Faculty Research

Ongoing Funded Research:

R03 - National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
“Clinical and Financial Impact of Treatment for Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer”
PI – David Goldenberg, MD
Penn State Hershey Dean’s Feasibility Grant
“Outcomes for Recurrent Thyroid Cancer in the Elderly”
Co-Investigator – Dr. David Goldenberg
Woodward Endowment for Medical Sciences Education Grant
“Transoral Surgical Anatomy using the daVinci© Robot:  Creation of an Anatomic and Surgical Atlas and its Impact on Trainee Education”
PI – David Goldenberg, MD
Co-Investigators – Neerav Goyal, MD

George L. Laverty Foundation Grant
“Environmental Causes for the Rising Rates of Thyroid Cancer in Pennsylvania”
PI – David Goldenberg, MD

Ongoing Research:

“Vocal Fold Dysfunction and Reflux in Athletes”
Neerav Goyal, MD, John McGinn, MD

“Radiographic Incidentalomas in Thyroid Cancer”
Irina Chaikhoutdinov MD, David Goldenberg, MD

“Study of Nasal Dimensions and Surgical planning”
Fred Fedok, MD, Sohrab Sohrabi, MD, Neerav Goyal, MD, Dhave Setabutr, MD

“Surgery of Non-localizing Parathyroid Adenomas”
Antonio Portela MD, David Goldenberg, MD

“Venous Thromboembolism in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery”
Genevieve Andrews, MD, Frank Garritano, MD

“The Public’s Knowledge of the Association between HPV and Oropharyngeal cancer”
Michele Carr, MD, David Goldenberg, MD

“Nasal Surgery in the Younger Patient”
Fred Fedok, MD, Eeelam Adil, MD, Dhave Setabutr, MD

“Radon and Thyroid cancer”
Neerav Goyal, MD, David Goldenberg, MD

“Environmental risk factors for thyroid cancer”
Neerav Goyal, MD, David Goldenberg, MD

Retrospective and Prospective Study Evaluating the Efficiency of Care for the Head & Neck Cancer Patient”
Genevieve Andrews, MD

“Transoral Robotic Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck: A cadaver study”
Neerav Goyal, MD, David Goldenberg, MD

"In-transit Metastasis in Melanoma of the Head & Neck”
Genevieve Andrews, MD, Irina Chaikhoutdinov, MD

“Sorafenib and quinacrine as potential combination for anaplastic thyroid carcinoma”
Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, David Goldenberg, MD

Recent Resident and Medical Students Research Awards:

Malika Atmakuri - Penn State College of Medicine Class of 2013
“Treatment De-intensification for HPV-positive Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
Won 1st place resident/ medical student presentation from Pennsylvania Society for Oncology and Hematology Annual Scientific Meeting on September 21st-22nd

Neerav Goyal, MD
“Characteristics in the Population Surrounding Three Mile Island”
Awarded the John J. Conley, MD Triological Society Resident Research Award for Thyroid Cancer - October 2011

Awarded 1st Place for his research presentation at the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting - June 2010 and June 2012
“Determining the Association between Radon Levels and Thyroid Cancer”
Awarded the American Head & Neck Society Alando J. Ballantyne Resident Research Pilot Grant for his grant proposal
May 2012

Eelam Adil, MD
Awarded 1st Place for her research presentation at the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting
June 12, 2009 and June 2010