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Deepa  Danan

Deepa Danan, MD, MBA, MHA, FACS

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology
4.9 (122)

Specialty: Head and Neck Surgery

Program: Head and Neck Oncology

Language(s): English

  • Overview

    Cancer Focus:
    Head and Neck Cancer, Oral Cavity or Throat Cancer, Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma), Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodule/Mass

    Dr. Deepa Danan is as an Associate Member in the Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology. Dr. Danan received her MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, her MBA from Columbia Business School, and MHA from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York City. She completed an Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, followed by a Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Miami, Florida. Dr. Danan joins us from the University of Florida, where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and served as the Medical Director of UF Health Shands ENT Clinic. Dr. Danan’s clinical interests include cancers of the skin, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, neck, thyroid, and salivary glands, as well as benign diseases of the head and neck including congenital neck masses, salivary gland masses, parathyroid adenomas, and thyroid nodules/goiters. Her research interests include outcome optimization in head and neck surgery, advances in thyroid and parathyroid surgery, as well as the impact of public health issues on head and neck cancer care delivery.

  • Participating Trials

    Clinical Trial 22463
    SPECT-CT Guided Elective Contralateral Neck Treatment (Select) For Patients With Lateralized Oropharyngeal Cancer: A Phase III Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Condition: Head & Neck
    Status: Open

    If you believe you are eligible for one of these trials or studies, please call
    813-745-6100 or toll-free 1-800-679-0775.

