Rajan Paul Dang, MD

PGY5 Resident

MD: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

"I am floored by the incredible surgical training with faculty that are each thoroughly invested in our education."

Hometown: Huntsville, AL

Personal Statement: I chose Washington University for residency because of its unsurpassed clinical and surgical training, boundless research opportunities, excellent mentorship provided by truly supportive faculty, and really wonderful and close-knit residents. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, collecting and listening to vinyl records, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), working out, and reading!


Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, BA, 2011

Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2016


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2015
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Vanderbilt University, 2011


Dang RP, Bradley JP, Zenga J, Pipkorn P. Microvascular reconstruction after extensive cervical necrotizing fasciitis: a case series. Acta Oto-Laryngologica Case Reports. In Press. 

Dang RP, Roland LT, Sharon JD, Doering M, Chicoine MR, Pipkorn P. Pedicle Corridors and Vessel Options for Free Flap Reconstruction Following Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery: A Systematic Review. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B – Skull Base. In Press.

Dang RP, Bhatt NK, Rizzi CJ, Chi JJ. Occulorespiratory reflex during repair of an orbital fracture. JAMA Otolaryngology. Published, 2019 Feb. PMID 30730532. 

Dang RP, McFarland D, Le VH, Camille N, Miles BA, Teng MS, Genden EM, Misiukiewicz KJ. Neoadjuvant therapy in differentiated thyroid cancer. International Journal of Surgical Oncology. Published, 2016 September. PMID 27747102.

Dang RP, Le VH, Patel VK, Miles BA, Teng MS, Genden EM, Bakst R, Gupta V, Zhang DY, Demicco EG, Posner M, Misiukiewicz KJ. Clinical outcomes in patients with recurrent or metastatic Human Papilloma Virus-positive head and neck cancer: a retrospective, single-center experience. Anticancer Research. Published, 2016 April.  PMID 27069149.

McFarland D, Dang RP, Miles BA, Misiukiewicz KJ. Four difficult thyroid cancer cases: incorporating medical therapies. Seminars in Oncology. Published, 2015 December. PMID 26615140.

Goljo E, Dang R, Iloreta AM, Govindaraj S. Cost of management in epistaxis admission: impact of patient and hospital characteristics. The Laryngoscope. Published, 2015 December. PMID 26153109.

Misiukiewicz K, Dang RP, Camille N, Uczkowski H, Parides M, Sarlis N, Posner M. Endothelial growth factor inhibitors in recurrent metastatic cancer of the head and neck. Head and Neck. Published, November April. PMID 25900280.

Del Signore AG, Dang R, Iloreta J, Yerasi A, Malkin BD. Implementing videoconferencing technology in the patient-surgeon preoperative interaction. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Published, 2014 June. PMID 24906647.

Mayer JE, Dang RP, Duarte FG, Cho SK, Qureshi SA, Hecht AC. Analysis of the techniques for thoracic and lumbar level localization during posterior spine surgery and the prevalence of wrong level surgery: results from a national survey. The Spine Journal. Published, 2014 May. PMID 24012429.

Sullivan CS, Scheib JL, Ma Z, Dang RP, Schafer JM, Hickman FE, Brodsky FM, Ravichandran KS, Carter BD. The adaptor protein GULP promotes Jedi-1-mediated phagocytosis through a clathrin-dependent mechanism. Molecular Biology of the Cell. Published, 2014 June. PMID 24743597.