Dr Umanath Nayak is a Senior Consultant Head & Neck Surgical oncologist at the Apollo Cancer Institute, Hyderabad. He is reputed to be one of the best Head & Neck cancer specialists in India with over 25 years of experience in managing Head & Neck cancer and related tumours and conditions. He founded the Department of Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology at the Apollo Cancer Institute, Hyderabad in 1995 and is the coordinator of the AHERF- Head & Neck Fellowship program.
He did his Head & Neck Fellowship at the prestigious University of California, Davis, USA; trained and worked at a number of major cancer institutes in India and abroad including world’s premier cancer centre, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), New York. He has twice been awarded the UICC fellowship for projects in the Netherlands (1999) and the U.K. (2008). With his extensive training and expertise, he is considered one of the best oncologists in India for dealing with Head & Neck cancer.