GW Expert Available to Comment on Stories Related to World Oral Health Day

Article ID: 593550

Released: 12-Sep-2012 12:00 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: George Washington University

Expert Pitch

Arjun Joshi, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, is an expert in advances in the treatment of oral diseases and can speak on inquiries related to World Oral Health Day. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has pioneered the use of salivary endoscopy as a minimally invasive approach for treating salivary gland disease. Specifically, patients who have stones and or stenosis of the salivary glands can be treated with this approach. Faculty at SMHS have also researched the use of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) in order to risk stratify patients with HPV positive oral cavity tumors and made improvements in detection of precancerous lesions referred to as dysplasia.

To interview this expert or to learn more about advances at SMHS in the treatment or oral diseases, please contact Lisa Anderson at (202) 994-3121 or

Arjun Joshi, M.D., assistant professor of surgery

Medical Education: State University of New York at Syracuse

Residencies: George Washington University Medical Center

Fellowships: The University of Alberta

Board Certifications: Otolaryngology; Head & Neck Surgery

Languages: Hindi/Urdu

Interests: Head and Neck Cancer and Skull Base Surgery; Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery; Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery; Head and Neck Ultrasound; Salivary Endoscopy

Arjun Joshi, M.D., is an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Brought up in New York, Joshi graduated with Honors from Cornell University. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse where he was awarded the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha distinction, given to the top five percent of students in the graduating class.

Following a five year residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center, Joshi completed an intensive fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction, and Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Following his fellowship in Canada, he traveled to Germany to learn salivary endoscopy (sialendoscopy) as well as head and neck ultrasound.

Joshi is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery by both the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

He is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American Head and Neck Society, the American Thyroid Association, and many other regional and national organizations.

Joshi takes great pride in training the next generation of medical students, residents, and surgeons at The George Washington University. Through free screening programs offered throughout the year through the The George Washington University, Joshi provides patient outreach and education. He has also lectured widely regionally, nationally, and internationally and has authored numerous publications and textbook chapters within the field.

His areas of expertise include: Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Masses, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, and Salivary Endoscopy.

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