Nishant Agrawal, MD
2016-2017 Senior Faculty Scholar
Department of Surgery
Dr. Nishant Agrawal attended Rutgers College, where he graduated 1st in his class. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he stayed to do an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency. Dr. Agrawal worked with Drs. Sol Snyder and Bert Vogelstein, two of the leading scientists of our time. He went to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a head and neck surgical oncology fellowship. In 2009, Dr. Agrawal joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins and was then recruited to the University of Chicago in 2015. At the University of Chicago, his clinical area of focus is head and neck surgical oncology and his research interest is in the genetics of head and neck cancers and circulating tumor DNA as a biomarker. Dr. Agrawal is nationally/internationally recognized clinician, teacher, and research with seminal findings in head and neck cancer. He is Professor of Surgery and Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology.