Samir Khariwala, MD

Samir Khariwala, MD

Head and Neck Surgeon

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

The diagnosis of a tumor in the head and neck is daunting for any patient given the possible implications for appearance, speech, and 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 available, and expected outcomes. I am committed to treating my patients with a combination of well-established therapies and new technology to optimize cure of the disease and quality of life. In addition, microvascular reconstructive techniques are used when appropriate to achieve the goals of optimizing function and form.

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck
  • Cancers of the Oral Cavity
  • Larynx and Hpopharynx
  • Microvascular Reconstruction in the Head and Neck
  • Oropharynx
  • Zenkers Diverticula

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Recognition and Leadership


  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2018, 2019)

Academic Information

Assistant Professor

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