Sanjeet Rangarajan, MD, M.Eng., FARS

Program Editor, Rhinology

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee


Sanjeet Rangarajan, MD, M.Eng., FARS is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Director of the Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He completed medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and his residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. He completed his fellowship in Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rangarajan's clinical practice focuses exclusively on the medical and surgical management of disorders of the nose, sinuses, as well as minimally invasive approaches to the skull base and orbit through his partnership with the University of Tennessee Departments of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology.

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Selected Research and Publications

Robotic-Assisted Tubular Transoral Parapharyngeal Approach to the Ventral Craniovertebral Junction
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 Jun 15;21(1):14-19. doi: 10.1093/ons/opab042.
Survival outcomes in sinonasal carcinoma with neuroendocrine differentiation: A NCDB analysis
Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Mar-Apr;42(2):102851. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102851. Epub 2020 Dec 17.
Prevalence of and Associations With Distress and Professional Burnout Among Otolaryngologists: Part I, Trainees
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 May;164(5):1019-1029. doi: 10.1177/0194599820959273. Epub 2020 Sep 29.
Prevalence of and Associations With Distress and Professional Burnout Among Otolaryngologists: Part II, Attending Physicians
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 May;164(5):1030-1039. doi: 10.1177/0194599820959279. Epub 2020 Sep 29.
Quantitative determination of the optimal temporoparietal fascia flap necessary to repair skull-base defects
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020 Nov;10(11):1249-1254. doi: 10.1002/alr.22609. Epub 2020 Jul 7.
Trimodal embolization of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma with intracranial extension
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Mar;130:109805. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.109805. Epub 2019 Dec 4.
Microscopic tumor invasion of contralateral mucosa in cancer involving unilateral septum
Head Neck. 2019 Oct;41(10):3535-3541. doi: 10.1002/hed.25870. Epub 2019 Aug 1.
Safety and efficacy of sphenopalatine artery ligation in recalcitrant pediatric epistaxis
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Aug;123:128-131. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2019.05.005. Epub 2019 May 11.
Robotics in Sinus and Skull Base Surgery
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;50(3):633-641. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2017.01.013. Epub 2017 Mar 24.
The Role of Robotic Surgery in Sinonasal and Ventral Skull Base Malignancy
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 Apr;50(2):385-395. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2016.12.012.
Free dermal fat graft reconstruction of the head and neck: An alternate reconstructive option
Am J Otolaryngol. 2017 May-Jun;38(3):291-296. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2017.01.026. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
Using a rhabdomyosarcoma patient-derived xenograft to examine precision medicine approaches and model acquired resistance
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Sep;61(9):1570-7. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25039. Epub 2014 Mar 31.
Transoral robotic approach to carcinoma of unknown primary
Head Neck. 2014 Jun;36(6):848-52. doi: 10.1002/hed.23385. Epub 2013 Sep 2.
Tumors of the cervical sympathetic chain--diagnosis and management
Head Neck. 2013 Jul;35(7):930-3. doi: 10.1002/hed.23050. Epub 2012 Sep 24.
Natural history of cervical paragangliomas: outcomes of observation of 43 patients
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Apr;138(4):341-5. doi: 10.1001/archoto.2012.37. Epub 2012 Mar 19.
Development of a self-directed sinonasal surgical anatomy video curriculum: Phase 1 validation
Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2021 Nov;11(11):1570-1576. doi: 10.1002/alr.22814. Epub 2021 May 21.
Endoscopic Endonasal Treatment of a Sinonasal Vascular Neoplasm in the Postnatal Period: Case Report and Review of Literature
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Nov;131(11):1287-1292. doi: 10.1177/00034894211061992. Epub 2021 Dec 17.
Nasal Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Factors Associated With Treatment Outcomes and Potential Organ Preservation
Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2022 Oct 2:19458924221130133. doi: 10.1177/19458924221130133. Online ahead of print.
Predictive Clinical and Surgical Factors Associated with Recurrent Apoplexy in Pituitary Adenomas
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2021 Sep 10;83(Suppl 2):e591-e597. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1735636. eCollection 2022 Jun.