The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Eric R. Carlson, DMD, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair
Residency Program Director

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5027-8439

Clinical Focus

Benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity, head, and neck, salivary gland surgery, and reconstructive Surgery

Research Focus

Translational research initiatives focus on the identification of human papillomavirus (HPV) in oral and oropharyngeal cancer and the preoperative staging of head and neck cancer with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and a variety of tracers. The ability to detect a specific carcinogen and proper staging of these cancers is of important prognostic value.

Additionally, Dr. Carlson has been engaged in elucidating the relationship between adult learning theory and professional development of faculty, a relatively new concept in academic medical centers. To this end, his work centers on technical and adaptive challenges in the development of faculty. At the core of adaptive challenges is the recognition that mindsets form the basis for faculty development and higher orders of consciousness are realized when growth mindsets are assumed by faculty members. Retention of productive faculty and effective teaching of residents are the end results.

Education

Dental School
DMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1985

Medical School
University of Miami, 2000

Residency
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 2003

Fellowship
Tumor and Reconstructive Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 1990

Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Published Books

Fonseca R (Ed), Powers MP, Frost DE, Carlson ER, Ness GM, Turvey T, Costello BJ, Ruiz R (Associate Eds): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3rd Edition. St. Louis: Elsevier, 2017.

Carlson ER, McDonald J, Nicolaievsky E (eds): The Luckiest Man: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Marx, DDS. Chicago: Quintessence, 2016.

Carlson ER, Ord RA (eds): Salivary gland pathology-Diagnosis and management, 2nd edition. Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.

Carlson ER, Ord RA (eds): Textbook and Color Atlas of Salivary Gland Pathology - Diagnosis and Management. Ames, Iowa, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2008.

Fonseca R, Marciani R, Turvey T (eds); Barber D, Braun T, Carlson E, Costello BJ, Ruiz R, Scully (associate eds): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2nd edition, St. Louis, Elsevier, 2008.

Published Book Chapters

Carlson ER, Kelley J, Subramanian J: Lip cancer. In: Oral, Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Louis: Elsevier, Chapter 13, 608-625, 2017.

Carlson ER, Langdon JD, Ord RA, Brennan P, Patel MF: Cysts of the jaws, face and neck. In: Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3rd edition, London: CRC Presss, Chapter 9, 91-100, 2017.

Carlson ER, Campbell J: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3rd Edition. St. Louis: Elsevier, Chapter 22, p.523-533, 2017.

Carlson ER, Williams J: Locally aggressive benign jaw tumors. In: Maxillofacial Surgery 3rd Edition, St. Louis: Elsevier, Chapter 30, 451-472, 2017.

Carlson ER, Lam D: Pathology. In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review: A Study Guide. Hanover Park: Quintessence, Chapter 7, 195-273, 2015.

Carlson ER, Lee A: Submandibular gland excision. In: Kademani D, Tiwana P (eds), Carlson ER, Dierks E, Fattahi T, Finn R, Ghali GE, Herford A, Hughes P, Sinn D, Steed M, Ward B, Zuniga J (section editors): Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. St. Louis: Elsevier, Chapter 87, 896-910, 2015.

Carlson ER, Lee A: Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap. In Haggerty C, Laughlin R (eds): Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Ames, Iowa, Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 51, 459-465, 2015.

Carlson ER, Kang E: Odontogenic and non-odontogenic cysts. In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Knowledge Update,Volume V.

Carlson ER, Ghali GE: Benign aggressive jaw tumors. In: Har-El G, Nathan CA, Day TA, Nguyen SA (eds): Head and Neck Surgery, Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Limited, chapter 24, 263-283, 2013.

Current Publications

Carlson ER.
Regarding "what makes a great surgeon?" The Laryngoscope. 2019 Oct;129(10):E342. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

Carlson ER, McGowan E.
In reply. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Oct;77(10):1959-1960. Epub 2019 Jul 12.

Carlson ER.
Lifelong learning: A higher order of consciousness and a construct for faculty development. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Oct;77(10):1967.e1-1967.e8. Epub 2019 Jun 24.

