Samir Khariwala, MD

Philosophy of Care:

The diagnosis of a tumor in the head and neck is daunting for any patient given the possible implications for appearance, speech, general quality of life. My goal is to establish a foundation of trust and understanding such that my patients fully understand the nature of their disease, the treatment options and expected outcomes. I am committed to treating my patients with a combination of well-established therapies and new technology to optimize cure of disease and quality of life. In addition, microvascular reconstructive techniques are used when appropriate to achieve the goals of optimizing function and form.

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Chepeha DB, Khariwala SS, Chanowski EJP, Zumsteg JW, Malloy KM, Moyer JS, Prince MEP, Sacco AG, Lee JSJ. Thoracodorsal artery scapular tip autogenous transplant: vascularized bone with a long pedicle and flexible soft tissue. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2010, 136:958-964.

Alam DS, Khariwala SS. Technical considerations in patients requiring a second microvascular free flap in the head and neck. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2009, 135:268-273.

Khariwala SS, Dan O, Lorenz RR, Klimczak A, Siemionow M, Strome M. Donor bone marrow in laryngeal transplantation: results of a rat study. Am J Oto, 2008, 29: 242-249.

Khariwala SS, Vivek P, Lorenz RR, Esclamado R, Wood BG, Strome M, Alam DS. Swallowing Outcomes after Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction: A Prospective Review of 191 Cases. Laryngoscope, 2007. 117:1359-1363.

Khariwala SS, Chan J, Blackwell K, Alam DS. Temporomandibular joint reconstruction using a vascularized bone graft with Alloderm. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2007; 23:25-30.

Khariwala SS, Kjaergaard J, Lorenz R, Van Lente F, Shu S, Strome M. Everolimus (RAD) inhibits in vivo growth of murine squamous cell carcinoma (SCC VII). Laryngoscope. 2006: 116:814-820.

Khariwala SS, Knott PD, Dan O, Klimczak A, Siemionow M, Strome M. Pulsed immunosuppression with everolimus and antiab-TCR: laryngeal allograft survival at 6 months. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006; 115:74-80.

Khariwala SS, Lee WT, Koltai PJ. Laryngotracheal consequences of pediatric cardiac surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131:336-339.

Knott PD, Khariwala SS, Minarchek J. Hemophilia B and Free Tissue Transfer: Medical and Surgical Management. Ann Plast Surg. 2005; 54(3):336-338.

Dyce O, Ziober AF, Weber RS, Miyazaki K, Khariwala SS, Feldman M, Ziober B. Integrins in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma invasion. Laryngoscope. 2002; 112:2025-2032

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