Nicole C. Schmitt, MD, FACS


Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Emory University School of Medicine
Co-Director for Translational Research, Head and Neck Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Head and Neck Surgeon
Head and Neck Cancer
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Nicole C. Schmitt, MD, FACS, is associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Schmitt serves as co-director for translational research in the head and neck program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. A board certified otolaryngologist, her clinical and research work is focused on head and neck surgical oncology and novel therapeutic combinations.

Prior to joining Emory, Dr. Schmitt was on faculty at Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Schmitt is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and American Head and Neck Society.


Dr. Schmitt obtained her Medical Degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her general surgery internship, a research fellowship and her residency in otolaryngology at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She also completed a fellowship in head and neck surgery and tumor biology at University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Dr. Schmitt's research interest is in characterizing immune effects of novel therapeutic combinations for head and neck cancer. She is the principal investigator of multiple investigator-initiated clinical trials, including a first-in-human trial of radiation plus tolinapant, an IAP antagonist, in cisplatin-ineligible head and neck cancer patients.

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