Positions

Overview

  • William R. Carroll, M.D., the George W. Barber Jr. Endowed Professor and widely-recognized leader in the field of head and neck oncology, has been named the chair of the Department of Otolaryngology in the UAB School of Medicine.

    Carroll has served the department as its interim chair since the Department was established by the UA System Board of Trustees in October 2015. He took the role in a permanent basis on February 15, 2017.

    The Department of Otolaryngology at UAB is a world-class practice, with 15 full-time faculty performing more than 3,600 surgeries per year. The program’s clinical services include head and neck oncology, otology/neurotology, sinus and skull base disorders, facial plastics and reconstruction, laryngology, salivary gland disorders and sleep apnea.

    Otolaryngology is also home to a growing residency program to train future physicians through five years of comprehensive surgical training, as well as specialized fellowship programs in rhinology and head and neck oncology.

    Carroll joined the UAB faculty in 1996, was named section director for head and neck oncology in 2004 and became director of the Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship Training Program in 2008. Prior to his role as interim department chair, he served as interim division director. Dr. Carroll has published more than 150 manuscripts in scientific journals, authored 14 book chapters, served in numerous leadership positions in national and regional professional societies and committees, and often participates in national academic/clinical meetings as a featured presenter.

    He began his career at Medical College of Georgia where he earned his medical degree before beginning his postdoctoral training in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the UAB faculty as an associate professor of surgery, Carroll served as assistant professor of surgery at the University of Michigan Hospitals and as section chief of otolaryngology at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.
  • Selected Publications

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Surgery for cancer of the oral cavity.  334-344. 2018
    2012 Surgery for cancer of the oral cavity 2012

    Research Overview

  • Head and neck oncology
    Transoral robotic assisted surgery (TORS)
    Clinical trials in head and neck oncology
  • Investigator On

  • ACRIN 6685: A Multicenter Trial of FDG-PET/CT Staging of Head and Neck Cancer and its Impact on the N0 Neck Surgical Treatment in Head and Neck Cancer Patients(R10-151)  awarded by American College of Radiology Imaging Network
  • Characterizing the Oral Cavity Microbiome and Correlation with Cancer Pain in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma  awarded by LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center Core Support Grant - Development and Feasibility Testing of a Tobacco Assessment and Cessation Program for Cancer Patients at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center: Toward Building Capacity  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Smoking Cessation Intervention Tailored to Rural Young Adult African American Men: Toward Scalability  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Food and Eating Behaviors of Head and Neck Cancer Patients  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Imaging Guided Surgery Using Fluorescently Labeled Cetuximab  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • PET/CT Staging of Head & Neck Cancer and its Impact on the NO Neck Surgical Treatment (R10-151)  awarded by American College of Radiology Imaging Network
  • Private Grant  awarded by PNP THERAPEUTICS, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by NOVADAQ TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by LEIDOS BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by LICOR, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by SUCAMPO PHARMACEUTICALS
  • Private Grant  awarded by NOVADAQ TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  • Private Grant  awarded by IMAGINAB^
  • Private Grant  awarded by SKYLINE BIOSCIENCES LLC
  • Private Grant  awarded by CELGENE CORPORATION
  • Private Grant  awarded by ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by TACTILE MEDICAL
  • Private Grant  awarded by MUREVA PHOTOTHERAPY INC
  • Reduction of Tumor-Positive Margins in Oncology Surgery  awarded by National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Tissue Resource Site (TSS) in Support of the The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Program - Admin Core  awarded by SAIC - FREDERICK
  • UAB NRG Oncology Member Institution Purchased Service Agreement  awarded by NRG ONCOLOGY FOUNDATION
  • UAB NRG Oncology Member Institution Purchased Service Agreement  awarded by NRG ONCOLOGY FOUNDATION
  • Education And Training

  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Internship
  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers, Residency
  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia 1984
  • Full Name

  • William Carroll