Otolaryngology (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery | More

Professor of Surgery Section Chief, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology

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Nishant Agrawal, MD
Nishant Agrawal, MD, specializes in the management of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.

Dr. Agrawal's work has achieved international recognition in the field of head and neck surgical oncology, and head and neck cancer genetics. Under his leadership, a team of researchers completed a landmark study that examined the genome of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. His group followed up by publishing the genomic landscapes of the remaining major head and neck cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, esophageal adenocarcinoma, medullary thyroid cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Dr. Agrawal then applied these findings to identify tumor DNA as a biomarkers that improve cancer diagnostics in the saliva and plasma of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. His research is focused on the application of cancer genetics to design diagnostic approaches to reduce morbidity and mortality from head and neck cancer.

In addition to his clinical and research contributions, Dr. Agrawal is an accomplished educator — teaching medical students, residents and fellows about the management of patients with head and neck cancer. Prior to joining the University of Chicago Medicine, Dr. Agrawal was an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Education

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Additional Education

  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Head and Neck Society
  • American Thyroid Association
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi