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Eduardo Mendez, MD, MS, FACS

Dr. Mendez is an expert in the surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, including minimally invasive robotic surgery of transoral cancers.

Patient Care Philosophy:

My goal is to offer patients individualized care and treatment that considers all options. I like to partner with my patients to help them make their own decisions and treatment choices.
 

Dr. Mendez's Resume


Title

  • Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington
  • Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Clinical Expertise

I have interest in the treatment of head and neck cancer, reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects and minimally invasive approaches to tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract (throat) and thyroids including robotic-assisted surgery and transoral laser microsurgery.

Education And Training

  • MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1999
  • Internship: University of Washington, Department of Surgery
  • Residency: Universtiy of Washington, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Fellowship: University of Washington, Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction

More Information

Dr. Mendez speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Dr. Mendez's Story


Eduardo Mendez, MD, MS, FACS is an expert in the surgical treatment of head and neck cancers, including minimally invasive robotic surgery for tumors of the tongue and throat, microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck and thyroid cancers. He is an assistant professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at University of Washington School of Medicine and an Assistant Member in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

“I am interested in the treatment of head and neck cancer, reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects, and minimally invasive approaches to tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract and thyroid including robotic-assisted surgery and transoral laser microsurgery,” Dr. Mendez says. "I am also interested in the genetics of head and neck cancer, and lead efforts to find new targeted therapies to help achieve a cure."

Dr. Mendez obtained his bachelor in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. He then graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland Medical School. He completed his internship, residency training, and fellowship training in advanced head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction at the University of Washington. He was the first to perform robotic surgery for head and neck cancer in the state of Washington and is a national speaker on robotic surgery and the genetics of head and neck cancer.

"My goal is to offer patients individualized care and treatment that considers all options. I like to partner with my patients to help them make their own decisions and treatment choices.”