Shamir Chandarana

Assistant Professor



Contact information


Office: 403-944-3954

Web presence


Preferred method of communication


Kim Osborne


Office: 403-944-3954

Research and teaching

Area of Focus

  • Thyroid Cancer

Summary of Research

Current research interestests include biomarker expression in lymph node metastatis from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (markers of more aggressive tumors), functional outcomes after major head and neck surgery, clinical care pathway to streamline complex treatment algorithms, epidemiologic practice patterns in management of thyroid cancer. 


Dr. Shamir Chandarana completed Medical School and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency training at University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.  He then pursued a 2-year fellowship in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at the University of Michigan.  Concurrently he also completed a Masters in Public Health.  In 2010, Shamir joined the section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery (ENT) at the University of Calgary and is a core member of the Head and Neck Surgery Program.  Since 2016 he has also assumed the role of the Co-chair of the Provincial Head and Neck Cancer Tumor Team.  This team oversees the delivery of Head and Neck Cancer treatment for the province of Alberta.  He enjoys a busy practice focused on head and neck cancer surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery and reconstructive surgery.  His research interests include clinical outcomes in head and neck surgery, biomarker research and epidemiology of thyroid cancer surgery.