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Nilesh R. Vasan, MD,FRACS

Head & Neck Cancer Surgeon
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians

About Nilesh Vasan

Dr. Vasan is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Vasan was born and raised in New Zealand and is a member of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters in the field of Head and Neck Surgery and performs Head and Neck Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Vasan is an Associate Professor who specializes in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery and serves as Program Director for the Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Residency Program.

Affiliations OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center – Head & Neck Cancer Clinic, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
  • Office of Technology Commercialization Patent Award, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Received) 2020
  • Annual Prize of Excellence, Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Surgery – Section Otolaryngology, Yale University School of 2008
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine University of Otago Medical School
    Dunedin, New Zealand, NH
  • Residency
  • General Surgery Registrar Waikato Hospital
    Hamilton, New Zealand1996
  • New Zealand Otolaryngology Training Program 2000
  • Fellowship
  • Head & Neck Cancer Surgery University of Oklahoma Medical Center
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Head & Neck Cancer Surgery Green Lane Hospital
    Auckland, New Zealand2001
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Part II
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Part I
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Head and neck tumors both benign and cancerous
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Robotic surgery
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Pediatric ENT surgery
  • Voice disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Skin cancers including melanoma
  • Head and Neck Robotics
  • Benign and malignant head and neck disease
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Sinus disease
  • Medical device innovation
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