I care for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck. I regularly treat cancers of the face, mouth, nose, throat, vocal cords, salivary and thyroid/parathyroid glands, as well as a wide range of non-cancerous conditions. I also perform reconstructive surgery for patients with head and neck cancer, with the goal of restoring them as close as possible to their preoperative function and appearance.
A diagnosis of head and neck cancer can be especially difficult for patients as it can directly affect the way we look, speak, swallow, and interact with our friends and family. For someone who is facing this diagnosis, I can assure you that I am sensitive to these problems and am committed to providing the highest level of care during these challenging times. I treat patients from all over Tennessee, Northern Mississippi, and Arkansas.
I use state-of-the-art surgical techniques including transoral robotic surgery, endoscopic laser surgery, and microvascular reconstructive surgery. I am active in the American Head and Neck Society and am always evaluating new and innovative procedures to ensure that the treatment we offer in Memphis could rival anywhere else in the country. The opportunity for research and teaching of our resident physicians at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is fulfilling for me both academically and personally.
When not at work, I enjoy playing the guitar, skiing, hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with my wife and son.