Neal Futran, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Head and neck surgery
What has been a significant moment in your career?
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
I am a surgeon who specializes in treating patients with head and neck cancers. My expertise includes microvascular reconstruction (reconnecting blood vessels to transplanted tissue), skull base surgery and the rehabilitation of patients with trauma and complex oncologic issues. In addition to patient care, I have a passion for training the next generation of surgeons. I enjoy teaching worldwide about a variety of topics related to head and neck oncology, reconstruction and craniofacial trauma.
Research and leadership are vital parts of my career. I study microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck as well as the molecular profile and genetic analysis of oral cancers. My publications include two textbooks and more than 150 scientific articles. I have served on the editorial teams for the journals JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, Head & Neck, and Oral Oncology. Currently, I am a board member of the AO Foundation, a nonprofit committed to improving the care of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.
What is your approach to care and treatment?
University of Pennsylvania
State University of New York
University of Rochester, Otolaryngology; SUNY Health Science Center, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mount Sinai Hospital, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction
Otolaryngology, 1993, American Board of Otolaryngology