Ricardo L. Carrau

Dr. Ricardo Carrau joined the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Department at The Ohio State University as a tenured Professor in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in April 2011. He is the Acting Chair of the Department, Director of the Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program, Co-Director of the research and education laboratory ALT-VISION (Anatomy Laboratory Toward Visuospatial Innovations in Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery) and Medical Director of The OSUMC Global Health. The Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program is part of the Head & Neck Oncology Division at The James Cancer Hospital and the Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Medical Center (OSUMC) with ties to the Divisions of Rhinology and Neuro-Otology.

Dr. Carrau’s clinical interests are diverse and include swallowing disorders, traditional and endoscopic skull base surgery, head and neck oncology, disorders of the salivary glands and sialendoscopy, disorders of the paranasal sinuses and endoscopic sinus surgery and laryngotracheal stenosis.  

Dr. Carrau has developed a remarkable curriculum vitae (CV), having authored over 600 publications (450+ peer-reviewed). He has co-authored/co-edited the books Operative Otolaryngology, Comprehensive Management of Swallowing Disorders, Clinical Manual of Swallowing Disorders, Clinical Management of Swallowing Disorders, Atlas de Cirugía Endoscopica y Base de Craneo (Asociación Colombiana de ORL-CCC, Maxilofacial y Estética Facial), and Dissection Laboratory Manual for Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery.

Dr. Carrau is a recognized world expert in skull base surgery and a pioneer in endoscopic skull base surgery. He has been instrumental in developing techniques, defining the indications, and solving many of the challenges presented by patients with pathologies in this complex area including swallowing disorders resulting from both the conditions and their various treatments. 

Books by Ricardo L. Carrau