Trevor G. Hackman, MD, FACS, has been appointed as Chief for the Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology within the Department of Otolaryngology.
Trevor G. Hackman, MD, FACS, has been recently appointed as Chief for the Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology within the Department of Otolaryngology, where he also serves as Professor, Vice-Chair of Inpatient Operations and Quality Improvement, Director of the Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship and Director of the Transoral Surgery Program.
Hackman joined faculty in 2009, after completing a head and neck/microvascular surgery fellowship at Washington University in St Louis, bringing transoral surgery and microvascular expertise to the department and institution. He pioneered the UNC transoral surgery program, including transoral laser microsurgery and transoral robotic surgery, for the treatment of head and neck cancer, and is seen as a leader in the southeast region. Shortly after joining faculty, he launched a fellowship for advanced head and neck surgery, which has successfully matched and trained fellows from across the country in advanced oncologic and reconstructive techniques for the past 10 years. Within the research realm, he has collaborated with faculty across the institution, medical oncology, in particular, launching landmark clinical trials exploring the role of induction therapy and transoral surgery in the treatment of head and neck cancer.
Over his 13 years on faculty, Hackman found many avenues to engage the department and the health system. He currently serves as Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, a member of numerous hospital quality and safety committees, physician champion for patient safety indicators, co-chair of the Medical Staff Physician Excellence Committee, Service Line Leader for the Otolaryngology Department, and as well as directing quality improvement efforts for the department. The division of head and neck surgery has grown substantially over the past 10 years, and Hackman is honored to lead this division in providing the highest quality of care to head and neck cancer patients of North Carolina and beyond as it excels as a collaborative national center of excellence, advances care of patients through innovation, and trains future leaders.