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Dr. Samip N. Patel

“An exceptional surgeon who will add greatly to our efforts in the treatment and study of Head and Neck Cancer.”

– Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS
JP Riddle Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology
Professor and Chief, UNC Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology

Dr. Samip Patel completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University, and attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University where he graduated in 2007. While in medical school, Dr. Patel received the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award through the University of Michigan Medical School, and an NIH Trainee Fellowship. Dr. Patel did a residency in Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and graduated in 2012. He then completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Toronto.


  • Board Certified Otolaryngologist specializing in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction
  • Recipient of Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award
  • Completed an NIH Trainee Fellowship

Conditions treated

  • Benign and malignant neoplasms of the head and neck and upper aerodigestive tract:
  • Thyroid, parathyroid, salivary gland tumors, and skin cancers
  • Tracheal and laryngeal stenosis

Special Interests

  • Micovascular reconstruction
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Cutaneous malignancy
  • Robotic surgery
  • Surgeries offered
  • Cricotracheal resection
  • Airway microvascular reconstruction

Surgical treatments

  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Head and neck microvascular reconstruction

In office diagnostics and treatments

  • Flexible laryngoscopy
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy of the thyroid