Mark K. WaxM.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.

  • Director of the Residency Program and Director of Microvascular Fellowship Program
  • 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

Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Melanoma
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea

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Biography

"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., 1980, University of Toronto
  • Residency:

    • University of Toronto, Canada, 1985
  • Fellowship:

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

Languages

  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Patient ratings

4.7 out of 5 (76 Ratings, 31 Comments)

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