Dr. Nicholas Abt is an otolaryngologist who specializes in head and neck cancer and skull base surgery in Charlotte, NC. His clinical interests include cancers of the skin, parotid, upper aerodigestive tract including mouth, oropharynx, pharynx, and larynx, sinus, base of the skull, neck, thyroid, and parathyroid. In addition, Dr. Abt performs reconstructive surgery following cancer removal to restore form and function. He also performs minimally invasive robotic surgery of the oropharynx, pharynx, and larynx through the mouth. Finally, he employs minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to remove tumors of the sinuses and skull base.

After receiving his undergraduate degree in microbiology and cell science from the University of Florida as valedictorian, Dr. Abt earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He later completed his residency at Harvard Medical School and his fellowship in head & neck surgical oncology, skull base surgery, and microvascular reconstructive surgery at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. In addition, he has experience as a clinical instructor in otolaryngology at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Outside of the office, Dr. Abt enjoys golfing, fishing, hiking, and spending time with his family and dog. He also enjoys spontaneous trips exploring new scenery.

Dr. Abt practices in our SouthPark (6035 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC) office. To make an appointment with him, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.

Education & Fellowship

University of Florida
, summa cum laude, 2012

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
, 2016

Harvard Combined Program in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School, 2021

Head & Neck Surgical Oncology, Skull Base Surgery, and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 2022

Associations & Memberships

  • American Head & Neck Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • The Triological Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association


  • First Place Poster Prize, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 120th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA – 2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society – 2016
  • Best Podium Presentation Prize – Second Place, American Medical Association Research Symposium, National Harbor, MD – 2013
  • Valedictorian and Commencement Speaker, University of Florida, – 2012
  • Charlotte Magazine Rising Stars, 2024


Dr. Abt has conducted and contributed to numerous research projects, including:

Abt NB, Miller LE, Mokhtari TE, Lin DT, Richmon JD, Deschler DG, Varvares MA, Puram SV. Nasal and paranasal sinus mucosal melanoma: Long-term survival outcomes and prognostic factors. Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 Apr 19;42(6):103070. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2021.103070. PMID: 33930681

Holcomb AJ, Herberg M, Strohl M, Ochoa E, Feng AL, Abt NB, Mokhtari TE, Suresh K, McHugh CI, Parikh AS, Sadow P, Faquin W, Faden D, Deschler DG, Varvares MA, Lin DT, Fakhry C, Ryan WR, Richmon JD. Impact of surgical margins on local control in patients undergoing single-modality transoral robotic surgery for HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Head Neck. 2021 Apr 15. doi: 10.1002/hed.26708. PMID: 33856083

Wang TV, Okose O, Abt NB, Kamani D, Emerick KS, Randolph GW. One institution's experience with self-audit of opioid prescribing practices for common cervical procedures. Head Neck. 2021 Apr 2. doi: 10.1002/hed.26697. PMID: 33797813

Abt NB, Holcomb AJ, Feng AL, Suresh K, Mokhtari TE, McHugh CI, Parikh AS, Faden DL, Deschler DG, Varvares MA, Lin DT, Richmon JD. Opioid Usage and Prescribing Predictors Following Transoral Robotic Surgery for Oropharyngeal Cancer. Laryngoscope. 2020 Nov 19. doi: 10.1002/lary.29276. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33210756

Abt NB, Holcomb AJ, Shroff S, Deschler DG. Intralaryngeal paraganglioma workup and discussion of surgical approach. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Jun 2;13(6):e234745. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-234745. PMID: 32487522

Abt NB, Puram SV, Kamani D, Modi R, Randolph GW. Neuromonitored Thyroid Surgery: Optimal Stimulation Based on Intraoperative EMG Response Features. Laryngoscope. 2020 Dec;130(12):E970-E975. doi: 10.1002/lary.28613. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32176321

Abt NB, Puram SV, Sinha S, Sethi RKV, Goyal N, Emerick KS, Lin DT, Deschler DG. Transfusion in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Pedicled Flap Reconstruction. Laryngoscope. 2018 Dec;128(12):E409-E415. doi: 10.1002/lary.27393. Epub 2018 Sep 24. PMID: 30247764

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