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Kevin Brumund

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Surgery
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-822-6197
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    Dr. Kevin Brumund is a board-certified head and neck surgeon whose clinical interests include surgery for head and neck cancer and benign tumors, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and skull base surgery. As a fellowship-trained microvascular surgeon, he is skilled in free tissue transfer for head and neck reconstruction. Dr. Brumund feels that free flap reconstruction plays a vital role in improving patients’ function and quality of life after cancer surgery.

    Dr. Brumund obtained his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. After completing his General Surgery internship at Rush Medical Center, he completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the prestigious University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. During his residency training, he was awarded a research fellowship to Paris, France for further education in head and neck surgery and laser cancer resection. He completed his advanced fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.

    Dr. Brumund joined the faculty at the University of California, San Diego in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2006. He is a member of the multi-disciplinary Head and Neck Oncology team of specialists at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center dedicated to the cutting-edge treatment of patients with head and neck cancer. He also has a keen interest in approaches to the cranial base to access skull base tumors, in order to facilitate their excision. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society.

    Dr. Brumund enjoys working with and teaching residents the principles of patient management and the comprehensive care of the head and neck cancer patient.

    Research Overview
    Diagnosis and treatment of Head and Neck malignancies. Minimally invasive surgical treatment of Head and Neck Cancer.

