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Bruce Culliney

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
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  • Medical Oncology

  • Hematology


  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, Ross University

  • Residency, General Medicine
    St. Mary's Hospital

  • Fellowship, Hematology Oncology
    Beth Israel Medical Center


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I have been involved in several clinical trials for the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer.

We have a multidisciplenary treatment approach to all sites of head and neck cancer.
Cuurent trials include postoperative chemotherapy and radiation for intermediate and high risk disease.


Patel S, Mourad WF, Wang C, Dhanireddy B, Concert C, Ryniak M, Khorsandi AS, Shourbaji RA, Li Z, Culliney B, Patel R, Bakst RL, Tran T, Shasha D, Schantz S, Persky MS, Hu KS, Harrison LB. Postoperative radiation therapy for parotid pleomorphic adenoma with close or positive margins: treatment outcomes and toxicities. Anticancer research 2014 Aug; 34(8).

Mourad WF, Hauerstock D, Shourbaji RA, Hu KS, Culliney B, Li Z, Jacobson A, Tran T, Manolidis S, Schantz S, Urken M, Persky M, Harrison LB. Trimodality management of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma and review of the literature. American journal of clinical oncology 2013 Dec; 36(6).

Mourad WF, Hu KS, Shasha D, Concert C, Ishihara D, Lin W, Gamez ME, Lukens JN, Lukens JJ, Shourbaji RA, Ryniak M, Li Z, Culliney BE, Khorsandi AS, Tran T, Jacobson A, Manolidis S, Schantz S, Urken M, Persky MS, Harrison LB. Long-term outcome of seropositive HIV patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Anticancer research 2013 Dec; 33(12).

Visnyei K, Gill R, Azizi E, Culliney B. Squamous cell carcinoma of the external auditory canal: A case report and review of the literature. Oncology letters 2013 May; 5(5).

Mourad WF, Hu KS, Puckett L, Hauerstock D, Shourbaji RA, Li Z, Manolidis S, Schantz S, Tran T, Jacobson A, Urken M, Culliney B, Persky M, Harrison LB. Five-year outcomes of squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil treated with radiotherapy. American journal of clinical oncology 2014 Feb; 37(1).

Mourad WF, Hu KS, Shasha D, Concert C, Ishihara D, Lin W, Shourbaji RA, Ryniak M, Gamez ME, Lukens JN, Li Z, Culliney BE, Khorsandi AS, Tran T, Jacobson A, Manolidis S, Schantz S, Urken M, Persky MS, Harrison LB. Initial experience with oropharynx-targeted radiation therapy for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary of the head and neck. Anticancer research 2014 Jan; 34(1).

Haigentz M, Kim M, Sarta C, Lin J, Keresztes RS, Culliney B, Gaba AG, Smith RV, Shapiro GI, Chirieac LR, Mariadason JM, Belbin TJ, Greally JM, Wright JJ, Haddad RI. Phase II trial of the histone deacetylase inhibitor romidepsin in patients with recurrent/metastatic head and neck cancer. Oral oncology 2012 Dec; 48(12).

Culliney B, Birhan A, Young AV, Choi W, Shulimovich M, Blum RH. Management of locally advanced or unresectable head and neck cancer. Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) 2008 Sep; 22(10).

Cruciani RA, Dvorkin E, Homel P, Culliney B, Malamud S, Lapin J, Portenoy RK, Esteban-Cruciani N. L-carnitine supplementation in patients with advanced cancer and carnitine deficiency: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Journal of pain and symptom management 2009 Apr; 37(4).

Cruciani RA, Dvorkin E, Homel P, Malamud S, Culliney B, Lapin J, Portenoy RK, Esteban-Cruciani N. Safety, tolerability and symptom outcomes associated with L-carnitine supplementation in patients with cancer, fatigue, and carnitine deficiency: a phase I/II study. Journal of pain and symptom management 2006 Dec; 32(6).

Frank DK, Hu KS, Culliney BE, Persky MS, Nussbaum M, Schantz SP, Malamud SC, Holliday RA, Khorsandi AS, Sessions RB, Harrison LB. Planned neck dissection after concomitant radiochemotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer. The Laryngoscope 2005 Jun; 115(6).

Parikh RR, Moskowitz BK, Maher E, Della Rocca D, Della Rocca R, Culliney B, Shapira I, Grossbard ML, Harrison LB, Hu K. Long-term outcomes and patterns of failure in orbital lymphoma treated with primary radiotherapy. Leukemia & lymphoma 2015 Jan;.

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Dr. Culliney did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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