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DR. VISHAL CHOKSI

HEAD & NECK CANCER SURGEON
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon, Apollo CBCC Cancer Center, A’bad
  • Head and Neck Surgery (MSKCC, USA)
  • General Surgery (USA)
  • Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
Dr. Vishal Choksi, the Director of Anahat Oncology, aims to provide a global standard of head and neck cancer care.

A product of the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York, which is regarded internationally as the Mecca of cancer treatment, Dr. Vishal Choksi is the only surgeon in India trained in an American Head and Neck Society fellowship at MSKCC under Dr. Jatin Shah for two and half years.

Earlier, Dr. Choksi received training for five years at the renowned Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and acquired certification as a General Surgeon from the American Board of Surgeons.

FULL BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Vishal Choksi, the Director of Anahat Oncology is an example of a new generation of surgical oncologists who represent a unique blend of global standards with Indian insights. A product of the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York, which is regarded internationally as the Mecca of cancer treatment, Dr. Vishal Choksi is the only surgeon in India trained in a two and half year American Head and Neck Cancer Society Fellowship at MSKCC under Dr. Jatin Shah.

Previously, Dr. Choksi received training for five years at the renowned Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York under Dr. Joseph Cunningham Jr, one of the titans of surgery in New York. He acquired certification as a General Surgeon from the American Board of Surgeons. Armed with impeccable international credentials in head and neck surgery, Dr. Vishal Choksi chose to bring the benefits of his expertise to India. He has been instrumental in developing the Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Department at Apollo Hospitals in Ahmedabad. As the founder, he has created the Department into an important hub of head and neck cancer treatment in Ahmedabad.

His extensive activity involving a wide variety of head and neck cancers includes areas of special interest such as skull base cancers, oral cancers, thyroid diseases and minimally invasive procedures. He continues to explore new frontiers of knowledge in these areas by way of presenting
papers at national and international seminars and conferences. He continues to upgrade his scientific knowledge through special courses and workshops, such as receiving additional training in MIVATS – Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thyroid Surgery at the University of Pisa, Italy and Endoscopic Laser Surgery at the European Institute of Oncology, Italy.

But above all, an abiding passion of Dr. Choksi has been to explore the nexus between tobacco and oral cancers. An interest that began during his Head and Neck Cancer training at Memorial Sloan Kettering where he was awarded the prestigious T32 Training Grant by the National Institute of Health (USA) to study the molecular cell signalling related to tobacco and carcinogens.

Today, with a truly international patient base extending to more than 12 countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America, Dr. Choksi continues to widen his medical focus through his association with Apollo-CBCC Cancer Center.

DEGREES
  • M.B.B.S. – Pramukhswami Medical College, Sardar Patel University (1993-1999)
  • Diplomat of American Board of Surgery – 2006
  • American Head and Neck Society Fellowship (2006-2008)
SURGICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
  • Surgical Intern, Northshore University Hospital, Long Island, New York (2000-2001)
  • Surgical Resident, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York (2001-2005)
  • Chief Surgical Resident, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York (2005-2006)
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York (2006-2007)
  • Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York (2007-2008)
  • Clinical Fellow, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York (2006-2008)
  • Junior Lecturer, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad (2010-2011)
  • Chief, Head and Neck Surgery, Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad (2011-March 2015)
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon, Apollo CBCC Cancer Center, Ahmedabad (April 2015 to Present)