    Research Topics

    • Cancer

    • Clinical Trials

    • Minimally Invasive Techniques


    Current Project Titles
    A Phase 3, Prospective, Open-Label, Multicenter Study of Lymphoseek® - Identified Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNs) Relative to the Pathological Status of Non-Sentinel Lymph Nodes in an Elective Neck Dissection (END) in Cutaneous Head and Neck and Intraoral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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    1. Moss WJ, Finegersh A, Narayanan A, Gillard D, Califano J, Brumund KT, Coffey CS, Orosco RK. Characterizing Posterior Neck Masses: A Single-Institution Retrospective and Systematic Review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2019 Oct 13; 145561319881845. PMID: 31608686.
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    2. Zafereo M, Yu J, Angelos P, Brumund K, Chuang HH, Goldenberg D, Lango M, Perrier N, Randolph G, Shindo ML, Singer M, Smith R, Stack BC, Steward D, Terris DJ, Vu T, Yao M, Tufano RP. American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgery Section update on parathyroid imaging for surgical candidates with primary hyperparathyroidism. Head Neck. 2019 Jul; 41(7):2398-2409. PMID: 31002214.
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    3. Faraji F, Crawford K, Stramiello CJ, Jafari A, Weissbrod PA, Brumund KT. Bullous Pemphigoid Presenting as Oropharyngeal Hemorrhage. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Mar 01; 145(3):288-290. PMID: 30676623.
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    4. Burton BN, Okwuegbuna O, Jafari A, Califano J, Brumund KT, Gabriel RA. Association of Preoperative Anemia With 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Among Patients With Thyroid Cancer Who Undergo Thyroidectomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Feb 01; 145(2):124-131. PMID: 30489623.
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    5. Moss WJ, Qualliotine JR, Finegersh A, Brumund KT, Coffey CS. Facial Paralysis Following Core Needle Biopsy of a Deep Lobe Parotid Tumor: A Case Report. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Apr; 128(4):357-359. PMID: 30600694.
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    6. Moss WJ, Finegersh A, Pang J, Califano JA, Coffey CS, Orosco RK, Brumund KT. Needle Biopsy of Routine Thyroid Nodules Should Be Performed Using a Capillary Action Technique with 24- to 27-Gauge Needles: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Thyroid. 2018 07; 28(7):857-863. PMID: 29742978.
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    7. Pang J, Tringale KR, Tapia VJ, Panuganti BA, Qualliotine JR, Jafari A, Haft SJ, Friedman LS, Furnish T, Brumund KT, Califano JA, Coffey CS. Opioid prescribing practices in patients undergoing surgery for oral cavity cancer. Laryngoscope. 2018 10; 128(10):2361-2366. PMID: 29756393.
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    8. Pang J, Tringale KR, Tapia VJ, Moss WJ, May ME, Furnish T, Barnachea L, Brumund KT, Sacco AG, Weisman RA, Nguyen QT, Harris JP, Coffey CS, Califano JA. Chronic Opioid Use Following Surgery for Oral Cavity Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 12 01; 143(12):1187-1194. PMID: 28445584.
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    9. DeLong JC, Ward EP, Lwin TM, Brumund KT, Kelly KJ, Horgan S, Bouvet M. Indocyanine green fluorescence-guided parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Surgery. 2018 02; 163(2):388-392. PMID: 29129358.
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    10. Mell LK, Brumund KT, Daniels GA, Advani SJ, Zakeri K, Wright ME, Onyeama SJ, Weisman RA, Sanghvi PR, Martin PJ, Szalay AA. Phase I Trial of Intravenous Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus (GL-ONC1) with Cisplatin and Radiotherapy in Patients with Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Oct 01; 23(19):5696-5702. PMID: 28679776.
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    11. Moss WJ, Pang J, Orosco RK, Weissbrod PA, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Brigger MT, Coffey CS. Esophageal dilation in head and neck cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2018 01; 128(1):111-117. PMID: 28498643.
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    12. Lopez A, Papouchado B, Brumund KT. Slowly Growing Right-Sided Neck Mass With Progressive Dysphagia. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 04 01; 143(4):419-420. PMID: 27918788.
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    13. Yu V, Rahimy M, Korrapati A, Xuan Y, Zou AE, Krishnan AR, Tsui T, Aguilera JA, Advani S, Crotty Alexander LE, Brumund KT, Wang-Rodriguez J, Ongkeko WM. Electronic cigarettes induce DNA strand breaks and cell death independently of nicotine in cell lines. Oral Oncol. 2016 Jan; 52:58-65. PMID: 26547127.
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    14. Weiss A, Parina RP, Tang JA, Brumund KT, Chang DC, Bouvet M. Outcomes of thyroidectomy from a large California state database. Am J Surg. 2015 Dec; 210(6):1170-6; discussion 1176-7. PMID: 26482517.
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    15. Moss WJ, Coffey CS, Brumund KT, Weisman RA. What is the role of elective neck dissection in low-, intermediate-, and high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma? Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):11-3. PMID: 26344690.
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    16. Chakedis JM, Maser C, Brumund KT, Bouvet M. Indocyanine green fluorescence-guided redo parathyroidectomy. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Sep 02; 2015. PMID: 26336189.
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    17. Read WL, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Nguyen AQ. Squamous cell carcinomas of the skin responsive to erlotinib: 5 cases. JAAD Case Rep. 2015 May; 1(3):153-6. PMID: 27051715.
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    18. Zou AE, Ku J, Honda TK, Yu V, Kuo SZ, Zheng H, Xuan Y, Saad MA, Hinton A, Brumund KT, Lin JH, Wang-Rodriguez J, Ongkeko WM. Transcriptome sequencing uncovers novel long noncoding and small nucleolar RNAs dysregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. RNA. 2015 Jun; 21(6):1122-34. PMID: 25904139.
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    19. Agrawal A, Civantos FJ, Brumund KT, Chepeha DB, Hall NC, Carroll WR, Smith RB, Zitsch RP, Lee WT, Shnayder Y, Cognetti DM, Pitman KT, King DW, Christman LA, Lai SY. [(99m)Tc]Tilmanocept Accurately Detects Sentinel Lymph Nodes and Predicts Node Pathology Status in Patients with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: Results of a Phase III Multi-institutional Trial. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 22(11):3708-15. PMID: 25670018.
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    20. Orosco RK, Hussain T, Brumund KT, Oh DK, Chang DC, Bouvet M. Analysis of age and disease status as predictors of thyroid cancer-specific mortality using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. Thyroid. 2015 Jan; 25(1):125-32. PMID: 25369076.
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    21. Weiss A, Lee KC, Brumund KT, Chang DC, Bouvet M. Risk factors for hematoma after thyroidectomy: results from the nationwide inpatient sample. Surgery. 2014 Aug; 156(2):399-404. PMID: 24947642.
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    22. Hodgson N, Whipple K, Lin JH, Brumund KT, Kikkawa DO, Korn BS. Bilateral squamous cell carcinoma of the lacrimal sac. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov-Dec; 29(6):e149-51. PMID: 24217491.
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    23. Yu MA, Kiang A, Wang-Rodriguez J, Rahimy E, Haas M, Yu V, Ellies LG, Chen J, Fan JB, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Ongkeko WM. Nicotine promotes acquisition of stem cell and epithelial-to-mesenchymal properties in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e51967. PMID: 23300583.
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    24. Orosco RK, Weisman RA, Chang DC, Brumund KT. Total laryngectomy: national and regional case volume trends 1998-2008. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb; 148(2):243-8. PMID: 23124923.
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    25. Baldassarre RL, Chang DC, Brumund KT, Bouvet M. Predictors of hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy: results from the nationwide inpatient sample. ISRN Surg. 2012; 2012:838614. PMID: 22844618.
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    26. Abhold EL, Kiang A, Rahimy E, Kuo SZ, Wang-Rodriguez J, Lopez JP, Blair KJ, Yu MA, Haas M, Brumund KT, Altuna X, Patel A, Weisman RA, Ongkeko WM. EGFR kinase promotes acquisition of stem cell-like properties: a potential therapeutic target in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma stem cells. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e32459. PMID: 22384257.
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    27. Chung AY, Tran TB, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Bouvet M. Metastases to the thyroid: a review of the literature from the last decade. Thyroid. 2012 Mar; 22(3):258-68. PMID: 22313412.
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    28. Abhold E, Rahimy E, Wang-Rodriguez J, Blair KJ, Yu MA, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Ongkeko WM. Recombinant human erythropoietin promotes the acquisition of a malignant phenotype in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cell lines in vitro. BMC Res Notes. 2011 Dec 21; 4:553. PMID: 22188703.
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    29. Papanicolau-Sengos A, Brumund K, Lin G, Hasteh F. Cytologic findings of a clear cell parathyroid lesion. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 Aug; 41(8):725-8. PMID: 22144114.
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    30. Scuderi RT, Makani SS, Channick CL, Renner JW, Alexander TH, Brumund KT, Read WL, Weidner N. Pulmonary langerhans cell histiocytosis diagnosed in a cervical lymph node: a case report. Acta Cytol. 2010 Jul-Aug; 54(4):618-22. PMID: 20715667.
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    31. Chae AW, Perricone A, Brumund KT, Bouvet M. Outpatient video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma: a case report and review of the literature. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2008 Jun; 18(3):383-90. PMID: 18503371.
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    32. Richmon JD, Brumund KT. Reconstruction of the hypopharynx: current trends. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug; 15(4):208-12. PMID: 17620892.
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    33. Brumund KT, Gutierrez-Fonseca R, Garcia D, Babin E, Hans S, Laccourreye O. Frontolateral vertical partial laryngectomy without tracheotomy for invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the true vocal cord: a 25-year experience. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2005 Apr; 114(4):314-22. PMID: 15895788.
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    34. Brumund KT, Graham SM, Beck KC, Hoffman EA, McLennan G. The effect of maxillary sinus antrostomy size on xenon ventilation in the sheep model. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Oct; 131(4):528-33. PMID: 15467631.
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