Eric M Genden

Eric M Genden, MD

  • PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery


Ear, Nose, Throat / Otolaryngology

Eric M. Genden, M.D., M.H.C.A., F.A.C.S. is the Isidore Friesner Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Professor of Neurosurgery, and Immunology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is Chair of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Executive Vice President of Ambulatory Surgery, and Director of the Head and Neck Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System.

After completing his residency training at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Genden completed his fellowship training in head and neck oncology and microvascular surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Genden also achieved a Masters in Healthcare Administration at Harvard University.   

Dr. Genden is internationally recognized as a leader in the management of oral cancer and microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. His clinical expertise also encompasses thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Genden’s basic science laboratory focuses on transplantation immune biology of the trachea and larynx. Additionally, he is a co-investigator on more than 15 clinical trials. Dr. Genden has published nearly two-hundred manuscripts and chapters, and is the author and editor of five books.

Read More:

Mount Sinai's Department of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)-Head and Neck Surgery

Icahn School of Medicine’s Head and Neck Cancer Research Program

Curriculum Vitae

Watch Videos Featuring Dr. Genden:

About TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Prominent Head and Neck Cacners  

Thyroid Cancer and Genetics

In the News

U.S. News & World Report: Too Many Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies Performed, Experts Say.”

New York Daily News Daily Checkup feature: “How to Safeguard the Health of Your Thyroid.”

OncLive: “Personalizing Treatment for HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer.”



Clinical Focus

  • Melanoma Removal
  • Needle Biopsy: Thyroid
  • Nose Fracture
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery
  • Robot-Assisted Surgery - Overview
  • Septoplasty
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Graft
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tongue Cancer


MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency, Surgery, Washington University

Residency, Otolaryngology, Barnes Jewish Hospital

Fellowship, Head & Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital

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