Kelly Michele Malloy MD, FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Fellowship Director
Associate Chief Clinical Officer

Available to mentor

Kelly Michele Malloy MD, FACS
Clinical Professor
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  • Research Overview
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  • About

    Kelly Michele Malloy MD, FACS is a head and neck surgical oncologist at the University of Michigan where she is professor of otolaryngology- head and neck surgery and the interim Chief Clinical Officer for the adult hospitals of Michigan Medicine Health. Dr. Malloy's clinical work focuses on the comprehensive surgical management of patients with head and neck malignancies, with additional expertise in head and neck melanoma and complex microvascular free tissue reconstruction. Her primary research interest is in surgical education, specifically in applications of simulation in otolaryngology; she is the immediate past chair of the Simulation Education Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Malloy is the program director of the head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction fellowship at Michigan; she is committed to the daily work of training the next generation of comprehensive head and neck surgeons and increasing the diversity of our field to better serve our patients. She also serves as the associate chief clinical officer for adult surgical and rehabilitation services at Michigan Medicine Health, overseeing 10 surgical and rehabilitation inpatient care units and a 32 room operating theater suite. A passionate advocate for gender and racial equity and inclusion, she has served as the inaugural co-chair for the American Head and Neck Society's Margaret F. Butler Outstanding Mentor of Women in Head and Neck Surgery Award. Most recently she was elected Finance Officer of the Women In Otolaryngology (WIO) Section and chairs the WIO Endowment Committee.

    Research Overview

    Surgical simulation education, quality and performance improvement in otolaryngology and multidisciplinary inpatient surgical care, clinical trials development for robotic surgery in the head and neck.

    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Presentation
      Overcoming Structural Barriers to Diverse Representation and Clinical Trials
      2024 Feb 29;
    • Journal Article
      Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Readiness Assessment Tool: International Consensus Recommendations.
      Schiff E, Propst EJ, Balakrishnan K, Johnson K, Lounsbury DW, Brenner MJ, Tawfik M-M, Pediatric Tracheostomy Emergency Readiness Workgroup , Yang CJ. Laryngoscope, 2023 Dec; 133 (12): 3588 - 3601. DOI:10.1002/lary.30674
      PMID: 37114735
    • Journal Article
      Use of neuromuscular blockade for neck dissection and association with iatrogenic nerve injury.
      Smith JD, Mentz G, Leis AM, Yuan Y, Stucken CL, Chinn SB, Casper KA, Malloy KM, Shuman AG, McLean SA, Rosko AJ, Prince MEP, Tremper KK, Spector ME, Schechtman SA. BMC Anesthesiol, 2023 Jul 28; 23 (1): 254 DOI:10.1186/s12871-023-02217-7
      PMID: 37507689
    • Journal Article
      Team-Based Surgical Approach to Head and Neck Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction.
      Yalamanchi P, Peddireddy NS, McMichael B, Keilin C, Casper KA, Malloy KM, Moyer JS, Prince MEP, Rosko AJ, Stucken CL, Spector ME, Chinn SB. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2023 Nov 1; 149 (11): 1021 - 1026. DOI:10.1001/jamaoto.2023.3028
      PMID: 37796525
    • Journal Article
      Patterns of recurrence in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma to inform personalized surveillance protocols.
      Haring CT, Kana LA, Dermody SM, Brummel C, McHugh JB, Casper KA, Chinn SB, Malloy KM, Mierzwa M, Prince MEP, Rosko AJ, Shah J, Stucken CL, Shuman AG, Brenner JC, Spector ME, Worden FP, Swiecicki PL. Cancer, 2023 Sep 15; 129 (18): 2817 - 2827. DOI:10.1002/cncr.34823
      PMID: 37162461
    • Journal Article
      Initial Feasibility and Acute Toxicity Outcomes From a Phase 2 Trial of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography Response-Based De-escalated Definitive Chemoradiotherapy for p16+ Oropharynx Cancer: A Planned Interim Analysis.
      Allen SG, Rosen BS, Aryal M, Cao Y, Schipper MJ, Wong KK, Casper KA, Chinn SB, Malloy KM, Prince ME, Rosko AJ, Shuman AG, Spector ME, Stucken CL, Swiecicki PL, Worden FP, Brenner JC, Schonewolf CA, Elliott DA, Mierzwa ML, Shah JL. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2023 Sep 1; 117 (1): 171 - 180. DOI:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2023.03.043
      PMID: 36931572
    • Journal Article
      Color Match Following Free Flap Surgery in Head and Neck Reconstruction: A Colorimetric and Aesthetic Analysis.
      Dermody SM, Kahng PW, Rao VM, Casper KA, Malloy KM, Rosko AJ, Stucken CL, Chinn SB, Spector ME, Feng AL. Plast Reconstr Surg, 2023 Jun 6; DOI:10.1097/PRS.0000000000010807
      PMID: 37285194
    • Preprint
      Use of Neuromuscular Blockade for Neck Dissection and Association with Iatrogenic Nerve Injury
      Smith JD, Mentz G, Leis AM, Yuan Y, Stucken CL, Chinn SB, Casper KA, Malloy KM, Shuman AG, McLean SA, Rosko AJ, Prince MEP, Tremper KK, Spector ME, Schechtman SA. Research Square, DOI:10.21203/