Dr. Rajeev Sharan

   MBBS, MS (Surgery), MCh (Head and Neck Surgical Oncology)

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Dr. Rajeev Sharan


MBBS, MS (Surgery), MCh (Head and Neck Surgical Oncology)


Surgical Oncology


HCG EKO Cancer Centre - Kolkata


19 years

  • Dr. Rajeev Sharan is the senior consultant – surgical oncology and the head of the head and neck oncology at HCG EKO Cancer Centre, Kolkata.
  • He has more than 19 years of experience in head and neck surgical oncology and thyroid surgery, working in premier institutions like AIIMS, New Delhi, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin and Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata.
  • Dr. Rajeev was working as a Senior Consultant in Surgical Oncology (Head &Neck) in Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata and had been associated with this institute since inception before joining HCG EKO Cancer Centre, Kolkata. He is one of the best head and neck cancer and thyroid surgeons in Kolkata and the Eastern Region of India.
  • His expertise lies in the following areas:
    • Head and neck cancers
    • Surgery for early and advanced oral cancer with local/ pedicled/ free flap reconstruction.
    • Thyroid surgery for malignant/ benign tumours of the thyroid gland
    • Parathyroid surgery
    • Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for laryngeal, pharyngeal cancer & parapharyngeal space tumours
    • LASER surgery for early laryngeal and oral cancer
    • Skull base surgery
    • Robot / endoscope-assisted thyroid surgery for malignant/ benign tumours of the thyroid gland
    • Robot / endoscope-assisted neck dissection
    • Parotid/ salivary gland surgery
    • Total/ partial laryngectomy
    • Local/ regional/ free microvascular flap reconstruction
    • Tracheal resection for tracheal tumours
    • Paranasal sinus cancers
  • He has special interests in remote access scarless neck robotic/endoscopic, hemi/total thyroidectomy, robotic/endoscopic neck dissection and Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS).
  • Dr. Rajeev is a strong proponent of the multidisciplinary team approach for the management of different head and neck and thyroid cancers for the best possible outcomes and preservation of function and cosmesis, leading to a better quality of life.
Training and Certifications
  • Dr. Rajeev has received hands-on training in Transoral thyroidectomy on cadaver from Chinese University, Hong Kong.
  • He has completed his robotic head & neck surgery (TORS, neck dissection) and thyroidectomy cadaveric workshop and 2 weeks observership in Yonsei University, Seoul, under Prof. Koh, Prof. Choi and Prof. Kim in 2016
  • He has also completed his training in endoscopic thyroidectomy (Axillary breast approach with CO2) from the National Hospital of Endocrinology, Hanoi, Vietnam, in 2015.
  • Dr. Rajeev has also completed his robotic console surgeon training from a reputed institute in Hong Kong.
  • Dr. Rajeev Sharan is a leading Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgeon in Kolkata and Eastern India.
  • He has several publications to his credit in reputed national and international journals in various aspects of head and neck oncology, robotic/endoscopic scarless neck surgery and microvascular reconstruction.
  • He has been invited as a faculty, speaker and panellist in different national and international conferences.
  • He has served as a reviewer for various national and international journals.
  • He is also known to have performed the largest series of robotic/ endoscopic head & neck and thyroid surgery in Kolkata and Eastern India.
  • Dr. Rajeev has been a part of the organising team for the CURE Thyroid: open/endoscopic/robotic live thyroid surgery workshop.
  • He was the first surgeon to perform retroauricular robotic thyroidectomy in Eastern India.
  • He was the first to perform retroauricular endoscopic hemithyroidectomy in Eastern India.
  • He was also the first to perform retroauricular endoscopic neck dissection for oral cancer in Eastern India.
  • Dr. Rajeev has been awarded FAIS from the Association of Surgeons of India.
  • He was also the recipient of the Times Bihar Healthcare Achievers 2015 Award for Oncology.
  • He has a special interest in cancer stem cell research.
  • Organ-preserving multimodality management of squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2005 Sep-Oct; 24(5):201-4.
  • Oral Cancer Prevention. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2006 Nov. 18 (4): 493-511.
