Dr. Carrau completed his under-graduate and medical education at the University of Puerto Rico. He then completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the San Juan Veterans Affairs Health Center and U.P.R. Medical Center. In 1987, after completion of this post-graduate training, he was commissioned by the United States Air Force (U.S.A.F.) as an officer in the active reserve medical corps. He obtained certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in 1987, just months after completing his residency. His five years of military service included a sponsored one-year fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, from July of 1989 to June 1990. In July of 1992 he joined the faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Eye and Ear Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor.
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