Faculty By Division

Head & Neck Surgery

Division Chief: Dr. Sunwoo, MD

Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Dermatology

Chief of Head & Neck Surgery
Director of Head & Neck Cancer Research

Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery
Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Director of the Head & Neck Oncology Program (Stanford Cancer Center)
Director of OHNS Robotics


Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Chair of Quality, Patient Safety, and Effectiveness Committee at Stanford Health Care, Medical Director of Quality at Stanford Cancer Center, Director of the Head & Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Program, Fellowship Director of Head & Neck Surgery

Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Unit Based Medical Director of H1 unit at Stanford Health Care
Director of the Thyroid & Parathyroid Tumor Board at Stanford

Drs. John SunwooLisa OrloffChris HolsingerDavud SirjaniVasu DiviHeather StarmerFred Baik, and Julia Noel offer comprehensive management of tumors of the head and neck region. Some examples include:

  • tumors of the pharynx (throat)
  • larynx (voicebox)
  • nose and nasopharynx
  • paranasal sinuses (such as the maxillary sinus and ethmoid sinus)
  • mouth and tongue
  • salivary glands such as the parotid
  • and endocrine glands such as the thyroid and parathyroid

A multidisciplinary Head & Neck Cancer Tumor Board meets weekly to bring together the expertise of surgeons, radiotherapists, and medical oncologists to recommend optimal treatment plans.