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Nayel Khan, M.D.

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Provider Type: Physician

Board Certifications:
  • Otolaryngology


General Summary

Nayel Khan, M.D., is a board certified otolaryngologist with a specialty in head and neck surgical oncology, robotic head and neck surgery, and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Khan received his medical doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he completed additional training in translational research under the auspices of an NIH T32 grant. He received advanced training in head and neck surgical oncology, robotic surgery, and microvascular reconstruction at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include surgical treatment of cancers of the head and neck in a multidisciplinary fashion, robotic treatments of cancers of the oropharynx and larynx, as well as microvascular reconstruction to reconstruct defects and improve postoperative outcomes. He is one of few surgeons trained in these techniques in the South Texas region.


  • Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency in Otolaryngology
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Medical Doctorate
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Head & Neck Society

Previous Medical Practice

  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA


  • Airway obstruction
  • Cancers of unknown primary
  • Head and neck cutaneous malignancies including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Neck masses
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Sinonasal cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid tumors
  • Tonsil and base of tongue cancer


  • Base of tongue resection
  • Biopsy
  • Central neck dissection
  • Coordination with reconstructive/plastic surgery
  • Glossectomy
  • Laryngoscopy with biopsy
  • Lateral neck dissection
  • Mandibular resection
  • Maxillectomy
  • Microvascular reconstructive surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Rhinectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Skin cancer resection
  • Skull base surgery
  • Soft tissue reconstruction including skin grafts and locoregional reconstruction
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Total/partial laryngectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Transoral laser surgery
  • Transoral robotic surgery


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Community Service

  • Birmingham Free Clinic, Director of Otolaryngology, Pittsburgh, PA (2017-2022)