Member of the Hall of Fame of the Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Education
B.A., magna cum laude, Biochemistry, University of Texas, 1984
M.D., University of Texas Southwestern, 1988
General Surgery Residency, University of Texas Southwestern, 1990
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994
Head and Neck Oncology and Cranial Base Surgery Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1995

Academic Positions
Gabriel Tucker Professor and Chair, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Health System, 2003
Professor and Chair, Division of Otolaryngology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical System, 1999-2003

Awards and Service
Founding Fellow, International Academy of Oral Oncology, 2005
Fellow, American Laryngological Association, 2005
Fellow, Triological Society, 2004
Board of Trustees, National Advanced Cranio-Maxillofacial Forum, 2002-current
Editor-in-Chief, ORL Journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 2002-current
Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2001
The American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship Award, 1994

Clinical and Research Interests: Skull base tumor surgery, head and neck and thyroid cancer, endoscopic sinus surgery, novel technologies including image-guided surgery and robotic surgery, viral and non-viral based gene therapies for the treatment of head and neck cancer, gene transfer of growth factors for the repair and regeneration after muscle or nerve injury or surgical tissue transfer, use of molecular therapies to enhance the anti-tumor effects of chemotherapy and radiation while reducing the known toxicities of these standard treatments.