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Dr. Ashok Mehta

Dr. Ashok Mehta

Qualification: MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery

Consultant at: Brahma Kumaris' Global Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai

Experience: 58 Years

He has been instrumental in developing head and neck oncology as a superspeciality attracting a number of young surgeons. This is significant since head and neck cancers constitute one-fifth of all cancers in India. He is a pioneer in continuing medical education programmes in India since he organised first programme at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (1974) and for the Association of Surgeons of India (1975). Dr. Ashok has organised more than 20 workshops and technology transfer programmes in the field of Cancer and Head-Neck Cancers. He was the Organising Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Congress of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) (1997). IFHNOS is a world federation of 27 head and neck societies. He represents the ISHNO on IFHNOS.
He contributed immensely to the field of organisation, continuing medical education and taking the state-of-the-art surgery to far flung areas of the country by performing live surgery and video demonstrations. He is co-author of a book on Diagnosis and Management of Cancer (1985), which is undergoing its second edition. He has edited several books and was on the editorial board of Indian Journal of Surgery, JAMA (India), Head & Neck and Oral Oncology.

Specializations :

  • General Surgeon

Services :

  • Cancer Surgery
  • Medical Oncology

Education :

  • MBBS - GS Medical College, 1961
  • MS - General Surgery - GS Medical College, 1964
  • FRCS - General Surgery - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow, 1995

Awards and Recognitions :

  • Elected fellow qua surgeon of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCS) - 1995
  • Dr. B. C. Roy National Award (1996) in the category of Development of Specialities – Head & Neck Surgery - 1996
  • At the 5th World Congress of International Federation of Head & Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) in New York, July 2014, Dr. Ashok Mehta received recognition for his contribution towards progress in head and neck cancer in the book titled “A Century of - 2014
  • Advanced Centre of Radiation Oncology Dr. D. J. Jussawala Oration in November 2009, for the outstanding contribution to oncology and society - 2009
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to Head & Neck Oncology in India, in October 2010 at the 10th Foundation of Head and Neck Oncology Annual National Conference, in association with International Federation of Head & Neck Oncology - 2010
  • President of Association of Surgeons of India - 1986
  • President, Indian Society of Oncology - 1996
  • President of the Oncology Section of ASI (now IASO) - 1981
  • President of the Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation (Brahma Kumaris) - 1991
  • Scientific & Medical Advisor for the Brahma Kumaris’ Janki Foundation for Global Health Care & the
  • Co-ordinator for the Values in Healthcare project in India - 2006

Memberships :

  • Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO)

Experiences :

  • 1970 - 1997 Chief of Surgery & Head Neck Service A at Tata Memorial Hospital
  • 1974 - 2002 Head, Department of Oncology at Nanavati Hospital
  • 1975 - 1994 Surgical Oncologist at Jaslok Hospital
  • 1998 - 2006 Surgical Oncologist at Lilavati Hospital

Registrations :

  • 17839 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1961
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