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Mark Urken

  • PROFESSOR Otolaryngology
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  • BA, Williams College

  • Mercy Hospital (Program of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

  • St. Elizabeth's Hospital

  • Tufts Medical School

  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

  • The Lawrenceville School


Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
\r\nHead and Neck Reconstructive Surgery
\r\nMicrovascular Surgery


Urken ML, Biller HF. A new bilobed design for the sensate radial forearm flap to preserve tongue mobility following significant glossectomy. Archives of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 1994; 120: 26-31.

Urken ML, Moscoso J, Lawson W, Biller H. A systematic approach to functional reconstruction of the oral cavity following partial and total glossectomy. Archives of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 1994; 120: 589-601.

Urken ML, Cheney ML, Sullivan MJ, Biller HF, editors. Atlas of Regional and Free Flaps for Head and Neck Reconstruction. Raven Press, Ltd; 1995.

Urken ML. The restoration or preservation of sensation in the oral cavity following ablative surgery of the oral cavity. Archives of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 1995; 121: 607-612.

Urken ML, Blackwell K, Biller HF. : Reconstruction of the Laryngopharynx after Hemicricoid/Hemithyroid Cartilage Resection: Preliminary Functional Results. Arch Otolaryngol H N Surg 1997; 123(11): 1213-1222.

Urken ML, Buchbinder D, Costantino PD, Sinha U, Okay D, Lawson W, Biller HF. Oromandibular Reconstruction Using Microvascular Composite Flaps: Report of 210 Cases. Arch Otolaryngol H N Surg 1998; 124(1): 46-55.

Mandell D, Genden E, Mechanick J, Bergman DA, Diamond EJ, Urken ML. The influence of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring on the Surgical Management of Hyperparathyroidism. Arch Oto 2001; 127: 821-827.

Genden EM, Okay D, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Iliac Crest Internal Oblique Osteomusculocutaneous Free-Flap Reconstruction of the Post-Ablative Palatomaxillary Defect. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck 2001; 127: 854-861.

Urken ML, Bridger A, Zur KB, Genden EM. The Scapular Osteocutaneous Flap: A 12-year Experience. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2001; 127: 862-869.

Okay D, Genden EM, Buchbinder D, Urken ML. Prosthodontic Guidelines for Surgical Reconstruction of the Maxilla: A Classification System of Defects. J Prosthet Dent 2001; 86: 352-363.

Fliegelman LJ, Genden EM, Brandwein M, Urken ML. Significance and Management of Thyroid Lesions in Lymph Nodes as an Incidental Finding During Neck Dissection. Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2001; 23(10): 885-891.

Smith SR, Genden EM, Urken ML. Endoscopic stapling technique for the treatment of Zenker diverticulum vs standard open-neck technique: a direct comparison and charge analysis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2002; 128(2): 141-144.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Urken did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: 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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