Head and Neck Cancers

Vanderbilt’s Head and Neck Cancers team works together to provide a precise diagnosis and the most effective treatment options, including minimally invasive surgery and targeted radiation therapy. We combine advanced research, technology and techniques with compassionate care to create a personalized treatment plan that is right for you. Our team also works closely with experts in other disciplines to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
 

Conditions We Treat

We treat all head and neck cancers, including:

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    Hypopharyngeal cancer
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    Laryngeal cancer
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    Lip and oral cavity cancer
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    Metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult primary
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    Nasopharyngeal cancer
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    Oropharyngeal cancer
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    Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer
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    Salivary gland cancer

Meet Your Care Team

Jill Gilbert
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4.9

Jill GilbertMD

    Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Medical Oncology, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers
Barbara A. Murphy
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4.9

Barbara A. MurphyMD

    Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Otolaryngology, Palliative Care, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers
Anthony J. Cmelak
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4.8

Anthony J. CmelakMD

    Cancer, Neuro-Oncology, Neurosciences, Primary and Metastatic Nervous System Cancers, Radiation Oncology, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers
Kenneth J. Niermann
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4.9

Kenneth J. NiermannMD, MSCI, BS

    Cancer, Cancers of the Female Reproductive Organs, Gynecology, Head and Neck Cancer, Melanoma, Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology
Young J. Kim
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4.7

Young J. KimPhD, MD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Oral and Other Cancer, Oropharyngeal Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery
Kyle Mannion
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4.9

Kyle MannionMD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Skull Base Conditions, Skull Base Surgery
James L. Netterville
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4.9

James L. NettervilleMD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Skull Base Conditions, Skull Base Surgery
Sarah L. Rohde
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4.9

Sarah L. RohdeMD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Skull Base Conditions, Skull Base Surgery
Robert J. Sinard
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4.9

Robert J. SinardMD, FACS

    Benign Tumors of the Face and Jaws, Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Infection, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology
Carmen C. Solorzano
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4.8

Carmen C. SolorzanoMD

    Cancer, Endocrine Cancer, Endocrine Disorders of the Adrenal Glands, Endocrine Malignancies, Endocrine Surgery, Gastrointestinal, General Surgery
Wesley P. Thayer
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4.6

Wesley P. ThayerMD, PhD

    Acute and Reconstructive Burn, Aesthetics, Burn, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jamie G. Wiggleton

Jamie G. WiggletonMSN, ANP-BC

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Skull Base Conditions, Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers

Why Choose Head and Neck Cancer Care at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized cancer care

    The National Cancer Institute designates us as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest ranking by the world’s leading authority on cancer.

  • Specialized tumor boards

    At our regular cancer care meetings, experts in your specific type of cancer from across medical disciplines work together to create a treatment plan for the most complex cases. This means expert, comprehensive care just for you.

  • Team approach

    Our otolaryngologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and plastic surgeons combine their expertise to create a personalized care plan that is right for you. These specialists work closely with speech pathologists, radiologists, registered dietitians, physical therapists, lymphedema specialists and palliative care providers to meet all of your physical and emotional needs.

  • Innovation

    Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.

  • Patient care coordinators

    Our patient care coordinators guide you through your care plan. They can help you schedule appointments, gather medical records, address concerns and coordinate your care among all the specialists involved in your treatment.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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