Raymond Chai, MD
Dr. Chai is a board certified head and neck surgical oncologist. He completed his residency in otolaryngology — head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, widely regarded as one of the top training programs for head and neck surgery in the world. He then completed a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he trained with Dr. Gregory Weinstein and Dr. Bert O’Malley, Jr., the inventors of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS).
An Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai, Dr. Chai serves as the Director of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He also heads the Surgical Quality Improvement Committee for the Department of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Chai’s surgical practice focuses on benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, as well as the surgical management of parathyroid and thyroid disorders. He has particular expertise in state-of-the-art minimally invasive approaches, such as TORS and transoral laser microsurgery, as well as classic conservation laryngeal approaches including supracricoid laryngectomy.
His areas of research interest include HPV-related cancers of the oropharynx, the use of TORS as a platform for potential de-intensification of therapy, and quality of life/functional outcomes following treatment for head and neck cancer. Additionally, Dr. Chai is a member of numerous medical societies including the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Thyroid Association, and the New York Head and Neck Society.
Dr. Chai is committed to a team approach and utilizing the multidisciplinary expertise at Mount Sinai Beth Israel to provide the finest care to patients with cancers of the head and neck, treating disease while maximizing quality of life.