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Saurin Popat, MD, MBA, FACS, FRCSC  |  Director, Head and Neck Center

A distinguished surgeon with an international resume, Dr. Saurin Popat is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He also serves as Director of the Comprehensive Head and Neck Center and attending surgeon at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo. Prior to joining ECMC, Dr. Popat was Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology and attending surgeon at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. A skilled and experienced administrator, Dr. Popat was also Director of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and attending surgeon at the University of Rochester Medical Center, as well as a member of several medical advisory boards in Rochester and Buffalo. Dr. Popat has made countless presentations at meetings, conferences, and grand rounds throughout North America and is the author of many research papers and textbook chapters relative to his medical and surgical specialties. Dr. Popat’s areas of expertise include: head and neck surgery, surgical oncology microvascular reconstruction, skull base surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, endoscopic sinus and laser surgery, health care finance policy, and robotic head and neck surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Head and neck surgery
  • Surgical oncology microvascular reconstruction
  • Skull base surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus and laser surgery
  • Health care finance and policy
  • Robotic head and neck surgery

Education & Training

  • Fellowship in Skull Base and Craniofacial Surgery – University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction – University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Residency, Otolaryngology – University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Exchange Registrar Fellowship – Royal United Hospital, Bath, England
  • Residency, General Surgery – UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • MD – University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • MBA – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and Queenʼs University, Kingston, Ontario
  • BA with distinction, Life Sciences, Queenʼs University, Kingston, Ontario

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