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Scott Allan Roof, MD

Head and Neck Surgery

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About Me

Scott A. Roof, MD is a Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Head and Neck Institute, part of Mount Sinai's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Roof’s clinical expertise is in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors and complex reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. He cares for patients with benign head and neck tumors, cancers of the mouth, tongue, throat, voice box, trachea, face, and scalp, and disorders involving the salivary, thyroid, and parathyroid glands. Further, he treats patients with tracheal stenosis and upper airway obstruction, providing complex airway management. Dr. Roof is skilled in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as transoral robotic surgery and transoral laser microsurgery. He also specializes in complex reconstructive surgery, including microvascular free flaps, to restore form and function after cancer treatment.

Dr. Roof collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of specialists at Mount Sinai to deliver comprehensive, high quality, and personalized care. He is passionate about advancing the field of head and neck oncology and reconstruction, with his research focusing on oncologic as well as quality-of-life outcomes. He has added extensively to the literature on topics ranging from head and neck tumor biology to patient-related functional outcomes in areas such as speech, swallow, and post-operative recovery time. 

After completing his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, Dr. Roof received his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed his post-graduate surgical training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He then pursued advanced surgical training in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Roof is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head & Neck Society. In his free time, Dr. Roof enjoys traveling, surfing, snowboarding, playing tennis, and going on adventures with his wife, Caroline, and growing family.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Morningside
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Mount Sinai West