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Alli O, Berzofsky C, Sharma S, Pitman MJ Development of the rat larynx: A histological study. Laryngoscope. 2013

Berzofsky C, Shin E, Mashkevich G. Leg compartment syndrome after fibula free flap. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 148:172-3.

Chan FM, Pantelides H, Kim AH. Cerebral spinal fluid leak associated with bone-anchored hearing aid screw removal. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 148:1059-60.

Dean C, Felder G, Kim AH. Analysis of speech perception outcomes among patients receiving cochlear implants with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder. Otol Neurotol. 2013 34:1610-4.

Kim AH, Nahm E, Sollas A, Mattiace L, Rozental R. Connexin 43 and hearing: Possible implications for retrocochlear auditory processing. Laryngoscope. 2013

Pitman MJ, Berzofsky CE, Alli O, Sharma S. Embryologic innervation of the rat laryngeal musculature-a model for investigation of recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation. Laryngoscope. 2013

Pitman MJ, Berzofsky C, Alli O, Sharma S. Recurrent laryngeal nerve transection and anastomosis: rat laryngeal motoneuron survival and effect of the anastomosis site. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Apr;122(4):283-7.

Pitman MJ, Rubino SM, Cooper AL. Temporalis fascia transplant for vocal fold scar and sulcus vocalis. Laryngoscope. 2013

Sclafani AP. What We Have Learned About Soft-Tissue Augmentation Over the Past 10 Years. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013

Sclafani AP. Stem cells and molecular advances in the treatment of facial skin. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 21:77-80.

Sclafani AP, Sclafani JA, Sclafani AM. Successes, revisions, and postoperative complications in 446 Mohs defect repairs. Facial Plast Surg. 2012 28:358-66.:

Silverman CA, Linstrom CJ. How to measure cerebrospinal fluid pressure invasively and noninvasively. J Glaucoma. 2013 22 Suppl 5:S26-8.

Suriano R, Rajoria S, L George A, Geliebter J, Wallack M, Tiwari RK. Ex vivo derived primary melanoma cells: implications for immunotherapeutic vaccines. J Cancer. 2013 4:371-82.


George AL, Rajoria S, Suriano R, Mittleman A, Tiwari RK Hypoxia and estrogen are functionally equivalent in breast cancer-endothelial cell interdependence. Mol Cancer. 2012 11:80.

Berzofsky CE, Holiday RA, Pitman MJ. Variability of postoperative esophagrams after endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy: technique dependence. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2012 Mar;121(3):145-50.

Cohen SM, Pitman MJ, Noordzij JP, Courey M. Evaluation of Dysphonic Patients by General Otolaryngologists. J Voice. 2012

Cohen SM, Pitman MJ, Noordzij JP, Courey M. Management of dysphonic patients by otolaryngologists. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012.

Dean C, Mattiace L, Sollas A, Kim AH. Specific targeting of retrocochlear auditory pathway for optimal pharmacotherapy delivery using a mouse model. Otol Neurotol. 2012;33(6):1085-91.

Halum SL, Ting JY, Plowman EK, Belafsky PC, Harbarger CF, Postma GN, Pitman MJ, LaMonica D, Moscatello A, Khosla S, Cauley CE, Maronian NC, Melki S, Wick C, Sinacori JT, White Z, Younes A, Ekbom DC, Sardesai MG, Merati AL. A multi-institutional analysis of tracheotomy complications. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jan;122(1):38-45.

Kenneth M. Wong, T. Scott Nowicki, Carmelo Puccio, Tauseef Ahmed, Raj Tiwari, Jan Geliebter, Augustine Moscatello. 2012. Clinical Response with Sunitinib Therapy in the Treatment of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Journal of Cancer Therapy, 3: 132 - 136.

Kim AH, Petti DR, Kohan L, et al. Comparison of Speech Performance in Bimodal versus Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users. 2012 (under revision Otol Neurotol).

Kuet ML, Pitman MJ. Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis: A Scaled Assessment. J Voice. 2012 Oct 25.2012.

