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

Clinical Focus

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

Research Focus

Tumor doubling times

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, 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, 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.

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. 2017 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

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.

Carlson ER.
Lifelong learning and professional development. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 May;74(5):875-6. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

Carlson ER.
Malignant odontogenic tumors. (Short Survey) Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 May;74(5):877-878.

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 May 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Ord RA, Carlson ER.
Pediatric salivary gland malignancies. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2016 Feb;28(1):83-9.

Carlson ER, Ord RA.
Benign pediatric salivary gland lesions. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2016 Feb;28(1):67-81.

Carlson ER, Oreadi D, McCoy JM.
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome and the keratocystic odontogenic tumor. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2015 Dec;73(12S):S77-S86.

Schaefferkoetter JD, Carlson ER, Heidel RE.
Can 3’-deoxy-3’-(18F) fluorothymidine (FLT) out-perform 2-deoxy-2-(18F) fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in the diagnosis of cervical lymphadenopathy in oral/head and neck cancer patients? Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery . 2015 Jul;73(7):1420-8. Epub 2015 Jan 13.

Carlson ER.
Diagnosis and management of salivary lesions of the neck. Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America . 2015 Mar;23(1):49-61.

Carlson ER.
Strategic opportunism. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : Official Journal of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons . 2014 Oct;72(10):1874-5.

Current Presentations

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.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer in young people: Update in medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws - 2016. Presented at 8th Annual Daniel M. Laskin Lecture University of Illinois at Chicago (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jun 24; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Management of pathologic conditions of the maxillofacial region. Presented at American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Recertification Bootcamp; 2016 Jun 4; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer in young people. Presented at Mark L. Wein Memorial Lecture University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Invited Lecture); 2016 Jun 11; Miami, FL.

Carlson ER. Principles of large tumor resections: Oral cancer in young people. Presented at Conundrums in Oral and Maxillofacial Tumor Surgery (Invited Lecture); 2016 May 6-7; Washington, DC.

Buckley MR, McNally MM, Arnold JD, Grandas OH, Stevens SL, Goldman MH, Carlson ER, Freeman MB. Clinical outcomes of double mandibular osteotomy for exposure of skull based carotid artery pathology. Presented at Southern Association for Vascular Surgery; 2016 Jan 20-23; Cancun, Mexico.

Carlson ER. A clinicopathologic study of malignant odontogenic tumors. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Symposium: A Festschrift in honor of Dr. Robert Marx (Invited Lecture); 2015 Dec 12; Miami, FL.

Carlson ER. Tumor board discussions. Presented at Preconference on Maxillofacial Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Resident surgical log. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty Educational Program, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Background and contemporary surgical management of ameloblastoma. Presented at Contemporary Management of Ameloblastoma: Bench to Bedside, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Margin analysis – salivary gland tumors. Presented at Clinical Interest Group on Pathology and Reconstructive Surgery Education Program, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Principles of large tumor resections of the oral and maxillofacial region. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Surgical treatment of MRONJ – assessing outcomes. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition (Invited Lecture); 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Gerard D, Carlson ER, Slocum K. Odontogenic ameloblast-associated protein expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions & Exhibition; 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Schlieve T, Carlson ER. Salivary gland malignancy- Tumor board. Presented at American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions & Exhibition; 2015 Sep 28 - Oct 3; Washington, DC.

Carlson ER. Oral cancer: Management of the neck. Presented at North American S.O.R.G. Academy Training Series: Pathology and reconstruction of the head and neck; 2015 May 1-3; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis. Presented at North American S.O.R.G. Academy Training Series: Pathology and reconstruction of the head and neck; 2015 May 1-3; Nashville, TN.

Carlson ER. Diagnosis and management of the pathologic conditions of the maxillofacial patient. Presented at American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Recertification Review Boot Camp; 2015 May 29 - Jun 1; Chicago, IL.

Carlson ER. Pathology of the head and neck. Presented at American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Recertification Review Boot Camp; 2015 May 29 - Jun 1; Chicago, IL.

Gold L, Carlson ER, Williams TP. Surgical management of several significant odontogenic epithelial tumors with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Gold L, Carlson ER. Surgical management of several significant odontogenic mesenchymal and mixed mesenchymal/epithelial tumors with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Gold L, Carlson ER. Atypia/Carcinoma in situ and oral carcinoma with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Gold L, Carlson ER. Surgical management pearls of fibro-osseous diseases with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Gold L, Carlson ER, Williams TP. Surgical management of oral and extraoral salivary gland tumors with discussion. Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Carlson ER. Current thinking and treatment pearls of medications-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ). Presented at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Pearls IV; 2015 Apr 10-11; New Orleans, LA.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws. Presented at Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Meeting; 2015 Apr 16-19; Scottsdale, AZ.

Carlson ER. Human papilloma virus and oral cancer. Presented at Greater Kansas City Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Invited Lectureship); 2015 Apr 2; Kansas City, MO.

Carlson ER. Medication related osteonecrosis of the jaws: Update 2015. Presented at Emory University Medical Center Robert Bays Endowed Lecture (Invited Lectureship); 2015 Mar 11; Atlanta, GA.

Carlson ER. Surgical oncology and reconstruction report. Presented at Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Editorial Board Meeting (Invited Lectureship); 2015 Mar 28-29; Chicago, IL.

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