Kevin Brumund

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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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. Low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma mimicking benign cystic lesions in the salivary gland: A diagnostic dilemma. Rare Tumors. 2024; 16:20363613241242397. Shi W, Law T, Brumund KT, Chang J, Patel C, Lin G, Hu J. PMID: 38525087; PMCID: PMC10960343.
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    2. B3 thymoma mimicking poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma: Diagnostic pitfalls of anterior mediastinal mass fine needle aspiration. Diagn Cytopathol. 2022 Nov 10. Bartels A, Bykowski J, Brumund K, Pezhouh M, Vavinskaya V, Lin G, Hasteh F, Hu J. PMID: 36354028.
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    3. The Intratumor Bacterial and Fungal Microbiome Is Characterized by HPV, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Oct 31; 23(21). Chakladar J, John D, Magesh S, Uzelac M, Li WT, Dereschuk K, Apostol L, Brumund KT, Rodriguez JW, Ongkeko WM. PMID: 36362038; PMCID: PMC9655846.
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    4. Orbital floor reconstruction via autologous radial forearm free flap with palmaris longus tendon. Orbit. 2024 Feb; 43(1):126-130. Dallalzadeh LO, Qualliotine JR, Crawford KL, Liu CY, Kikkawa DO, Brumund KT, Orosco RK, Korn BS. PMID: 35666706.
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    5. Radiofrequency ablation and related ultrasound-guided ablation technologies for treatment of benign and malignant thyroid disease: An international multidisciplinary consensus statement of the American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgery Section with the Asia Pacific Society of Thyroid Surgery, Associazione Medici Endocrinologi, British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons, European Thyroid Association, Italian Society of Endocrine Surgery Units, Korean Society of Thyroid Radiology, Latin American Thyroid Society, and Thyroid Nodules Therapies Association. Head Neck. 2022 03; 44(3):633-660. Orloff LA, Noel JE, Stack BC, Russell MD, Angelos P, Baek JH, Brumund KT, Chiang FY, Cunnane MB, Davies L, Frasoldati A, Feng AY, Hegedüs L, Iwata AJ, Kandil E, Kuo J, Lombardi C, Lupo M, Maia AL, McIver B, Na DG, Novizio R, Papini E, Patel KN, Rangel L, Russell JO, Shin J, Shindo M, Shonka DC, Karcioglu AS, Sinclair C, Singer M, Spiezia S, Steck JH, Steward D, Tae K, Tolley N, Valcavi R, Tufano RP, Tuttle RM, Volpi E, Wu CW, Abdelhamid Ahmed AH, Randolph GW. PMID: 34939714.
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    6. Enhancer RNA Profiling in Smoking and HPV Associated HNSCC Reveals Associations to Key Oncogenes. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Nov 21; 22(22). Shende N, Xu J, Li WT, Liu J, Chakladar J, Brumund KT, Ongkeko WM. PMID: 34830428; PMCID: PMC8625218.
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    7. Inappropriate requesting of parathyroid scintigraphy at an academic medical center. Head Neck. 2021 11; 43(11):3404-3407. Kimura B, Nagelberg J, Koo SJ, Bykowski J, Brumund KT, McCowen KC. PMID: 34378837.
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    8. Robotic surgery may improve overall survival for T1 and T2 tumors of the hypopharynx: An NCDB cohort study. Oral Oncol. 2021 10; 121:105440. Finegersh A, Voora RS, Panuganti B, Faraji F, Holsinger FC, Brumund KT, Coffey C, Califano J, Orosco RK. PMID: 34329867.
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    9. Meta-analysis of risk of occult lymph node metastasis in the irradiated, clinically N0 neck. Head Neck. 2020 09; 42(9):2355-2363. Finegersh A, Moss WJ, Saddawi-Konefka R, Faraji F, Coffey CS, Califano JA, Brumund KT, Orosco RK. PMID: 32432819.
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    10. Characterizing Posterior Neck Masses: A Single-Institution Retrospective and Systematic Review. Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Sep; 100(5_suppl):766S-770S. Moss WJ, Finegersh A, Narayanan A, Gillard D, Califano J, Brumund KT, Coffey CS, Orosco RK. PMID: 31608686.
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    11. American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Surgery Section update on parathyroid imaging for surgical candidates with primary hyperparathyroidism. Head Neck. 2019 07; 41(7):2398-2409. 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. PMID: 31002214.
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    12. Bullous Pemphigoid Presenting as Oropharyngeal Hemorrhage. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 Mar 01; 145(3):288-290. Faraji F, Crawford K, Stramiello CJ, Jafari A, Weissbrod PA, Brumund KT. PMID: 30676623.
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    13. Association of Preoperative Anemia With 30-Day Morbidity and Mortality Among Patients With Thyroid Cancer Who Undergo Thyroidectomy. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2019 02 01; 145(2):124-131. Burton BN, Okwuegbuna O, Jafari A, Califano J, Brumund KT, Gabriel RA. PMID: 30489623; PMCID: PMC6439587.
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    14. 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. Moss WJ, Qualliotine JR, Finegersh A, Brumund KT, Coffey CS. PMID: 30600694.
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    15. 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. Moss WJ, Finegersh A, Pang J, Califano JA, Coffey CS, Orosco RK, Brumund KT. PMID: 29742978.
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    16. Opioid prescribing practices in patients undergoing surgery for oral cavity cancer. Laryngoscope. 2018 10; 128(10):2361-2366. Pang J, Tringale KR, Tapia VJ, Panuganti BA, Qualliotine JR, Jafari A, Haft SJ, Friedman LS, Furnish T, Brumund KT, Califano JA, Coffey CS. PMID: 29756393.
