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

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Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.7 out of 5 (83 Ratings, 27 Comments)


  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

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


  • 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


"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.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Patient Ratings

4.7 out of 5 (83 Ratings, 27 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Sep 26, 2019

    It was. Very good

  • Aug 17, 2019

    The check in process was smooth and probably one of the best I've dealt with in any office or specialty office. However, I felt like the doctor was very dismissive and kind of did the, well you're fat. So, maybe that's the problem issue for an issue that I've had when I was also not fat. I feel like he blew me off, completely swept my concerns and the concerns of my doctors down here, completely under the rug, disregarded my concerns and got me absolutely nowhere while costing quite a bit of money. I am extremely disappointed and unhappy and I will not be seeing that doctor again.

  • Aug 15, 2019

    Dr. Wax, is a very personable and caring doctor. I'm very happy with everything I've had done with him, his associates are very caring. Thank you very much.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    it was fine,the staff was helpful and they got to me as fast as they could

  • Jul 19, 2019

    My name is [Name] and Dr. Wax has been a head and neck surgeon for me for the past 20 years and nothing that he's done hasn't worked for me including flaps etc. I recently had another repair surgery on my head on the 18th. And here it is the 19th, and I've done super well and it could have been a very challenging surgery but with Dr. Wax in Dr. Hanes and his team of people it went well. That's all I have to say.

  • May 14, 2019

    He was great. He listened to me and provided the kind of feedback I was looking for.

  • May 09, 2019

    Dr. Wax is a very competent doctor who instills confidence in his patients.

  • Apr 15, 2019


  • Mar 24, 2019

    The doctor is extremely kind very knowledgeable makes patients feel at ease and goes above and beyond his job.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    Yeah, Dr. Wax's an excellent physician. And also he's a great great caregiver. He has got a good sense of humor and we're really pleased that he was our physician and he's taking really good care of me. So and his staff as well, very professional very nice people.

  • Mar 09, 2019

    Best surgeon I have ever had! One incredible human!

  • Mar 07, 2019

    He's a very good doc.

  • Mar 07, 2019

    Very friendly and explains things very well, easy to understand.

  • Mar 06, 2019

    He and his staff were prepared for me, so the experience was efficient and positive. I was presented with both surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

  • Mar 05, 2019

    Dr. Wax was not very friendly and short with answers. Not informative at all. He was asking what would I like to do for my treatment. When he should’ve been recommended what was best for me. I would not recommend anyone to go to him. Wish he was more helpful. It was a waste of my money.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Dr. Wax has followed my treatment for a catastrophic facial surgery. since 1990 or I believe maybe it was 99. And I return on occasion for consultation. I would refer him to anyone who had facial can sir. Thank you.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    I was really pleased he was very clear and he was a first proof doctor that I've been to that. I really understand what's going on.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Dr. Wax took time to listen and then explain.

  • Jan 03, 2019

    Music hearing doctor and explain things to where you can understand and I would recommend it might be for you. Thank you. Have a good day.

  • Dec 24, 2018


  • Dec 15, 2018

    Thank you Dr. Wax. Saved my wife twice. I appreciate them to the bottom of my heart OHSU you guys rock. This year here back and forth with my wife since '13 and she's still alive, no chemo, no radiation. You should be a poster child for what you guys do. Thank you for saving us. Love you guys all everyone here. Give everybody everybody props. Thank you guys again.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Hi. This is for Dr. Wax (INAUDIBLE). My experience was life changing with him. I've had a rapport with him since 2014, but this was my official follow up basically clearing that I had good health and I even gave him a card. I appreciate everything about him and his ability to contribute to my life and allowed me to be a woman in my almost mid-30's to live a successful life as much as possible. So he's really good at his job. Thank you.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    Hi, so I feel that there's one area of improvement is making sure they put all orders in the system for like any radiology or any referrals that have to be placed. So make sure they put all orders in on-time, so I don't have to keep contacting their office to remind them to put an order in. I think that would be great. Thanks so much.

  • Nov 04, 2018

    Dr Wax is very pleasant & personable. He always makes sure that I understand what is going to be done & he answers any questions I may have. Dr Wax is very thorough in explaining procedures & both the positive & negative results. I would & have recommended Dr Wax & OHSU to people & will continue to seek care with you

  • Oct 10, 2018

    Dr. Wax is personable and concerned about my well-being. He offered explanations that I could understand easily and was very open to my questions and feedback.

  • Aug 21, 2018

    Yes, doctor was very good to me yesterday at my appointment August 20th. They are always been very thorough of going over everything with me, x-rays, any questions I have. Him and my therapist Jessica, I really enjoyed them and I recommend them to anybody.

  • Aug 04, 2018

    First appointment went very well, was seen on time. Dr. Wax was very knowledgeable and addressed me questions and concerns throughly.