Dr. Moni Abraham K

Clinical Director

Co-Founder, Medical Director and CEO, Karkinos Kerala


Moni Abraham Kuriakose has previously served Narayana Health City, Bangalore as director of surgical oncology and director of Mazumdar Shaw Centre for Translational Research. Prior to this he had the following assignments-

  1. Chairman of Head and Neck Institute, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Cochin
  2. Attending Surgeon, and Professor, New York University
  3. Professor and Vice Chairman Head and Neck Oncology and Director of Research, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, New York.

He is currently visiting professor at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and New York University. His clinical interests are management of advanced head and neck cancer, skull-base surgery, 3D planning and functional reconstruction. His research laboratory focus on understanding biology of oral cancer stem cells and targeting it to prevent oral cancer and using novel technology platform for early detection of the cancer. He has over 200 peer reviewed publications and five international patents to his credit. He is the author of a four-volume textbook titled `Contemporary Oral Oncology' and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Oral Cancer" by Springer-Nature group. He has served Indian head and neck cancer society (FHNO) as its past president and is the President Elect of International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO).

  1. Ex-Director, Surgical Oncology, Narayana Health City and ex-Director of Mazumdar Shaw centre for translational research
  2. Attending Surgeon and Professor at New York University; has 200 peer reviewed publications and 5 international patents
  3. Professor and Vice-Chairman, Head and Neck Oncology and Director of Research, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, New York
  4. President-elect of International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO) and Ex-President of Indian head and neck cancer society (FHNO)

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  1. P Mendonca, et al., Non-invasive imaging of oral potentially malignant and malignant lesions: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Oral Oncology 130, 105877, 2022.
  2. SJ Ma, H Yu, et al, Evaluation of Optimal Threshold of Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio and Its Association With Survival Outcomes Among Patients With Head and Neck Cancer, JAMA Network Open 5 (4), e227567-e227567, 2022
  3. Iovoli AJ, et al. Among authors: Kuriakose MA. Association of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug Use With Survival in Patients With Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Treated With Chemoradiation Therapy. JAMA Network Open. 2020.
  4. Mehanna H, et al. Recommendations for head and neck surgical oncology practice in a setting of acute severe resource constraint during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international consensus. Lancet Oncol. 2020 Jun 11:S1470-2045(20)30334-X.
  5. Sivadasan P, et al. Salivary proteins from dysplastic leukoplakia and oral squamous cell carcinoma and their potential for early detection. J Proteomics. 2020 Feb 10;212:103574.
  6. Sumsum Sunny, et al. A smart tele-cytology point-of-care platform for oral cancer screening PLoS One. 2019; 14(11): e0224885
  7. Kulsum S, et al. Cancer stem cells and fibroblast niche cross talk in an in-vitro oral dysplasia model. Mol Carcinog. 2019 May;58(5):820-831. doi: 10.1002/mc.22974. Epub 2019 Jan 31.PMID: 30644602.
  8. Anurag K. Singh, et al. Combined surgery and radiation improves survival of tonsil squamous cell cancers. Oncotarget 08/2017; 8(68)
  9. Gangotri Siddappa, et al,. Curcumin and metformin mediated chemoprevention of oral cancer is associated with inhibition of cancer stem cells. Mol Carcinog 06/2017; 56(11)., DOI:10.1002/mc.22692
  10. Bhat AR, Gupta MK, Krithivasan P, Dhas K, Nair J, Reddy RB, Sudheendra HV, Chavan S, Vardhan H, Darsi S, Balakrishnan L, Katragadda S, Kekatpure V, Suresh A, Tata P, Panda B, Kuriakose MA, Sirdeshmukh R. Sample preparation method considerations for integrated transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of tumors Proteomics Clin Appl. 2017 Mar;11(3-4). doi: 10.1002/prca.201600100. Epub 2016. Nov 28. PMID: 27801551.