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Paul van der Sloot

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 629
Rochester NY 14642
 Awards And Honors
2009     Quality Award  | West Virginia University
2002     Poloquin Residents' Research Award  | Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
2002     Resident Research Award  | Alberta Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
2000     Research Award  | University of Alberta Department of Otolaryngology
1994     Harold and Florence Mosley Research Award
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

 Selected Publications
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  1. Steinman RA, De Castro IO, Shrayyef M, Chengazi V, Giampoli E, Van Der Sloot P, Calvi LM, Wittlin SD, Hammes SR, Hou R. Two cases of malignant struma ovarii with metastasis to pelvic bone. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2013; 75(2):139-44.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Tiu J, Li H, Rassekh C, van der Sloot P, Kovach R, Zhang P. Molecular basis of posttransplant squamous cell carcinoma: the potential role of cyclosporine a in carcinogenesis. Laryngoscope. 2006 May; 116(5):762-9.
    View in: PubMed
  3. van der Sloot PG. Hard and soft palate reconstruction. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Aug; 11(4):225-9.
    View in: PubMed
  4. van der Sloot PG, Seikaly H, Harris JR. Effects of a noncompressive hematoma on free flap viability. J Otolaryngol. 2002 Jun; 31(3):144-6.
    View in: PubMed


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