Niels C. Kokot

Assistant Professor Residency Program Director, USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Niels C. Kokot, MD

Areas of treatment:

Robotic Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Cancer
Transoral Robotic Surgery
Parotid and Salivary Gland Disorders
Conservation Laryngeal Surgery
Supracricoid Partial Laryngectomy
Transoral Laser Microsurgery
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Skull Base Surgery
Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
Tracheal Stenosis and Airway Surgery
Transaxillary Robotic Thyroidectomy
Minimally invasive treatment of salivary gland disorders
Sialendoscopy

Specialty:

  • Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

Department:

  • Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Language:

  • English

Niels C. Kokot, MD

Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director, USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 4
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Niels Kokot, MD, serves as assistant professor of otolaryngology in the USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Kokot is trained in the new technique of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), a minimally invasive technique allowing for the treatment of many head and neck tumors without requiring traditional open approaches.

Dr. Kokot’s clinical specialties encompass all aspects of head and neck surgery, including the management of tumors in the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, skull base, salivary glands, and thyroid gland, as well as microvascular surgery. He has a particular interest in conservation surgery of the larynx, which is designed to treat cancers of the larynx (voice box) without sacrificing speech or requiring permanent tracheostomy.

Education:

UCLA, Bachelor of Science, 1995
University of Washington School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2002

Internships:

LAC+USC Medical Center: General Surgery, 2002 - 2003

Residencies:

LAC+USC Medical Center: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2003 - 2007

Fellowships:

University of Pennsylvania: Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Transoral Robotic Surgery, 2007 - 2008

Certifications:

American Board of Otolaryngology

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Head and Neck Society
Society of University Otolaryngologists
Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology
Society of Robotic Surgery

Awards:

Dr. Kokot was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.
UC Regents Scholar
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society