Medical Advisory Board

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Our Medical Advisory Board is a group of medical specialists in the oral and head and neck cancer field. Their leadership and expertise in treating these patients is a valuable resource for HNC Living. (Please click on their name to read more about them.)


Dr. Brian Burkey
Vice-chairman and Section Head of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute
Cleveland, OH


Dr. D. Gregory Farwell, FACS
Professor and Vice Chair, Director of Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery
UC Davis Health
Sacramento, CA


Dr. Dennis Kraus, FACS
Vice Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Northwell Health
Director, Center for Head and Neck Oncology, New York Head and Neck Institute, Northwell Health Cancer Institute
New York, NY


Dr. Bill Lydiatt
Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center
Omaha, NE


Dr. Terance T. Tsue, FACS
Vice President and Physician-in-Chief
Douglas A Girod, MD, Endowed Professor of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, University of Kansas Medical School
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kansas City, KS


Clifford W. VanBlarcom
prosthodontist (retired)
Kansas City, KS


Dr. Randal S. Weber. FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX