Ricardo L. CarrauMD
Dr. Carrau is an otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon with clinical and research interests in head oncology, swallowing disorders, salivary gland disorders and sialendoscopy, endoscopic sinus surgery and endoscopic and open skull base surgery. He joined the faculty of Ohio State’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2011 as a tenured professor, director of the Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program and co-director of the Anatomy Laboratory Toward Visuospatial Innovation in Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery (ALT-VISION), a research and education lab.
In 2014, the OSUCCC – James received a five-year, $11-million Specialized Program of Research Excellence grant from the National Cancer Institute to study thyroid cancer. He is co-leading one of the projects being supported by the grant: a study that attempts to identify biomarkers of damage to salivary glands and find new ways of protecting them from the damage they can incur during thyroid cancer treatment.