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Peter E. Andersen, M.D.

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

Expertise

  • Cancer
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Locations and contact

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About me

Dr. Peter Andersen is a surgeon who specializes in working with doctors from other specialties to care for patients with head and neck cancers and benign tumors. He strives to develop custom treatment plans with the best chance of cure and the mildest side effects.

He leads a specialized team of doctors, nurse practitioners and speech-language pathologists to offer the best care for each patient.

Dr. Andersen is an expert in surgical and nonsurgical care for head and neck tumors, including chemotherapy, radiation and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He and his team can provide the most up-to-date:

  • Reconstructive procedures, to reshape or rebuild the parts of the head and/or neck affected by surgery.
  • Rehabilitation techniques, to improve strength, use and movement and prevent complications after surgery.

In his spare time Dr. Andersen enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, skiing and windsurfing.

Languages spoken

  • English

Education and training

    • M.D., 1988, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Residency

    • Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 1988-1993
  • Fellowship

    • Head and neck surgery and oncology, Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 1993-1995
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Otolaryngology, 1994

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery American College of Surgeons, American Head and Neck Society, Oregon Academy of Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (452 Ratings, 218 Reviews)

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.

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