Randal Paniello, MD

Randal Paniello, MD

Head and Neck Surgeon, Surgeon

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Head and neck cancer, thyroid cancer, reconstructive surgery

Research Interest

Studies of laryngeal reinnervation are ongoing in preparation for future laryngeal transplantation in patients with laryngeal cancer. These patients typically lose the recurrent laryngeal nerve with tumor resection, so alternative donor nerves are being tested. Methods to achieve bidirectional motion of the vocal folds, with minimization of laryngeal synkinesis, are also being studied. Clinical studies of the treatment of unilateral vocal fold paralysis, which may occur with thyroid and other cancers, are also under way.


  • 1980: MS, immunochemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana
  • 1984: MD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • 1984 - 1990: Resident, otolaryngology, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 1990 - 1992: Fellow, McCollough Aesthetic Surgery Center, Birmingham, Ala.

Board Certification

  • 1991: American Board of Otolaryngology
  • 1992: American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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