Clinical care for patients with head and neck tumors is undertaken in a multidisciplinary format in order to seek the most favorable outcomes, as well as the latest and most effective treatments to our patients.
The Head and Neck Tumor Board, which meets weekly, enhances the opportunity to provide collaborative care by surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and rehabilitative specialists. The rehabilitative specialists who regularly work with our team include representation from the Regional Center for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, speech and swallowing therapy, social work, and nursing. Our head and neck nursing unit continues to provide excellent patient care.
The unit is consistently ranked by Press Ganey surveys as one of the top nursing units at UPMC. This outstanding patient care is provided in an environment which seeks to plan for the future needs of our patients by constant training of physicians.
The Department of Otolaryngology typically has 25 resident physicians, each of whom is involved in an educational program during which time the surgeon progresses from a recent medical school graduate to a well-trained otolaryngologist. The duration of surgical training in otolaryngology varies from five to seven years. The sixth and seventh years are for research training for individuals who aspire to a career in academic medicine as a physician scientist.
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- Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD
- Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, FACS
- Jonas T. Johnson, MD
- Seungwon Kim, MD
- Eugene N. Myers, MD
- Carl Snyderman, MD, FACS
- Alec Vaezi, MD, PhD