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Carl H. Snyderman

​Professor of otolaryngology and neurological surgery, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Co-director of the Center for Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) ​Dr. Snyderman and his colleagues, Dr. Amin Kassam and Dr. Ricardo Carrau, were involved with the development of the Extended Endonasal Transplanum Approach (EEA), which represents an entirely new paradigm to remove complex lesions of the skull base and brain without incisions.

Dr. Snyderman’s other clinical interests include cranial base surgery, oncologic head and neck surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery and outcomes research in cranial base surgery and the role of nutrition in head and neck cancer.

He is a past recipient of the Clinical Oncology Career Development Award from the American Cancer Society for his study of tumor immunology and a FIRST Award from the National Institutes of Health for his study of the role of prostaglandins in head and neck cancer.

Dr. Snyderman is president of the southwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the Skull Base Committee and the Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Committee, both of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at more than 450 local, national and international scientific lectures and meetings.

He received his medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, completed a surgical internship at Western Pennsylvania Hospital and finished his otolaryngology residency and cranial base surgery fellowship at the Eye and Ear Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh.

First Author

1: Snyderman CH, Gardner PA. Re: Khoueir N et al, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2014;150(3):350-358. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jun 23;151(1):183-184. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24963017.

2: Snyderman CH, Gardner PA. Quality control approach to cerebrospinal fluid leaks. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;74:130-7. doi: 10.1159/000342289. Epub 2012 Dec 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 23257559.

3: Snyderman CH, Gardner PA, Fernandez-Miranda JC. Letter to the editor: endoscopy or microscopy? J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Mar;9(3):336-7; author reply 337. doi: 10.3171/2011.8.PEDS11337. PubMed PMID: 22380966.

4: Snyderman CH, Eibling DE, Johnson JT. The physician as team leader: new job skills are required. Acad Med. 2011 Nov;86(11):1348. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182308d6c. PubMed PMID: 22030647.

5: Snyderman CH, Harvey RJ. Skull base: meeting place for multidisciplinary collaboration. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Oct;44(5):xi-xii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.08.025. PubMed PMID: 21978904.

6: Snyderman CH, Fernandez-Miranda J, Gardner PA. Training in neurorhinology: the impact of case volume on the learning curve. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Oct;44(5):1223-8. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.06.014. Epub 2011 Jul 21. Review. PubMed PMID: 21978903.

7: Snyderman CH, Gardner PA, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Shah RN, Zanation AM. Letters to the editor. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2011 Sep-Oct;25(5):370; author reply 370. doi: 10.2500/ajra.2011.25.3687. PubMed PMID: 22186254.

8: Snyderman CH, Harvey RJ. Skull base: meeting place for multidisciplinary collaboration. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2011 Aug;44(4):xi-xii. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.07.001. PubMed PMID: 21819874.

9: Snyderman CH, Gardner PA. “How much is enough?” endonasal surgery for olfactory neuroblastoma. Skull Base. 2010 Sep;20(5):309-10. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1253583. PubMed PMID: 21358993; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3023330.

10: Snyderman CH, Pant H, Carrau RL, Gardner P. A new endoscopic staging system for angiofibromas. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jun;136(6):588-94. doi: 10.1001/archoto.2010.83. PubMed PMID: 20566910.

11: Snyderman CH, Carrau RL, Prevedello DM, Gardner P, Kassam AB. Technologic innovations in neuroendoscopic surgery. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2009 Oct;42(5):883-90, x. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2009.08.019. PubMed PMID: 19909866.

12: Snyderman CH, Pant H, Carrau RL, Prevedello D, Gardner P, Kassam AB. What are the limits of endoscopic sinus surgery?: the expanded endonasal approach to the skull base. Keio J Med. 2009 Sep;58(3):152-60. Review. PubMed PMID: 19826209.

13: Snyderman CH, Carrau RL, Kassam AB, Zanation A, Prevedello D, Gardner P, Mintz A. Endoscopic skull base surgery: principles of endonasal oncological surgery. J Surg Oncol. 2008 Jun 15;97(8):658-64. doi: 10.1002/jso.21020. Review. PubMed PMID: 18493946.

14: Snyderman CH, Kassam AB, Carrau R, Mintz A. Endoscopic Reconstruction of Cranial Base Defects following Endonasal Skull Base Surgery. Skull Base. 2007 Feb;17(1):73-8. PubMed PMID: 17603646; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1852577.

