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Amar Suryadevara, MD, named interim chair of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Amar Suryadevara, MD, associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, has been named interim chair of the department.  The appointment, effective Oct. 1, was announced by Lawrence Chin, MD, dean of the College of Medicine. 

He succeeds Sherard Tatum, MD, who returns to the faculty. 

Dr. Suryadevara completed his Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery residency here at SUNY Upstate and his fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery in Seattle, Washington. He is currently board certified in both otolaryngology and head and neck surgery and facial plastic reconstructive surgery.  

He joined Upstate faculty in July 2009. He was named associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in 2015. In addition, he is the Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program Director (2014) and Co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship (2018).  He also is affiliated with Crouse Health, St. Joseph’s Hospital and the VA Administration Medical Center. 

Dr. Suryadevara has been published in dozens of peer-reviewed publications and has written several book chapters that are included in important texts, including The Art and Craft of Facial Rejuvenation Surgery. In addition to presenting his work both nationally and internationally, he was recently a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons multidisciplinary performance measure development workgroup on reconstruction after skin cancer resection.  

 

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