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Evan Graboyes MD

Evan Michael Graboyes MD

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Academic Focus
  • Healthcare delivery interventions to improve the timeliness and racial equity of head and neck cancer care
  • Epidemiology, measurement, and treatment of head and neck cancer patients at-risk for, or suffering from, body image-related distress
  • Technology-enhanced healthcare delivery to improve access to care for rural cancer patients
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Evan M. Graboyes, M.D, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina as well as a member of the Cancer Control Program at the Hollings Cancer Center. As a fellowship-trained head and neck microvascular reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Graboyes' clinical practice focuses on the removal and reconstruction of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. Specific areas of expertise include regional and microvascular free flap reconstruction for tumors of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx; advanced melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers; and lesions of the salivary glands. Dr. Graboyes is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Graboyes is a healthcare delivery researcher who focuses on the development and implementation of multilevel interventions to improve the timeliness and equity of care for patients with head and neck cancer as well as novel approaches to minimize late and long term psychosocial toxicity for head and neck cancer survivors. His research, which is funded through grants from the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, relies on a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team approach. He has authored over 85 peer-reviewed publications related to head and neck cancer care delivery and head and neck cancer survivorship.

Dr. Graboyes has leadership roles in numerous regional and national organizations. In addition to serving as the Vice-Chair of the Value and Quality of Care Committee of the American Head and Neck Society, he is the director of the South Carolina Cancer Alliance Head and Neck Cancer Workgroup, a member of the Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and a member of the Grants and Survivorship Committees of the American Head and Neck Society. He also serves on the editorial boards for JAMA-Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. 

Dr. Graboyes was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Wisconsin. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with degrees in philosophy and public policy. He then moved to St. Louis where he received his medical degree and completed his otolaryngology residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his fellowship in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2017. He received his Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Promotion from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2020.