Kummer, Nicolas T., Theodore S. Nowicki, Jean P. Azzi, Ismael Reyes, Codrin Iacob, Suqing Xie, Ismatun Swati, Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, Katherine H. Gotlinger, Nina Suslina, Stimson Schantz, Raj K. Tiwari, Jan Geliebter 2012 Arachidonate 5 Lipoxygenase Expression in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Promotes Invasion via MMP-9 Induction. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 113: 1987 - 1997.

Mehta, V. Fischer, T. Levi, G. Wang, B. Urken, MH. Hypopharyngeal Paraganglioma: A case report and review of the Literature. Head and Neck (2012). In Press

Nahm EA, King N, Liberatos P, Shi Qiuhu, Kim AH. Assessing Quality of Life in Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2012;147(2):P79-80.

Pitman MJ, Lebowitz-Cooper A, Iacob C, Tan M. Effect of the 532nm pulsed KTP laser in the treatment of Reinke's edema. Laryngoscope. 2012

Rajoria S, Suriano R, George AL, Kamat A, Schantz SP, Geliebter J, Tiwari RK. Molecular target based combinational therapeutic approaches in thyroid cancer. J Translational Medicine . 2012 In Press.

Rajoria S, Suriano R, George AL, Shanmugam A, Jussim C, Shin EJ, Moscatello AL, Geliebter J, Carpi A, Tiwari RK. 2012 Estrogen activity as a preventive and therapeutic target in thyroid cancer. Biomed Pharmacother. 66:151-158.

Saman, Masoud, Sherard Tatum. Recent Advances in Surgical Pharyngeal Modification Procedures for the Treatment of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in Patients with Cleft Palate. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012;14(2):85-8.

Sclafani AP, McCormick SA. Induction of dermal collagenesis, angiogenesis, and adipogenesis in human skin by injection of platelet-rich fibrin matrix. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Mar-Apr;14(2):132-6.

Sclafani AP, Saman M. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix for facial plastic surgery. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2012 May;20(2):177-86,

Sclafani, Anthony P., Masoud Saman. Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix for Facial Plastic Surgery. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2012;20(2):177-86.

Shanmugam A, Rajoria S, George AL, Mittelman A, Suriano R, Tiwari RK. Synthetic Toll like receptor-4 (TLR-4) agonist peptides as a novel class of adjuvants. PLoS One. 2012;7 Sclafani AP, Sclafani JA, Sclafani AM. Successes, revisions, and postoperative complications in 446 Mohs defect repairs. Facial Plast Surg. 2012 Jun;28(3):358-66.

Yu Y, Santos LM, Mattiace LA, Costa ML, Ferreira LC, Benabou K, Kim AH, et al. Reentrant Spiral Waves of Spreading Depression in Hypoglycemic Chicken Retina. PNAS. 2012;109(7):2585-9.


Darr, E.Ashlie, Anand D. Patel, Zbigniew Komorowski, Steven McCormick Stimson P. Schantz, Raj Tiwari and Jan Geliebter. 2011 Reduced Cx43 Gap Junction Plaque Expression Differentiates Thyroid Carcinomas from Benign Disease. Arch. Otolaryngol, Head Neck Surg 137: 1-5

George AL, Bangalore-Prakash P, Rajoria S, Suriano R, Shanmugam A, Mittelman A, Tiwari RK. Endothelial progenitor cell biology in disease and tissue regeneration. Hematol Oncol. 2011 May 24;4:24

Kamat A, Rajoria S, George A, Suriano R, Shanmugam A, Megwalu U, Prakash PB, Tiwari R, Schantz S. Estrogen-mediated angiogenesis in thyroid tumor microenvironment is mediated through VEGF signaling pathways. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 1371146-53.

Nowicki, Theodore S., Hong Zhao, Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz,, Stimson Schantz, Edward Shin, Raj K. Tiwari, and Jan Geliebter. 2011 Down-regulation of uPAR inhibits migration, invasion, proliferation, and FAK/PI3K/Akt signaling in papillary thyroid carcinoma cells. Cell Cycle. 10:100-107.

