Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Sandeep Samant, MD

Professor, Otolaryngology

Sandeep Samant, MD

Research Program

  • Translational Research in Malignancy (TRIM)


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Cancer-Focused Research

Sandeep Samant, MD, is the Chief of Head and Neck Surgery and a Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Northwestern Medicine Head and Neck Program and a member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Dr. Samant is a recognized expert in the field of head and neck surgery. He has lectured around the world, authored numerous chapters in leading text books of head and neck surgery and is widely published. Since completing his fellowship training in head and neck surgery in 1996, Dr. Samant has performed over 7000 operations for head and neck cancer as well as thyroid cancer. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Samant has focused his research on refinements in multidisciplinary management of head and neck cancer to improve survival and quality of life. He has a particular interest in the treatment of patients with tonsillar and base of tongue cancers caused by human papillomavirus. Before joining Northwestern, he started one of the first robotic surgery programs in the country at University of Tennessee. He has been involved in the training of young head and neck surgeons and neurosurgeons in endoscopic surgery for nasal and sinus tumors through the North American Skull Base Society for a number of years.

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