PROF RICARDO L CARRAU
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center & The James Cancer Center
Ricardo L Carrau, MD, FACS, joined the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department at The Ohio State University as a tenured professor in April 2011. He is Director of the Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program and Co-director of the research and education laboratory ALT-VISION (Anatomy Laboratory Toward Visuotial Innovations in Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery). He also organizes, develops, and promotes the sialendoscopy salivary disorders program and the swallowing disorders rehabilitation program. In the past, he served at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, as the Medical Director of the Swallowing Disorders Center, Director of the Division of Maxillofacial Trauma, and as a member of the Division of Rhinology and Allergy, Division of Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Division of Skull Base Surgery, and the Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Center. Dr Carrau has authored more than 450 publications and belongs to multiple professional organizations that match his clinical interests.
Dr Carrau's clinical interests are diverse and include traditional and endoscopic skull base surgery, head and neck oncology, swallowing disorders, disorders of the salivary glands and sialendoscopy, disorders of the paranasal sinuses, and endoscopic sinus surgery and laryngotracheal stenosis. Dr Carrau is a recognized world expert in skull base surgery and a pioneer in endoscopic skull base surgery.