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Tammara Lynn Watts, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Communication Sciences

Education and Training

  • Facial Plastics & Microvascular Reconstruction Fellow, Otolaryngology, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, 2009 - 2010
  • Otolaryngology Resident, Otolaryngology, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, 2004 - 2009
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland - Baltimore, 2005
  • M.D., University of Maryland - Baltimore, 2004
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1995

Publications

Wang, J., R. Cui, C. G. Clement, R. Nawgiri, D. W. Powell, I. V. Pinchuk, and T. L. Watts. “Activation PDGFR-α/AKT Mediated Signaling Pathways in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma by Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells Promotes Anti-apoptosis and Decreased Sensitivity to Cisplatin.” Frontiers in Oncology 10 (April 28, 2020). https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2020.00552.

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Son, E., A. Halbert, S. Abreu, R. Hester, G. Jefferson, K. Jennings, H. Pine, and T. Watts. “Role of Google Glass in improving patient satisfaction for otolaryngology residents: a pilot study.” Clin Otolaryngol 42, no. 2 (April 2017): 433–38. https://doi.org/10.1111/coa.12810.

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Watts, Tammara L., Ruwen Cui, Peter Szaniszlo, Vicente A. Resto, Don W. Powell, and Irina V. Pinchuk. “PDGF-AA mediates mesenchymal stromal cell chemotaxis to the head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumor microenvironment.” J Transl Med 14, no. 1 (December 8, 2016): 337. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12967-016-1091-6.

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Huynh, Phuong T., Ellen J. Beswick, Yun A. Coronado, Paul Johnson, Malaney R. O’Connell, Tammara Watts, Pomila Singh, et al. “CD90(+) stromal cells are the major source of IL-6, which supports cancer stem-like cells and inflammation in colorectal cancer.” Int J Cancer 138, no. 8 (April 15, 2016): 1971–81. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.29939.

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Walton, B., D. Gleinser, N. Boroumand, T. Watts, and M. Underbrink. “Microscopic thymoma and parathyroid adenoma: Rare combination of two distinct pathologies.” Rare Tumors 6, no. 2 (June 25, 2014): 57–59. https://doi.org/10.4081/rt.2014.5197.

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McKinnon, Brian J., and Tamara Watts. “Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumolabyrinth plus pneumocephalus as complications of middle ear implant and cochlear implant surgery.” Ear Nose Throat J 92, no. 7 (July 2013): 298–300. https://doi.org/10.1177/014556131309200707.

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Thai, Leo, Kate McCarn, William Stott, Tammara Watts, Mark K. Wax, Peter E. Andersen, and Neil D. Gross. “Venous thromboembolism in patients with head and neck cancer after surgery.” In Head Neck, 35:4–9, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.22920.

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Watts, Tammara L., and Ruwen Cui. “Malignant melanoma induces migration and invasion of adult mesenchymal stem cells.” Laryngoscope 122, no. 12 (December 2012): 2769–72. https://doi.org/10.1002/lary.23652.

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Brickman, Daniel S., Tammara L. Watts, Adam J. Mirarchi, and Mark K. Wax. “Median nerve injury associated with radial forearm free flap harvest.” Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 145, no. 6 (December 2011): 1057–59. https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599811408397.

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