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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
    • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

"I believe that the next frontier in head and neck cancer will be made in the rehabilitative field. Patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer suffer problems in speech and eating. Microvascular reconstruction allows us to replace the tissue removed during the surgical procedure with similar tissue during the reconstructive aspect. Using our expertise, and new technology, we hope to help our head and neck oncology patients to achieve better rehabilitation than what was possible in the past. Along with our speech language therapists, we continue to monitor our patients' progress and modify our reconstructive strategies to maximize our patients' outcomes."

Dr. Wax`s clinical interest is the reconstruction and rehabilitation of head and neck patients who have had surgical procedures for head and neck cancers. He also specializes in treating snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Wax is the Director of the Residency Program for Otolaryngology and is the Director of the Microvascular Fellowship program at Oregon Health & Science University.

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

  • "Effect of clamp versus anastomotic-induced ischemia on critical ischemic time and survival of rat epigastric fasciocutaneous flap" Head and Neck May 1999
  • "The ulnar fasciocutaneous free flap in head and neck reconstruction" Laryngoscope December 1 2002
  • "Ruptured internal jugular vein" Head and Neck May 1 2003
  • "Immediate Gore-Tex sling suspension for management of facial paralysis in head and neck extirpative surgery" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) August 2007
  • "Modified ileocolic free flap" Head and Neck September 2009
  • "Stomal recurrence" Head and Neck  2014
  • "Evolution of a paradigm for free tissue transfer reconstruction of lateral temporal bone defects" Head and Neck May 2008
  • "Laryngeal tuberculosis." Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) July 1994
  • "DuraPrep and the risk of fire during tracheostomy" Head and Neck July 2006
  • "Free flap reconstruction for osteoradionecrosis of the jaws-Outcomes and predictive factors for success" Head and Neck March 2011
  • "Fibular free flaps in the management of osteomyelitis of the mandible" Head and Neck November 2008
  • "Tracheoesophageal puncture in the office setting with local anesthesia" Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology  2001
  • "Effect of anemia on the fasciocutaneous flap survival in a rat model" Laryngoscope  2001
  • "Superficial ulnar artery" Laryngoscope May 2011
  • "Adenocarcinoma of the ethmoid sinus" Head and Neck  1995
  • "The effect of 2 sealants (FloSeal and Tisseel) on fasciocutaneous flap revascularization" JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery  2003
  • "The role of positron emission tomography in the evaluation of the N-positive neck" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) September 2003
  • "Outcome and changing cause of unilateral vocal cord paralysis" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)  1998
  • "Tracheal reconstruction with porcine small intestine submucosa in a rabbit model" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) June 2006
  • "Abnormal anatomy of the superficial branch of the radial nerve" Head and Neck September 2013
  • "Management paradigms for posterior epistaxis" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)  1999
  • "Efficacy of free flap reconstruction of the head and neck in patients 90 years and older" JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  2013
  • "Epidermal growth factor regulates topoisomerase II activity and drug sensitivity in human KB cells" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)  1996
  • "Free Tissue Transfer in the Reconstruction of Massive Skin Cancer" Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America May 2009
  • "Role of antral puncture in the treatment of sinusitis in the intensive care unit" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)  1998
  • "Positron emission tomography in the evaluation of the N0 neck" Laryngoscope February 1998
  • "Effect of celecoxib on fasciocutaneous flap survival and revascularization" JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery March 2007
  • "Unilateral supraglottic edema after the use of a laryngeal mask airway" Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States) May 2002
  • "Pathologic quiz case 1" JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  1997
  • "Pursestring closure of radical forearm fasciocutaneous donor sites" Laryngoscope  2000

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