Dr. Paul Drago is a licensed otolaryngology at Hampton Regional Medical Center Varnville, South Carolina. He is a well-experienced physician that diagnoses and manages disease of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth and throat and as well as structures in the neck and face.
As an Otolaryngologist, he has expertise in as allergy, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as head and neck, laryngology, otology, pediatric otolaryngology and rhinology. He is a well-trained otolaryngologist in both medical and surgical aspect.
His first surgical training took place while he was a resident in otolaryngology at Yale. Dr. Drago was an Intern at New Haven Hospital and New Haven, Connecticut from 1990 to 1992. From then on, he continued his expertise as an Otolaryngologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England and at University of Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. While there, he focused his profession on facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana.
. Paul Drago earned his board certification in the American Board for Cosmetic Surgery. He earned another certificate the following year for Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He passed fellowship exams in American Board for Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and in American Academy for ENT Allergy.
Dr. Drago conducted laboratory research throughout his career such as transplantation of annelid brain tissue at the University of Maryland. He also gained experience culturing comeal and endothelial cells at Ohio State University and in the identification of prostate carcinoma using the Ki-67 monoclonal antibody at The John Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Drago also developed an Atherosclerotic and Diabetic Rat Model and tested the effect of Deforoxime on skin flap survival from 1986 to 1989, in the same year Dr. Paul Drago continued his laboratory research in excimer laser application to ohthalmic surgery.
Part of his research included using Hydroxyapatite in the reconstruction of cats Cranio-Facial Skeleton in the year of 1990 until 1992. He investigated Glypressin and its role in controlling Epistaxis and Turbinate Cytokines and their reletionship to Nasal IgG/IgE. He also implemented and designed Electromagnetic Hearing Aid Devices. Dr. Paul Drago investigated and developed Phthalocyanines and their uses when they are combined with argon fluoride lasers in treatment of squamous cell carcinoma from 1992 to 1994. He also studied Nude Mouse Model of Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Dr. Paul Drago loves giving back to the community. He volunteered in many foundations such as Promise Keepers in 1996, soup kitchen from 1993 until 1995, American Cancer Society from1988 to 1989 and he was also a head coach in St. Andre’s 4th and 5th Grade Baseball Team from 1986 until 1988.