New Assistant Professor of UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology program

The UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology program in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery is pleased to announce that Samip N. Patel, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor.

New Assistant Professor of UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology program click to enlarge Dr. Samip N. Patel (Photo by Nicolette DeGroot)

Dr. Samip Patel completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University and attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, from where he graduated in 2007. While in medical school, Dr. Patel received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award, an NIH Trainee Fellowship, at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Patel did a residency in Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and graduated in 2012. He then completed a Fellowship in Advanced Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Toronto.

Distinctions

  • Board Certified Otolaryngologist specializing in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction
  • Recipient of the NIH Trainee Fellowship – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award
An exceptional surgeon who will add greatly to our efforts in the treatment and study of Head and Neck Cancer.
- Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS
JP Riddle Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology; Professor and Chief, UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology

Conditions treated

  • Benign and malignant neoplasms of the head and neck and upper aerodigestive tract
  • Thyroid, parathyroid, salivary gland tumors, and skin cancers
  • Tracheal and laryngeal stenosis

Surgeries offered

  • Head and Neck ablative and reconstructive surgery of the skin, sinus, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, and trachea
  • Special Interests
  • Microvascular Reconstruction of the Head and Neck, including craniofacial/skull base reconstruction, airway reconstruction
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Mucosal Extirpative Surgery

In office diagnostics and treatments

  • Flexible laryngoscopy 
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy of the thyroid