New Physician Joins the Department

The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery has appointed Scott H. Troob, MD, a dual-fellowship trained head and neck oncologic, microvascular, and facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Troob joins the department as Assistant Professor of Head & Neck Oncology, Microvascular & Facial Plastic Surgery.

"Dr. Troob brings a wealth of experience both in surgery for head and neck cancer and in his ability to reconstruct complicated defects in the head and neck following these operations," said Lawrence Lustig, MD, Howard W. Smith Professor of Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery and department chair. 

Dr. Troob specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, sinonasal tract, skull base, and skin. He focuses on minimally invasive surgery including transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal tumors, and sialoendoscopy for benign conditions of the salivary glands. Additionally, Dr. Troob specializes in microvascular free flap reconstruction of the head and neck following cancer surgery, as well as facial reanimation surgery in patients suffering from facial paralysis.  

"He brings with him the latest reconstructive techniques that offer both functional and cosmetic outcomes," Dr. Lustig said.

Dr. Troob will spearhead the development of a free head and neck tissue transfer program within the department.

Dr. Troob returns to the Columbia community as an alumnus. He is a graduate of Columbia College, where he received his BA in Biology in 2004. During his undergraduate years, he was a member of the men’s swimming and diving team and president of the Undergraduate Athletic Council. He is a NCAA Division I All-American in platform diving, received Academic All-Ivy Honors, and holds the current school record in Platform Diving.


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