15: Snyderman CH, Kassam AB. Endoscopic techniques for pathology of the anterior cranial fossa and ventral skull base. J Am Coll Surg. 2006 Mar;202(3):563. PubMed PMID: 16500265.

16: Snyderman CH. Nutrition and head and neck cancer. Curr Oncol Rep. 2003 Mar;5(2):158-63. Review. PubMed PMID: 12583834.

17: Snyderman CH, Scioscia K, Carrau RL, Weissman JL. Hydroxyapatite: an alternative method of frontal sinus obliteration. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2001 Feb;34(1):179-91. Review. PubMed PMID: 11344072.

18: Snyderman CH, Kachman K, Molseed L, Wagner R, D'Amico F, Bumpous J, Rueger R. Reduced postoperative infections with an immune-enhancing nutritional supplement. Laryngoscope. 1999 Jun;109(6):915-21. PubMed PMID: 10369282.

19: Snyderman CH, Goldman SA, Carrau RL, Ferguson BJ, Grandis JR. Endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation is an effective method of treatment for posterior epistaxis. Am J Rhinol. 1999 Mar-Apr;13(2):137-40. PubMed PMID: 10219443.

20: Snyderman CH, Malone JP. Arachidonic acid metabolites in saliva of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1997;400B:949-54. PubMed PMID: 9547651.

21: Snyderman CH, D'Amico F, Wagner R, Eibling DE. A reappraisal of the squamous cell carcinoma antigen as a tumor marker in head and neck cancer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Nov;121(11):1294-7. PubMed PMID: 7576477.

22: Snyderman CH, Abbas MM, Wagner R, D'Amico F. Inhibition of growth of a murine squamous cell carcinoma by a cyclooxygenase inhibitor increases leukotriene B4 production. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Sep;121(9):1017-20. PubMed PMID: 7646853.

23: Snyderman CH, Wagner RL. Superiority of the T and N integer score (TANIS) staging system for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1995 Jun;112(6):691-4. PubMed PMID: 7777353.

24: Snyderman CH, Milanovich M, Wagner RL, Johnson JT. Prognostic significance of prostaglandin E2 production in fresh tissues of head and neck cancer patients. Head Neck. 1995 Mar-Apr;17(2):108-13. PubMed PMID: 7558806.

25: Snyderman CH, Klapan I, Milanovich M, Heo DS, Wagner R, Schwartz D, Johnson JT, Whiteside TL. Comparison of in vivo and in vitro prostaglandin E2 production by squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994 Sep;111(3 Pt 1):189-96. PubMed PMID: 8084624.

26: Snyderman CH, Johnson JT. Tracheostomal stenosis after total laryngectomy. Laryngoscope. 1994 Jun;104(6 Pt 1):786. PubMed PMID: 8196463.

27: Snyderman CH, Grandis JR, Johnson JT. Head and neck cancer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993 Jan;119(1):121. PubMed PMID: 8417737.

28: Snyderman CH, D'Amico F. Outcome of carotid artery resection for neoplastic disease: a meta-analysis. Am J Otolaryngol. 1992 Nov-Dec;13(6):373-80. PubMed PMID: 1343570.

29: Snyderman CH, Heo DS, Johnson JT, D'Amico F, Barnes L, Whiteside TL. Functional and phenotypic analysis of lymphocytes in head and neck cancer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991 Aug;117(8):899-905. PubMed PMID: 1832546.

30: Snyderman CH, Janecka IP, Sekhar LN, Sen CN, Eibling DE. Anterior cranial base reconstruction: role of galeal and pericranial flaps. Laryngoscope. 1990 Jun;100(6):607-14. PubMed PMID: 2348740.

31: Snyderman CH, Sekhar LN, Sen CN, Janecka IP. Malignant skull base tumors. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 1990 Jan;1(1):243-59. Review. PubMed PMID: 2135971.

32: Snyderman CH, Heo DS, Chen K, Whiteside TL, Johnson JT. T-cell markers in tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes of head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 1989 Jul-Aug;11(4):331-6. PubMed PMID: 2502505.

33: Snyderman CH, Johnson JT. Laryngotracheal separation for intractable aspiration. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1988 Sep-Oct;97(5 Pt 1):466-70. Review. PubMed PMID: 3052222.

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