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Paul G. van der Sloot, M.D.

Cancer, Otolaryngology, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Head & Neck Oncology; Head & Neck Reconstruction; Head & Neck, Thyroid Cancer, Throat Cancer; Head, Neck & Thyroid Surgery; Laryngology; Thyroid, Parathyroid

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 758-5700

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Cancer has a direct physical impact on patients, but also tests patient values, families and support structures. When deciding on a treatment course, I offer patients their best chance for cure with the understanding that all of these factors need to be considered before treatment can take place.

Head and neck anatomy is complex and has a bearing on a number of vital functions including breathing, swallowing and communicating. I embrace the challenge of helping patients deal with cancers that impact these functions and, in many cases, I am able through reconstructive surgery to restore those functions that impact quality of life long after therapy is completed. I have particular interest in cancers of the voice box and thyroid.

I am always honest and straightforward with my patients. I will take the time to answer questions and encourage patients to communicate their concerns and questions. If I can't answer their questions, I will tell them and, if possible, I will search for an answer. My patients will always get my best.

Conditions I Treat:

- Upper aerodigestive tract cancers, including cancer of the mouth, nose, throat and voice box
- Thyroid gland cancers
- Salivary gland cancers
- Malignant tumors of the skull base
- Advanced skin cancers

Professional Background

Dr. van der Sloot's association with the University of Rochester comes full circle with his return in 2009. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and worked for several years as a professional violinist before returning to school and completing his medical degree and otolaryngology residency at the University of Alberta. He followed with a fellowship at Vanderbilt University in head and neck surgical oncology, microvascular reconstruction and cranial base surgery. For the six years prior to his joining the URMC faculty, Dr. van der Sloot was an assistant professor at West Virginia University.


An Associate Professor, Dr. van der Sloot specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients, and also sees patients with general ear, nose and throat problems. His research interests include the study of immunohistochemical markers in papillary thyroid cancer; head and neck bone carriers, rapid prototyping and osseous reconstruction; and the relevance of PET-positive findings in the chest in patients with head and neck cancer.


Dr. van der Sloot is published in and reviews for a number of leading journals. He is involved at the national level with subspecialty committees and is deeply involved in resident and medical student education.


Dr. van der Sloot's Areas of Expertise Include:

• Head and Neck Cancer
• Microvascular Reconstruction of the Head and neck
• Cranial Base Surgery both Open and Endoscopic
• Transoral Laser Microsurgery
• Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
• Post-Mohs Reconstruction following treatment for Skin Cancer
• Rehabilitation for Vocal Cord Paralysis


Research interests include:

• Prognostic Molecular Markers in Thyroid Cancer
• Biofilms and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
• Bone Replacement Materials and 3D Modeling of Bony defects

Research

Dr. van der Sloot's association with the University of Rochester comes full circle with his return in 2009. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and worked for several years as a professional violinist before returning to school and completing his medical degree and otolaryngology residency at the University of Alberta. He followed with a fellowship, and was an instructor at Vanderbilt University in head and neck surgical oncology, microvascular reconstruction and cranial base surgery. For the six years prior to his joining the URMC faculty, Dr. van der Sloot was an assistant professor at West Virginia University.

An Associate Professor, Dr. van der Sloot specializes in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients, and also sees patients with general ear, nose and throat problems. His research interests include the study of immunohistochemical markers in papillary thyroid cancer; head and neck bone carriers, rapid prototyping and osseous reconstruction; and the relevance of PET-positive findings in the chest in patients with head and neck cancer.

Dr. van der Sloot is published in and reviews for a number of leading journals. He is involved at the national level with subspecialty committees and is deeply involved in resident and medical student education.


Dr. van der Sloot's Areas of Expertise Include:

• Head and Neck Cancer

• Microvascular Reconstruction of the Head and Neck

• Cranial Base Surgery both Open and Endoscopic

• Transoral Laser Microsurgery

• Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

• Post-Mohs Reconstruction following treatment for Skin Cancer

• Rehabilitation for Vocal Cord Paralysis





Research Interests Include:

• Prognostic Molecular Markers in Thyroid Cancer

• Biofilms and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

• Bone Replacement Materials and 3D Modeling of Bony defects

Credentials

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

Education

1987
B.M. | Eastman School of Music
Violin Performance

1993
| University of Calgary
Undergraduate Science

1997
M.D. | University of Alberta

2012
M.S. | University of Rochester
Business Management

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2002
Residency in Otolaryngology at University of Alberta

07/01/1997 - 6/30/1998
Internship in Otolaryngology at University of Alberta

07/01/1997 - 6/30/1998
Internship in Otolaryngology at University of Alberta

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Awards

2009
Quality Award
Sponsor: West Virginia University

2002
Poloquin Residents' Research Award
Sponsor: Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

2002
Resident Research Award
Sponsor: Alberta Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

2000
Research Award
Sponsor: University of Alberta Department of Otolaryngology

1994
Harold and Florence Mosley Research Award
Location: University of Alberta

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/2006
Tiu J., Li H., Rassekh C., van der Sloot P.G., Kovach R., Zhang P. "Molecular Basis of Posttransplant Squamous Cell Carcinoma : The Potential Role Of Cyclosporin A in Carcinogenesis". Laryngoscope. 2006; 5(116): 762-9.

8/2003
van der Sloot P.G. "Hard and Soft Palate Reconstruction". Current Opinion in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2003; 4(11): 225-9.

2002
van der Sloot P.G..; Seikaly H.; Harris J. "Effects of a Non-compressive hematoma on free flap viability". Journal of Otolaryngology. 2002; 3(31): 144-6.

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