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Dr. Scott Strome

Dr. Strome

Education & Training:

Medical School

Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)


Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor, MI)


Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Alleghany Health Education and Research Foundation (Philadelphia, PA)

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

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Conditions I Treat:


Tumors of the tonsil and tongue base are increasingly common, especially those associated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Many of these are removed using robot-assisted surgery through the mouth.


Cancers that develop on or around the vocal cords are most often due to smoking, and can be treated with endoscopic laser surgery through the mouth, or larger open surgery through the neck if necessary.

Oral Cavity Lesions

A spot inside the mouth can be benign or malignant, ranging from an ulcer or a papilloma all the way to a large cancer of the tongue or jaw.

Neck Masses/Lymph Nodes

A mass in the neck can appear for a variety of reasons, sometimes as a result of infection or other benign etiologies, but sometimes it can be a sign of a cancer. These require a full evaluation to understand the cause.

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid glands can become enlarged resulting in goiters that can cause difficulty breathing, swallowing, and unsightly neck masses. Although nodules in thyroids glands are extremely common, they sometimes need further workup to rule out a thyroid cancer.

Parathyroid Disorders

Parathyroid adenomas are enlarged parathyroid glands that cause an increase in parathyroid hormone and calcium and can lead to kidney stones, osteoporosis, and general fatigue and malaise. Often these need to be removed surgically to improve symptoms and reduce the risk of other problems.

Salivary Tumors

The parotid and submandibular glands can contain tumors which can be benign like pleomorphic adenomas or Warthin’s tumors, or malignant like mucoepidermoid carcinoma or acinic cell cacrcinoma. Most of these require removal of the gland.

My Practice:

As a clinician, I have particular expertise in the treatment of head and neck tumors, thyroid cancer, and diseases of the anterior skull base. I typically spend one day a week in the clinical setting and one day a week in the surgical setting. Ultimately, my plan is to expand the UTHSC clinical operation while focusing on quality patient outcomes and cutting-edge advancements and technologies.

As a researcher, I am the founder and former co-leader of the program in tumor immunology and immunotherapy in the University of Maryland’s comprehensive cancer center. I’ve been a National Institutes of Health-funded researcher and is the co-founder of Gliknik Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics to treat cancer and autoimmunity. Highlights of my research career include: roles in helping to define the translational potential of manipulating PDL-1: PD-1 interactions for the treatment of cancer; discoveries that are being employed for the treatment of patients with malignant disease; the development of a new class of drugs for the treatment of autoimmune/inflammatory diseases.

I’ve been an associate consultant of otorhinolaryngology at the Mayo Clinic, and an assistant professor of OTO-HNS and an associate professor of OTO-HNS at Mayo Medical School. I was proud to join University of Maryland Medical School in 2005, and in addition to serving as professor and chair of the Department Otorhinolaryngology ­– Head and Neck Surgery, held a secondary appointment as a professor of immunology and microbiology. I was interim chair of both the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and the Department of Dermatology.

I hold professional memberships in many organizations, including the American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. I’m also proud to be a  Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Head & Neck Society, the American Laryngological Association, and the Triological Society.

I have published more than 120 papers, books, and chapters, and has received numerous awards, including the American Laryngological Association Presidential Citation; U.S. News & World Report “Top Doctors,” and University of Maryland Baltimore’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

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