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Kyle M. Hatten, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Additional Title:

Director of Head & Neck Robotic Surgery Director of Head & Neck Multidisciplinary Clinic


16 S. Eutaw Street University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, MD 21201

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Education and Training

University of Virginia, B.A., Economics 2006

University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2010

University of Pennsylvania, Residency: Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, 2015

University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship: Head & Neck Oncology, Microvascular Reconstruction, and Robotic Surgery, 2016


Dr. Kyle Hatten is the Director of Robotic Surgery in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Head & Neck Cancer Program at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.   A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Hatten went onto complete his residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania by completing a fellowship in head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstruction, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Hatten’s is board certified in Otorhinolaryngology is a fellow of the American Head & Neck Society.   His areas of expertise include the surgical management of malignant and benign tumors of the head and neck including cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx; tumors of the paranasal sinuses; tumors of the salivary glands; and cutaneous malignancies including melanoma of the head and neck. Dr. Hatten is trained to perform open and endoscopic approaches for treatment of tumors of the skull base as well as complex reconstruction of head and neck defects using microvascular free flap techniques.

Dr. Hatten is actively involved in research focused on head and neck clinical trials, human papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal cancer, and quality of life outcomes after surgical treatment.

Research/Clinical Keywords

TORS, Robotic, Head & Neck Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

Highlighted Publications

Hatten K, Amin J, Isaiah A. Machine learning prediction of extracapsular extension in Human Papillomavirus-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020. Jun

Gupta N, Strome SE, Hatten K. Is routine genetic testing warranted in head and neck paragangliomas? Laryngoscope. 2019 Jul; 129(7):1491-1493

Hatten, K, Brody, R., Weinstein, G., Newman, J., Bur, A., Chalian, A., O’Malley, B., Rassekh, C., Cannady, S. Defining the Role of Free Flaps for Transoral Robotic Surgery. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2018, Jan; 80(1): 45-49

Hatten, K., O’Malley BW Jr., Bur AM, Patel M., Rassekh, C., Newman, J., Cannady, S., Chalian, A., Hodnett, B., Lin, A., Lukens, J., Cohen, R., Bauml, J., Montone, K., Livolsi, V., Weinstein, G. Transoral Robotic Surgery-Assited Endoscopy with Primary Site Detection and Treatment in Occult Mucosal Primaries. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016, Dec. PubMed PMID:27930761

Cannady, S., Hatten, K., Bur, A., Brant, J., Fischer, J., Newman, J., Chalian A. Use of free tissue transfer in head and neck cancer surgery and risk of overall and serious complication(s): An American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Project analysis of free tissue transfer to the head and neck. Head & Neck. 2016, Dec. PubMed PMID:28000297

Hatten, K., Gupta, N., Strome, S. What additional treatment is indicated for oral cavity cancer with isolated perineural invasion? Laryngoscope. 2017. Sept. 127(9): 1965-1966


Awards and Affiliations

Recognized by Baltimore Magazines Annual Top Doctors in 2019