A head and neck cancer diagnosis is understandably a terrifying event in a patient’s life for many different reasons. My role extends well beyond the technical aspects of cancer surgery and reconstruction. A big part of that role is education, as I want my patients to have at least a basic understanding of the disease process affecting them, the treatment plan and what to expect after treatment. As a multidisciplinary team, we aim to inspire trust and assuage fears through education, finding an optimal treatment plan and presenting our recommendations to patients for further discussion.

Historically, head and neck cancer surgery was often invasive, disfiguring and resulted in poor functional outcomes. Current surgical methods are still focused on completely clearing cancer as a primary objective, but there is a much greater emphasis on maintaining function and aesthetics to improve the quality of life after surgery. Following a residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, I completed a 2-year advanced surgical program in head and neck cancer surgery with microvascular reconstruction training. As such, I have been trained in and can offer patients the most up-to-date surgical care combined with organ preservation principles.

I hope my patients regard me not only as a surgeon but as an ally in their treatment journey, surgical or non-surgical. No patient should feel that they are fighting their disease or coping with the side effects of treatment by themselves. Whether it be answering additional questions, meeting with family members or talking about anything but medical issues, I am honored to help in any way I can.

Locations

Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Specialties
Bones, Joints and Muscles - Facial Fractures, Cancers - Cancer Surgery, Cancers - Head and Neck Cancer, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing), Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Salivary Gland Diseases/Stones, Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Skin cancer, Endocrine System (Hormones) - Endocrine Cancer (Parathyroid, Adrenal, Carcinoid), Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Cancer, Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Languages spoken
English
Education
Fellowship
University of Toronto (2022)

Residency
State University of New York - Upstate Medical University (2020)

Doctor of Medicine
Boston University (2015)

Masters of Public Health
Boston University (2011)

Bachelor of Science
University of Maine (2007)

Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year
American Board of Otolaryngology Otolaryngology 2021
Clinical interest for patients

- Head and neck reconstruction
- Free tissue transfer with microvascular reconstruction
- Endocrine surgery
- Thyroid surgery
- Parathyroid disorders
- Tongue cancer
- Mouth cancer
- Tonsil cancer
- Throat cancer
- Skin cancer
- Melanoma
- Salivary gland disorders
- Parotid tumors
- Submandibular gland tumors
- Vascular malformations
- Neck tumors
- Laryngeal cancer
- Hypopharyngeal cancer
- Nasopharyngeal cancer
- Sinonasal cancer
- Congenital neck masses
- Facial trauma

Research interest for patients

- Medical ethics
- Advocacy
- Quality improvement
- Legislative affairs
- Health outcomes
- Quality of life
- Functional outcomes

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