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Kevin J. Contrera, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Contrera specializes in removing and reconstructing tumors of the mouth, throat, thyroid, voice box, skin, and nasal cavity. As a microvascular surgeon, he performs “free flap/tissue” reconstruction while always emphasizing functional optimization of his patients. He is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is credentialed by the American Head and Neck Society to perform transoral robotic surgery. He has held national leadership positions in the American Head and Neck Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Medical Association. 


    Education & Training

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center, Fellowships in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic, Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery Residency
  • Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, MPH
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
  • Xavier University, BS
Research Interests

Dr. Contrera's research focuses on advancing head and neck oncology through clinical trials and has been supported by the National Institutes of Health. He has received over a dozen national research awards, including from NRG Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.