Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH

Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH

Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Chief, Division of Head and Neck Oncology and Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Head and Neck Cancer
Melanoma and Skin Cancer
nxg913@psu.edu
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Research Interests

Dr. Neerav Goyal's research interests include translational and clinical research of head & neck and thyroid cancers. He also has specific interests in looking at patient reported outcomes as they relate to head and neck cancers. He is actively involved in surgical innovation. He has specific interests in evaluating post-treatment patient outcomes and modalities to help patients restore normalcy after cancer treatment. He is also interested in surgical robotics. 

Dr. Goyal has presented nationally and internationally with more than 60 peer reviewed manuscripts and presentations as well as several book chapters and has edited a book on robotic surgery in the head and neck.

  • Neck
  • Head
  • Neoplasms
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Robotics
  • Databases
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Free Tissue Flaps
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Population
  • Incidence
  • Surgical Wound Infection

Clinical Trials

Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Versus Elective Neck Dissection for Early-Stage Oral Cavity Cancer
Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy with Cisplatin, Docetaxel-Cetuximab, or Cisplatin-Atezolizumab in Pathologic High-Risk Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck

Recent Publications

2022

Daher, GS, Choi, KY, Wells, JW & Goyal, N 2022, 'A Systematic Review of Oral Nutritional Supplement and Wound Healing', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 131, no. 12, pp. 1358-1368. https://doi.org/10.1177/00034894211069437
Higgins, RC, Hennessy, M, Aynardi, JT, Goldenberg, D & Goyal, N 2022, 'An invasive tracheal paraganglioma: A rare cause of a thyroid mass', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/01455613221112347
Tucker, J, Milici, J, Alam, S, Ferster, APOC, Goldenberg, D, Meyers, C & Goyal, N 2022, 'Assessing nonsexual transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV): Do our current cleaning methods work?', Journal of Medical Virology, vol. 94, no. 8, pp. 3956-3961. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.27769
Goyal, N, Goldenberg, D, Ruszkay, N, Tucker, J, May, J & Wilson, MN 2022, 'Can a flexible surgical robot be used in the pediatric population: A feasibility study', International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 159, 111206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2022.111206
Tucker, J, Patel, S, Benyo, S, Wilson, MN, Goyal, N & McGinn, J 2022, 'Descriptive Analysis of Otolaryngology Program Directors with a Focus on Gender Disparity', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/01455613221107149
Tucker, J, Hollenbeak, CS & Goyal, N 2022, 'Discharge destination and readmissions among patients with head and neck cancer', Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1407-1429. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.890
Goyal, N, Day, A, Epstein, J, Goodman, J, Graboyes, E, Jalisi, S, Kiess, AP, Ku, JA, Miller, MC, Panwar, A, Patel, VA, Sacco, A, Sandulache, V, Williams, AM, Deschler, D, Farwell, DG, Nathan, CA, Fakhry, C & Agrawal, N 2022, 'Head and neck cancer survivorship consensus statement from the American Head and Neck Society', Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 70-92. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.702
Benyo, S, Phan, C & Goyal, N 2022, 'Health and Well-Being Needs Among Head and Neck Cancer Caregivers – A Systematic Review', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. https://doi.org/10.1177/00034894221088180
Lorenz, FJ & Goyal, N 2022, 'Iatrogenic Pneumothorax During Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Implantation: A Large Database Analysis', Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States). https://doi.org/10.1177/01945998221122696
Heatherington, EB, Zhao, X, Goyal, N, Ounaies, Z & Frecker, M 2022, 'On the Design and Testing of an Origami Inspired Nasal Cover: Mitigating Aerosol Risks During Endoscopic Sinus Procedures', Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME, vol. 16, no. 4, 041011. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4055251
Beydoun, AS, Koss, K, Nielsen, T, Holcomb, AJ, Pichardo, P, Purdy, N, Zebolsky, AL, Heaton, CM, Mcmullen, CP, Yesensky, JA, Moore, MG, Goyal, N, Kohan, J, Sajisevi, M, Tan, K, Petrisor, D, Wax, MK, Kejner, AE, Hassan, Z, Trott, S, Larson, A, Richmon, JD, Graboyes, EM, Wood, CB, Jackson, RS, Pipkorn, P, Bruening, J, Massey, B, Puram, SV & Zenga, J 2022, 'Perioperative Topical Antisepsis and Surgical Site Infection in Patients Undergoing Upper Aerodigestive Tract Reconstruction', JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 148, no. 6, pp. 547-554. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2022.0684
Tucker, J, Ruszkay, N, Goyal, N, Gniady, JP & Goldenberg, D 2022, 'Quality tracheotomy care can be maintained for non-COVID patients during the COVID-19 pandemic', Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1337-1342. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.885
Saleh, S, Sullivan, SE, Bellile, E, Roxbury, C, Das, P, Hachem, RA, Ackall, F, Jang, D, Celtikci, E, Sahin, MM, D'Souza, G, Evans, JJ, Nyquist, G, Khalafallah, A, Mukherjee, D, Rowan, NR, Camp, S, Choby, G, Gompel, JJV, Ghiam, MK, Levine, CG, Field, M, Adappa, N, Locke, TB, Rassekh, C, Sweis, AM, Goyal, N, Zacharia, B, Wilson, MN, Patel, S, Gardner, PA, Snyderman, CH, Wang, EW, Glancz, LJ, Bagchi, A, Dow, G, Robertson, I, Rangarajan, SV, Michael, LM & McKean, EL 2022, 'Retrospective Review of Surgical Site Infections after Endoscopic Endonasal Sellar and Parasellar Surgery: Multicenter Quality Data from the North American Skull Base Society', Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base, vol. 83, no. 6, pp. 579-588. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1865-3202
Goyal, N, Hennessy, M, Lehman, E, Lin, W, Agudo, A, Ahrens, W, Boccia, S, Brennan, P, Brenner, H, Cadoni, G, Canova, C, Chen, C, Conway, D, Curado, MP, Dal Maso, L, Daudt, AW, Edefonti, V, Fabianova, E, Fernandez, L, Franceschi, S, Garavello, W, Gillison, M, Hayes, RB, Healy, C, Herrero, R, Holcatova, I, Kanda, JL, Kelsey, K, Hansen, BT, Koifman, R, Lagiou, P, La Vecchia, C, Levi, F, Li, G, Lissowska, J, Mendoza López, R, Luce, D, Macfarlane, G, Mates, D, Matsuo, K, McClean, M, Menezes, A, Menvielle, G, Morgenstern, H, Moysich, K, Negri, E, Olshan, AF, Pandics, T, Polesel, J, Purdue, M, Radoi, L, Ramroth, H, Richiardi, L, Schantz, S, Schwartz, SM, Serraino, D, Shangina, O, Smith, E, Sturgis, EM, Świątkowska, B, Thomson, P, Vaughan, TL, Vilensky, M, Winn, DM, Wunsch-Filho, V, Yu, GP, Zevallos, JP, Zhang, ZF, Zheng, T, Znaor, A, Boffetta, P, Hashibe, M, Lee, YCA & Muscat, JE 2022, 'Risk factors for head and neck cancer in more and less developed countries: Analysis from the INHANCE consortium', Oral Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1111/odi.14196
Benyo, S, Benn, DV, Saadi, RA, Gangai, L, Kasmire, KE, Isildak, H & Goyal, N 2022, 'Utility of Temporal Bone Computed Tomography in Pediatric Emergency Medicine', Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 238-246. https://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2021.11.52704

