Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Karen Choi, MD

Karen Choi, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies
Disease Teams:
Head and Neck Cancer
Melanoma and Skin Cancer

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Survival
  • Otolaryngology
  • Therapeutics
  • Morbidity
  • Internship and Residency
  • Congresses
  • Fistula
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Mortality
  • Quality Improvement
  • Neoplasm Staging

Recent Publications


Choi, KY & Schmalbach, CE 2021, 'Cutaneous Head and Neck Cancers in the High-Risk Immunosuppressed Population', Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 397-413.
Keane, A, Warrick, J, Andrews, GA & Choi, KY 2021, 'Pediatric dermoid cyst of the parotid: Case report and review of the literature', Otolaryngology Case Reports, vol. 18, 100258.


Tsay, AJ, Paine, AR, Lighthall, JG, Choi, KY, Hebel, J & Flamm, A 2020, 'A possible pitfall of Mohs surgery in collision tumor diagnosis: A case of a squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp overlying a metastatic breast lesion of the skull', JAAD Case Reports, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 119-121.
Choi, KY, Amit, M, Tam, S, Bell, D, Phan, J, Garden, AS, Williams, MD, Ferrarotto, R, El-Naggar, AK, Raza, SM, DeMonte, F, Kupferman, ME, Hanna, EY & Su, SY 2021, 'Clinical Implication of Diagnostic and Histopathologic Discrepancies in Sinonasal Malignancies', Laryngoscope, vol. 131, no. 5, pp. E1468-E1475.
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.
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.


Amit, M, Tam, S, Takahashi, H, Choi, KY, Zafereo, M, Bell, D & Weber, RS 2019, 'Prognostic performance of the American Joint Committee on Cancer 8th edition of the TNM staging system in patients with early oral tongue cancer', Head and Neck, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 1270-1276.


Choi, K & Yang, CJ 2017, 'A case report of cavernous sinus thrombosis after trauma', International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 95, pp. 101-103.
Spielman, DB, Hsueh, WD, Choi, KY & Bent, JP 2017, 'From Morbidity and Mortality to Quality Improvement: Effects of a Structured and Interactive Otolaryngology Conference', OTO Open, vol. 1, no. 1.
Bent, JP, Fried, MP, Smith, RV, Hsueh, W & Choi, K 2017, 'Leadership Training in Otolaryngology Residency', Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States), vol. 156, no. 6, pp. 1078-1079.

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