Carlson ER.
A foundational framework for andragogy in oral and maxillofacial surgery V: Moving forward. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Sep;77(9):1739-1740. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Carlson ER, Tannyhill RJ.
The growth mindset: A contextualization of faculty development. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Carlson ER, Tannyhill RJ.
A foundational framework for andragogy in oral and maxillofacial surgery IV: Co-regulated learning. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Aug;77(8):1529-1531. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Carlson ER, Tannyhill RJ.
A foundational framework for andragogy in oral and maxillofacial surgery III. Emotional intelligence. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Jul;77(7):1324-1326.

Carlson ER, Tannyhill RJ.
A foundational framework for andragogy in oral and maxillofacial surgery II: Interactive andragogies. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 Jun;77(6):1101-1102. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Carlson ER, McGowan E.
A foundational framework for andragogy in oral and maxillofacial surgery I: General Considerations. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2019 May;77(5):891-893. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Carlson ER, Schlieve T.
Salivary gland malignancies. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2019 Feb;31(1):125-144.

Dillon JK, Villing AS, Jones RS, Futran ND, Brockhoff HC 2nd, Carlson ER, Schlieve T, Kademani D, Patel K, Claiborne ST, Dierks EJ, Ying YP, Ward BB.
What is the role of elective neck dissection in the management of patients with buccal squamous cell carcinoma and clinically negative neck findings? Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2018 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Ji YD, Donoff RB, Peacock ZS, Carlson ER.
Surgical landmarks to locating the main trunk of the facial nerve in parotid surgery: A systematic review. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2018 Feb;76(2):438-443. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Carlson ER.
Oral/head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery: The creation of a subspecialty in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2018 Feb;76(2):237-247.

Ji YD, Donoff RB, Peacock ZS, Carlson ER.
Surgical landmarks to locate the main trunk of the facial nerve in parotid surgery: A systematic review. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2018 Feb;76(2):438-443.

Carlson ER, McCoy JM.
Margins for benign salivary gland neoplasms of the head and neck. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2017 Aug;29(3):325-340.

Carlson ER.
Hematolymphoid tumors of the head and neck. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017 Jul;75(7):1319-1321.

Schlieve T, Carlson ER, Freeman M, Buckley R, Arnold J.
The double mandibular osteotomy for vascular and tumor surgery of the parapharyngeal space. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017 May;75(5):1046-1061. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Carlson ER.
Ameloblastoma of the mandible. Open Journal of Clinical & Medical Case Reports. 2017 Apr;3:1-12.

Carlson ER.
Management of parotid tumors. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017 Feb;75(2):247-248. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

Carlson ER.
Virtual reconstructive surgical planning. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017 Jan;75(1):7-8. Epub 2016 Dec 27.

Carlson ER.
Medical pimping versus the socratic method of teaching. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2017 Jan;75(1):3-5. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

Schlieve T, Heidel RE, Carlson ER.
Second primary head and neck cancers after non-head and neck primary cancers. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 Dec;74(12):2515-2520. Epub 2016 May 20.

Kademani D, Woo B, Ward B, Fernandes R, Carlson E, Helman J, Ghali GE, Lambert P.
Oral/head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery fellowship training programs: Transformation of the specialty from 2005 to 2015: Report from the AAOMS committee on maxillofacial oncology and reconstructive surgery. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 Nov;74(11):2123-2127. Epub 2016 Aug 2.

Current Presentations

Carlson ER. Surgical pathology. Presented at Louisiana State University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Board Review Course (Invited Lecture); 2019 Nov 7-8; New Orleans, LA.

Carlson ER. Faculty development that gets results. Presented at Louisiana State University Health Science Center (Invited Lecture); 2019 Oct 2; New Orleans, LA.

Winstead ML, Ledderhof NJ, Hiedel, ER, Johnston DT, Fahmy MD, Carlson ER. Are tracheotomies required for patients undergoing composite resections for oral cancer? Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; 2019 Sep 16-21; Boston, MA.

Carlson ER. Ablative techniques in oral cancer - Pathology breakout. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2019 Sep 16-21; Boston, MA.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws - Update. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2019 Sep 16-21; Boston, MA.

Carlson ER. Training OMS residents: Past, present, and future, OMS faculty educational program, Teaching the teachers. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2019 Sep 16-21; Boston, MA.

Carlson ER. Management of head and neck pathology. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2019 Jun 2; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws. Minor salivary gland tumors: Diagnosis and management. Presented at North American S.O.R.G. Academy (Invited Lecture); 2019 Apr 6-7; Indianapolis, IN.