  • Publications

    • Sykes JJ, Edwards K, Danan D. Increasing health care providers' knowledge of tracheostomy and laryngectomy. Head Neck. 2024 Mar.46(3):609-614. Pubmedid: 38146779.
    • Singh Ospina N, Patel Chavez C, Godinez Leiva E, Bagautdinova D, Hidalgo J, Hartasanchez S, Algarin Perneth S, Barb D, Danan D, Dziegielewski P, Hughley B, Srihari A, Subbarayan S, Castro MR, Dean D, Morris J, Ryder M, Stan MN, Hargraves I, Bylund CL, Treise D, Montori VM, Brito JP. Clinician feedback using a shared decision-making tool for the evaluation of patients with thyroid nodules-an observational study. Endocrine. 2024 Feb.83(2):449-458. Pubmedid: 37695453.
    • Hanubal KS, Reschly WJ, Conrad D, Festa BM, Weiss JP, Shama M, Danan D, Hughley B, Dziegielewski PT. The beavertail modified radial forearm free flap: Retrospective review of a versatile technique to increase flap bulk in the head and neck. Microsurg. 2023 Nov.43(8):767-774. Pubmedid: 36892139.
    • Hanubal KS, Galochkina Z, Lee JH, List MA, Massini TC, Conrad D, Hughley B, Danan D, DeJesus R, Hitchcock K, Nichols S, Mendenhall W, Dziegielewski PT. Tumor volume as a predictor of survival in advanced laryngeal cancer treated with total laryngectomy. Head Neck. 2023 Jun.45(6):1376-1388. Pubmedid: 37009789.
    • Bagautdinova D, Wang S, Brito JP, Bylund CL, Edwards C, Silver N, Danan D, Treise D, Maraka S, Hargraves I, Singh Ospina N. Thyroid Cancer Risk Communication in Patients with Thyroid Nodules. J Cancer Educ. 2023 Aug.38(4):1234-1240. Pubmedid: 36602695. Pmcid: PMC10319912.
    • Patel Chavez CP, Godinez Leiva E, Bagautdinova D, Hidalgo J, Hartasanchez S, Barb D, Danan D, Dziegielewski P, Edwards C, Hughley B, Srihari A, Subbarayan S, Castro MR, Dean D, Morris J, Ryder M, Stan MN, Hargraves I, Shepel K, Brito JP, Bylund CL, Treise D, Montori V, Singh Ospina N. Patient feedback receiving care using a shared decision making tool for thyroid nodule evaluation-an observational study. Endocrine. 2023 Apr.80(1):124-133. Pubmedid: 36534326. Pmcid: PMC10292116.
    • Danan D. COVID-19 and head and neck oncology. Oper Tech Otolayngol Head Neck Surg. 2022 Jun.33(2):119-127. Pubmedid: 35505950. Pmcid: PMC9047541.
    • Persaud-Sharma D, Saha S, Poynter J, Danan D, Nedeff N, Hagan J. Large Aerodigestive Tract Foreign Body Extraction Complicated by End-Stage Dementia. Cureus. 2021 Jan.13(1):e12822. Pubmedid: 33628687. Pmcid: PMC7894220.
    • Shonka DC, Danan D. An Intravagal Parathyroid Adenoma in the Poststyloid Parapharyngeal Space. Laryngoscope. 2021 Feb.131(2):453-456. Pubmedid: 32745263.
    • Danan D. Eracism. Acad Med. 2021 Dec.96(12):1701. Pubmedid: 34524133.
    • Nichols DS, Zhao J, Boyce BJ, Amdur R, Mendenhall WM, Danan D, Hitchcock K, Ning K, Keyes K, Lee JH, Dziegielewski PT. HPV/p16-positive oropharyngeal cancer treated with transoral robotic surgery: The roles of margins, extra-nodal extension and adjuvant treatment. Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Apr.42(1):102793. Pubmedid: 33130532.
    • Dziegielewski PT, Bernard S, Mendenhall WM, Hitchock KE, Parker Gibbs C, Wang J, Amdur RJ, Silver NL, Hardeman J, Seikaly H, Reschly WJ, Danan D, Sawhney R. Osteoradionecrosis in osseous free flap reconstruction: Risk factors and treatment. Head Neck. 2020 Aug.42(8):1928-1938. Pubmedid: 32134160.
    • Silver N, Dourado J, Hitchcock K, Fullerton A, Fredenburg K, Dziegielewski P, Danan D, Tighe P, Morris C, Amdur R, Mendenhall W, Fillingim RB. Chronic opioid use in patients undergoing treatment for oropharyngeal cancer. Laryngoscope. 2019 Sep.129(9):2087-2093. Pubmedid: 30613983.
    • Baskin RM, Seikaly H, Sawhney R, Danan D, Burt M, Idris S, Shama M, Boyce B, Dziegielewski PT. Tongue reconstruction: Rebuilding mobile three-dimensional structures from immobile two-dimensional substrates, a fresh cadaver study. Head Neck. 2019 Oct.41(10):3693-3699. Pubmedid: 31347741.
    • Lang DM, Danan D, Sawhney R, Silver NL, Varadarajan VV, Balamohan S, Bernard SH, Boyce BJ, Dziegielewski PT. Discharge Delay in Head and Neck Free Flap Surgery: Risk Factors and Strategies to Minimize Hospital Days. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 May.160(5):829-838. Pubmedid: 30857478.
    • Danan D, Lehman CE, Mendez RE, Langford B, Koors PD, Dougherty MI, Peirce SM, Gioeli DG, Jameson MJ. Effect of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells on Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018 May.158(5):882-888. Pubmedid: 29313435.
    • Danan D, Shonka DC. Preoperative vitamin D level as predictor of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia in patients sustaining transient parathyroid injury. Head Neck. 2017 Jul.39(7):1378-1381. Pubmedid: 28370789.
    • Danan D, Shonka DC, Selman Y, Chow Z, Smolkin ME, Jameson MJ. Prognostic value of albumin in patients with head and neck cancer. Laryngoscope. 2016 Jul.126(7):1567-1571. Pubmedid: 26864349.
    • Danan D, Mukherjee S, Shonka DC. Submental Neck Mass in an Adolescent Female. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Sep.141(9):851-852. Pubmedid: 26313748.
    • Danan D, Mo YD, Shonka DC. Neck mass with progressive shortness of breath. Riedel sclerosing thyroiditis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Mar.141(3):285-286. Pubmedid: 25569231.
    • Danan D, Smolkin ME, Varhegyi NE, Bakos SR, Jameson MJ, Shonka DC. Impact of blood transfusions on patients with head and neck cancer undergoing free tissue transfer. Laryngoscope. 2015 Jan.125(1):86-91. Pubmedid: 25124183.
    • Danan D, Mukherjee S, Jameson MJ, Shonka DC. Open reduction internal fixation for midline mandibulotomy: lag screws vs plates. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Dec.140(12):1184-1190. Pubmedid: 25233115.
    • Madhusoodanan S, Opler MG, Moise D, Gordon J, Danan DM, Sinha A, Babu RP. Brain tumor location and psychiatric symptoms: is there any association? A meta-analysis of published case studies. Expert Rev Neurother. 2010 Oct.10(10):1529-1536. Pubmedid: 20925469.
    • Danan D, Winfree CJ, McKhann GM. Intra-abdominal vascular injury during trocar-assisted ventriculoperitoneal shunting: case report. Neurosurgery. 2008 Sep.63(3):E613. Pubmedid: 18812943.
    • Madhusoodanan S, Danan D, Moise D. Psychiatric manifestations of brain tumors: diagnostic implications. Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Apr.7(4):343-349. Pubmedid: 17425489.
    • Madhusoodanan S, Danan D, Brenner R, Bogunovic O. Brain tumor and psychiatric manifestations: a case report and brief review. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2004 Apr.16(2):111-113. Pubmedid: 15328904.
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