  • Extended maxillectomy by transmandibular approach. Amrita Journal of Medicine 2007; 2:23-28
  • Use of double-free flaps for locally advanced lesions of head and neck. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryNovember 2007; Vol. 36(11), 1054(Abstract)
  • Quantitative Evaluation of Transtemporal and Facial Translocation Approaches to Infratemporal Fossa. Skull Base, 2008; 18: 17-27
  • In reference to Classification and Management of Tracheoesophageal and Tracheopharyngeal Fistulas after Laryngectomy. Laryngoscope 2008, May;118(5):944
  • Increased plate and osteosynthesis related complications associated with postoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy in oral cancer. Head & Neck 2008 ; Nov; 30(11):1422-30.
  • A simplified technique of free flap pedicle transfer for Reconstruction of Defects Following Head and Neck Cancer Ablation. J Surg Oncol 2009; Jan 1; 99(1):80-1.
  • Aesthetic and anatomic basis of modified lateral rhinotomy incision. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jan; 67(1):231-4.
  • Functional reconstruction of near-total glossectomy defects using composite gastro mental – dynamic gracilis flaps. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2009 Oct;62(10):1277-80.
  • Transmandibular approach for excision of maxillary sinus tumours extending to pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossae. Oral Oncol. 2009 Aug;45(8):720-6
  • In Reference to "Impact of Second Primary Tumors on Survival in Head and Neck Cancer: An Analysis of 2,063 Cases". Laryngoscope. 2009 Jul 13. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Lateral arm free flap for oral tongue reconstruction: an analysis of surgical details, morbidity, functional and esthetic outcome. Ann Plast Surg. 2011 Mar;66 (3):261-6.
  • Intraoperative transillumination to determine the extent of frontal sinus in subcranial approach to the anterior skull base. Skull Base. 2011 Mar;21(2):71-4.
  • Salivary gland tumours: profile and management at a tertiary cancer centre. J Indian Med Assoc. 2011 Jun;109(6):381-5.
  • Reconstructive indications of simultaneous double free flaps in the head and neck: A case series and literature review. Microsurgery. 2012 Mar 21. doi: 10.1002/micr.21963. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Synchronous Bilateral Acinic Cell Carcinoma of the Parotid. J Cancer Sci Ther. 2012; 4: 092-093. doi:10.4172/1948-5956.1000118
  • Outcomes of Pectoralis Major Myocutaneous Flap in Female Patients for Oral Cavity Defect Reconstruction. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Aug 11. pii: S0278- 2391(13)00810-0. doi:10.1016/j.joms. 2013.06.205. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Therapeutic Neck Dissection in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Is Selective Neck Dissection the Way Ahead? Kathmandu Univ Med J 55 (3), 221-5, 2016
  • Analysis of clinicopathological parameters as predictors of early locoregional Failure in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Oral Cavity. Head & Neck 37, E92-E93
  • Infratemporal fossa clearance for oral squamous cancer: Is it time to shift the paradigm. Journal of Clinical Oncology 32 (15_suppl), e17047-e17047. 2014
  • Challenges in the treatment of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma in a tertiary care centre in India. Radiotherapy and Oncology 106, S392. 2013
  • CT Angiographic Study of the Proximal Leg Peroneal Perforator, and its Application in the Design of Chimeric Flaps for Complex Oromandibular Defects. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, April 2014. 30(S 01). DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1373919
  • A subtype of cancer-associated fibroblasts with lower expression of alpha-smooth muscle actin suppresses stemness through BMP4 in oral carcinoma. Oncogenesis. 2018 Oct; 7(10): 78., Published online 2018 Oct 5. doi: 10.1038/s41389-018-0087-x
  • Novel Technique to Increase the PMMC Flap Pedicle Length by Coplanar Rotation Along the Pedicle Axis. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-019- 01184-2
  • Clinicopathologic Determinants of Outcome in Pathologic T4a (pT4a) Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gingivobuccal Subsite of the Oral Cavity. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology. DOI: 10.1007/s13193-019-00950-5
  • Unusual loco-regional presentation in papillary carcinoma of the thyroid: A case series. Indian J Cancer 2019;56:325-9.
