Dr. William R. Carroll

faculty carrolDivision Director
George W Barber, Jr. Professor of Surgery
Director, Section Head and Neck Oncology

Contact Information:
Phone:  205-934-9766    Fax:  205-934-3993
Email:  wcarroll@uabmc.edu

Administrative Support:  
Eboni Austin
205-934-9713  |  eboniaustin@uabmc.edu

Schedule Appointment: 

Physical Address:
563 Boshell Building
1808 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Mailing Address:
BDB 563
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012
Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology, 1990

American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1993


Areas of Interest

Head and neck oncology

Transoral robotic assisted surgery (TORS)

Clinical trials in head and neck oncology


Medical School

Medical College of Georgia, 1980-1984


Residency Program

University of Michigan, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 1990


Awards & Honors

1979    Phi Kappa Phi, Summa Cum Laude, Auburn University

1983    Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical College of Georgia

1988    Bronze Beeper Teaching Award, University of Michigan

1990    Senior Resident Research Award, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan

1999    Outstanding Lecturer Award in the UAB Division of Otolaryngology, 1999

2004    Honor Award American Academy of Otolaryngology

2011    Faculty Member of the Year - From the Residents, UAB Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

2012    Birmingham Magazine Best Docs


Selected Publications

1.  Locher JL, Robinson CO, Bailey A, Carroll WR, Heimburger D, Magnuson S, Saif MS, Ritchie CS.  The Contribution of Social Factors to Undereating in Older Adults with Cancer. Journal of Supportive Onocology 2009 September;7(5):168-73.

2.  Iseli TA, Iseli CE, Rosenthal EL, Caudell JJ, Spencer SA, Magnuson JS, Smith AN, Carroll WRPostoperative Reirradiation for Mucosal Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2009 November; 135(11): 1158-1164.

3.  Locher JL, Robinson CO, Bailey FM, Carroll WR, Heimburger DC, Saif MW, Tajeu G,  Ritchie CS. Disruptions in the Organization of Meal Preparation and Consumption Among Older Cancer Patients and Their Family Caregivers. Psychoonocology 2009 November, [Epub ahead of print]

4.  Carroll WR, Kohler CL, Carter VL, Hannon L, Skipper JB, Rosenthal EL. Barriers to Early Detection and Treatment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma in African American Men. Head and Neck  2009 December; 31(12): 1557-62. 

5.  Bohannon IA, Desmond RA, Clemons L, Magnuson JS, Carroll WR, Rosenthal EL.  Management of the N0 Neck in Recurrent Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma The Laryngoscope 2010 January;120(1):58-61. 

6.  Kostrzewa JP, Lancaster WP, Iseli TA, Desmond RA, Carroll WR, Rosenthal EL Outcomes of Salvage Surgery with Free Flap Reconstruction for Recurrent Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer.  The Laryngoscope 2010 February ;120(2):267-72. 

7.  Virgin FW, Iseli TA, Iseli CE, Sunde J, Carroll WR, Magnuson JS, Rosenthal EL, Functional Outcomes of Fibula and Osteocutaneous Forearm Free Flap Reconstruction for Segmental Mandibular Defects.  The Laryngoscope 2010 April;120(4):663-7.

8.  Dean NR, Rosenthal EL, Carroll WR, Kostrzewa JP, Jones VL, Desmond RA, Clemons L, Magnuson JS. Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Primary or Recurrent Oropharyngeal Carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck     Surg 2010 April; 136(4): 380-384.

9.  Dean NR, White HN, Carter DS, Desmond RA, Carroll WR, McGrew BM, Rosenthal EL. Outcomes Following Temporal Bone Resection. Laryngoscope 2010 August;120(8):1516-22.

10. Dean NR, Knowles JA, Helman EE, Aldridge JC, Carroll WR, Magnuson JS, Clemons L, Ziober B, Rosenthal EL. Anti-EMMPRIN Antibody Treatment of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma in an Ex-Vivo Model. Anticancer Drugs 2010 August 7 [Epub ahead of print]