2021

Eskander, A, Sahovaler, A, Shin, J, Deutsch, K, Crowson, M, Goyal, N, Witsell, DL, Schulz, K, Gross, ND, Weber, R, Khariwala, SS, Cohen, S, CyrLee, DW & Mehta, V 2021, 'A preliminary assessment of guideline adherence and clinical variation in oral cancer treatment: a MarketScan database study', BMC Oral Health, vol. 21, no. 1, 270. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-021-01616-x
Rosi-Schumacher, M, Shah, SJ, Craig, T & Goyal, N 2021, 'Clinical manifestations of hereditary angioedema and a systematic review of treatment options', Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 394-403. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.555
Pool, CD, Patel, VA, Hwang, G, Barr, J & Goyal, N 2021, 'Color Change of Intranasal Fluorescein Cannot Detect Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks', World neurosurgery, vol. 156, pp. e243-e248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2021.09.042
Tucker, J, Sarsfield, E, Choi, KY & Goyal, N 2021, 'Educating School Nurses about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Associated Cancers and the Importance of HPV Vaccination', Journal of Community Health Nursing, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 201-208. https://doi.org/10.1080/07370016.2021.1972244
Maurer, R, McNutt, S, Daggubati, LC, Ba, DM, Liu, G, Leslie, D, Goyal, N & Zacharia, BE 2022, 'Mental health disorders in newly diagnosed non-functional pitutary adenoma under initial observation: an observational cohort study using the nationwide MarketScan database', Pituitary, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 85-91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11102-021-01172-1
Pool, C, Goyal, N & Lighthall, JG 2022, 'Novel Use of the Buccal Fat Pad for Sinocutaneous Fistulae Closure and a Review of Reconstructive Options', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 131, no. 3, pp. 295-302. https://doi.org/10.1177/00034894211014299
Tjoa, T, Rathi, VK, Goyal, N, Yarlagadda, BB, Barshak, MB, Rich, DL, Emerick, KS, Lin, DT, Deschler, DG & Durand, ML 2021, 'Pneumonia, urinary tract infection, bacteremia, and Clostridioides difficile infection following major head and neck free and pedicled flap surgeries', Oral Oncology, vol. 122, 105541. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2021.105541
Parikh, AS, Fuller, JC, Lehmann, AE, Goyal, N, Gray, ST & Lin, DT 2021, 'Prognostic Impact of Adverse Pathologic Features in Sinonasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma', Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base, vol. 82, pp. E114-E119. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1710516
Berger, D, Gundermann, G, Sinha, A, Moroi, M, Goyal, N & Tsai, A 2022, 'Review of aerosolized hydrogen peroxide, vaporized hydrogen peroxide, and hydrogen peroxide gas plasma in the decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators', American journal of infection control, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 203-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2021.06.012
Keane, A, Goyal, N & Goldenberg, D 2021, 'Review of the Pathologies of the Nasopharynx', Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 3-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otot.2021.01.001
Pool, C, Weaver, T, Zhu, J, Goldenberg, D & Goyal, N 2021, 'Surgical Margin Determination in the Era of HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancer', Laryngoscope, vol. 131, no. 10, pp. E2650-E2654. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.29533

