Azeem S. Kaka, MD

Titles and Roles

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of Transoral Robotic Surgery
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Head and Neck Surgeon
Head and Neck Cancer


Azeem S. Kaka, MD, is assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine. A board certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Kaka's clinical and surgical expertise is in head and neck oncology, functional and cosmetic microvascular reconstruction, minimally-invasive robotic surgery, salivary gland (parotid) tumors, carotid body tumors, paragangliomas and other benign or malignant tumors of the head and neck. He has particular interests in appropriately selecting patients for TORS (Transoral Robotic Surgery) and de-escalating adjuvant therapy when possible. He also has developed techniques to decrease morbidity for patients with advanced salivary gland malignancies through novel reconstructive techniques.

Dr. Kaka holds professional memberships with American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and American Head and Neck Society.


Dr. Kaka graduated magna cum laude with a Medical Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency in otolaryngology at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He also completed a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.


Dr. Kaka's research interests include improving outcomes in head and neck oncology by finding new ways to individualize care. Specifically, he is interested in targeting patient specific markers in the treatment of head and neck cancer and patient-driven programs to improve quality of care.


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