Dr. Jatin P. Shah , MD

General Surgery

(212) 639-7604

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115

Overview

Dr. Shah has special expertise in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the head and neck area, including tumors of the thyroid gland and salivary glands. Since 1992, he has been Chief of the Head and Neck Service in the Department of Surgery. He is also the leader of the Head and Neck Disease Management Team at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. This multidisciplinary team of more than 30 specialists, including head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, endocrinologists, radiologists, maxillofacial prosthodontists, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgeons, works together to develop treatment plans for our head and neck cancer patients that incorporate the latest technology and the most advanced surgical techniques and cancer therapies. His special interests are in the field of skull base surgery and surgery to preserve the function of the throat (pharynx) and the voice box (larynx). He has developed many surgical procedures that permit the removal of tumors from complex areas, such as the base of the skull, that were not possible in the past, making it now feasible to preserve organ function and facial appearance to a far greater degree than was previously permitted. He is also actively involved in training the next generation of head and neck cancer surgeons. While at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he and his associates have developed a training program for surgeons that is supported by the National Cancer Institute. This program draws talented surgeons from all over the world who come here to learn the latest surgical techniques for the treatment of head and neck cancer. Over the years, he has written six books in the field of head and neck cancer and has published more than 300 scientific articles. You can see the full listing of his publications in PubMed by clicking on the icon at the right. His textbook of head and neck surgery and oncology has won several awards and has been named the 'Best Book in the Specialty' in the past five years by the University of London. As part of his interest in spreading information learned about cancer at MSKCC, he has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally. He serves on the editorial boards of 12 scientific journals. He is also a professor of surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and holds the Elliot W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology at MSKCC. He has been listed in 'Best Doctors in America' directories for the past 15 years. In addition to his clinical and research activities at MSKCC, he is actively involved in head and neck oncology on both a national and an international level. He has served as President of the Society of Head and Neck Surgeons, the North American Skull Base Society, the New York Head and Neck Society, and the New York Cancer Society. He currently serves as Founder of the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies and President of the International Academy of Oral Oncology. Over the years, he has also served in varying capacities on the American Board of Surgery, the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, and the Advanced Training Council for Head and Neck Surgery. His expertise in the specialty of head and neck surgery has been recognized with honorary degrees from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of London, Edinburgh, and Australia, and an honorary PhD from the University of Athens. He is also an honorary member of specialty medical societies in Australia and New Zealand, Philippines, Korea, India, Belgium, Israel, South Africa, Brazil, and Peru. To honor his achievements, MSKCC has established an endowed chair in his name.

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Years in Practice: N/A

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: Baroda Medical College

Graduation Date: N/A

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Saint Peters University Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Specialties: General Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
  • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Highmark Community Blue PPO
  • MVP Preferred PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Shah's Office Information

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
75 Francis St
Boston, MA 02115
(212) 639-7604

Fax: (212) 263-9585
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Doctor Shah's Other Office Information

Saint Peters University Hospital
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
(732) 745-8585

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Fax:
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

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Fax:(732) 274-5793
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center General Surgery
1275 York Ave Ste 1075
New York, NY 10065
(212) 639-6698

Fax:(212) 279-4319
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Sun-