Dr. ShawnDr. Shawn T Joseph is the senior consultant of surgical oncology in VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. And he serve as the Head and neck director of Institute of Head and neck Science.

Dr Shawn went on to do Post-Doctoral Certified Training in Surgical Oncology and Senior Residency in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, which is considered the apex cancer institute in India. After this he went on to do MCh in Head and Neck Surgery, when he was trained in Micro vascular reconstruction of Head and Neck. Dr Shawn T Joseph started the Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Department at VPS Lakeshore Hospital in July 2014.

Since then the department has grown and developed into one of the finest in the country capable of handling the most complex head and neck cancer cases. It is one of the few Head and Neck units in the country which does the entire spectrum of head and neck cancer surgeries like microvascular reconstruction, transoral laser surgeries for larynx cancers and endoscopic skull base surgeries.

He is a strong proponent of  “ No facial scar surgery for oral cancer”  which aims to avoid facial incisions whenever possible for patients with oral cancer. The Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Department here has the largest series islanded facial artery myomucosal flaps in India, which is a reconstruction method providing like for like reconstruction in head and neck mucosal defects.

He is the founder Director of the “ Institute of Head and Neck Sciences”, at VPS Lakeshore Hospital. He initiated  “ Kocher’s Club”, which is an academic club meant for promoting  discussion and innovation in Head and Neck Sciences.