Craig A. Bollig, MD

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Craig A. Bollig, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Head and Neck

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Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

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About Me

Dr. Craig A. Bollig is a fellowship-trained head and neck surgical oncologist and microvascular reconstructive surgeon. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and residency training in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics. He completed fellowship training in advanced head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

Clinically, Dr. Bollig specializes in a broad range of minimally invasive and open procedures related to head and neck cancers, as well as complex head and neck reconstruction. He provides comprehensive management of benign and malignant head and neck tumors, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and skin cancer. He is particularly interested in minimally invasive techniques, and he received additional training in transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). He is also comprehensively trained in the full range of reconstructive procedures, including microvascular free flap reconstruction, for complex head and neck defects after cancer or traumatic injury.

He is actively engaged in clinical head and neck cancer research with specific interests in investigating patient outcomes as they relate to head and neck cancers and microvascular reconstruction. He has given presentations nationally and internationally, and he has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Society, serving on national committees with these organizations.  




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Professional Education


Medical School, University of Miami School of Medicine (Florida) - 2014


Fellowship, Head & Neck, Surgical Oncology Washington University School of Medicine - 2020


Residency, Otolaryngology University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics - 2019

Research Interests

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Patient outcomes as they relate to head and neck cancers and microvascular reconstruction


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society