Christopher A. Sullivan, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Sullivan is a national pioneer in the endoscopic management of hypopharyngeal stenosis after organ-sparing chemoradiation therapy for head and neck cancer, and the lead investigator of a seminal study that employed the TREAD (transgastric retrograde esophagoscopy with anterograde dilatation) technique in successful rehabilitation of swallowing. He is now involved in the development of a bioabsorbable, drug-eluding stent for esophageal stenosis. Sullivan is investigating the use of wound-closing sutures that inhibit the formation of collagen, and earlier this year published his success in reducing scar tissue in rodent models. He is also involved in a promising study to restore salivary gland function in oral cancer patients. Sullivan is listed in "Best Doctors in America."
KeywordsHead and neck surgical oncology, reconstruction and rehabilitation, surgery of thyroid and parathyroid glands, salivary gland tumors, regeneration of salivary gland function