Dr. Alok Thakar, MS, FRCS is a Professor of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. His clinical and research interests have been directed towards optimizing outcomes and minimizing the disability following treatment of Head-Neck and Skull Base Lesions. He has been instrumental in the development of trans-oral laser surgery, as well as voice conserving oncosurgery, minimally invasive skull base surgery, and techniques for rehabilitation of facial nerve and lower cranial nerve lesions. He has had a pioneering role in the introduction of trans-oral robotic surgery in the Indian subcontinent.
Professor Thakar has served in several prominent advisory positions including for the Taskforce on Head-Neck Cancer Management – Indian Council for Medical Research. He was a recipient of the Shakuntala Amir Chand National Award by the Indian Council of Medical Research, and has served as Hon. Secretary of the Foundation for Head-Neck Oncology. He has authored over 200 research publications and was recently appointed as Honorary Consultant to the Armed Forces Medical Services.