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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 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 certified by the American Board of 
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

As a surgeon-scientist, Dr. Graboyes is also a member of the Hollings Cancer Center Cancer 
Control program and Director of Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research at the 
Hollings Cancer Center. His research, funded through grants from the National Cancer 
Institute, American Cancer Society, and multiple foundations, focuses on the development, 
evaluation, and implementation of behavioral and multilevel cancer care delivery 
interventions to improve the quality, timeliness, and equity of care along the cancer care 
continuum. He has authored over 95 peer-reviewed publications related to cancer care 
delivery and survivorship.

Dr. Graboyes has leadership roles in numerous regional and national organizations. Dr. 
Graboyes serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Head and Neck Society Value & Quality 
of Care Committee, as co-chair of the NRG Oncology Healthcare Disparities Committee 
Research Concept Development Group, as faculty for the NCI Multilevel Training Institute, 
and on the editorial board of JAMA-Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. He is also the 
director of the South Carolina Cancer Alliance Head and Neck Cancer Workgroup.

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 
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, where
he also received his Master of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Promotion. He 
enjoys being outdoors in the Charleston area with his wife and three children