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Niels Kokot, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
CHP 204M 1540 Alcazar St. Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 5790


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, 2011-2015


Reconstruction of parotidectomy and lateral skull base defects. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Oct; 25(5):431-438. View in: PubMed

Hypothyroidism Potentially Linked to Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Retrospective Study at a Single Tertiary Academic Medical Center. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Aug 07. View in: PubMed

Transoral surgery vs intensity-modulated radiotherapy for early supraglottic cancer: a systematic review. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr; 25(2):133-141. View in: PubMed

Scapular osteocutaneous free flap for total lower lip and mandible reconstruction. Microsurgery. 2016 Sep; 36(6):480-4. View in: PubMed

Device Life of Two Generations of Provox Voice Prostheses. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Jun; 125(6):501-7. View in: PubMed

ABCLOVE: Voice therapy outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2016 Apr; 38 Suppl 1:E1810-3. View in: PubMed

The Role of HPV in Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cell Formation and Tumorigenesis. Cancers (Basel). 2016 Feb 19; 8(2). View in: PubMed

Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the temporomandibular joint: Case report and review of the literature. Head Neck. 2015 Dec; 37(12):E194-9. View in: PubMed

Use of Octreotide for the Management of Chyle Fistula Following Neck Dissection. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Aug; 141(8):723-7. View in: PubMed

Hypopharyngeal hemangioma in an adult: a case report. Ear Nose Throat J. 2014 Oct-Nov; 93(10-11):E26-8. View in: PubMed

Bacterial biofilms and increased bacterial counts are associated with airway stenosis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 May; 150(5):834-40. View in: PubMed

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

The supraclavicular artery island flap in head and neck reconstruction: applications and limitations. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Nov; 139(11):1247-55. View in: PubMed

Transoral robotic resection of oropharyngeal synovial sarcoma in a pediatric patient. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013 Jun; 77(6):1042-4. View in: PubMed

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

Radiology quiz case 2. Iatrogenic ectopic thyroid. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb; 139(2):189-91. View in: PubMed

Reconstruction of total lower eyelid defects with the temporoparietal fascial flap. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2012; 2012:927260. View in: PubMed

Split central venous sampling of parathyroid hormone: an adjunct to surgical exploration. Head Neck. 2011 Dec; 33(12):1715-8. View in: PubMed

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 03; 195(11):1407-18. View in: PubMed

Taxol induces apoptosis in cortical neurons by a mechanism independent of Bcl-2 phosphorylation. J Neurosci. 2001 Jul 01; 21(13):4657-67. View in: PubMed

Macrophage activation by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: evidence for the involvement of stress-activated protein kinases, activator protein-1, and antioxidant response elements. J Immunol. 1998 Jul 15; 161(2):942-51. View in: PubMed

Inflammatory cytokines induce the expression of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) isoforms required for the growth of Kaposi's sarcoma and endothelial cells through the activation of AP-1 response elements in the bFGF promoter. AIDS. 1998 Jan 01; 12(1):19-27. View in: PubMed

The c-Jun N-terminal kinase cascade plays a role in stress-induced apoptosis in Jurkat cells by up-regulating Fas ligand expression. J Immunol. 1998 Jan 01; 160(1):134-44. View in: PubMed

Regulation of interleukin-2 transcription by inducible stable expression of dominant negative and dominant active mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase in jurkat T cells. Evidence for the importance of Ras in a pathway that is controlled by dual receptor stimulation. J Biol Chem. 1996 Nov 01; 271(44):27366-73. View in: PubMed

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