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Joseph A Paydarfar, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Chief, Section of Otolaryngology, Audiology & Maxillofacial Surgery
Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering


BSE Duke University
MD Duke University
Residency in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis
Fellowship in Microvascular/Head & Neck Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Selected Publications:


A System for Characterizing Intraoperative Force Distribution during Operative Laryngoscopy.
Ponukumati AS, Wu X, Kahng PW, Skinner JK, Paydarfar JA, Halter RJ
IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2020 Jan 16; doi: 10.1109/TBME.2020.2966954. Epub 2020 Jan 16.
PMID: 31976874

Primary Ewing's sarcoma of the petroclival bone: A case report and literature review.
Schartz D, Divakar P, Tafe L, Paydarfar J
Surg Neurol Int. 2020;11:6. doi: 10.25259/SNI_415_2019. Epub 2020 Jan 10.
PMID: 31966925

Multi-modal Framework for Image-guided Trans-oral Surgery with Intraoperative Imaging and Deformation Modeling.
Wu X, Fels S, Paydarfar JA, Halter RJ, Sanchez CA, Kahng PW, Rees CA, Ponukumati AS, Eisen EA, Pastel DA, Borgard H, Lloyd JE
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2019 Jul;2019:6975-6978. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857322.
PMID: 31947443

Radiation exposure alters airway deformability and bony structure displacement during laryngoscopy.
Rees CA, Wu X, Eisen EA, Pastel DA, Halter RJ, Paydarfar JA
Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2019 Dec;4(6):609-616. doi: 10.1002/lio2.311. Epub 2019 Oct 22.
PMID: 31890878

Improving target localization during trans-oral surgery with use of intraoperative imaging.
Kahng PW, Wu X, Ramesh NP, Pastel DA, Halter RJ, Paydarfar JA
Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2019 May;14(5):885-893. doi: 10.1007/s11548-018-01907-9. Epub 2019 Feb 7.
PMID: 30730029

Initial experience with image-guided surgical navigation in transoral surgery.
Paydarfar JA, Wu X, Halter RJ
Head Neck. 2019 Jan;41(1):E1-E10. doi: 10.1002/hed.25380. Epub 2018 Dec 16.
PMID: 30556235

Diagnostic Value of Lingual Tonsillectomy in Unknown Primary Head and Neck Carcinoma Identification After a Negative Clinical Workup and Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography.
Sudoko CK, Polacco MA, Gosselin BJ, Paydarfar JA
Front Oncol. 2018;8:118. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00118. Epub 2018 Apr 20.
PMID: 29732318

Quantifying Anatomic Deformations During Laryngoscopy.
Wu X, Paydarfar JA, Halter RJ
Ann Biomed Eng. 2018 Jun;46(6):912-925. doi: 10.1007/s10439-018-2006-x. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
PMID: 29542051

Cadaver head holder for transoral surgical simulation.
Chang J, Wu X, Kahng PW, Halter RJ, Paydarfar JA
Laryngoscope. 2018 Oct;128(10):2341-2344. doi: 10.1002/lary.27161. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
PMID: 29536544

Management of the thyroid gland during laryngectomy.
Li SX, Polacco MA, Gosselin BJ, Harrington LX, Titus AJ, Paydarfar JA
J Laryngol Otol. 2017 Aug;131(8):740-744. doi: 10.1017/S0022215117001244. Epub 2017 Jun 8.
PMID: 28592347

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