Dr Sashikanth Jonnalagadda

Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Sashikanth Jonnalagadda best head and neck cancer surgeon

American Oncology Institute, Hyderabad

Chief of Surgical Oncology & ENT

About Me

Dr. Sashikanth Jonnalagadda specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. He completed extensive training in the US.

  • MBBS from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, Karnataka in 2000
  • MS (Otolaryngology) from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore in 2005
  • Fellowship in Rhinology from Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA in 2010
  • Fellowship in Rhinology from Tufts University/St.Elizabeth’s Medical Center Boston, MA in 2011
  • Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery from SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL in 2012
  • Working as Consultant and Head, Department of Head & Neck Onco-surgery and ENT at American Oncology Institute since 2012
  • Worked as Observer in the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA in 2008
  • Worked as Consultant-Otolaryngology at Baptist Hospital, Bangalore, India in 2007
  • Worked as Senior/Chief Resident at JIPMER, Pondicherry, India from 2006 to 2007
  • Member of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, USA, 2009
  • Member of Massachusetts Medical Society, MA, 2009
  • Member of American Rhinologic Society, USA, 2009
  • Member of American Thyroid Association, USA, 2011
  • Member of Indian Medical Association, New Delhi, India, 2000
  • Member of Indian Association of Otolaryngologists, India, 2003
  • Member of Karnataka Medical Association, Bangalore, India, 2000
  • Member of Karnataka Association of Otolaryngologists, Bangalore, India, 2005

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
1.Jonnalagadda.S; Yu.V; Catalano.P. (2010). Minimally invasive sinus technique-Theory and practice. In Catalano.P (Ed.), Minimally invasive surgery of the Head & Neck (In print). San Diego, CA. Plural publishing incorporation, San Diego.
2.Preservation of the Marginal Mandibular Nerve in Neck Surgery- K. Thomas Robbins and Sashikanth Jonnalagadda in Pearls and Pitfalls in Head and Neck Surgery. Basel, Karger.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
1.“ Feasibility of a novel drug-eluting polymer-A study in Guinea Pig Model”.
Jonnalagadda.S; Yu.V; Catalano.P. Otolaryngology- Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jun;144(6): 978-81.

2.“Balloon Catheter Dilatation of Eustachian Tube: A Preliminary Study”- Catalano, Peter J.; Jonnalagadda, Sashikanth; Yu, Vivian M. -Otology & Neurotology:December 2012 – Volume 33 – Issue 9 – p 1549 1552 doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e31826a50c3

3.“Treatment Selection for T3/T4a Laryngeal Cancer: Chemoradiation Versus Primary Surgery”. Timme DW, Jonnalagadda S, Patel R, Rao K, Robbins KT. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 Nov;124(11):845-51. doi: 10.1177/0003489415588130.PMID: 25991835

4.“The Origin of Regional Failure in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Pathologically Negative Neck Metastases”. Moran Amit, Tzu Chen Yen, Chun Ta Liao, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Jai Prakash Agarwal, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Hugo F Kohler, Ardalan Ebrahimi, Jonathan R Clark, Claudio Roberto Cernea, Leonor Leider- Trejo, Gideon Bachar, Thomas Shpitzer, Andrea Villaret Bolzoni, Raj P Patel, Sashikanth Jonnalagadda, Thomas Kevin Robbins, Jatin P Shah, Snehal G Patel, Ziv Gil :JAMA otolaryngology-head & neck surgery. 07/2014;

5. “Clinical nodal stage is a significant predictor of outcome in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma and pathologically negative neck metastases: results of the international consortium for outcome research”. Amit M, Yen TC, Liao CT, Binenbaum Y, Chaturvedi P, Agarwal JP, Kowalski LP, Ebrahimi A, Clark JR, Cernea CR, Brandao SJ, Kreppel M, Z ller J, Fliss D,Bachar G, Shpitzer T, Bolzoni VA, Patel PR, Jonnalagadda S, Robbins KT, Shah JP, Patel SG, Gil Z; International Consortium for Outcome Research (ICOR) in Head and Neck Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Oct; 20(11)3575-81. doi: 10.1245/s10434-013-3044-0. Epub 2013 Jun 18

6. “Lymph node density in oral cavity cancer: results of the International Consortium for Outcomes Research” -Patel SG, Amit M, Yen TC, Liao CT, Chaturvedi P, Agarwal JP, Kowalski LP, Ebrahimi A, Clark JR, Cernea CR, Brandao SJ, Kreppel M, Zöller J, Fliss D, Fridman E, Bachar G, Shpitzer T, Bolzoni VA, Patel PR, Jonnalagadda S, Robbins KT, Shah JP, Gil Z.-British Journal of Cancer , (24 September 2013) doi:10.1038/bjc. 2013.570

7.“Efficacy of targeted middle meatal antibiotics and endoscopic sinus surgery,” Wijewickrama RC, Catalano PJ, Gupta R, Willen SN, More Y, Jonnalagadda S, Warman M.Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2013 Jul-Aug;27(4):329-32. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2013.27.3900

8.“Minimally invasive endoscopic septoplasty: A review of technique and outcome in 296 cases”  Jonnalagadda.S; Yu.V; Catalano.P- The Laryngoscope, Volume 120, Issue Supplement S3, page S117, October 2010

9.“ Endoscopic Revision Septoplasty”– Jonnalagadda.S; Yu.V; Catalano.P Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg August 1, 2010 vol. 143 no. 2 suppl P279 P280

10. “Balloon Catheter Dilation of Eustachian Tube: Pilot Study” -Vivian Yu, Sashikanth Jonnalagadda, and Peter Catalano. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, August 2010; vol. 143, 2 suppl: pp. P86-P87

11. “Minimally invasive endoscopic septoplasty – a review of a novel technique and clinical outcomes” – Sashikanth.Jonnalagadda, Vivian Yu, Peter Catalano in Vol 8 issue -II July- Dec 2014, Odisha Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery.

12. Letters to the Editor: “In Reference to the Article A Comparative Study Between Endoscopic Middle Meatal Antrostomy and Caldwell-Luc Surgery in the Treatment of Chronic Maxillary Sinusitis”.Sashikanth Jonnalagadda in Indian Journal of Otolaryngology. 2011, Volume 63, Number 4, Page 412


  • Lahey Clinic, Burlington – “Study of drug delivery through nasal/sinus mucosa-A study in guinea pig model”.
  • Lahey Clinic Burlington MA, – “Study of feasibility balloon catheter dilation in the treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction”.
  • Lahey Clinic Burlington MA-“A randomized prospective study to compare efficacy of antibiotics soaked Nasopore Vs oral antibiotics in the postoperative prophylaxis after FESS”.
  • St.Elizabeth’s Medical center, Boston MA- “A comparative study between the efficacy of oral steroids Vs local steroids delivered via a biodegradable polymer in the treatment of early nasal polyps”.
  • SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL- “Collaborative Study on Lymph Node Density as Predictor of Survival in Oral Cavity squamous cell Carcinoma”.
  • SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL-“Outcomes of Laryngeal preservation therapies in the treatment of advanced laryngeal Cancers”.
  • Gold Medal (Medal of Honor) from the Governor of the State of Karnataka for Excellence in Otolaryngology in the year 2005.
  • Topper of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Otolaryngology for the year 2005.



MBBS, MD, DM (Oncology)


ENT Surgery
Oral Cancer Surgery
Head & Neck Cancer Surgery