Nowicki, Theodore S., Augustine L. Moscatello, Edward Shin, Stimson Schantz, Raj K. Tiwari, and Jan Geliebter The urokinase plasminogen activator system in metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma: a potential therapeutic target. J Clin Endo Metab. 2011 96:3062-3064

Pitman MJ, Weissbrod P, Roark R, Sharma S, Schaefer SD. Electromyographic and histologic evolution of the recurrent laryngeal nerve from transection and anastomosis to mature reinnervation. Laryngoscope. 2011 Feb;121(2):325-31

Rajoria S, Suriano R, Parmar SP, Wilson LW, Megwalu U, Moscatello A, Bradlow HL, Sepkovic DW, Geliebter J, Schantz SP, Tiwari RK. Pilot study: 3,3'-diindolylmethane (DIM) modulates estrogen metabolism in patients with thyroid proliferative disease. Thyroid. 2011 Mar;21(3):299-304.

Rajoria S, Suriano R, Wilson YL, Schantz SP, George A, Geliebter J, Schantz SP and Tiwari RK. 2011. Estradiol Mediated Tumor Neovascularization. Oncology Letters.

Rajoria S, Suriano R, Wilson YL, Schantz SP, Moscatello A, Geliebter J, Tiwari RK. 2011. 3,3'-diindolylmethane inhibits migration and invasion of human cancer cells through combined suppression of ERK and AKT pathways. Oncology Reports. 25: 491-497.

Rajoria S, Suriano R, Wilson YL, Schantz SP, Moscatello A, Geliebter J, Tiwari RK. 2011. Metastatic modulators MMP2/MMP9 are targets of the antiestrogen DIM in thyroid cancer: Implication for cancer prevention and diagnosis. PLOS ONE. 6:1-11.

Saman, Masoud, Parya Etebari, Michael Pakdaman, Mark L Urken. Anatomic Relationship Between the Spinal Accessory Nerve and the Jugular Vein: A Cadaveric Study. Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Mar;33(2):175-9

Sclafani AP. Safety, efficacy, and utility of platelet-rich fibrin matrix in facial plastic surgery. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Jul-Aug;13(4):247-51.

Shanmugam A, Suriano R, Chaudhuri D, Rajoria S, George A, Mittelman A, Tiwari RK. Identification of PSA peptide mimotopes using phage display peptide library. Peptides. 32; 1097-1102. 2011

Shanmugam A, Suriano R, Goswami N, Chaudhuri D, Ashok BT, Rajoria S, George AL, Mittelman A, Tiwari RK. Identification of peptide mimotopes of gp96 using single chain antibody library. Cell Stress Chaperons. 2011 Mar;16(2):225-234

Tan M, Pitman MJ A case of bilateral vocal fold mucosal bridges, bilateral trans-vocal fold type III sulci vocales, and an intracordal polyp. J Voice. 2011 Jul;25(4):484-6

Weissbrod P, Pitman MJ, Sharma S, Bender A, Schaefer SD. Quantity and three-dimensional position of the recurrent and superior laryngeal nerve lower motor neurons in a rat model. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2011 Nov;120(11):761-8


Brown DJ, Pitman MJ. Retained tracheotomy suture: nine years of morbidity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Apr;142(4):626-7.

Chung D, Kim AH, Parisier S, Linstrom C, Alexiades G, Hoffman R, Kohan D. Revision Cochlear Implant Surgery in Patients with Suspected Soft Failures. Otol Neurotol. 2010;31(8):1194-8.

Hofkamp, L., Bradley, S., Geliebter, J. and Timms, B. 2010. Atypical fetal prostate development is associated with ipsilateral hypoplasia of the Wolffian ducts in the ACI rat. The Anatomical Record. 293:747-53.

Kileny P.R., Kim AH, Wiet R.M., Telian S. A., Arts H.A., El Kashlan H.K., Zwolan T.A. The Predictive Value of Transtympanic Promontory EABR in Congenital Temporal Bone Malformations. Cochlear Implants International. 2010;11(1):181-86.

