Ravindra Uppaluri, MD, PhD, FACS

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Chief of ENT Services at John Cochran VA Medical Center

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Uppaluri Lab Website

Chronic rhinosinusitis, Advanced endoscopic (minimally invasive) anterior skull base surgery including management of CSF leaks and tumors, thyroid and salivary gland tumors, melanoma and head and neck cancer

Patients Seen At:

Mailing Address:

Center for Advanced Medicine
Ear, Nose and Throat Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 11
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7509
Fax: (314) 747-8687

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8115
St. Louis, MO 63110


  • B.A.:Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1987
  • Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1995
  • Medical Degree: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1995
  • Residency: Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Otolaryngology--Certified

Selected Publications

  1. Hackman T, Rickert CG, Getz AE, Uppaluri R. Endoscopic surgical managment of vidian nerve schwannoma. Laryngoscope. 2011 Feb;121(2):241-4.

  2. Conforti R, Ma Y, Morel Y, Paturel C, Terme M, Viaud S, Ryffel B, Ferrantini M, Uppaluri R, Schreiber R, Combadiere C, Chaput N, Andre F, Kromer G, Zitvogel L. Opposing effects of toll-like receptor (TLR3) signaling in tumros can be therapeuticall uncoupled to optimize the anticancer efficacy of TLR3 ligands. Cancer Res. 2010 Jan 15;70(2):490-500.

  3. Hackman T, Chicoine MR, Uppaluri R. Novel application of the palatal island flap for endoscopic skull base reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2009 Aug;119(8):1463-6.

  4. Uppaluri R, Dunn GP, and Lewis JS Jr. Focus on TILs: Immune infiltration of head and neck cancers--implications for therapeutic approaches. Cancer Immun.. 2008 Dec 4;8:16.Review.

  5. Brenner MJ, Perrin RJ, Uppaluri R, Zipfel GJ, Lewis JS , Jr. Pathology quiz case: Atypical menigioma with clear cell features (World Health Organization [WHO] gradII). Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008 Apr; 134(4):447-9.

  6. Uppaluri R, Sheehan KCF, Wang L, Bui JD, Brotman JJ, Lu B, Gerard C, Hancock WW, Schreiber RD. Prolongation of Cardiac and Islet Allograft Survival by a Blocking Hamster Anti-Mouse CXCR3 Monoclonal Antibody. 2008 Transplantation, in press.

  7. Dunn GP, Lewis JS Jr,, Sunwoo JB, Uppaluri R. Spontaneous regression of cutaneous head and neck melanoma:iImplications for the immunologic control of neoplasia. Head Neck 2008 Feb 30(2):267-72.

  8. Dunn GP, Uppaluri R, Hessler JL, Layland MK, Derdeyn CP and Sunwoo JB. Mycotic pseudoaneurysm of the internal maxillary artery: case report and review of the literature. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007 Apr;133(4):402-6. Review.

  9. Bui JD, Uppaluri R, Hsieh CS and Schreiber RD Comparative analysis of regulatory and effector T cells in progressively growing versus rejecting tumors of similar origins. Cancer Res. 2006 Jul 15;66(14):7301-9.

Book Chapters

  1. Uppaluri R, and Sunwoo J. Neoplasms of the Hypopharynx and Cervical Esophagus, in Cummings et al. (eds.) Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (5th edition), Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2010.