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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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S. Naweed Raza, M.D., FRCS(C)
Assistant Professor
Clinical Educator track, full time
Program Director, Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship
Director, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Medical Student Program
Chair, Karmanos Ethics Service

WSU, School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology
4201 St. Antoine, 5E-UHC
Detroit, MI  48201

Clinical Offices: 

Karmanos Cancer Center Wertz Clinic
4100 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI  48201

Wayne State University Physician Group
18181 Oakwood Blvd, Ste 402
Dearborn, MI 48124

27177 Lahser Road, Suite 203
Southfield, MI 48304
(248) 357-4151


Dr. Naweed Raza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He treats all aspects of Otolaryngology, with subspecialty in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery.  He treats all aspects of head and neck oncology, including cutaneous malignancies, salivary gland malignancies, skull base tumors and mucosal head and neck pathology.  He also treats patients requiring advanced craniofacial reconstruction with local and free tissue techniques. Furthermore, he has an interest in thyroid/parathyroid disease, both benign and malignant, as well as disorders of the larynx including vocal cord paralysis and dysphonia.

Dr. Raza completed a double major in Economics and Biology at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada in 2001.  He then received his medical degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada in 2004 and pursued his residency training in Otolaryngology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.  Dr. Raza completed a fellowship in Medical Ethics at the University of Manitoba in 2008 and subsequently completed a two year fellowship Head & Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan in 2012.  The fellowship provided for advanced training in multidisciplinary management of complex head and neck tumors and challenging microvascular reconstruction.

Dr. Raza has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings and has published several manuscripts. He is currently completing his Masters in Public Health at the University of Michigan.  His research interests include oncologic outcomes, economic evaluations and surgical ethics. Dr. Raza is the medical student Director in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

  He is fluent in French, Urdu, and Hindi.


Areas of Interest
Head and Neck Surgery
Neck Oncologic Surgery
Microvascular Surgery
Post Graduate Training

Board Certification  Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Fellowship  2010-2012 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan:  Advanced Training in Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery, Head & Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery 

Fellowship  2007-2008 University of Manitoba; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:  Medical Ethics

Joint Appointments
Associate GME director - Karmanos
Chair Medical Ethics Committee - Karmanos
Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications (last 5 years)

Johnson AP*, Svider PF*, Raza SN, Zuliani G, Carron MA, Folbe AJ.  "An evaluation of geographic trends in the otolaryngology residency match: home is where the heart is"  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 May 1; 141(5):424-8.  doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2015.0219  PMID: 25763804

Lawrence LA, Svider PF*, Raza SN, Zuliani G, Carron MA, Folbe AJ.  Hockey Related Facial Injuries: A Population-based Analysis.  Laryngoscope, Aug 28, 2015 Mar;125(3):589-93   doi: 10.1002/lary.24893;  Epub 2014 Aug 28  PMID: 25169755

Raza SN, Worden FP: "Current management of advanced laryngeal cancer: A multidisciplinary review." Otorinolaringologia, 61:57-70, 2011

Raza SN, Yousuf K, Bernardes J, Small P, Frenkiel S: “Diagnosing allergic rhinitis: The effectiveness of physical examination in comparison to conventional skin testing.”  The Journal of Otolaryngology, 40:407-412, 2011