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Nikhila R. Raol, MD, MPH

Nikhila R. Raol, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

EDUCATION

BA, Biochemistry: Rice University, Houston, TX

MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

MPH: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Otolaryngology Residency, Head and Neck Surgery: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

State of Georgia medical license

HONORS AND AWARDS

Holt Leadership Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2015

Gender Diversity Grant, Society of University Otolaryngologists, 2014

Adam T. Ross Leadership Award, Section for Residents and Fellows-in-Training, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 2013-2014

Clinical Fellow Teaching Award, Harvard Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2013-2014

Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology Resident Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2012-2013

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

American Medical Association

American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

Pediatric dysphagia

Pediatric voice disorders

RESEARCH FOCUS

Swallowing and voice outcomes following congenital cardiac surgery

Outcomes following surgery for refractory pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

Healthcare resource utilization in pediatric otolaryngology

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Should obtaining a preoperative audiogram before tympanostomy tube placement be used as a quality metric? A survey of pediatric otolaryngologists." Raol N, Hartnick CJ, Weissman JS. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Sep;88:82-8.

"Avoiding surgical pitfalls during resection of a "hybrid" first and second branchial cleft cyst: A case report." Castellanos A, Scangas GA, Naunheim MR, Raol N, Cohen MS. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Aug;87:91-3.

"The pursuit of otolaryngology subspecialty fellowships." Wilson MN, Vila PM, Cohen DS, Carter JM, Lawlor CM, Davis KS, Raol NP. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jun;154(6):1027-33.

"Inpatient pediatric tonsillectomy: Does hospital type affect cost and outcomes of care?" Raol N, Zogg CK, Boss EF, Weissman JS. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar;154(3):486-93.

"Stress velopharyngeal incompetence: Two case reports and options for diagnosis and management." Raol N, Diercks G, Hersh C, Hartnick CJ. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Dec;79(12):2456-9.

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