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    17. Chronic Opioid Use Following Surgery for Oral Cavity Cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 12 01; 143(12):1187-1194. 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. PMID: 28445584; PMCID: PMC5824304.
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    18. Indocyanine green fluorescence-guided parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Surgery. 2018 02; 163(2):388-392. DeLong JC, Ward EP, Lwin TM, Brumund KT, Kelly KJ, Horgan S, Bouvet M. PMID: 29129358.
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    19. 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. Mell LK, Brumund KT, Daniels GA, Advani SJ, Zakeri K, Wright ME, Onyeama SJ, Weisman RA, Sanghvi PR, Martin PJ, Szalay AA. PMID: 28679776.
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    20. Esophageal dilation in head and neck cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2018 01; 128(1):111-117. Moss WJ, Pang J, Orosco RK, Weissbrod PA, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Brigger MT, Coffey CS. PMID: 28498643.
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    21. Slowly Growing Right-Sided Neck Mass With Progressive Dysphagia. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 04 01; 143(4):419-420. Lopez A, Papouchado B, Brumund KT. PMID: 27918788.
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    22. Electronic cigarettes induce DNA strand breaks and cell death independently of nicotine in cell lines. Oral Oncol. 2016 Jan; 52:58-65. 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. PMID: 26547127; PMCID: PMC4891196.
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    23. Outcomes of thyroidectomy from a large California state database. Am J Surg. 2015 Dec; 210(6):1170-6; discussion 1176-7. Weiss A, Parina RP, Tang JA, Brumund KT, Chang DC, Bouvet M. PMID: 26482517.
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    24. What is the role of elective neck dissection in low-, intermediate-, and high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma? Laryngoscope. 2016 Jan; 126(1):11-3. Moss WJ, Coffey CS, Brumund KT, Weisman RA. PMID: 26344690.
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    25. Indocyanine green fluorescence-guided redo parathyroidectomy. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Sep 02; 2015. Chakedis JM, Maser C, Brumund KT, Bouvet M. PMID: 26336189; PMCID: PMC4567763.
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    26. Squamous cell carcinomas of the skin responsive to erlotinib: 5 cases. JAAD Case Rep. 2015 May; 1(3):153-6. Read WL, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Nguyen AQ. PMID: 27051715; PMCID: PMC4808694.
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    27. 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. 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. PMID: 25904139; PMCID: PMC4436665.
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    28. [(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. 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. PMID: 25670018; PMCID: PMC4565859.
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    29. 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. Orosco RK, Hussain T, Brumund KT, Oh DK, Chang DC, Bouvet M. PMID: 25369076; PMCID: PMC4291211.
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    30. Risk factors for hematoma after thyroidectomy: results from the nationwide inpatient sample. Surgery. 2014 Aug; 156(2):399-404. Weiss A, Lee KC, Brumund KT, Chang DC, Bouvet M. PMID: 24947642.
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    31. Bilateral squamous cell carcinoma of the lacrimal sac. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov-Dec; 29(6):e149-51. Hodgson N, Whipple K, Lin JH, Brumund KT, Kikkawa DO, Korn BS. PMID: 24217491; PMCID: PMC4081470.
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    32. Nicotine promotes acquisition of stem cell and epithelial-to-mesenchymal properties in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e51967. 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. PMID: 23300583; PMCID: PMC3530520.
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    33. Total laryngectomy: national and regional case volume trends 1998-2008. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Feb; 148(2):243-8. Orosco RK, Weisman RA, Chang DC, Brumund KT. PMID: 23124923.
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    34. Predictors of hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy: results from the nationwide inpatient sample. ISRN Surg. 2012; 2012:838614. Baldassarre RL, Chang DC, Brumund KT, Bouvet M. PMID: 22844618; PMCID: PMC3403163.
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    35. 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. 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. PMID: 22384257; PMCID: PMC3288103.
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    36. Metastases to the thyroid: a review of the literature from the last decade. Thyroid. 2012 Mar; 22(3):258-68. Chung AY, Tran TB, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Bouvet M. PMID: 22313412.
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    37. 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. Abhold E, Rahimy E, Wang-Rodriguez J, Blair KJ, Yu MA, Brumund KT, Weisman RA, Ongkeko WM. PMID: 22188703; PMCID: PMC3285115.
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    38. Cytologic findings of a clear cell parathyroid lesion. Diagn Cytopathol. 2013 Aug; 41(8):725-8. Papanicolau-Sengos A, Brumund K, Lin G, Hasteh F. PMID: 22144114.
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    39. Pulmonary langerhans cell histiocytosis diagnosed in a cervical lymph node: a case report. Acta Cytol. 2010 Jul-Aug; 54(4):618-22. Scuderi RT, Makani SS, Channick CL, Renner JW, Alexander TH, Brumund KT, Read WL, Weidner N. PMID: 20715667.
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    40. 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. Chae AW, Perricone A, Brumund KT, Bouvet M. PMID: 18503371.
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    41. Reconstruction of the hypopharynx: current trends. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Aug; 15(4):208-12. Richmon JD, Brumund KT. PMID: 17620892.
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    42. 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. Brumund KT, Gutierrez-Fonseca R, Garcia D, Babin E, Hans S, Laccourreye O. PMID: 15895788.
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    43. The effect of maxillary sinus antrostomy size on xenon ventilation in the sheep model. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Oct; 131(4):528-33. Brumund KT, Graham SM, Beck KC, Hoffman EA, McLennan G. PMID: 15467631.
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