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Baran Devrim Sumer, MD $$

Pediatric Otolaryngologist (ENT)

Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:
UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Baran Sumer, M.D., is division chief of head and neck oncology and surgeon at Children’s Health. He specializes in surgery for head and neck cancers.

Dr. Sumer received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed an otolaryngology residency and a head and neck oncologic surgery fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr. Sumer's clinical and research interests include robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery of the head and neck. His primary research interest is the development of nanoparticles and nanodevices for surgical application.

"Oftentimes, I meet patients in highly stressful and life-changing situations," Dr. Sumer says. "Knowing that I can make a positive difference in someone's life is very humbling and gratifying."

D Magazine has recognized Dr. Sumer as a Top Doctor (Otolaryngology) in Dallas.

Dr. Sumer enjoys spending his free time with his family. They like to play soccer and go hiking in state and national parks together. Their favorite park in Texas is Big Bend National Park.

Education and Training

Medical School
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2001)
Washington University (2002), General Surgery
Washington University (2006), Otolaryngology
Washington University School of Medicine (2007), Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification
American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Research Interests

    • Machine Learning
    • Nanoprobes
    • Cancer Metabolism
    • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Publications

    • Exploiting metabolic acidosis in solid cancers using a tumor-agnostic pH-activatable nanoprobe for fluorescence-guided surgery.Voskuil FJ, Steinkamp PJ, Zhao T, van der Vegt B, Koller M, Doff JJ, Jayalakshmi Y, Hartung JP, Gao J, Sumer BD, Witjes MJH, van Dam GM, Nature communications 2020 06 11 1 3257
    • COVID-19 Pandemic and Surgical Oncology: Preserving the Academic Mission. Pawlik TM, Tyler DS, Sumer B, Meric-Bernstam F, Okereke IC, Beane JD, Dedhia PH, Ejaz A, McMasters KM, Tanabe KK, Annals of surgical oncology 2020 Aug 27 8 2591-2599
    • Head and neck oncology during the COVID-19 pandemic: Reconsidering traditional treatment paradigms in light of new surgical and other multilevel risks. Day AT, Sher DJ, Lee RC, Truelson JM, Myers LL, Sumer BD, Stankova L, Tillman BN, Hughes RS, Khan SA, Gordin EA, Oral oncology 2020 Apr 105 104684
    • In Reply to Mendenhall et al. Sher DJ, Timmerman RD, Nedzi L, Ding C, Pham NL, Zhao B, Sumer BD, International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 2020 Jan 106 1 221
    • Tumor-Targeted Inhibition of Monocarboxylate Transporter 1 Improves T-Cell Immunotherapy of Solid Tumors. Huang T, Feng Q, Wang Z, Li W, Sun Z, Wilhelm J, Huang G, Vo T, Sumer BD, Gao J, Advanced healthcare materials 2020 May e2000549
    • Detection of Lymph Node Metastases by Ultra-pH-Sensitive Polymeric Nanoparticles. Bennett ZT, Feng Q, Bishop JA, Huang G, Sumer BD, Gao J, Theranostics 2020 10 7 3340-3350
  • Professional Activities

    • Texas Medical Association
    • American Head and Neck Society
    • American College of Surgeons
    • American Association for Cancer Research
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • Awards and Honors

    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Clinical Sciences 2008, Research Grant
    • Texas Instruments Corporate Award 2008, Research Grant
    • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2008, Research Award
    • Triological Society Francis Lederer 2011, FUSION Grant for Nanotechnology Research
    • Alan MacDiarmid Interdisciplinary Research- Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 2014
    • Winner Lloyd Storrs Resident Award (Mentor) 2015, Teaching

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