I care for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck as well as advanced sinonasal disorders.
After finishing an internationally renowned fellowship in rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery, I completed my training in advanced head and neck surgical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where I learned the most current surgical and non-surgical treatment algorithms for head and neck cancers. In conjunction with the other members of our head and neck cancer program, I routinely treat tumors of the skin, nose, mouth, throat, vocal cords, neck, salivary glands and thyroid.
My philosophy for patient care centers around education. I feel my role as your physician is to give you the best, most accurate information regarding your disease process. This promotes shared decision making and enables you to make the best decisions regarding your healthcare. Additionally, I believe it is essential to get to know my patients outside of their diagnosis. Understanding my patients’ social and physical situations improves my ability to help guide management strategies. I am very sensitive to my patients’ wishes and am committed to guiding them through their treatment with compassion.
My partners and I use the most advanced surgical techniques including transoral robotic surgery, endoscopic endonasal surgery and endoscopic laser surgery. We are engaged in research and collaborate with other institutions to stay at vanguard of head and neck surgery. Collectively, we provide world-class head and neck cancer care to Tennessee and the surrounding region. I am an active member of the American Academy of Head and Neck Surgery and serve on the skull base education committee. Additionally, I am the senior assistant program director for the UTHSC Department of Otorhinolaryngology.
When not at work, I enjoy rock climbing, hunting, fishing and spending time with my wife.