Finding a Doctor

Patients with Oropharyngeal Cancers will be cared for by doctors from our Oropharyngeal Cancers team.

About Our Physicians and Researchers

National Expertise in Diagnosing and Treating

Your Oropharyngeal Cancers physicians are full-time Penn faculty who have dedicated their clinical and research careers to improving our ability to diagnose and treat.

They are relentless in the pursuit of the very best clinical outcome and quality of life for each patient treated.


John T. Farrar, MD, MSCE, PhD
Jonathan Gavrin, MD
Mously Le Blanc, M.D.

Endocrine and Surgical Oncology

Robert E. Roses, MD


Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in dealing with disorders of the endocrine system – the body’s system of glands (ie thyroid) that secrete hormones (chemicals made by glands in the body, that circulate in the bloodstream and control the actions of certain cells or organs). Penn endocrinologists are experts in diagnosing and treating all types of endocrine disorders.

Susan J. Mandel, MD, MPH


Penn medical-oncologists have extensive experience in head and neck cancer treatment and research; and are leading the way in developing new treatments, including targeted therapies. These specialists are actively involved in planning your overall treatment. If you need chemotherapy, they'll oversee this part of your care.

Kenneth M. Algazy, MD
Marcia S. Brose, MD, PhD
Roger B. Cohen, MD
Arati Desai, MD, MAS

Integrative Medicine and Wellness

These clinicians have received advanced training and are experts in using integrative approaches that complement the care provided by your oncologists. They can provide advice on these approaches and work with you to integrate these therapies into your daily life

Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

Penn Oral and Maxillofacial physicians provide multidisciplinary consultation for medical, surgical and specialty dental services. Penn’s oral and maxillofacial team specializes in non-surgical and surgical treatment of diseases, disorders, injuries and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face. Our specialists are experts in their field and are focused on your individual needs.

Martin S. Greenberg, DDS
Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE
Kendra Schaefer, DMD
Thomas P. Sollecito, DMD

Oral Medicine

Martin S. Greenberg, DDS
Thomas P. Sollecito, DMD


Penn pathologists are nationally recognized for their expertise in precisely diagnosing head and neck cancer and in utilizing the latest techniques.

Prabodh K. Gupta, MD
Virginia A. LiVolsi, MD
Kathleen Montone, MD

Radiation Oncology

If radiation therapy is recommended, you'll receive a consultation with a Penn radiation oncologist who is an expert in the management of head and neck cancer. They're recognized for techniques that target radiation precisely to the tumor site while sparing normal tissue.

Peter H. Ahn, MD
Michelle Alonso-Basanta, MD, PhD
Alexander Lin, MD
Robert A. Lustig, MD


Radiologists are experts in diagnosing disease through the use of x-rays and other imaging techniques such as scans and ultrasound.

Jill E. Langer, MD
Laurie A. Loevner, MD
Gul Moonis, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine

Mously Le Blanc, M.D.


Penn head and neck cancer surgeons are leading the way in pioneering new methods to treat head and neck cancers. They are world renowned for developing procedures that provide the best chance of cure while preserving function and quality of life.

Nithin D. Adappa, MD
Douglas C. Bigelow, MD
Ara A. Chalian, MD
Douglas L. Fraker, MD
Suhail Kanchwala, MD
Rachel Kelz, MD
Jason G. Newman, MD
Bert W. O'Malley, Jr, MD
Erica Thaler, MD
Gregory S. Weinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.