Steven J. Wang, MD

Director, Head / Neck Oncology Program
Professor, Otolaryngology
Team Leader, Disease - Head / Neck Oncology
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Steven J. Wang, MD, is professor and interim chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arizona. He is a surgeon with clinical expertise in head and neck cancer surgery, oral cavity and oropharynx malignancies, transoral robotic surgery, surgery for melanoma and advanced skin cancers of the head and neck, sentinel node biopsy, salivary gland tumors, benign and malignant thyroid lesions, and parathyroid surgery. Prior to coming to the University of Arizona, Dr. Wang was a professor in residence in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF, he was the principal investigator of an NIH-funded prospective study of the role of HPV in head and neck cancer. Dr. Wang established and directed the first transoral robotic surgery program at UCSF and was program director of the Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery Fellowship. Dr. Wang has co-authored more than 60 peer reviewed articles and 9 book chapters. A frequently invited speaker, Dr. Wang has given more than 90 presentations at medical conferences and academic institutions throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Research Interests

Dr. Wang conducts laboratory-based translational research investigations of oral cavity and oropharynx carcinoma. His research interests are in head and neck cancer, including: HPV-related head and neck cancer Transoral robotic surgery Tongue and tonsil cancer Melanoma surgery Quality of life and functional outcomes after cancer treatment

Education and Training

Degrees:
MD: Harvard Medical School, 1995
Internship:
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1995-1997
Residency:
University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, 1997-2001
Fellowship:
University of Michigan, 2001-2003
Board Certification(s):
American Board of Otolaryngology
Honors and Awards:
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2015
  • Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
  • Mosher Award for Excellence of Clinical Research Thesis, Triological Society, 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Head and Neck Society
  • Fellow, Triological Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Society of University Otolaryngologists
  • Best Doctors, San Francisco Magazine and Marin Magazine, and is a
  • Best Doctors, Marin Magazine
  • Top Cancer Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • Summa Cum Laude, Harvard University