Head and Neck Doctors, Surgeons and Experts

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
Richard J. Wong, MD, FACS
Richard J. Wong

Chief, Head and Neck Service

Jay O. Boyle, MD
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
Ian Ganly, MD, PhD
Ian Ganly
Luc G. T. Morris, MD, MSc, FACS
Luc G. T. Morris

Associate Director, Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology Platform; Director of Fellowship Training

Snehal G. Patel, MD, FRCS
Snehal G. Patel
Benjamin R. Roman, MD, MSHP
Benjamin R. Roman
Jatin P. Shah, MD, FACS
Jatin P. Shah

Elliot W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology

Ashok R. Shaha, MD, FACS
Ashok R. Shaha

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Valeria Silva Merea
Valeria Silva Merea

Director, Speech and Hearing Center

Bhuvanesh Singh, MD, PhD, FACS
Bhuvanesh Singh

Director, Laboratory of Epithelial Cancer Biology; Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Management Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Brian Untch
Brian R. Untch
Radiation Oncology
Nancy Y. Lee, MD, FASTRO
Nancy Y. Lee

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

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist C. Jillian Tsai
C. Jillian Tsai

Director, Metastatic Disease Radiation Oncology Research

Sean McBride, MD, MPH
Sean McBride

Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Main Campus

Nadeem Riaz, MD, MSc
Nadeem Riaz

Associate Director of Genomics Operations, Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology Platform

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Michael Bernstein
Michael B. Bernstein
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Linda Chen
Linda Chen
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiologist Daphna Gelblum
Daphna Y. Gelblum

Director of Regional Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center radiation oncologist Craig E. Grossman
Craig E. Grossman
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Jung Julie Kang
Jung Julie Kang
Boris A. Mueller, MD, MPH
Boris A. Mueller

Director, Radiation Oncology, MSK Bergen

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Diana Roth O'Brien
Diana Roth O’Brien
Memorial Sloan Kettering Radiation Oncologist Yao Yu
Yao Yu
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Kaveh Zakeri
Kaveh Zakeri
Medical Oncology
David G. Pfister, MD
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, MD
Juliana Eng
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist James Fetten
James Fetten

Regional Care Network (RCN) Medical Site Director at MSK Westchester

Alan L. Ho, MD, PhD
Alan L. Ho

Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair

Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Anuja Kriplani
Anuja Kriplani
MSK medical oncologist Loren Michel
Loren Scott Michel
Kenneth K. Ng, MD
Kenneth K. Ng
Eric J. Sherman, MD
Eric J. Sherman
MSK medical oncologist and internist Iris Zhi
Iris Zhi
Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Oncology
Joseph M. Huryn, DDS, FAAMP
Joseph M. Huryn

Chief, Dental Service

Cherry L. Estilo, DMD
Cherry L. Estilo
Jerry L. Halpern, DDS
Jerry L. Halpern
Memorial Sloan Kettering maxillofacial prosthodontist Joseph Randazzo
Joseph D. Randazzo

Director, Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Steven J. Tunick, DMD
Steven J. Tunick
James A. Fagin, MD
James A. Fagin

Head of the Division of Subspecialty Medicine

Laura Boucai, MD
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

Chief, Endocrinology Service

Skull-Base Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar
Viviane Tabar

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

Mark H. Bilsky, MD
Mark H. Bilsky

William E. Snee Endowed Chair; Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Neurosurgery; Chief, Multi-Disciplinary Spine Tumor Service

Cameron W. Brennan, MD
Cameron W. Brennan
MSK head & neck surgeon Marc Cohen
Marc A. Cohen

Surgical Director, Pituitary & Skull Base Tumor Center

Plastics and Reconstruction
Babak J. Mehrara, MD
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
Peter G. Cordeiro

William G. Cahan Chair in Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic & reconstructive surgeon Michelle Coriddi
Michelle Coriddi
Joseph H. Dayan, MD
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

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeon Evan Matros
Evan Matros
Colleen M. McCarthy, MD, FRCS(C)
Colleen M. McCarthy
Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic and reconstructive surgeon Jonas Nelson
Jonas A. Nelson
Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeon Farooq Shahzad
Farooq Shahzad
Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic and reconstructive surgeon Carrie Stern
Carrie Stern
Ronald A. Ghossein, MD
Ronald A. Ghossein

Director, Head and Neck Pathology

Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Darren Buonocore
Darren Joseph Buonocore
Jean-Marc Cohen, MD
Jean-Marc Cohen

Director, Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy Clinic

Snjezana Dogan, MD
Snjezana Dogan
Nora Katabi
Nora Katabi
Oscar Lin, MD, PhD
Oscar Lin

Chief, Cytology Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering cytopathologist Xiao-Jun Wei
Xiao-Jun Wei
Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Bin Xu
Bin Xu
Andrei I. Holodny, MD
Andrei I. Holodny

Chief, Neuroradiology Service

Hilda E. Stambuk, MD
Hilda E. Stambuk

Director, Head & Neck Radiology

Sasan Karimi, MD
Sasan Karimi

Director, MSKCC 55th Street Radiology

Vaios Hatzoglou, MD
Vaios Hatzoglou
Memorial Sloan Kettering neuroradiologist Alicia Meng
Alicia Meng
Bernard O'Malley
Bernard O'Malley

Director of Imaging Services, MSK Monmouth

Memorial Sloan Kettering neuroradiologist Nathaniel Swinburne
Nathaniel Swinburne
Sofia S. Haque, MD
Sofia S. Haque
Social Work