Samir S. Khariwala, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Samir S. Khariwala

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Mailing Address:
Department of Otolaryngology
420 Delaware Street S.E., MMC 396
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Ashley Venburg

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Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat), Head and Neck Surgeon

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic (Otolaryngology)

University of Michigan (Head and Neck Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction)


Dr. Khariwala's primary research areas are biomarkers and outcomes in head and neck cancer.



  • Khariwala SS, Chan J, Blackwell K, Alam DS. Temporomandibular joint reconstruction using a vascularized bone graft with Alloderm. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2007; 23:25-30.
  • Khariwala SS, Vivek P, Lorenz RR, Esclamado R, Wood BG, Strome M, Alam DS. Swallowing Outcomes after Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction: A Prospective Review of 191 Cases. Laryngoscope, 2007. 117:1359-1363.



  • Cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx and hypopharynx
  • Thyroid disease and cancer
  • Salivary gland disease and cancer
  • Skin cancer and melanoma
  • Benign tumors of the head and neck
  • Microvascular reconstruction in the head and neck


University of Minnesota Medical Center

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