Physician’s Profile

Scott Troob, MD

Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Scott H. Troob M.D joins the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery as a dual-fellowship trained Head and Neck Oncologist, Microvascular and Facial Plastic Surgeon who will spearhead the development of a head and neck free tissue transfer program within the department. In addition to treating the full spectrum of benign and cancerous disorders of the head and neck, Dr. Troob performs reconstructive surgery for patients following head and neck cancer treatment, facial trauma, and facial paralysis.

Dr. Troob attended Jefferson Medical College where he was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated summa cum laude in 2009. He went on to complete his Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency in 2014 at NYU, where he was selected into the Gold Humanism Society in recognition of his excellence in humanistic patient care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service. Following Residency, he left New York for Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where he completed a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncology, Robotic, and Skull Base Surgery in 2015. He subsequently completed his second fellowship in Microvascular and Facial Plastic Surgery at OHSU in 2016.

His clinical interests include the treatment of benign conditions of the head and neck as well as the medical and surgical treatment of cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, sinonasal tract, skull base, and skin. Dr. Troob focuses on minimally invasive surgery including transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for human papilloma virus (HPV) related tumors of the oropharynx (palate, tonsil, base of tongue), and sialoendoscopy for benign conditions of the salivary glands. Additionally, Dr. Troob specializes in microvascular free flap reconstruction of the head and neck following cancer surgery, as well as facial reanimation surgery in patients suffering from facial paralysis.

His research interests include the functional and aesthetic outcomes of patients undergoing microvascular free flap reconstruction, as well as developing novel techniques of monitoring perfusion of free flaps in the postoperative setting. He is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has regularly presented his research at national meetings.

Board Certificates
Areas of Expertise:
  • Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck
  • Facial Cosmetic Reconstruction
  • Free Tissue Transfers
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Facial Surgery
  • Cancer Reconstruction
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Surgery
  • Facial/Neck Scar Revision
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • External Ear Reconstruction
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Facial Trauma
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Head & Neck Tumors
  • Skin Cancer
  • Oral Surgery
  • Benign Tumors - Oral Cavity
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cavity Reconstruction
  • Pharynx Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Larynx Cancer
  • Larynx Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Nasal/Sinus Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland
  • Salivary Disorder
  • Salivary Diseases
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Salivary Gland Disorder
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Throat & Voice Problems
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Throat Cancer
  • Voice and Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Paraganglioma
  • Otolaryngology Surgery
  • EarNose & Throat Surgery
Honors & Awards:

2013 Gold Humanism Honor Society, NYU Langone Medical Center

2013 Dennis Pappas, Sr. Annual Resident Research Award, NYU Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

2009 Summa cum laude, Jefferson Medical College

2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

2007 Association of Pathology Chairs National Pathology Honors Society


Clayburgh D, Stott W, Bolognone R, Palmer A, Achim V, Troob S, Li R, Brickman D, Graville D, Andersen P, Gross ND. A randomized controlled trial of corticosteroids for pain after transoral robotic surgery. Laryngoscope. 2017 Aug 29.

Troob S, Givi B, Hodgson M, Mowery A, Gross ND, Andersen PE, Clayburgh D. Transoral robotic retropharyngeal node dissection in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: Patterns of metastasis and functional outcomes. Head Neck. 2017 Oct;39(10):1969-1975.

Ahmad FI, Means C, Labby AB, Troob SH, Gonzalez JD, Kim MM, Li RJ, Wax MK. Osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap in nonmandible head and neck reconstruction. Head Neck. 2017 Sep;39(9):1888-1893.

Gleysteen J, Troob S, Light T, Brickman D, Clayburgh D, Andersen P, Gross N  The impact of prophylactic external carotid artery ligation on postoperative bleeding after transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2017 Jul;70:1-6.

Sweeny L, Rosenthal EL, Light T, Grayson J, Petrisor D, Troob SH, Greene BJ, Carroll WR, Wax MK. Effect of Overlapping Operations on Outcomes in Microvascular Reconstructions of the Head and Neck. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr;156(4):627-635.