Mayerhoff RM, Pitman MJ. Atypical and disparate presentations of laryngeal sarcoidosis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 Oct;119(10):667-71.

Nowicki, Theodore S., Nicolas T. Kummer, Codrin Iacob, Nina Suslina, Augustine Moscatello, Steven Schaefer, Stimson Schantz, Edward Shin, Raj K. Tiwari, and Jan Geliebter. 2010. uPA and uPAR Promote Invasion and Metastasis in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Cells. Laryngoscope. 120:1383-90.

Ostrower, ST. Fischer, TC. Bent, JP. Smith, RV. Belbin, TJ. Parikh, SR. Genome-wide analysis of gene expression changes in the oropharyngeal mucosa of children exposed to secondhand smoke. Laryngoscope (2010) 120: 2467-2472.

Rajoria, Shilpi, Suriano, Robert, Shanmugan, Aulkumaran, Wilson, Yushan, Schantz, Stimson, Geliebter, Jan and Tiwari, Raj. 2010 Metastatic phenotype is regulated by estrogen in thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 20(1):33-41

Rousso JJ, Pitman MJ. Enterococcus faecalis complicating dermal filler injection: a case of virulent facial abscesses.Dermatol Surg. 2010 Oct;36(10):1638-41.

Sclafani AP. Platelet-rich fibrin matrix for improvement of deep nasolabial folds. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2010 Mar;9(1):66-71

Sclafani AP, Jung M. Desired position, shape, and dynamic range of the normal adult eyebrow. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2010 Mar-Apr;12(2):123-7.

Shanidze N, Kim AH, Raphael Y, King WM. Eye-head coordination in the guinea pig I. Responses to passive whole-body rotations. Exp Brain Res. 2010;205(3):395-404.

Shanidze N, Kim AH, Loewnstein S, Raphael Y, King WM. Eye-head coordination in the guinea pig II. Responses to self-generated (voluntary) head movements. Exp Brain Res. 2010;205(4):445-54.

Wilson L, Gandolfi M, Ahn I, Yu G, Huang T, Kim AH. Cost Analysis of Asymmetric Sensorineural Hearing Loss Investigations. Laryngoscope. 2010;120(9):1832-6.


Chaudhuri, D, Suriano R, Mittelman A, Tiwari, RK. Targeting the immune system in cancer. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. 10; 166-184. 2009

Fischer, TC. Samanich, J. Morrow, B. Chobot-Rodd, J. Shanske, A. Parikh, SR. Genetic evaluation of pediatric cochlear implant recipients in American minority populations. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (2009) 73, 195-203

Kim AH, Parisier S, Hoffman R, Linstrom C, Alexiades G, Chung D. Evolution of Wound Complications in Cochlear Implant Surgery: 30+ yrs Review. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2009;141(3):79-80.

Lee P, Jung M, Abraham A, Lei-Rivera L, Kim AH. Tai Chi as a Form of Vestibular Rehabilitation. Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2009;141(3):196.

Sclafani AP, Fagien S. Treatment of injectable soft tissue filler complications. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Oct;35 Suppl 2:1672-80. Review.

Sclafani AP, Schaefer SD. Triological thesis: concurrent endoscopic sinus surgery and cosmetic rhinoplasty: rationale, risks, rewards, and reality. Laryngoscope. 2009 Apr;119(4):778-91.

Suriano, R., Chaudhuri, D., Ashok, B.T., Ghosh, S., Mittelman, A., Banerjee, A., Tiwari, RK. Sialic acid content of gp96 and its potential role in modulating gp96-APC interactions. Glycobiology. 19; 1427-1435. 2009

Suriano R, Chaudhuri D, Johnson R, Lambers E, Kishore R, Tiwari RK. 17-?-Estradiol Mobilizes Bone Marrow Endothelial Progenitor Cells to Tumors. Cancer Research. 68; 6038-6042. 2008

Tessema B, Roark RM, Pitman MJ, Weissbrod P, Sharma S, Schaefer SD. Observations of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and recovery using a rat model. Laryngoscope. 2009 Aug;119(8):1644-51.

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