School of Medicine Faculty Appointed to Scientific Committee

Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose MD, FDSRCS, FFDRCS, FRCS, FRCSEd, Dip Am B has been appointed to the scientific committee of Academy of Oral Oncology and Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Research.
Head and Neck OncologyDr. Moni is chairperson of the Head and Neck Institute at the School of Medicine. Prior to joining AIMS, he served as Director of Head and Neck Oncology Translational Research Program at the New York University. In western countries, head and neck cancers account for only 3% of all tumors. In the Indian subcontinent, however, they constitute over 30% of all cancer cases.
Use of tobacco is the single most significant contributing factor for this cancer. In many cases, alcohol abuse makes it worse. Over the years, an interdisciplinary team of physicians at the Head and Neck Institute has treated several complicated cases. The institute, which was the first of its kind in India, offers M Ch training in head and neck surgical oncology to medical students.
Dr. Moni has trained in head and neck surgical oncology from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, New York. Prior to his specialization, he trained as a dentist at the University of Mysore. He is an editorial review board member for six international journals. In 2009, he will be keynote speaker at the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting for the Head and Neck Society in Australia. We congratulate him on his appointment.

January 5, 2009
School of Medicine, Kochi

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