Zaid Al-Qurayshi, MBChB

Zaid Al-Qurayshi, MBChB

Fellow in advanced head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction
Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery


  • Head and neck benign and malignant lesions
  • Thyroid and parathyroid tumors
  • Sinonasal benign and malignant tumors
  • Reconstruction of head and neck defects


Medical Degree: Baghdad University College of Medicine, 2008

MPH: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2013

Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2023


Dr. Al-Qurayshi sees patients at:

Leadership Roles & Honors

  • International liaison of the American Head and Neck Society – Endocrine Section
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Institutional National Research Award (T32), 2017-2018
  • Iraq Scholars and Leaders Program (ISLP), 2011-2013
  • Member of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health

Select publications

  1. Al-Qurayshi Z, Bennion DM, Greenlee JDW, Graham SM. Endoscopic pituitary surgery: A national database review. Head Neck. 2022.
  2. Al-Qurayshi Z, Ngouajio AL, Buchakjian MR. Presentation and outcomes of patients with clinically T1-2, N0 supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma: The role of definitive radiotherapy compared to primary partial laryngectomy. Head Neck. 2022;44(3):735-744.
  3. Al-Qurayshi Z, Peterson JD, Shama MA, Kandil E. Thyroidectomy practice in pediatric population: A national perspective. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022;43(2):103298.
  4. Al-Qurayshi Z, Rossi-Meyer M, Shama MA, Williams AM, Bayon R, Kandil E. Presentation and outcomes of otolaryngologic surgeries in patients with mental illness history. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022:34894221105975.
  5. Al-Qurayshi Z, Sullivan CB, Allison DB, Buchakjian MR. Presentation and outcomes of patients with clinically T1-2, N0 parotid mucoepidermoid carcinoma: The roles of elective neck dissection and adjuvant radiotherapy. Head Neck. 2022;44(10):2151-2161.
  6. Al-Qurayshi Z, Zhu VL, Bayon R, Buchakjian MR. Presentation and outcomes of patients with clinically T1-2, N0 oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma: The interplay of primary treatment modality and human papillomavirus status. Head Neck. 2022.
  7. Brooks JA, Abdelhamid Ahmed AH, Al-Qurayshi Z, et al. Recurrent laryngeal nerve invasion by thyroid cancer: Laryngeal function and survival outcomes. Laryngoscope. 2022;132(11):2285-2292.
  8. Pham TA, Simmons B, Potter NJ, Al-Qurayshi Z, Carter KD, Graham SM. Revision orbital decompression for thyroid eye disease. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022;43(1):103196.
  9. Seaman AT, Seligman KL, Nguyen KK, Al-Qurayshi Z, Kendell ND, Pagedar NA. Characterizing head and neck cancer survivors’ discontinuation of survivorship care. Cancer. 2022;128(1):192-202.
  10. Al-Qurayshi Z, Liu A, Walsh JE. Presentation and outcomes of non-squamous cell carcinoma sinonasal malignancies: A national perspective. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2021:34894211024783.
  11. Al-Qurayshi Z, Randolph GW, Kandil E. Cost-effectiveness of computed tomography nodal scan in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma. Oral Oncol. 2021;118:105326.
  12. Al-Qurayshi Z, Sullivan CB, Khadra H, Shama M, Lee GS, Kandil E. Presentation and outcomes of patients with undifferentiated thyroid carcinoma: A national perspective. Gland Surg. 2021;10(6):1971-1979.
  13. Al-Qurayshi Z, Sullivan CB, Pagedar N, Lee GS, Tufano R, Kandil E. Prevalence and risk of metastatic thyroid cancers and management outcomes: A national perspective. Laryngoscope. 2021;131(1):237-244.
  14. Al-Qurayshi Z, Wafa EI, Hoffman H, Chang K, Salem AK. Tissue-engineering the larynx: Effect of decellularization on human laryngeal framework and the cricoarytenoid joint. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2021;109(12):2030-2040.
  15. Al-Qurayshi Z, Wafa EI, Rossi Meyer MK, Owen S, Salem AK. Tissue engineering the pinna: Comparison and characterization of human decellularized auricular biological scaffolds. ACS Appl Bio Mater. 2021;4(9):7234-7242.