Rohan R. Walvekar, MD

Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University, University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans LA 70112, USA

Rohan R. Walvekar, MD, earned his doctoral degree from the University of Mumbai. After graduating in 1998, he completed a residency in Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery at the TN Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai, India, with triple honors. Subsequently, he completed two head neck surgery fellowships, and trained at at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, which is India's most prestigious cancer institute, catering to over 5000 new head neck cancer registrations a year. After completing an Advanced Head Neck Oncologic Surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, he became an Assistant Professor in Head Neck Surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh/VA Medical Center, prior to joining the LSU Health Sciences Center in July 2008. His clinical interests are head neck surgery and salivary endoscopy. His research interests include evaluating prognostic markers and clinical outcomes of head and neck cancer therapy and treatment of salivary gland disorders. He currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He is also the Mervin L. Trail Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Oncology, and serves at the Director or Clinical Research; Site Director, Interim LSU Hospital, New Orleans and the Director of Salivary Endoscopy Service.