Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, inside the mouth, the nose, and the throat).

Paul Friedlander, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Areas of Specialty

  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Parotid Surgery
  • Pharyngeal Surgery
  • Circumferential Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Oral Cancer
  • Mandible-Sparing Procedures for Oral Cavity Tumors

Medical Degree

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1989
  • General Surgery: George Washington University, 1990

Residency Training

  • General Surgery George Washington University, 1991
  • Rotation in Head & Neck Surgery: MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1994
  • Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, 1995

Fellowship Training

Head & Neck Surgery: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1997

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Head & Neck Society

Research Focus

  • Health Disparities
  • HPV Vaccines