Rizwan Aslam, DO, MS, FACS is a board-certified, fellowship-trained head and neck surgical oncologist and reconstructive surgeon.

Dr. Aslam is a member of the faculty at Tulane University School of Medicinein New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology. He is also serves as Associate Program Director of the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Residency.

Dr. Aslam is an Attending Surgeon at University Medical Center in New Orleans, which provides superior care for patients from Louisiana and throughout the Gulf Coast, and at VA Medical Center, also in New Orleans.

Rizwan Aslam | Fellowship-Trained Surgical Oncologist

Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Dr. Aslam graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University. Thereafter, he earned his Doctorate at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Aslam’s advanced training included internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York and a rotation at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He earned a Master’s degree in Medical Education, again from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

In 2010, he completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, where a member of the Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery clinical staff. During his time in Cincinnati, he was also a member of the clinical staff at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center at the VA Medical Center.

In addition to sub-specialty training in removal of tumors from the head and neck, Dr. Aslam has had extensive training in microvascular reconstruction of head and neck defects. He maintains a special interest in robotic surgery, thyroid surgery, and malignant tumors of the head and neck.

Board-Certified Head and Neck Surgeon

Dr. Aslam is Board Certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, with a particular focus on Facial Plastic Surgery.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an active member (serving on national committees) of the American Head and Neck Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

In addition to his various academic and professional appointments, Dr. Aslam has authored numerous peer reviewed articles, lectured nationally and he has internationally on various topics related to advanced care of the head and neck, with a particular focus on robot-assisted surgery and facial reconstruction skeleton via Virtual Surgical Planning.