About the Head and Neck Research Program at Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai’s Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery was established as one of the first of its kind in the United States and is ranked among the top ten nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. At the Head and Neck Cancer Research Program, our dynamic team of physician-scientists, biologists, and researchers utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to translational and clinical research. Our goal is to discover new insights into head and neck cancer biology and forge new treatment options, while providing a platform for rapid translation from bench to bedside.

Training for Students and Residents

The medical residents and students at the Head and Neck Research Program play an integral role to our mission, conducting meaningful research projects that embrace both patient care and scientific research. Their passion for medicine is fortified here, as they are mentored and by renowned scientists.

Advancing Robotic Surgery and the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers

The advances we have made toward the treatment and cure of head and neck cancers are remarkable, reducing the prevalence of metastatic and residual disease among patients nationwide. A catalyst in robotic surgery; our team developed the nation’s first course on transoral robotic surgery that attracted participants from across the globe. We welcome collaboration from the Mount Sinai community and other academic and industry partners on research initiatives and grants. For additional information, please view our 2012 Outcomes and Performance Data brochure [PDF], as well as our Research Focus newsletter [PDF] that details our dedication and commitment to improving health outcomes in head and neck cancers.


Contact Us

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD
Director, Head and Neck Cancer Basic Research
Tel: 212-241-9582
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Brett A. Miles, DDS MD FACS
Assistant Professor
Head and Neck Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oncology Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Tel: 212-241-2253

Leslie Waters-Martin
Research Program Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-7107