Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD, has been named the new chief of Otolaryngology at Brigham Health. He has served as an associate surgeon and director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) since 2016.
Dr. Uppaluri completed his medical degree and doctorate in genetics at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. He trained in Otolaryngology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He remained there as a faculty member for 16 years before moving to Boston with his wife, Chitra Uppaluri, MD, and three children in 2016.
Dr. Uppaluri, a leader in his field, has a deep understanding of head and neck tumor biology as well as integration of radiation, chemotherapy and surgical treatment modalities, including minimally invasive transoral laser microsurgery and endoscopic and open approaches to anterior skull base pathologies. He has been the primary investigator of clinical trials integrating small molecule and immunotherapeutics in the surgical management of head and neck cancers. He also leads a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded laboratory, focused on basic and translational approaches to head and neck cancers.