Penn Otorhinolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer

The Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer is dedicated to comprehensive care for individuals with benign or malignant cancer tumors of the head and neck.

When treated for a head and neck tumor at the Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer, patients receive the expertise from a team of specialists from:

The team of specialists include:

  • surgeons
  • endocrinologists
  • radiation and surgical oncologists
  • dentists and maxillofacial physicians
  • integrative medicine specialists

Established in 1991, the Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer continues to serve as one of the largest cancer programs on the East Coast. The Center's mission is to focus on innovation and the delivery of compassionate head and neck cancer patient care.

Gregory S. Weinstein, MD, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery and Bert W. O'Malley, Jr., MD, Chair of Penn's Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery are co-Directors for the Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer. Together, they pioneered the creation of TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS), the world's first group of minimally-invasive robotic surgery techniques that enable Penn surgeons to remove benign and malignant tumors of the mouth and throat.

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery is nationally recognized by the US News & World Report as one of the top 5 programs in the country. The Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer is part of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania which has held the continuous designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute since 1973.