Practice Contact Information
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1720 2nd Avenue South
Web Site: https://profiles.uab.edu/userprofile.html?uid=7197&em=false
Areas of surgical specialization in Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
Carissa M. Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Thomas is from northern Wisconsin. She received her doctorate of medicine and doctorate of philosophy in cell and molecular biology at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed an otolaryngology residency at the University of Colorado and a head and neck and microvascular reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her clinical specialty is microvascular reconstruction for head and neck cancer. Her research involves understanding how cancer changes the composition of the oral cavity microbiome and how bacteria communicate with immune cells in the tumor microenvironment with the future goal of altering the microbiome to improve treatment response and prevent recurrence and metastases of head and neck cancer.