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
  • Robotics
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Free Tissue Flaps
  • Databases
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Incidence
  • Mental Health
  • Population

Clinical Trials

NRG-HN005 - A Randomized Phase II/III Trial of De-intensified Radiation Therapy for Patients with Early-Stage, P16-Positive, Non-Smoking Associated Oropharyngeal 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/00034894211069437
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.27769
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, 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

2018

Clark, CM, Shah-Becker, S, Mathew, A & Goyal, N 2018, 'Aerophagia and subcutaneous emphysema in a patient with Rett syndrome', Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. E22-E22.
Goyal, N & Deschler, DG 2018, Bacterial sialadenitis. in Infections of the Ears, Nose, Throat, and Sinuses. Springer International Publishing, pp. 291-299. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74835-1_24
Davanzo, JR, Goyal, N & Zacharia, BE 2018, 'Expanded Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Retrochiasmatic Craniopharyngioma', Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base, vol. 79, no. 2, pp. S194-S195. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1623524
Dunklebarger, M, Patel, VA, Shokri, T & Goyal, N 2018, 'Multimodal approaches in the management of malignancies involving the orbit', Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 232-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.otot.2018.10.010
Shah-Becker, S, Greenleaf, EK, Boltz, M, Hollenbeak, CS & Goyal, N 2018, 'Neck hematoma after major head and neck surgery: Risk factors, costs, and resource utilization', Head and Neck, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 1219-1227. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.25102
Shokri, T, Stahl, LE, Kanekar, SG & Goyal, N 2019, 'Osseous Changes Over Time in Free Fibular Flap Reconstruction', Laryngoscope, vol. 129, no. 5, pp. 1113-1116. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.27337
Osborn, HA, Rathi, VK, Tjoa, T, Goyal, N, Yarlagadda, BB, Rich, DL, Emerick, KS, Lin, DT, Deschler, DG & Durand, ML 2018, 'Risk factors for thirty-day readmission following flap reconstruction of oncologic defects of the head and neck', Laryngoscope, vol. 128, no. 2, pp. 343-349. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.26726
Abt, NB, Puram, SV, Sinha, S, Sethi, RKV, Goyal, N, Emerick, KS, Lin, DT & Deschler, DG 2018, 'Transfusion in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Pedicled Flap Reconstruction', Laryngoscope, vol. 128, no. 12, pp. E409-E415. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.27393
Cottrill, EE, Funk, EK, Goldenberg, D & Goyal, N 2019, 'Transoral Thyroidectomy Using A Flexible Robotic System: A Preclinical Cadaver Feasibility Study', Laryngoscope, vol. 129, no. 6, pp. 1482-1487. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.27543
Persky, MJ, Issa, M, Bonfili, JR, Goyal, N, Goldenberg, D & Duvvuri, U 2018, 'Transoral surgery using the Flex Robotic System: Initial experience in the United States', Head and Neck, vol. 40, no. 11, pp. 2482-2486. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.25375

Clinical Trials Search


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