Profile Description

Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose

Professor and Director- Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Bangalore
Department- Surgical Oncology/ Chief Consultant- Head and Neck Oncology
Procedures Expertised :

  • Treatment of benign and malignant tumours in head and neck region, oral cavity, throat, larynx, sinuses, thyroid, salivary glands and Laryngeneal cancers
  • Skull base surgery, head and neck reconstruction, oral and maxillofacial surgery,
  • Early detection of cancer through tumor markers, Molecular profiling for skull base cancer, diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for head and neck cancer

Introduction of Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose

Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose is the most experienced and skilled Surgical Oncologist in Bangalore and one of the best surgeons for head and neck cancers. He is one of the most  talented surgeons in India for head and neck onco surgery and also provides services for diseases that primary affect the head and neck regions. His primary area of focus lies in surgery for oral cavity cancer, thyroid cancer, laryngeal cancer, head and neck reconstruction surgery, maxillofacial surgery and other open and endoscopic surgeries for benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck regions.

With an experience extending two and a half decades, Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose holds extensive training in head and neck oncology surgery as well as maxillofacial surgery. He also finds special interest in the early detection of head and neck cancers and its prevention, molecular profiling of skull base and neck cancers and also provides diagnostic and therapeutic protocols to detect cancer early and provide ways to overcome it. Having received maximum of his trainings from the UK and the USA, Dr. Kuriakose is professionally trained to perform all kinds of head and neck surgeries. He holds a fellowship from the prestigious Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as a certification from the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose holds the professional memberships of several medical associations and societies. He is currently associated with the Narayana Group of hospitals but is also a part of several institutions in the UK and the US. He has received many awards and appreciations in his life both during his academics as well as his practice. He has been an integral part of various national and international conferences, seminars and meetings where he has participated and given presentations based on his research and work. He has also chaired and co-chaired several workshops, seminars, scientific meetings and conferences both
in the national and international level. He has publications to his credit in renowned medical journals and also authored several chapters in medical textbooks. With a keen interest in research, his primary focus lies on cancer prevention, cancer stem cells and the molecular characterization of head and neck cancers.

Work Experience of Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose

  • Professor and Director, Surgical Oncology and Chief Consultant, Head and Neck Oncology, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, Bangalore, 2009- Present
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Otolaryngology, New York University, since 2011
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Head and Neck Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, since 2007
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York University, since 2000
  • Chairman, Head and Professor, Head and Neck Oncology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, 2003- 2009
  • Positions in various hospitals under New York University from 1999- 2003
    • Attending Surgeon, NYU Medical Centre
    • Attending Surgeon, Bellevue Hospital
    • Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine
    • Director, Head and Neck Oncology Translational Research Program
  • Clinical Instructor, Surgery, State University of New York, US, 1996- 1999
  • Clinical Instructor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Newcastle, UK, 1994- 1996

Education of Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose

  • BDS, College of Dentistry, Manipal University, Manipal, 1983
  • MB ChB, (Medicine and BSc), University of Bristol, UK, 1992


  • FDSRCS, Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, England, 1987
  • FFDRCS, Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, 1987
  • FRCS, Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 1995
  • FRCS, Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, UK

Board Certification

  • Head and Neck Surgery, American Head and Neck Society, 1998
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2006


  • General Surgery, University of Bristol, UK
  • Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Newcastle, UK
  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, New York

Memberships of Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose

  • Indian Cleft and Craniofacial Society
  • Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India
  • AO Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • New York Head and Neck Society
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Founder Member

  • International Academy of Oral Oncology
  • Association of Molecular Pathologists of India
  • British Society of Head and Neck Oncology

Awards and Recognition of Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose

  • Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2002
  • Young Investigator Award, American Head and Neck Society, 1999
  • Outstanding Clinical Research Award, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1997
  • BMI Research Award, British Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1991

  • Head & Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgeries
  • Skull base Reconstruction & Resection
  • Skull Base Surgeries
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery
  • Oral cancer treatment

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