Ricardo Carrau, MD, MBA 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 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), Medical Director of The OSUMC Global Health, and Associate Dean of the OSU program “FAME” (Faculty Advancement, Mentoring, and Engagement). The Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery Program is part of the Head and Neck Oncology Division at The James Cancer Hospital and the Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University Medical Center 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.
As a recognized world expert in skull base surgery and a pioneer in endoscopic skull base surgery, Dr. Carrau has been instrumental in developing techniques, defining the indications, and solving many of the challenges presented by patients with pathologies in this complex area.