Practice Contact Information
University of Chicago
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Areas of surgical specialization in Head and Neck Surgery
Endocrine Surgery, Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon
Dr. Agrawal’s work has achieved international recognition in the field of head and neck surgical oncology and head and neck cancer genetics. His group then followed up by publishing the genomic landscapes of the major head and neck cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, esophageal adenocarcinoma, medullary thyroid cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Dr. Agrawal then applied these findings to identify tumor DNA as a biomarkers that improve cancer diagnostics in the saliva and plasma of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. His research is focused on the application of cancer genetics to design diagnostic approaches to reduce morbidity and mortality from head and neck cancer.