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Tod C. Huntley, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Tod Huntley

Specialty Areas:

  • Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Specialty interest in several areas of head and neck surgery, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, head and neck cancer with emphasis on microvascular free flap reconstruction, da Vinci® robotic surgery, and thyroid/parathyroid disorders.

Medical School:

  • Indiana University
    Indianapolis, IN 1985


  • Methodist Hospital of Indiana
    Indianapolis, IN 1985


  • Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN 1996-1990


  • Head and Neck Surgery Associates
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
    Indianapolis, IN 1990

Board Certifications and Licensure:

  • American Board of Otolaryngology 1990

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. Vincent Health Network
  • Clarian North Hospital
  • Clarian West Hospital
  • Community Hospitals of Indianapolis (North and East)
  • Seton Specialty Hospital


Dr. Huntley's entire career has been with this group. He was a partner in Head & Neck Surgery Associates, P.C. from 1991 until it evolved into the Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy.

Meet Dr. Huntley

Tod C. Huntley, MD FACS, recognized by Indianapolis Monthly magazine as one of Indianapolis' "Top Docs," treats the full range of general otolaryngology problems for adults and children.

He was offered the chance to join the practice in 1991 while completing his fellowship in head and neck surgery under Ronald Hamaker, MD., the group's founder. Dr. Huntley's fellowship included subspecialty training in the treatment of cancers of the head, neck, mouth, throat, and sinuses, as well as microvascular free flap reconstruction of cancer defects. He has been an integral part of CENTA's head and neck cancer program since then and has done the bulk of the practice's cancer reconstructive work.

In addition to his cancer work, Dr. Huntley has established a national reputation in the surgical treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. He has had extensive post-fellowship training in the latest soft tissue and maxillofacial OSA surgical techniques from some of the world's best experts, starting with post-fellowship training at the Stanford University Sleep Disorders Center in 1991. Since that time, he has been active in clinical research, teaching, and publishing on this subject.

Dr. Huntley has authored book chapters and journal articles on various sleep apnea surgical topics, has presented at multiple national and international meetings, and has been an invited guest lecturer throughout the US and in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has been on the Sleep Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and is a founding member of the International Society of Sleep Surgeons.

Dr. Huntley has been a principle investigator in the first clinical and FDA trials of a number of surgical treatments of snoring and sleep apnea, including:

  • Radiofrequency volumetric reduction (Somnoplasty®) of the soft tissues of the upper airway, including the tongue base
  • Pillar implants
  • Tongue base suspension techniques
  • Implantable hypoglossal nerve stimulation

Dr. Huntley's clinical work also involves thyroid and parathyroid surgery, with emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.  He and CENTA's Dr. Ed Krowiak were among the first surgeons trained in the U.S. and the first in Indiana to offer da Vinci® robotic thyroid surgery, which approaches the thyroid from the armpit and allows for removal of the thyroid without a neck incision.  He has presented their refinement of the procedure internationally and is a proctor who instructs other U.S. surgeons in this revolutionary technique.  Dr. Huntley was also the first surgeon in the state of Indiana to perform minimally invasive thyroidectomy (MiVAT) for thyroid tumors, and he is proficient in office ultrasound evaluations.  He is the only private practice surgeon in Indiana to be selected into the American Thyroid Association, the world's premier organization dedicated to the study and treatment of thyroid disorders.

Dr. Huntley also specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques in the head and neck.  His minimally invasive surgical training also involves transoral robotic surgery (TORS), transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for cancers of the mouth and throat, and endoscopic approaches to the skull base. He was one of the first dozen physicians in the U.S. trained in TORS surgery after it was FDA approved in January of 2010, is a principle investigator for clinical studies researching the role of TORS in the treatment of cancer and for obstructive sleep apnea, and is an instructor to other U.S. surgeons on TORS surgery.  Visit the sleep apnea and da Vinci® robotic sections of our website for more details about the da Vinci® robot and its applications in head and neck surgery.

A Certificate of Honor recipient of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Foundation, Dr. Huntley has been very involved on an administrative level in his field in local, state, and national issues. He has been a delegate of his Academy's Board of Governors, has served on a variety of state and national committees, and is a member of a number of local and national medical societies. He is actively involved in the teaching of his head & neck surgery fellows, otolaryngology residents, and oral surgery residents in training.

Dr. Huntley welcomes new adult and pediatric patients to his practice. He feels privileged to be part of a practice that encourages innovation, research, and development of subspecialty interests. A self-described perpetual motion machine, he says, "I am always thinking, always striving to do it better, always trying to find a better solution to a problem. I am lucky to practice with a group of highly trained specialists that encourages this and that works together in a true team setting. I am fortunate to have partners whom I can bounce things off of, with whom I can discuss my most difficult cases, and whose judgment I can trust."

Dr. Huntley resides in Indianapolis with his wife and two teenage children. He is a triathlete and tennis player, and enjoys traveling, playing the guitar, cooking, playing with his dogs, and reading novels. He loves drawing, and has done medical illustrations for several publications.

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