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Mark K. Wax M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.

  • (503) 494-5355
    • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Dr. Wax's clinical interest is the reconstruction and rehabilitation of head and neck patients undergoing surgical procedures for head and neck oncology. He also specializes in treating snoring and sleep apnea. 

Education

  • M.D., University of Toronto, Toronto Canada 1980
  • Residency:

    • University of Toronto, Canada, 1985
  • Fellowship:

    • Head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, University of Toronto, Canada, 1990-1991

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Publications

  • "The double-barreled radial forearm osteocutaneous free flap." Laryngoscope In: , Vol. 126, No. 2, 01.02.2016, p. 340-344.
  • "Facial Reconstruction Controversies." Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America In: , 2016.
  • "Quality of Life after Salivary Gland Surgery." Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology In: , Vol. 78, 2016, p. 189-197.
  • "Postoperative Controversies in the Management of Free Flap Surgery in the Head and Neck." Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America In: , 2016.
  • "Secondary free-flap reconstruction following ablation for acute invasive fungal sinusitis." Laryngoscope In: , 2016.
  • "The value of postoperative anticoagulants to improve flap survival in the free radial forearm flap : A systematic review and retrospective multicentre analysis." Clinical Otolaryngology In: , Vol. 40, No. 6, 01.12.2015, p. 600-609.
  • "Reconstruction of the lateral mandibular defect a review and treatment algorithm." JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery In: , Vol. 17, No. 5, 01.09.2015, p. 367-373.
  • "Locoregional and free flap reconstruction of the lateral skull base." Head and Neck In: , Vol. 37, No. 9, 01.09.2015, p. 1387-1391.
  • "The role of postoperative hematoma on free flap compromise." Laryngoscope In: , Vol. 125, No. 8, 01.08.2015, p. 1811-1815.
  • "Pediatric airway reconstruction with a prefabricated auricular cartilage and radial forearm free flap." Laryngoscope In: , Vol. 125, No. 8, 01.08.2015, p. 1979-1982.
  • "Microvascular Reconstruction. Evidence-Based Procedures." Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 23, No. 3, 01.08.2015, p. 347-356.
  • "Accidental dropping or misplacement of free flaps." Laryngoscope  In: , Vol. 125, No. 8, 01.08.2015, p. 1807-1810.
  • "Internal Mammary Vessels : Alternate Recipient Vessels in Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction." Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In: , 10.05.2015.
  • "Reconstruction of the naso-orbital-ethmoid (NOE) complex using the osteocutaneous radial forearm flap (OCRFF)." Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) In: , Vol. 152, No. 5, 09.05.2015, p. 827-831.
  • "Comparison of complications in free flap reconstruction for osteoradionecrosis in patients with or without hyperbaric oxygen therapy." Head and Neck In: , Vol. 36, No. 12, 01.12.2014, p. 1701-1704.
  • "Surgical outcomes in the elderly patient after osteocutaneous free flap transfer." Laryngoscope In: , Vol. 124, No. 11, 01.11.2014, p. 2484-2488.
  • "Free tissue transfer for head and neck reconstruction : A contemporary review." JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery In: , Vol. 16, No. 5, 01.09.2014, p. 367-373.
  • "A case for the standardized letter of recommendation in otolaryngology residency selection." The Laryngoscope  In: , Vol. 124, No. 1, 01.01.2014, p. 2-3.
  • "AlloDerm with split-thickness skin graft for coverage of the forearm free flap donor site." Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) In: , Vol. 150, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 47-52.
  • "Stomal recurrence : Salvage surgery and reconstruction utilizing microvascular free tissue transfer." Head and Neck In: , Vol. 36, No. 10, 2014, p. 1431-1434.
  • "The role of the implantable Doppler probe in free flap surgery."  The Laryngoscope. Vol. 124 Suppl 1 2014.
  • "A case for the standardized letter of recommendation in otolaryngology residency selection." Laryngoscope  In: , Vol. 124, No. 1, 2014, p. 2-3.
  • "The use of nuclear bone scanning after fibula free tissue transfer." Laryngoscope In: , Vol. 123, No. 12, 12.2013, p. 2980-2985.
  • "Complex adult laryngotracheal reconstruction with a prefabricated flap : A case series." Head and Neck In: , Vol. 35, No. 12, 12.2013.
  • "Prospective study of venous thromboembolism in patients with head and neck cancer after surgery." JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 139, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 1143-1150.
  • "Impact of pharyngeal closure technique on fistula after salvage laryngectomy." JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 139, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 1156-1162.
  • "Mandibulectomy and free flap reconstruction for bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws." JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery In: , Vol. 139, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 1135-1142.
  • "Buried free flaps in head and neck surgery : Outcome analysis." Head and Neck In: , Vol. 35, No. 10, 10.2013, p. 1468-1470.
  • "Abnormal anatomy of the superficial branch of the radial nerve." Head and Neck In: , Vol. 35, No. 9, 09.2013.
  • "Rehabilitation of a parotidectomy patient - A systematic approach." Head and Neck In: , Vol. 35, No. 9, 09.2013, p. 1349-1361.

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