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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 Departments of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. As a fellowship-trained head and neck surgical oncologist and microvascular reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Graboyes focuses on the removal and reconstruction of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. His specific areas of expertise include complex reconstruction for tumors and traumatic defects of the mouth, throat, voice box, skull base, and face. Dr. Graboyes is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.


 At the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, Dr. Graboyes serves as the Director of Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research (SCOR) and is a member of the Cancer Control Program. His clinical practice informs and grounds his research program, which leverages his scientific training in population health, health services research, and cancer disparities to understand and address issues related to cancer care delivery, health-related social risks, and mental health among people with cancer along the cancer continuum. His research lab, funded through multiple grants from the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and foundations, has led multiple randomized clinical trials evaluating supportive care and equity-focused health services interventions in patients with cancer. He has authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications related to cancer care delivery and survivorship.


 Dr. Graboyes is a national leader in head and neck oncology, cancer survivorship, and health equity through his service to the American Head and Neck Society (Chair; Value & Quality of Care Committee), NRG Oncology (Co-chair of the Health Disparities Committee), and the National Cancer Institute (Member, Previously Untreated Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Task Force; member Social Determinants of Health Working Group). He also serves on the editorial board of JAMA-Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.


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