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Raja Sawhney, MD, MFA

Assistant Professorsawhneyr
Division of Facial Plastics

 

Clinical Interests:

  • Functional and Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • MOHs Defect Reconstruction
  • Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction
  • Facial Re-animation
  • Aging Face
  • Facial Trauma

Research Interests:

  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • DNA Methylation
  • Facial Reconstruction and Re-animation

Contact

Aesthetic & Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Return Patient Appointments

  • Phone: (352) 265-9480
  • Fax: (352) 265-9466

ENT Call Center
New Patient Appointments

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

Academic Office

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

Email

 


Education

Fellowship
2010 – 2011
Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
Texas Health Care Association
Fort Worth, TX
Residency
2005 – 2010
Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
Medical School
2001 – 2005
Doctor of Medicine
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Graduate Education
1998 – 2000
Master of Fine Arts – Medical Illustration
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate Education
1994 – 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Scientific Illustration • Painting
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Licensure

  • Florida Medical License (2011 – Present)
  • Texas Full Medical License (2010 – Present)

Certification

  • American Board of Otolaryngology (2011 – 2021)
  • American Board of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery (2016 – Present)

Local Committees & Services

  • University of Florida Medical Student ENT Interest Group, Faculty Mentor (2012 – Present)
  • Otolaryngology Resident PGY1 Class, Faculty Mentor (2012)

Professional Society Committes & Services

  • AOCMF Craniomaxillofacial Faculty Member (2013 – Present)

Publications

2013 Condylar fractures
Sawhney R, Brown R, Ducic Y.
Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2013 Oct; 46(5): 779-90
2013 Management of Pathologic Fractures of the Mandible Secondary to Osteoradionecrosis
Sawhney R, Ducic Y.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013 Jan; 148(1):54-8
2013 Miniplate Fixation of Fractures of the Symphyseal and Parasymphyseal Regions of Mandible: A Review of 218 Patients
Lee T, Sawhney R, Ducic Y.
JAMA Facial Plast Surg 2013 March; 15(2): 121-5
2011  Mylohyoid Advancement Flap for Closure of Composite Oral Cavity Defects
R. Sawhney, L. Young, Y. Ducic
Laryngoscope 2011; 121:2313-2316
2011  DNA methylation in thyroid tumorigenesis
Stephen JK, Chitale D, Narra V, Chen KM, Sawhney R, Worsham MJ.
Cancers (Basel). 2011 Jun 1;3(2):1732-1743
2008  Tongue Base Schwannoma: Report, Review, and Unique Surgical Approach
R. Sawhney, M. Carron, R. Mathog,
Am J Otolaryngol. 2008 Mar-Apr;29(2):119-22
2007  Methylation of Multiple Genes as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Markers in Primary Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma
K. Chen, R. Sawhney, M. Khan, M. Benninger, Z. Hou, S. Sethi, M. Worsham
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007; 133: 1131-1138
2006  Airway Obstruction by Granulation Tissue Within a Fenestrated Tracheotomy Tube: Case Report
M. Carron,  S. Kim,  R. Sawhney,  P. Reidy
Ear Nose Throat J. 2006 Jan; 85 (1):54-5
2004  Levator ani Muscle Anatomy Evaluated by Origin-Insertion Pairs
R. Kearney ,  R.Sawhney,  J. DeLancey
Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Jul; 104 (1): 168-73

National Presentations / Posters

2011 Retrospective Evaluation of the Use of Airway Stents and Tracheostomy Tubes in the Management of Patients with Airway Disease
W.Young, MD, R Sawhney,G Gardner, J Mendoza, M Simoff
Poster Presentation – Combined Otolaryngological Society Meeting
2011 The Use of External Retropulsion to Remove a Wedged Metallic Drawer Knob from the Cervical Esophagus in an Autistic Patient
B. Musgrave, R. Sawhney, M.Smith, BS, V. Schweitzer
Poster Presentation – Combined Otolaryngological Society Meeting
2009 Detection of Aberrant Methylation in Serum of Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Poster Presentation – Combined Otolaryngological Society Meeting
2008 A Multiparametric Gene-Based Diagnosis Model for HNSCCa
Podium Presentation – American Academy of Otolaryngology – Annual Meeting
2008 Tumor-Specific Aberrant Methylation in Matched Serum Samples as a Marker for Tumor Diagnosis and Prognosis in HNSCC
Podium Presentation – American Head and Neck Society  – 7th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer
2007 Tumor-Specific Aberrant Methylation in Matched Serum Samples as a Marker for Tumor Diagnosis and Prognosis in HNSCC
Podium Presentation – Michigan Oto-Laryngological Society – Annual Meeting

Journal Editorial Services

  • Journal of Otolaryngology & Rhinology, Editorial Board

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • AO North America
  • Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association
  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Florida Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Florida Medical Association