Saint Peter’s University Hospital names new chief of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, FACS, has been named the chief of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.

Dr. Shey, as he is known, is triple board certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, facial plastics and reconstruction surgery, and sleep medicine. He is board eligible in otology and neurotology. He treats illnesses and pathologies involving the ear, nose and throat with specific expertise treating head and neck cancers in adults and pediatrics.

Dr. Shey, a Princeton resident, is a specialist in skull-based tumors, cosmetic and reconstructive facial deformities, thyroid, parathyroid and sinus diseases. His experience treating congenital abnormalities in children includes the removal of brachial cysts which will include frequent collaboration with clinicians at The Craniofacial & Neurosurgical Center at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. Dr. Shey has been certified as a console surgeon for trans-oral robotic procedures using the da Vinci(r) robot, a less invasive means of surgical tumor extraction which allows faster recovery times for patients.

Dr. Shey is one of the very few physicians in the Tri-State Area whom is a dual board-certified sleep surgeon with the capability to offer interventional multi-level state-of-the-art surgery for the treatment of those with sleep apnea, in cases where the patient has not responded to traditional treatment.

“We are privileged to welcome Dr. Shey back to the area, and especially to Saint Peter’s,” said David Laskow, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. “Dr. Shey is an extraordinary surgeon with an international reputation. He will enhance our ability to treat head and neck cancers while also introducing new treatments and technologies in a host of other related areas. Our patients will benefit significantly from the depth and breadth of his multidisciplinary experience.”

An international medical doctor from Iran, Dr. Shey served as chief of Emergency Medicine in Iran in 1993. He earned his doctorate in Neuroscience from Tokyo University in Japan in 2001, introducing new techniques in auditory and vestibular neurophysiology. He has extensively published in peer-reviewed national and international journals in the field of ENT.

Dr. Shey has served in various academic positions at the University of Illinois and at the Cancer-Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, both in New Brunswick.

He is a member of various American academies’ educational committees and is actively involved in national and international clinical medicine, surgery and basic and clinical research.

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