Carlos D. Pinheiro Neto, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Otolaryngologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

EnglishPortugueseSpanish

Dr. Carlos Pinheiro Neto, M.D., Ph.D., is an otorhinolaryngologist who specializes in diseases of the nose, sinuses and skull base. He offers an individualized treatment for each patient, with the main focus to improve quality of life of patients who undergo endoscopic sinus or endonasal skull base surgeries by minimizing surgical trauma to the nose.

His extensive research is based on surgical anatomy to identify landmarks to make the surgery safer and development of innovative surgical techniques to improve outcomes. Dr. Pinheiro Neto has pioneered many surgical techniques to minimize the resection of intra-nasal structures during the removal of intracranial tumors through the nose and to reinforce the skull base reconstruction with composite flaps in selected patients. He has developed different techniques to improve cranial base reconstruction and minimize the risk of cerebrospinal fluid leaks after endonasal cranial base surgery.

Dr. Pinheiro Neto is an active member of the North American Skull Base Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. He has been invited to conferences around the world to talk about his innovative research.

  1. Chondrosarcoma
  2. Chordoma
  3. Craniopharyngioma
  4. CSF leak
  5. Encephalocele
  6. Esthesioneuroblastoma
  7. Inverting papilloma
  8. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  9. Nasal and paranasal tumors
  10. Nasal obstruction
  11. Nasal polyps
  12. Pituitary tumor
  13. Sinonasal cancer
  14. Sinonasal melanoma
  15. Sinusitis
  16. Skull base tumor
  1. Endoscopic orbital surgery
  2. Endoscopic pituitary surgery
  3. Endoscopic sinus surgery
  4. Endoscopic skull base surgery
  5. Facial fracture repair
  6. Open skull base surgery
  7. Reconstructive surgery

Tumors / Lesions involving:

  • Nose and/or paranasal sinuses.
  • Skull base.
  • Craniovertebral junction.
  • Infratemporal fossa.
  • Parapharyngeal space.
  • Orbit.

Surgical treatment of severe nosebleeds.

Cranial base repair/reconstruction.

Craniofacial trauma.

  1. 2012
    Fellowship - Department of Otolaryngology; Fellowship in Skull Base SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  2. 2011
    Ph.D. - Otolaryngology, Thesis: Study of the Nasoseptal Flap for Endoscopic Anterior Cranial Base Reconstruction. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil - School of Medicine
  3. 2009
    Fellowship - Craniomaxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of Sao Paulo, Brazil - School of Medicine
  4. 2008
    Chief Resident - OtolaryngologyUnivesity of Sao Paulo, Brazil - School of Medicine
  5. 2007
    Residency - OtolaryngologyUniversity of Sao Paulo, Brazil - School of Medicine
  6. 2003
    Medical SchoolFederal Univerity of Ceara,Brazil - School of Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    Award for the Best Resident Research - All Residency Programs at Albany Medical CenterAlbany Med Faculty Physicians
  2. 2020
    Best Research - Resident Research Day of the Division of OtolaryngologyAlbany Medical Center
  3. 2020
    Rhoton AwardNorth American Skull Base Society
  4. 2019
    Best Research - Resident Research Day of the Division of OtolaryngologyAlbany Medical Center
  5. 2019
    Poster of DistinctionNorth American Skull Base Society - 29th Annual Meeting
  6. 2019
    Award for the Best Resident Research - All Residency Programs at Albany Medical CenterAlbany Med Faculty Physicians
  7. 2018
    Best Research - Resident Research Day of the Division of OtolaryngologyAlbany Medical Center
  8. 2018
    Award for the 2nd. Place in Resident Research - All Residency Programs at Albany Medical Center.Albany Med Faculty Physicians
  9. 2016
    Poster of DistinctionNorth American Skull Base Society - 26th Annual Meeting
  10. 2009
    The Best Junior Investigation-Dr. Cassio M. Raposo do Amaral Award11th International Congress on Cleft Lip and Palate and related Craniofacial Anomalies
  11. 2005
    The Microsott Prize Congress of International Society of Telemedicine and e-Health
  12. 2005
    Best free theme in the area of OtologyTriologic Congress of Otorhinolaringology
  13. 1996
    Merit of Honour in the VI Olympics of Chemistry of the State of CearaFederal University of Ceara
  14. 1996
    Merit of Honour (Bronze Medal) in the II Olympics of Chemistry of the North and Northeast RegionsFederal University of Ceara
  15. 1995
    Merit of Honour in the V Olympics of Chemistry of the State of Ceara.Federal Univesity of Ceara

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - 2022
    Reconstruction Day Chair31st. Annual Meeting NASBS - Scientific Program Committee
  2. 2019 - 2020
    Video Session Chair30th. Annual Meeting NASBS - Scientific Program Committee
  3. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS)
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberNorth American Skull Base Society - Research Committee
  5. 2012 - present
    MemberNorth American Skull Base Society (NASBS)

Publications