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, where he also serves as vice-chair of inpatient operations and quality improvement, director of the head and neck oncology fellowship program and director of the transoral surgery program.
Hackman joined the UNC School of Medicine faculty in 2009, after completing a head and neck/microvascular surgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, and was appointed a full professor in 2021. Hackman founded the UNC transoral surgery program, including transoral laser microsurgery and transoral robotic surgery, for the treatment of head and neck cancer, and is seen as a leader in the southeast region.
Hackman established a fellowship for advanced head and neck surgery, which has successfully matched and trained fellows from across the country in advanced oncologic and reconstructive techniques for the past 10 years. Within the research realm, he has collaborated with faculty across the institution, medical oncology, in particular, and has launched landmark clinical trials exploring the role of induction therapy and transoral surgery in the treatment of head and neck cancer.
— UNC School of Medicine