Esteemed Physician Joins Saint Peter’s University Hospital As New Chief Of ENT And Head And Neck Surgery

August 14, 2020

Esteemed Physician Joins Saint Peter’s University Hospital As New Chief Of ENT And Head And Neck Surgery
New Brunswick, N.J. – August 3, 2020 – Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, FACS, has been named the chief of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. Dr. Shey, as he is known, is triple board certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, facial plastics and reconstruction surgery, and sleep medicine. He is board eligible in otology and neurotology. He treats illnesses and pathologies involving the ear, nose and throat with specific expertise treating head and neck cancers in adults and pediatrics.

Dr. Shey is a specialist in skull-based tumors, cosmetic and reconstructive facial deformities, thyroid, parathyroid and sinus diseases. His experience treating congenital abnormalities in children includes the removal of brachial cysts which will include frequent collaboration with clinicians at The Craniofacial & Neurosurgical Center at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. Dr. Shey has been certified as a console surgeon for trans-oral robotic procedures using the da Vinci® robot, a less invasive means of surgical tumor extraction which allows faster recovery times for patients.

Dr. Shey is one of the very few physicians in the tri-state area whom is a dual board-certified sleep surgeon with the capability to offer interventional multi-level state-of-the-art surgery for the treatment of those with sleep apnea, in cases where the patient has not responded to traditional treatment.  
“We are privileged to welcome Dr. Shey back to the area, and especially to Saint Peter’s,” said David Laskow, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. “Dr. Shey is an extraordinary surgeon with an international reputation. He will enhance our ability to treat head and neck cancers while also introducing new treatments and technologies in a host of other related areas. Our patients will benefit significantly from the depth and breadth of his multidisciplinary experience.”

An international medical doctor from Iran, Dr. Shey served as chief of Emergency Medicine in Iran in 1993. He earned his doctorate in Neuroscience from Tokyo University in Japan in 2001, introducing new techniques in auditory and vestibular neurophysiology. He has extensively published in peer-reviewed national and international journals in the field of ENT. Dr. Shey has served in various academic positions at the University of Illinois and at the Cancer-Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, both in New Brunswick. He is a member of various American academies’ educational committees and is actively involved in national and international clinical medicine, surgery and basic and clinical research.
About Saint Peter’s University Hospital
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Saint Peter’s is a state-designated children’s hospital and a regional perinatal center, and is a regional specialist in diabetes, gastroenterology with a specialized Heartburn and Reflux Center, oncology, orthopedics, and women’s services. The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides families with access to a full range of pediatric specialties, including a nationally recognized Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, pediatric surgery and orthopedic surgery featuring innovative anterior scoliosis correction. The hospital offers a midwifery service and the brand-new state-of-the-art Mary V. O’Shea Birth Center. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Visit or call 732-745-8600.

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