Division Chief of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Department of Otolaryngology
Director, Transoral Surgery Program
Vice Chair of Inpatient Operations and Quality
Director, Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship
Area of Interest
Head and neck surgical oncology, endocrine surgery, parotid surgery, transoral laser microsurgery, open and endoscopic skull base surgery, head and neck reconstruction, minimally invasive head and neck surgery, sinus surgery.
News and Stories
Poor oral health could lessen survival from head and neck cancer
An international study has revealed strong associations between oral health and survival among people diagnosed with head and neck cancer.
Hackman named division chief of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
UNC Lineberger’s Trevor G. Hackman, MD, FACS, has been appointed as chief of the Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology within the Department of Otolaryngology.
Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer
Using a new blood test that’s in development, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. Researchers believe the findings, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could help identify those …
HPV blood test shows promise for tracking head and neck cancer after treatment
UNC Lineberger's Bhishamjit S. Chera, MD, will present preliminary findings at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology on Tuesday from a study that evaluated a blood test for HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which is a cancer of the back of the throat. The findings demonstrated the test could be an effective and less costly alternative for monitoring for cancer recurrence after radiation treatment.