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Yash J. Patil, MD,MPH,FACS

Professor of Clinical

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship : Washington University School of Medicine (Head and Neck Oncology/Microvascular Reconstruction)
  • Residency: University of Illinois (Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery )
  • Internship: University of Illinois (General Surgery)
  • Medical Degree: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Arts: Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Sciences
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Otolaryngology (Certification Date: 2002-05-29) - (Recertification Date: 2022-05-30)

Contact Information
Research Interests

Head and Neck
Microvascular Reconstruction
Adult Airway Disorders

Clinical Interests


Head and Neck Cancer

Parotid tumors

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

Peer Reviewed Publications

Domack, Aaron M; Silverman, Dustin A; Tang, Alice L; Zender, Chad A; Patil, Yash J 2023. Managing Oromandibular Hardware Failure after Free Flap Surgery. Seminars in plastic surgery, 37 1, 53-56

Keller, Chad R; Nebor, Ivanna; Choi, David; Moreno, Kattia; Patil, Yash J 2022. Peritonsillar Abscess Simulator: A Low-Cost, High-Fidelity Trainer. Journal of education & teaching in emergency medicine, 7 2, I1-I9

Wang, James C; Elson, Nora C; Epperson, Madison V; Doarn, Charles R; Altaye, Mekibib; Tabangin, Meredith E; Patil, Reena Dhanda; Patil, Yash J 2021. A Report on the Use of Telehealth in Otolaryngology: In the Pre COVID-19 Era. Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, ,

Mhawej, R; Harmych, B M; Houlton, J J; Tabangin, M E; Meinzen-Derr, J; Patil, Y J 2020. The impact of a post-operative clinical care pathway on head and neck microvascular free tissue transfer outcomes. The Journal of laryngology and otology, , 1-9

Minkara, A; Simmons, M R; Goodale, A; Patil, Y J 2019. Subjective morbidity following radial free flap reconstruction in head and neck tumour patients. The Journal of laryngology and otology, 133 3, 230-235

Sparkman, D M; Simmons, M R; Patil, Y J 2018. Subjective morbidity following fibular free flap reconstruction in head and neck cancer patients. The Journal of laryngology and otology, 132 8, 729-733

Wind, Stefanie A; Patil, Yogendra J 2018. Exploring Incomplete Rating Designs With Mokken Scale Analysis. Educational and psychological measurement, 78 2, 319-342

Moreno, K F; Cornelius, R S; Lucas, F V; Meinzen-Derr, J; Patil, Y J 2017. Using 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging in the pre-operative evaluation of tongue carcinoma. The Journal of laryngology and otology, 131 9, 793-800

Patil, Reena Dhanda; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen K; Hendricks, Brian L; Patil, Yash J 2016. Improving access and timeliness of care for veterans with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: A multidisciplinary team's approach. The Laryngoscope, 126 3, 627-31

Adams, A K; Hallenbeck, G E; Casper, K A; Patil, Y J; Wilson, K M; Kimple, R J; Lambert, P F; Witte, D P; Xiao, W; Gillison, M L; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, K A; Wise-Draper, T M; Wells, S I 2015. DEK promotes HPV-positive and -negative head and neck cancer cell proliferation. Oncogene, 34 7, 868-77

Adams, Allie K; Bolanos, Lyndsey C; Dexheimer, Phillip J; Karns, Rebekah A; Aronow, Bruce J; Komurov, Kakajan; Jegga, Anil G; Casper, Keith A; Patil, Yash J; Wilson, Keith M; Starczynowski, Daniel T; Wells, Susanne I 2015. IRAK1 is a novel DEK transcriptional target and is essential for head and neck cancer cell survival. Oncotarget, 6 41, 43395-407

Chung, Thomas K; Wilson, Keith; Patil, Yash J 2013. Double deep inferior epigastric arteries encountered during vertical rectus abdominis flap harvest: a case report and literature review. Ear, nose, & throat journal, 92 6, E34

Adam, S I; Wilson, K M; Overholser, S M; Khabbaz, E; Moreno, K; Patil, Y J 2012. Are laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma incidence and patient mortality a function of ABO blood grouping? A retrospective study. The Journal of laryngology and otology, 126 2, 180-4

Dhanda Patil, Reena; Patil, Yash J 2012. Perioperative management of obstructive sleep apnea: a survey of Veterans Affairs health care providers. Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 146 1, 156-61

Moreno, Kattia F; Khabbaz, Eyad; Gaitonde, Krishnanath; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Wilson, Keith M; Patil, Yash J 2012. Sexuality after treatment of head and neck cancer: findings based on modification of sexual adjustment questionnaire. The Laryngoscope, 122 7, 1526-31

Sun, Gordon H; Patil, Yash J; Harmych, Brian M; Hom, David B 2012. Inpatients with gunshot wounds to the face. The Journal of craniofacial surgery, 23 1, e62-5

May, James T; Patil, Yash J 2010. Keratoacanthoma-type squamous cell carcinoma developing in a skin graft donor site after tumor extirpation at a distant site. Ear, nose, & throat journal, 89 4, E11-3

Phommachanh, Viengsouk; Patil, Yash J; McCaffrey, Thomas V; Vale, Fernando; Freeman, Thomas B; Padhya, Tapan A 2010. Otolaryngologic management of delayed pharyngoesophageal perforation following anterior cervical spine surgery. The Laryngoscope, 120 5, 930-6