Spotlight on new faculty – Aru Panwar, M.D.

Aru Panwar, M.D., will be participating in free oral, head and neck cancer screening events later this month.

Aru Panwar, M.D., will be participating in free oral, head and neck cancer screening events later this month.

Aru Panwar, M.D., is a new faculty member in the College of Medicine. Here’s a brief rundown of his background and the expertise he brings to UNMC.

  • Name: Aru Panwar, M.D.
  • Hometown: New Delhi, India
  • Current appointment: Assistant professor, head and neck surgical oncology, department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

Research & Clinical Interests:

  • Clinical outcomes research
  • Trans-oral laser & robotic surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders

Education & Training:

  • Medical school: University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • Residency: Department of surgery, Creighton University
  • Fellowship: Division of head and neck surgery, UNMC


  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

For appointments, please call 402-559-1700 or contact the Head and Neck Clinic (University Tower).

Free cancer screening events set for April:

Dr. Panwar will be taking part in upcoming free oral, head and neck cancer screenings. Members of the UNMC community are encouraged to attend.

“Screening is quick, painless and free of cost. It can help detect head and neck tumors at an early stage improving the chances for successful treatment,” said Dr. Panwar.

Screening appointments are limited. Registration is required. Please call to schedule your screening at either of the two convenient locations:

Tuesday, April 22: 3 to 6 p.m.
The Nebraska Medical Center
42nd and Emile Streets
Free valet parking is available in the circle drive of the Lied Transplant Center’s main entrance. Volunteers will escort guests to the screening and back to their car. Call 800-922-0000 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, April 24: 4 to 6 p.m.
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
8303 Dodge St.
Free valet parking is available at the main entrance to Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, just south of Methodist Hospital on the 84th and Dodge Street campus. From Dodge Street, access the main entrance by taking the lower drive in the front of Methodist Hospital. Call 402-354-5850 to schedule an appointment.