  • Redefining adequate margins in oral squamous cell carcinoma: outcomes from close and positive margins. : accepted for publication in European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
  • Contribution of Weight and Volume of the Extirpated Thyroid Gland on Voice Alterations after total thyroidectomy in Patients with Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid. Journal of VOICE_2019_445R1- accepted for publication on Feb 13, 202
  • Minimally invasive Retroauricular approaches to Neck: A paradigm shift. published in JHNPS, 2020
  • When you hear hoofbeats, it may also be a Zebra: a case report in a malignancy glottis. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020;6:796-8.
  • Risk of Hypocalcemia and the Need to Augment Calcium Supplementation After Total Thyroidectomy. Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology published online on 24th May 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01098-3
  • Factors predicting contralateral nodal spread in papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Indian Journal of Cancer, DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_684_19
  • Lymph Node characteristics and their prognostic significance in oral squamous cell carcinoma. Head & Neck (IF 2.538) Pub Date : 2020-10-06 ,DOI:10.1002/hed.26499
  • Two novel cell culture models of buccal mucosal oral cancer from patients with no risk- habits of tobacco smoking or chewing. Oral Oncol, Volume 113, 2021, 105131. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.105131
  • Nodal yield and topography of nodal metastases from oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma - An audit of 1004 cases undergoing primary surgical resection. Oral Oncol. 2021 Feb;113:105115. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2020.105115. Epub 2020 Dec 16
  • Fabricating Flap in the Radial Forearm prior to tracheal reconstruction. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Nov 2020. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721522
  • Characteristics and patterns of surgical interventions in differentiated thyroid cancer with distant metastasis. JHeadNeckPhysiciansSurg, 2020
  • Impact of COVID 19 on oral cancer stage at presentation in India -- Experience from a tertiary cancer centre. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2020.11.286
  • 974TiP Exploratory phase Ib/IIa study of intratumorally administered tigilanol tiglate to assess safety, tolerability and tumour response in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Annals of Oncology, September 2020. 31. S684. DOI: 10.1016/j.annonc.2020.08.1089.
  • Feasibility, safety, nodal yields and learning curves in retroauricular robot/Endoscope assisted neck dissection in the management of head and neck cancer- Accepted and published online Sep 2021 in Indian J Surgical Oncology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-021-01444-z.
  • Radiation-induced hypothyroidism in patients of oral squamous cell carcinoma: A retrospective analysis of 195 patients. Indian J Cancer. 2021 Jan 27. doi: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_946_19. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33753621.
  • Feasibility of a truncated surveillance schedule for patients following curative intent treatment for carcinoma of the oral cavity. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2021, ISSN 0901-5027,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2021.11.001. Accepted and published online Nov 2021.
  • Determinants of prognosis in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma metastasising to a single cervical lymph node. Oral Oncol. 2021 Oct 25;123:105586. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2021.105586. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34710734.
Book Chapters
  • Rajeev Sharan. Chemoprevention of head and neck cancer. In AHEAD Current Concepts in Head and Neck Oncology 2009, published by Foundation Head and Neck Oncology of India and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Rajeev Sharan and Anil D’Cruz. Management of unknown primary with neck secondary. In AHEAD Current Concepts in Head and Neck Oncology 2009, published by Foundation Head and Neck Oncology of India and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
  • Rajeev Sharan and Devendra Chaukar. Mandible in oral and oropharyngeal cancers. In AHEAD Current Concepts in Head and Neck Oncology 2009, published by Foundation Head and Neck Oncology of India and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.

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