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Head and Neck Doctors, Surgeons and Experts

Memorial Sloan Kettering is home to a team of compassionate experts from different areas who specialize in treating head and neck cancer. This includes head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, maxillofacial surgeons, dental oncologists, endocrinologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, speech and swallowing therapists, and highly trained nurses. All of the healthcare professionals on our team focus only on caring for people with head and neck cancer.

Having experts from all of these disciplines ensures that your treatment plan is coordinated and comprehensive. The team meets regularly to review your progress and is constantly thinking of new ways they can improve your experience.

Because the number of people we see in a year is among the highest in the United States, our care teams have a very high level of expertise. Many of our doctors and other specialists are recognized nationally and internationally for their skill in treating head and neck cancer.

In addition to the care we provide in Manhattan, our surgeons offer consultations at our outpatient locations in New Jersey, as well as in Westchester County and on Long Island. Other treatments you may need are available at our New Jersey and Long Island locations as well as in New York City.

Learn more about our head and neck doctors in the list below.

Head and Neck Surgery Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Richard J. Wong

Richard J. Wong

Chief, Head and Neck Service

Jay O. Boyle, MD -- Director, Fellowship Training Program in Head and Neck Surgery

Jay O. Boyle

MSK head & neck surgeon Marc Cohen

Marc A. Cohen

Surgical Director, Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Jennifer Cracchiolo

Jennifer R. Cracchiolo

Pictured: Ian Ganly

Ian Ganly

Pictured: Luc G. T. Morris

Luc G. T. Morris

Catherine and Frederick Adler Chair for Junior Faculty; Associate Director, Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology Platform; Director of Fellowship Training

Pictured: Snehal G. Patel

Snehal G. Patel

Benjamin R. Roman

Benjamin R. Roman

Pictured: Jatin Shah

Jatin P. Shah

Elliot W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology

Ashok R. Shaha, MD, FACS -- Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

Ashok R. Shaha

Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

Pictured: Bhuvanesh Singh

Bhuvanesh Singh

Director, Laboratory of Epithelial Cancer Biology

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Brian Untch

Brian R. Untch

Radiation Oncology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Nancy Y. Lee, MD

Nancy Y. Lee

Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology; Service Chief, Head & Neck Radiation Oncology; Director, Proton Therapy

Radiation Oncologist C. Jillian Tsai

C. Jillian Tsai

Director of Head and Neck Radiation Oncology Research

Pictured: Sean McBride

Sean McBride

Pictured: Nadeem Riaz

Nadeem Riaz

Associate Director of Genomics Operations, Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology Platform

Pinaki R. Dutta, MD, PhD

Pinaki R. Dutta

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Daphna Gelblum

Daphna Y. Gelblum

Director of Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

Pictured: Boris Mueller

Boris A. Mueller

Preeti K. Parhar, MD, MPH

Preeti K. Parhar

MSK radiation oncologist Karen Schupak

Karen D. Schupak

Medical Oncology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Pictured: David Pfister

David G. Pfister

Chief, Head and Neck Oncology Service; Associate Deputy Physician-in-Chief, Strategic Partnerships

MSK medical oncologist Lara Dunn

Lara A. Dunn

Juliana Eng

Juliana Eng

Alan L. Ho, MD, PhD

Alan L. Ho

Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair

Daniel C. McFarland

Daniel C. McFarland

MSK medical oncologist Loren Michel

Loren Scott Michel

Kenneth K. Ng, MD -- Chief, Rockville Centre Medical Oncology Service

Kenneth K. Ng

Chief, Rockville Centre Medical Oncology Service

Eric J. Sherman, MD

Eric J. Sherman

Han Xiao, MD -- Chief, Basking Ridge Medical Oncology Service

Han Xiao

Head, Division of Network Medicine Services, Department of Medicine

MSK medical oncologist and internist Iris Zhi

Iris Zhi

Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Oncology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Endocrinology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Pictured: James A. Fagin

James A. Fagin

Chief, Endocrinology Service

Pictured: Laura Boucai

Laura Boucai

Memorial Sloan Kettering endocrinologist Azeez Farooki

Azeez Farooki

Stephanie Fish, MD

Stephanie Fish

Memorial Sloan Kettering endocrinologist Eliza Geer

Eliza B. Geer

Medical Director, Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center

Monica Girotra, MD

Monica Girotra

Mona M. Sabra, MD

Mona M. Sabra

MSK endocrinologist R. Michael Tuttle

R. Michael Tuttle

Skull-Base Surgery Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Memorial Sloan Kettering neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar

Viviane Tabar

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Theresa Feng Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

Mark H. Bilsky

Mark H. Bilsky

Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in Neurosurgery; William E. Snee Chair

Cameron W. Brennan

Cameron W. Brennan

MSK head & neck surgeon Marc Cohen

Marc A. Cohen

Surgical Director, Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center

Ilya Laufer

Ilya Laufer

Neurosurgeon and Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Tumor Surgery Program

Plastics and Reconstruction Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Pictured: Babak Mehrara

Babak J. Mehrara

Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Service; Peter G. Cordeiro Endowed Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Robert J. Allen, Jr., MD

Robert J. Allen, Jr.

Peter G. Cordeiro, MD, FACS -- Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Service

Peter G. Cordeiro

William G. Cahan Chair in Surgery

Pictured: Joseph Dayan

Joseph H. Dayan

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeon Joseph Disa

Joseph J. Disa

Vice Chair of Clinical Activities, Department of Surgery; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Surgical Oncology

Evan Matros, MD, MMSc

Evan Matros

Pictured: Colleen McCarthy

Colleen M. McCarthy

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic and reconstructive surgeon Jonas Nelson

Jonas A. Nelson

Pathology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Ronald A. Ghossein, MD

Ronald A. Ghossein

Director, Head and Neck Pathology

Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Darren Buonocore

Darren Joseph Buonocore

Jean-Marc Cohen

Jean-Marc Cohen

Director, Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic

Pictured: Snjezana Dogan

Snjezana Dogan

Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program

Nora Katabi

Nora Katabi

Oscar Lin

Oscar Lin

Chief, Cytology Service

Radiology Minus iconIcon indicating subtraction, or that the element can be closed. Plus IconIcon indicating addition, or that the element can be opened. Arrow (down) icon.An arrow icon, usually indicating that the containing element can be opened and closed.
Andrei I. Holodny, MD -- Chief, Neuroradiology Service

Andrei I. Holodny

Chief, Neuroradiology Service

Pictured: Hilda Stambuk

Hilda E. Stambuk

Director, Head & Neck Radiology

Sasan Karimi, MD -- Director, Memorial Sloan Kettering 55th Street Radiology

Sasan Karimi

Director, MSKCC 55th Street Radiology

Vaios Hatzoglou, MD

Vaios Hatzoglou

Bernard O'Malley

Bernard O'Malley

Director of Imaging Services, MSK Monmouth

Sofia S. Haque, MD

Sofia S. Haque