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Neal Futran, MD, DMD

Dr. Futran enjoys using his clinical and surgical abilities to restore the form and function of the head and neck cancer patient and hopefully to maximize their quality of life.

Patient Care Philosophy:

I enjoy using my clinical and surgical abilities to restore the form and function of the head and neck of cancer patient and hopefully to maximize their quality of life.

Dr. Futran's Resume


  • The Allison T. Wanamaker Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Director of Head and Neck Surgery, Adjunct Professor,  Departments of Plastic Surgery and Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

Free tissue transfer monitoring, midface, mandible, and skull base reconstruction, noninvasive testing for free flaps

Education And Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Dental, 1982
  • State U of NY Downstate Med., 1987
  • Residencies: University of Rochester School of Medicine Oto Head & Neck Surgery, 1988-1992
  • King County (NY) Hospital Center Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1982-1985
  • Fellowship: Mt. Sinai (NY) Medical Center Head/Neck Onc Surg, Reconstr, 1993

More Information

  • Dr. Futran was recognized in 2012, 2015 and 2016 as a "Top Doctor" in Seattle magazine's annual survey.
  • Dr. Futran was recognized in 2013 and 2014 as a "Top Doctor" in Seattle Met magazine's annual survey.

Dr. Futran's Story

Neal D. Futran, MD, DMD joined the University of Washington faculty in 1995. He is currently the Allison T. Wanamaker Professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  He is also the director of Head and Neck Surgery as well as an adjunct professor in the departments of Plastic Surgery and Neurological Surgery. 

Dr. Futran earned his dentistry degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed training in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as an medical degree at the Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York. He then trained in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Rochester followed by a Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York with Dr. Mark Urken. Dr. Futran became an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of South Florida in 1993 specializing in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery and subsequently relocated to Seattle.

Dr. Futran is board certified in Otolaryngology and has outstanding expertise and an active practice in head and neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction and rehabilitation of complex, oncology, and trauma cases. He also specializes in skull base surgery utilizing both endoscopic and open approaches. His major research activities center on microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck and he also participates in grants studying molecular profiles and gene analysis in oral carcinogenesis. He enjoys teaching on the topics of head and neck reconstruction, craniofacial trauma, skull base surgery, and head and neck oncology worldwide.

Dr. Futran is a trustee of the AO Foundation, UW Physicians, and the Bloedel Hearing Research Institute. He holds the position of associate editor of both Head and Neck, and Oral Oncology, and is listed in the Best Doctor’s in America.