About Me

I am a board-certified head and neck surgeon and health-services researcher. My colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering and I practice a team approach and are focused on achieving excellent results for our patients by helping them choose the best techniques and treatments for their individual circumstances and needs.

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Decisions regarding cancer treatment can be challenging. I take pride in helping my patients navigate these decisions based on the things that really matter to them. Surviving cancer is always a chief concern, but so is quality of life after treatment. The most important question I ask myself is, “What would I recommend if this were my family member?” My research in healthcare delivery is based on this desire to individualize and improve treatment decisions. Health-services research in general aims to develop innovative ways to ensure the highest-quality and greatest-value care, so that people can return to their lives as quickly as possible.

  • Clinical Expertise: Tumors of the thyroid gland, mouth, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), esophagus, and dentoalveolar structures; parathyroid adenoma; minimally invasive transoral surgery of the oropharynx and larynx; tumors of the parotid and salivary glands; benign and malignant diseases of the nasal cavity, sinuses, and skull base; skin cancers including melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and Merkel cell carcinoma; tumors of the ear canal and temporal bone; nerves and blood vessels of the neck; soft tissue sarcoma; benign and malignant diseases of the larynx and trachea
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; MSHP, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Residencies: New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Board Certifications: Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

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Visit PubMed for a full listing of Benjamin R. Roman’s journal articles

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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