Shethal Bearelly, MD


I grew up in San Jose, California before attending Boston University for my undergraduate and medical school degree. I then completed a 5 year residency training program in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. I then went on to do fellowship training in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. My research interests pertain to improving outcomes and quality of life for patients with head and neck cancer. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with family and being outdoors.

Cancer Focus

Head and neck cancer treatment is a life changing process for patients and their families. It affects the very things we take for granted: eating, breathing, and communicating with the world around us. I am interested in improving oncologic and functional outcomes of head and neck cancer treatment. Additionally, I am interested in improving quality of life for patients who have undergone treatment.