 – Present

Work Experience

He has super-speciality in the field of Head & Neck Oncosurgery from the last 10 years. He is presently working as consultant Head & Neck Onco-Surgeon at Choithram Hospital and Research Center Indore and is an ex-consultant at Narayana Cancer Institute Kolkata. He works closely with various medical and dental societies in training physicians, ENT, General and Dental Surgeons in diagnosing and treating Head and Neck malignancies. He is a patron of Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV) India, Sambandh Health foundation and is closely associated with enforcement of anti-tobacco laws in various educational institutes and states across India.


He has over 20 publications in international and national peer reviewed journals and has contributed as an author to various international textbooks in this field. He has over 40 invited lectures and paper presentations in various national and international conferences.  

His Publications are:

  • Adequacy of surgical margins in oral cancer patients with respect to various types of reconstructions.

 South Asian Journal of Cancer – Jan 1, 2019

  •  Diagnosis of cancer has impact on consumption of tobacco amongst family members and friends of patients.

Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology · Jan 1, 2018

  • Screening and prevention of oral cancer in Cancer Prevention and Screening: Concepts, Principles and Controversies.

John Wiley & Sons · Jan 1, 2018.

  • Trends of oral cancer with regard to age, gender, and subsite over 16 years at a tertiary cancer center in India.

Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology · Jan 1, 201

  • Sex and Human Pappiloma Virus related Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer-a review of literature.

Post Graduate Medical Journal · Nov 4, 2017

  • Role of microscopic spread beyond gross disease as an adverse prognostic factor in oral squamous cell carcinoma.

European Journal of Surgical Oncology · Aug 1, 2017

  • Analysis of Alkaloids in Areca Nut-Containing Products by Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry · Mar 1, 2017

  •  Intra-Operative Gross Examination versus Frozen Section for Achievement of Adequate Margin in Oral Cancer Surgery.

Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology · Jan 1, 2017

  • Oral squamous cell carcinoma associated with oral sub mucous fibrosis have better oncologic outcome than those without.

Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology · Jan 1, 2017

  •  Prevention of oral cancer.

Springer International Publishing · Jan 1, 2017

  • Acute toxicities of adjuvant treatment in patients of oral squamous cell carcinoma with and without sub mucous fibrosis: A retrospective audit.

Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics · Jan 1, 2016

  •  Point-of-Sale tobacco advertising remains prominent in Mumbai, India

Tobacco Regulatory Science · Jan 1, 2016

  •  Prospective study of the pattern of lymphatic metastasis in relation to the submandibular gland in patients with carcinoma of oral cavity.

Head Neck · Jan 1, 2016

  • A review on harmful effects of pan masala

Indian Journal of Cancer · Jan 1, 2015

  • Harmful effects of nicotine.

Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology · Jan 1, 2015

  • BRAF and Thyroid Cancer.

International Journal of Head & Neck Surgery · Sep 1, 2014

  • Neck, Cervical Metastases, Surgery.

Medscape · Apr 1, 2014

  • A systemic review of adverse effects of Areca nut or betel nut.

Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology · Jan 1, 2014

  • E-Cigarettes—Boon or Ban?

International Journal of Head & Neck Surgery · Jan 1, 2014