Bill Carroll WEBDepartment Chair and Professor
John S. Odess Endowed Chair, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Schedule Appointment: 205-801-7801 (option 1)

Administrative Support:
Beth Osburn
P: 205-801-7801 (option 2) | F: 205-801-7802


Physical Address:
1155 Faculty Office Tower
510 6th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
FOT 1155
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-3412 

Clinic Address:
The Kirklin Clinic 5th floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233



Board Certifications

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, 1984


Postdoctoral Training

University of Michigan, Otolaryngology Residency, 1990
St. Joseph Mercy Health System, General Surgery Residency, 1986


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, as voted by the residents, UAB Division of Otolaryngology
  • 2012 Birmingham Magazine Best Docs
  • 2014 Vitals Top 10 Doctor


Selected Publications

  1. Moore LS, Rosenthal EL, Chung TK, de Boer E, Patel N, Prince AC, Korb ML, Walsh EM, Young ES, Stevens TM, Withrow KP, Morlandt AB, Richman J, Carroll WR, Zinn KR, Warram JM. Characterizing the utilities and limitations of repurposing an open-field optical imaging device for fluorescence-guided surgery in head and neck cancer patients. J Nucl Med. 2016 Sep 1. pii: jnumed.115.171413.
  2. Sweeny L, Rosenthal EL, Clemons L, Stevens TM, Cook McIntosh ER, Carroll WR. Outcomes after surgical salvage for recurrent oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2016 Sep;60:118-24. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2016.07.006. Epub 2016 Jul 21.
  3. Weaver AN, Cooper TS, Wei S, Carroll WR, Rosenthal EL, Yang ES. DNA-PkCS expression in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: Correlations with human papillomavirus status and recurrence after transoral robotic surgery. Head Neck. 2016 Aug 10. doi: 10.1002/hed.24562.
  4. Warram JM, de Boer E, van Dam GM, Moore LS, Bevans SL, Walsh EM, Young ES, Carroll WR, Stevens TM, Rosenthal EL. Fluorescence imaging to localize head and neck squamous cell carcinoma for enhanced pathological assessment. J Pathol Clin Res. 2016 Mar 2;2(2):104-12. doi: 10.1002/cjp2.40. eCollection 2016 Apr.
  5. Moore LS, de Boer E, Warram JM, Tucker MD, Carroll WR, Korb ML, Brandwein-Gensler MS, van Dam GM, Rosenthal EL. Photoimmunotherapy of residual disease after incomplete surgical resection in head and neck cancer models. Cancer Med. 2016 Jul;5(7):1526-34. doi: 10.1002/cam4.752. Epub 2016 May 11.
  6. Sinclair CF, Peters GE, Carroll WR. An extended toboggan technique for resection of substernal thyroid goiters. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016 Apr-May;95(4-5):175-7.
  7. Erwood MS, Hadley MN, Gordon AS, Carroll WR, Agee BS, Walters BC. Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury following reoperative anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: a meta-analysis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Aug;25(2):198-204. doi: 10.3171/2015.9.SPINE15187. Epub 2016 Mar 25.
  8. McQueen N, Partington EJ, Harrington KF, Rosenthal EL, Carroll WR, Schmalbach CE. Smoking Cessation and Electronic Cigarette Use among Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jan;154(1):73-9. doi: 10.1177/0194599815613279. Epub 2015 Oct 30.
  9. Maxwell JH, Thompson LD, Brandwein-Gensler MS, Weiss BG, Canis M, Purgina B, Prabhu AV, Lai C, Shuai Y, Carroll WR, Morlandt A, Duvvuri U, Kim S, Johnson JT, Ferris RL, Seethala R, Chiosea SI. Early Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Sampling of Margins From Tumor Bed and Worse Local Control. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec;141(12):1104-10. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.1351.
  10. Warram JM, de Boer E, Moore LS, Schmalbach CE, Withrow KP, Carroll WR, Richman JS, Morlandt AB, Brandwein-Gensler M, Rosenthal EL. A ratiometric threshold for determining presence of cancer during fluorescence-guided surgery. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Jul;112(1):2-8. doi: 10.1002/jso.23946. Epub 2015 Jun 12.