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Roy R. Casiano, M.D.

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Roy R. Casiano, M.D.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • American Board of Otolaryngology



  • Otolaryngology


  • Director, Center for Sinus and Voice Disorders
  • Professor and Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs

Clinical Interests

Rhinology and endoscopic sinus surgery, laryngology and voice disorders

Research Interests

Minimally invasive transnasal endoscopic surgical techniques for chronic refractory sinusitis and for the removal of skull base neoplasms, endoscopic management of skull base defects/meningoencephalocele, pathophysiology and management of sinusitis, professional voice, phonosurgical techniques for common vocal disorders


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     After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana) in 1978, Dr Casiano received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, Indiana) in 1982. He then completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 1988, after which he joined our faculty at the University Of Miami Department Of Otolaryngology. During his years of service in the department, he has earned the highest rank of tenured Professor and Vice Chairman, where he has mentored almost 70 otolaryngology residents and 10 rhinology and endoscopic skull base fellows to date, all of which are currently in private practice or serving as faculty at various academic medical centers in Florida and throughout the country. Additionally, he has participated as a faculty member in the annual American Board of Otolaryngology National Board Exam, as an oral examiner.
     Dr Casiano is an internationally recognized expert in the area of sinus disorders and skull base tumors.  He continues to direct one of the most world-renowned programs in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery, and is frequently invited as guest speaker to numerous national and international meetings. His clinical and research interests have resulted in over 150 peer reviewed research publications, book chapters, or textbooks in the area of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. Over the same period of time, Dr Casiano also developed an expertise and a very busy clinical practice in the area of voice disorders, including the care of the professional voice, botulinum toxin treatment of spasmodic dysphonia (laryngeal dystonia), vocal fold medialization techniques for vocal fold paralysis, and a variety of phonosurgical techniques addressing a variety of benign and malignant diseases affecting the voice.
     He is an active member of the American Rhinological Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and Pan American Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  A fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology since 1988, Dr Casiano participates in numerous national committees of the American Academy of Otolaryngology and American Rhinologic Society, is Associate Editor for the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Journal, and is active on the editorial review boards for a number of peer review journals in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Laryngoscope, Allergy and Rhinology Journal, Archives of Otolaryngology, etc.).   Dr Casiano has had the honor of receiving the American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award, for his contributions to his field, and has served as the Secretary General, as well as the President, of the Pan American Association of Otolaryngology. 

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