Deepa Danan, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

 

Clinical Interests

  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the salivary glands
  • Cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck
  • Skin cancer
  • Transoral robotic surgery, or TORS

Research Interests

  • Outcome optimization in head and neck surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Survival outcomes after microvascular free tissue transfer

Contact

ENT Clinic at Shands at UF

  • Phone: (352) 265-8989
  • Fax: (352) 265-8968

ENT Call Center
Patient Appointments

  • Phone: (352) 265-0920
  • Fax: (352) 627-4411

Academic Office

  • Phone: (352) 273-5199
  • Fax: (352) 392-6781

Email

 


 

Education

  • FELLOWSHIP, Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
    University of Miami
    Miami, Florida
    2016 – 2017
  • RESIDENCY, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    University of Virginia Health System
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    2011 – 2016
  • MEDICAL SCHOOL (MD)
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    New York City, NY
    2006 – 2011
  • GRADUATE (MBA)
    Columbia Business School
    New York City, NY
    2010 – 2011
  • UNDERGRADUATE (BA)
    Columbia College, Columbia University
    New York City, NY
    2002 – 2006

Honors and Awards

  • University of Miami 25th Annual Chandler Society Research Forum 1st place fellow research award, June 2017
  • Virginia Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting 2015 1st place oral presentation, June 2015
  • Triological Society 2015 Sections Meeting 1st Place Head and Neck Poster Award, January 2015
  • Triological Society Southern Section Lloyd Storrs Resident Research Award, October 2014
  • Resident research award for basic science research, University of Virginia, Fitz Hugh Symposium, June 2014
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
    CORE grant: Saidee Keller Memorial Research Award 2014
    Effect of adipose-derived stem cells on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
  • Triological Society Southern Section G. Slaughter Fitz-Hugh Resident Research Award, October 2013
  • Resident research award for clinical research, University of Virginia, Fitz Hugh Symposium, June 2013
  • National Institutes of Health
    Summer Research Fellowship 2007
    Neurotransmission in nerve bridge axons after spinal cord injury and spinal cord bypass
  • American Cancer Society Scholar, 2004
  • American Cancer Society/Moffitt Cancer Center
    SPARK Fellowship 2004
    Differences in tumor immunology in young and aged mice

Selected Publications

  1. Danan D, Shonka DC.  “Preoperative vitamin D level as predictor of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia in patients sustaining transient parathyroid injury.”  Head and Neck. 2017 Jul; 39(7):1378-1381.
  2. Danan D, Shonka DC, Selman Y, Chow Z, Smolkin M, Jameson MJ.  “Prognostic Value of Albumin in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer.” Laryngoscope. 2016 Jul; 126(7): 1567-71.
  3. Danan D, Mukherjee SM, Shonka DC.  “Submental Neck Mass in an Adolescent Female.” JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg. 2015 Sep 1; 141(9):851-2.
  4. Danan D, Mo Y, Shonka DC.  “Neck mass with progressive shortness of breath.” JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg. 2015 Mar 1; 141(3): 285-6.
  5. Danan D, Smolkin M, Varhegyi N, Bakos S, Jameson M, Shonka DC. “The Impact of Blood Transfusions on Outcomes in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Free Tissue Transfer.” Laryngoscope 2015 Jan; 125(1): 86-89.
  6. Danan D, Mukherjee S, Jameson M, Shonka DC.   “Open reduction internal fixation for midline mandibulotomy: Lag Screws vs. Plates.” JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg. 2014 Dec; 140(12): 1184-90.
  7. Madhusoodanan S, Opler MGA, Moise D, Gordon J, Danan D, Sinha A, Babu RP. Brain tumor location and psychiatric symptoms – Is there any association? A meta analysis of published case studies.  Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 2010 October; 10(10): 1529-1536.
  8. Danan D, Winfree CJ, McKhann GM 2nd.  Intra-abdominal vascular injury during trocar-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunting: case report.  Neurosurgery 2008 September; 63(3): E613; discussion E613.
  9. Madhusoodanan S, Danan D, Moise D.  Psychiatric manifestations of brain tumors/gliomas.  Rivista Medica 2007; 13(4): 209-215.
  10. Madhusoodanan S, Danan D, Moise D.  Psychiatric manifestations of brain tumors:  diagnostic implications.  Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics 2007 April; 7(4): 343-349.
  11. Madhusoodanan S, Danan D, Brenner R, and Bogunovic O.  Brain tumor and psychiatric manifestations: a case report and brief review.  Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 2004; 16(2): 111-113.

Book Chapters

  1. Ahmed J, Danan D, Thomas G, Leibowitz JM, Civantos FJ.  Carcinoma of the Palate and Maxilla.  In Head and Neck Cancer: Management and Reconstruction 2nd edition (Chapter 5).  (Ed)  Eric Genden.  New York, NY.  Thieme Publishing.  In press.
  2. Youngerman BE, Nelp TB, Danan D, Winfree CJ.  Diagnosis and Management of Painful Neuromas. In Youmans Neurological Surgery 7th edition (Chapter 181, Section 6, Part 5) (Ed)  H. Richard Winn, M.D. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier/Saunders Company.  In press.
  3. Danan D, Winfree CJ. (2011). Diagnosis and Management of Painful Neuromas. In Youmans Neurological Surgery 6th edition (Chapter 170, Vol. 2, pp. 1841-1844) (Ed) H. Richard Winn, M.D. Philadelphia, PA. Elsevier/Saunders Company.
  4. Danan D, Winfree CJ (2009). Central Poststroke Pain. In R Nader, A.J. Sabbagh (Ed.), Neurosurgery Case Review (pp. 268-269). New York, NY. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
  5. Danan D, Winfree CJ (2009). Right Axillary Mass with Tinel Sign. In R Nader, A.J. Sabbagh (Ed.), Neurosurgery Case Review (pp. 375-377). New York, NY. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Presentations

  • Danan D, Langford BR, Koors PK, Mendez R, Jameson MJ.  “Effect of Adipose Stem Cells on Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.”  Presented at the AAO-HNSF Annual meeting September 2016 in San Diego, CA.
  • Danan D, Shonka DC.  “Preoperative Vitamin D level predicts post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia in patients sustaining transient parathyroid injury.”  Presented at the AHNS 9th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, July 16-20, 2016 in Seattle, WA.
  • Danan D, Shonka DC, Selman Y, Chow Z, Smolkin M, Jameson M.  “Prognostic Value of Albumin in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer.”  Presented at the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting 2015 in Wintergreen, VA.
  • Danan D, Mukherjee S, Jameson M, Shonka DC.   “Open reduction internal fixation for midline mandibulotomy: Lag Screws vs. Plates.”  Presented at the IFHNOS 2014 5th World Congress & AHNS Annual Meeting in New York, NY in July 2014.
  • Danan D, Smolkin M, Varhegyi N, Bakos S, Jameson M, Shonka DC. “The Impact of Blood Transfusions on Outcomes in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Free Tissue Transfer.” Presented at the Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting in Miami, FL in January 2014 and the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology annual meeting in Williamsburg, VA in March 2014.