Carlson ER. Disruptive innovation. Presented at Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2019 Feb 9; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer in young people. Presented at Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2019 Feb 9; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws - Update 2019. Presented at Grand Strand Dental Society (Invited Lecture); 2019 Jan 31; Myrtle Beach, SC.

Carlson ER. Contemporary surgical management of parotid tumors. Presented at University of Texas Southwestern, Parkland Memorial Hospital (Invited Lecture); 2018 Dec 19; Dallas, TX.

Carlson ER. Head and neck surgical pathology. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Board Review Course (Invited Lecture); 2018 Nov 2-3; Baton Rouge, LA.

Carlson ER. Head and neck oncology plenary sessions: Past, present and future. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2018 Oct 8-12; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Management of parapharyngeal tumors. Head and neck oncology breakout: How I do it. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2018 Oct 8-12; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. The rise of the subspecialty of head and neck surgical oncology and reconstruction. Evolution in the U.S. OMS training: Development of the certificate of added qualification in head and neck. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Annual Meeting (Invited Lecture); 2018 Oct 8-12; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Surgical management of oral/head and neck pathology. Presented at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (Invited Lecture); 2018 Aug 24; El Paso, TX.

Carlson ER. Contemporary management of parotid pathology. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Grand Rounds Massachusetts General Hospital (Invited Lecture); 2018 Feb 15; Boston, MA.

Carlson ER. Head and neck tumor surgery and pathology. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Board Review Course (Invited Lecture); 2017 Nov 4; Baton Rouge, LA.

Carlson ER. Management of the neck in oral cancer. Presented at New York University Medical Center (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 9; New York, NY.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws. Presented at New York University Medical Center (Invited Lecture); 2017 Sep 9; New York, NY.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer in young people. Presented at Hubert Humphrey Cancer Center (Invited Lecture); 2017 Jul 17; Minneapolis, MN.

Carlson ER. Management of pathologic conditions. Presented at American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2017 Jun 3; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Major salivary gland tumors: Principles of management. Presented at Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group Modular Training Series-Pathology, Head and Neck Reconstruction (Invited Lecture); 2017 Mar 3-5; Atlanta, GA.

Carlson ER. Malignancies of the jaws. Presented at Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group Modular Training Series-Pathology, Head and Neck Reconstruction (Invited Lecture); 2017 Mar 3-5; Atlanta, GA.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws. Presented at Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group Modular Training Series-Pathology, Head and Neck Reconstruction (Invited Lecture); 2017 Mar 3-5; Atlanta, GA.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer: Management of the neck. Presented at Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group Modular Training Series-Pathology, Head and Neck Reconstruction (Invited Lecture); 2017 Mar 3-5; Atlanta, GA.

Carlson ER. Head and neck surgical pathology and reconstruction. Presented at Louisiana State University 43rd Annual Comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review Course (Invited Lecture); 2016 Nov 8; New Orleans, LA.

Carlson ER. Odontogenic tumors. Presented at Craniomaxillofacial Disorders and Solutions in Man and Animals (Invited Lecture); 2016 Nov 12; Los Angeles, CA.

Lakkakula V, Ehlers AC, Turner JF, Singh A, Carlson ER. Cervicofacial emphysema: A rare complication following nasotracheal intubation. Presented at 17th Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference; 2016 Oct 13-15; Atlanta, GA.

Carlson ER. Screening for head and neck cancer - Management of early stage oral cancer. Presented at Big 4 Cancer Cancer Conference: Education for everyone, Research Prevention, Screening and Outcomes (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 14; Knoxville, TN.

Carlson ER. Osteonecrosis of the Jaws - Update 2016. Presented at Tribute to the Chief - Dr. Guy A. Catone (Invited Lecture); 2016 Oct 1; Pittsburgh, PA.

Schlieve T, Carlson ER. The double mandibular osteotomy for vascular and tumor surgery of the parapharyngeal space. Pathology abstract session. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Principles of large tumor resections of the oral and maxillofacial region. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Update on the certificate of added qualifications in oral/head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Conference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Schlieve T, Carlson ER. Second primary head and neck cancer after non-head and neck index cancers. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Conference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Abstract Session (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Melanoma. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Conference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, Best Save Competition (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

Carlson ER. Update on the resident surgical log. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Faculty Section Educational Program (Invited Lecture); 2016 Sep 18-23; Las Vegas, NV.

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