Physician/Staff - Sherard A. Tatum III, MD

Appointed 09.92

Sherard A Tatum III, MD

Speciality Focus Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

241 Campus West Building
750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, NY 13210

Phone 315.464.4636

Current Appointments

  • Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

  • Professor of Pediatrics

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown
  • Community

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences: Communication Disorder Unit, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics: Pediatric Otolaryngology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: University of California Davis Medical Center, 1992, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellowship: University of Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany, 1991, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
  • Residency: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, 1990, Otolaryngology
  • Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 1987, General Surgery
  • Internship: Eastern Virginia Medical School – Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, 1986, General Surgery
  • MD: University of South Florida, 1985

Previous Appointments

  • University of California Davis Medical Center, 1991–1992

Clinical Interests

  • Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial Diorders, Speech Surgery, Hemangiomas, Orthognathic Surgery, Microsurgery and Free Tissue Transfer, Trauma Repair

Education Interests

  • Training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Research Interests

  • Characterization and Enhancement of Bone/Cartilage Transplantation Systems, Outcomes in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery

Specialties & Certification

  • Otolaryngology
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Birth Defects
  • Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Ocular-Facial Anomalies
  • Eyelid Abnormalities
  • Facial Scar
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skull Deformities
  • Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS)


  • Adults and Children


  • Bone Grafting
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing
  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Eye Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Trauma Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Cancer Care and Reconstruction
  • Skin Cancer Resection
  • Surgical Treatment of Craniosynostosis


  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center

  • Crouse Hospital

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