Brittany R. Barber, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Head and neck cancer, Oral cancer, Skin cancer
Every single day, I learn something new from my patients about humanity that humbles me. That’s what brings me to work every day.”
Why do you conduct research along with caring for patients?
Research improves our ability to get the best outcomes for you. I compete to earn research awards and grants, like the National Poliquin Research award to foster high-quality research and innovation in head and neck surgery, to accelerate advances in care. Once you leave surgery, I want your recovery to be as seamless as possible so you have fewer hurdles and distractions and can heal faster and more completely.
Specialties and clinical expertise
The branch of medicine a provider practices and their areas of focus
My practice is dedicated to surgery for benign and cancerous head and neck tumors as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. I’ve given more than 40 national and international podium presentations and written more than 20 peer-reviewed publications about caring for people with head and neck cancer.
My clinical interests include head and neck cancer surgery, robotic surgery and salivary and endocrine surgery. I have a special interest in reconstructive surgery for skin cancers. My research interests are in quality improvement of performance metrics in head and neck cancer surgery, quality of life and distress measurement in people with head and neck cancer, peripheral nerve regeneration and de-escalation trials for cancers related to human papillomavirus (HPV).
What do you love about being part of SCCA?
It is truly a privilege to take care of patients with complex head and neck issues here, where we’re on the leading edge of head and neck surgical care and reconstruction. Whether you have a benign or cancerous tumor, I am driven to provide you with the best possible care to optimize your results and quality of life. I treat you like you are my family member and work to bolster your mental and physical well-being however I can.
University of Alberta
University of Alberta
University of Alberta, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
University of Liverpool School of Medicine, Liverpool, UK, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology/Microvascular Reconstruction
Master, University of Oxford