2020

Slonimsky, G, McGinn, JD, Goyal, N, Crist, H, Hennessy, M, Gagnon, E & Slonimsky, E 2020, 'A model for classification of invasive fungal rhinosinusitis by computed tomography', Scientific reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 12591. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-69446-5
Bann, DV, Patel, VA, Saadi, R, Goyal, N, Gniady, JP, McGinn, JD, Goldenberg, D, Isildak, H, May, J & Wilson, MN 2020, 'Best Practice Recommendations for Pediatric Otolaryngology during the COVID-19 Pandemic', Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States), vol. 162, no. 6, pp. 783-794. https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599820921393
Hennessy, M, Bann, DV, Patel, VA, Saadi, R, Krempl, GA, Deschler, DG, Goyal, N & Choi, KY 2020, 'Commentary on the management of total laryngectomy patients during the COVID-19 pandemic', Head and Neck, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 1137-1143. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.26183
Shokri, T, Saadi, RA, Liaw, J, Bann, DV, Patel, VA, Goyal, N & Lighthall, J 2020, 'Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications in craniomaxillofacial trauma and head and neck reconstruction', Annals of plastic surgery, vol. 85, no. 2S, pp. S166-S170. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000002492
Bann, DV, Patel, VA, Saadi, R, Gniady, JP, Goyal, N, McGinn, JD & Goldenberg, D 2020, 'Impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on otolaryngologic surgery: Brief commentary', Head and Neck, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 1227-1234. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.26162
Sarsfield, E, Montano, M, Choi, K & Goyal, N 2020, 'Laryngectomy Care in the COVID-19 Era', JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 146, no. 8, pp. 776. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2020.1523
Lee, JH, Zacharia, BE, Ba, D, Leslie, D, Liu, G & Goyal, N 2020, 'Mental Health Disorders Associated with Sinonasal and Skull Base Malignancies: A Large Cohort Study', Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 187-192. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0039-1679889
Maurer, R, Daggubati, L, Ba, DM, Liu, G, Leslie, D, Goyal, N & Zacharia, BE 2020, 'Mental health disorders in patients with untreated meningiomas: An observational cohort study using the nationwide marketscan database', Neuro-Oncology Practice, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 507-513. https://doi.org/10.1093/nop/npaa025
Patel, S, Goyal, N & Gniady, JP 2021, 'The role of ultrasound in various office-based laryngeal procedures', Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. e1-e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otot.2020.11.001
Barr, J, Ni, J, McGinn, J & Goyal, N 2020, 'Topical intranasal fluorescein to localize a cerebrospinal fluid leak: a demonstration', American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, vol. 41, no. 6, 102413. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102413
Patel, VA & Goyal, N 2020, 'Using a 4K-3D Exoscope for Upper Airway Stimulation Surgery: Proof-of-Concept', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 129, no. 7, pp. 695-698. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003489420905873
Pearce, W, Barr, J, Ziai, K & Goyal, N 2020, '“Cannot Intubate, Cannot Oxygenate” (CICO) rescue by emergency Front of Neck Airway (eFONA)', Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 96-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otot.2020.04.005

2019

Lee, JH, Ba, D, Liu, G, Leslie, D, Zacharia, B & Goyal, N 2019, 'Association of Head and Neck Cancer with Mental Health Disorders in a Large Insurance Claims Database', JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 145, no. 4, pp. 339-344. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoto.2018.4512
Pool, CD, Patel, VA, Schilling, A, Hollenbeak, C & Goyal, N 2020, 'Economic implications of localization strategies for cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea', International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 419-425. https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.22501
Pool, C, Goyal, N & Lighthall, JG 2019, 'Locoregional flaps in pediatric anterior skull base surgery', Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 85-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otot.2019.01.011
Funk, E, Payne, S, Crist, H, Hennessy, M & Goyal, N 2019, 'Presentation of an Ectopic Intrathymic Parathyroid Adenoma as a Lateral Neck Mass', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 98, no. 2, pp. 68-69. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145561318823399
Goyal, N, Deschler, DG & Emerick, KS 2019, 'Reconstruction of total parotidectomy defects with a de-epithelialized submental flap', Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 222-226. https://doi.org/10.1002/lio2.258
Patel, VA, Pool, CD, Dunklebarger, M, Schaefer, E & Goyal, N 2019, 'Sinonasal Disease in Total Laryngectomy Patients', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 128, no. 9, pp. 811-818. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003489419839410
Shokri, T, Patel, VA & Goyal, N 2019, 'Traumatic Orbital Subperiosteal Hematoma With Acute Visual Compromise: Role of the Head and Neck Surgeon', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 98, no. 10, pp. 617-620. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145561319854743

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