Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi is Head Neck Cancer Surgeon and Deputy Director of Center for
Cancer Epidemiology at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. He has been invited as visiting
faculty in 44 institutions in 32 countries. He is the editor of the Textbook of Head and Neck
Surgery and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Head and Neck surgery. He
has authored more than 200 papers in international peer reviewed journals. He is the Principal
Investigator of several pivotal randomized clinical trials. His main area of interest is
prevention and early detection of oral cancer. He is the recipient of the prestigious NIH R01
grant for research on tobacco carcinogenesis.
Dr. Chaturvedi occupies important positions in several prestigious organizations - Secretary
General, International Federation of Head Neck Oncologists; Global Coordinator, World
Head Neck Cancer Day; Councilor, International Academy of Oral Oncology; Chairman,
Oral Cancer Foundation, Indian Dental Association; Founder, Head Neck cooperative
oncology group; Founder, Indian Society of Thyroid Surgeons; Founder, Oral Cancer Task
Force; Member, International Advisory Board, American Head Neck Societies, Secretary,
Action Council Against Tobacco – India. He has received several awards - Excellence in
Cancer Care Award, 2017; Nana Palkar Smruti Award for Excellence in Patient Care, 2017;
Health Award for Excellence in Oncology, 2016; Iconic Leadership Award, World CSR Day,
2016; Sushruta Award, 2015; BMJ Award for Health Advocacy, 2014; Judy Wilkenfield
Award, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, 2013; Global Cancer Ambassador, American
Cancer Society, 2011; WHO Director General Award for leadership in tobacco control, 2010;
Maxwell Robert Byers Award, American Head and Neck society, 2010; Outstanding Young
Indian Award, 2008.
Dr. Chaturvedi is the founder of Maharashtra Cancer Warriors that is offering voluntary
oncology services in 24 district hospitals of Maharashtra. He is the coordinator of the
oncology services on Lifeline Express, world’s first cancer hospital on train. He
conceptualized, established and launched India’s first Online Oncology Tutorial that is
already being employed by several state governments in India.
Dr. Chaturvedi has tremendous interest in Public Health issues especially related to tobacco,
areca nut and alcohol control. He was invited as a speaker to the United Nations Summit on
Non-Communicable Diseases, 2011 in New York.