Niels Kokot, MD, serves as assistant professor of otolaryngology and the residency program director in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Kokot is trained in the new technique of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), a minimally invasive technique allowing for the treatment of many head and neck tumors without requiring traditional open approaches.
Dr. Kokot’s clinical specialties encompass all aspects of head and neck surgery, including the management of tumors in the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, skull base, salivary glands, and thyroid gland, as well as microvascular surgery. He has a particular interest in conservation surgery of the larynx, which is designed to treat cancers of the larynx (voice box) without sacrificing speech or requiring permanent tracheostomy.
Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2011
Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2011-2015
Swanson MS, Low G, Sinha UK, Kokot N. Transoral surgery vs intensity-modulated radiotherapy for early supraglottic cancer: a systematic review. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Jan 18. View in: PubMed
Jacobson L, Dedhia R, Kokot N, Chalian A. Scapular osteocutaneous free flap for total lower lip and mandible reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2016 Sep; 36(6):480-4. View in: PubMed
Thylur DS, Villegas BC, Fisher LM, Sinha UK, Kokot N. Device Life of Two Generations of Provox Voice Prostheses. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Jun; 125(6):501-7. View in: PubMed
Ouyoung LM, Swanson MS, Villegas BC, Damodar D, Kokot N, Sinha UK. ABCLOVE: Voice therapy outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2016 Apr; 38 Suppl 1:E1810-3. View in: PubMed
Swanson MS, Kokot N, Sinha UK. The Role of HPV in Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cell Formation and Tumorigenesis. Cancers (Basel). 2016; 8(2). View in: PubMed
Swanson MS, Hudson RL, Bhandari N, Sinha UK, Maceri DR, Kokot N. Use of Octreotide for the Management of Chyle Fistula Following Neck Dissection. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug 1; 141(8):723-7. View in: PubMed
Damodar D, Chan N, Kokot N. Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the temporomandibular joint: Case report and review of literature. Head Neck. 2015 Mar 27. View in: PubMed
Reder L, Verma S, Kokot N. Hypopharyngeal hemangioma in an adult: A case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Oct-Nov; 93(10-11):E26-8. View in: PubMed
Mazhar K, Gunawardana M, Webster P, Hochstim C, Koempel J, Kokot N, Sinha U, Rice D, Baum M. Bacterial biofilms and increased bacterial counts are associated with airway stenosis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May; 150(5):834-40. View in: PubMed
Kokot N, Mazhar K, Reder LS, Peng GL, Sinha UK. Use of the supraclavicular artery island flap for reconstruction of cervicofacial defects. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb; 150(2):222-8. View in: PubMed
Kokot N, Mazhar K, Reder LS, Peng GL, Sinha UK. The supraclavicular artery island flap in head and neck reconstruction: applications and limitations. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov 1; 139(11):1247-55. View in: PubMed
Russell S, Angell T, Lechner M, Liebertz D, Correa A, Sinha U, Kokot N, Epstein A. Immune cell infiltration patterns and survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck Oncol. 2013 Feb 27; 5(3):24. View in: PubMed
Gildener-Leapman N, Kokot N, Go J. Radiology quiz case 2. Iatrogenic ectopic thyroid. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb; 139(2):189-91. View in: PubMed
Bababeygy SR, Kao AR, Kokot NC, Chang EL. Reconstruction of total lower eyelid defects with the temporoparietal fascial flap. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2012; 2012:927260. View in: PubMed
Maceri DR, Kokot N, Green K, Montgomery V, Sharifi J. Split central venous sampling of parathyroid hormone: An adjunct to surgical exploration. Head Neck. 2011 Dec; 33(12):1715-8. View in: PubMed
Ohlén C, Kalos M, Cheng LE, Shur AC, Hong DJ, Carson BD, Kokot NC, Lerner CG, Sather BD, Huseby ES, Greenberg PD. CD8(+) T cell tolerance to a tumor-associated antigen is maintained at the level of expansion rather than effector function. J Exp Med. 2002 Jun 3; 195(11):1407-18. View in: PubMed