Jeffrey J. Houlton, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Head and neck surgery, oral surgery
What do you enjoy about practicing oncology?
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
I am a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with head and neck cancers. My clinical expertise includes advanced microvascular reconstruction (a technique for reconnecting blood vessels and rebuilding bone and tissue), minimally invasive surgery and thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Regardless of the procedure or therapy, I focus on minimizing negative side effects and restoring function to the body.
My research is dedicated to improving quality of life during and after treatment. I study the clinical decisions doctors make that have an extraordinary impact on patients’ lives. I also study advanced techniques in reconstructive surgery, particularly as they relate to salivary gland cancers, thyroid malignancies and patients’ functionality in their daily routines.
How do you help patients?
Texas A&M University
University of Texas
University of Cincinnati, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina, Head & Neck Surgical Oncology/Microvascular Reconstruction
Otolaryngology, 2014, American Board of Otolaryngology
Teaching Appointment, Medical University of South Carolina