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Gregory S. Weinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, New York Medical College, 1985

Faculty Title

Professor, Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery

Administrative Title

Vice Chair, Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery

Abramson Cancer Center Title

Co-Director, Center for Head and Neck Cancer

Department

Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Weinstein's clinical expertise is in the head and neck surgery including all aspects of cancer surgery oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal and neck cancer as well as special expertise in thyroid and parotid surgery. Dr. Weinstein has a special interest in organ preservation surgery for laryngeal cancer. Dr. Weinstein has an international reputation for expertise in organ preservation for cancers involving the larynx. Dr Weinstein was the first surgeon in the United States to perform the larynx preserving surgery, the Supracricoid Partial Laryngectomy, and has been the primary instructor of this procedure nationally. Dr Weinstein is the author of over 120 peer reviewed medical articles. His book entitled Organ Preservation Surgery for Laryngeal Cancer provides a guide for clinicians utilizing surgery to save the larynx. Between 1993 and 2006, Dr Weinstein has given over 55 invited lectures to institutions both nationally and internationally.

Research Expertise

An extension of Dr. Weinstein's special interest in organ preservation surgery has been clinical research in the area of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) He is Principal investigator of the first IRB approved human clinical trial for robotic surgery in the field of Head and Neck Surgery. As co-founder of the first in the world research program in human TORS, he has been involved with clinical research in both developing new techniques, instrumentation, as well as adaptation of laser technology to robotic surgery. Dr. Weinstein has also been involved in establishing the first training program in TORS. Dr. Weinstein has trained physician/researchers from a number of centers around the United States in the TORS techniques and has had trained visiting surgeons in the TORS techniques from Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Sweden as well as others. He has authored numerous articles in the area of robotic surgery and is on the editorial board of the newly established Journal of Robotic Surgery.

Cancer Programs
Melanoma Program
» Head and Neck Surgery Consultants

Center for Head and Neck Cancer
» Surgery

Residency
Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1990

Fellowship
Head and Neck Oncology, University of California Medical Center, Davis1991

Board Certifications
Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

1996 - Honor Award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery

1996 - The University of Pennsylvania Health System Quality Award, Co-Leader, Head and Neck Clinical Pathway

2000 - Otorhinolaryngolgy: Head and Neck Surgery Residency Annual Teaching Award

2001 - The University of Pennsylvania Award of Excellence, Luigi Mastrioni Clinical Innovator Award

2002 - Present - Philadelphia Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine

 

Publications
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Contact Information

Researcher/Clinician:
Gregory S. Weinstein, M.D.

3400 Spruce Street, Ravdin 5

Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104


Office Phone: 215- 349-5390
Fax: 215-349-5977

Assistant:
Patricia Farley, Lauren Billups, Tamika Singlton
Office Phone: 215- 349-5390
Appointment Phone: 215-349-5390
Fax: 215-349-5977
patricia.farley@uphs.upenn.edu

Mailing Address:
Patricia Farley, Lauren Billups, Tamika Singlton

3400 Spruce Street, Ravdin 5

Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104


Office Phone: 215-349-5390
Appointment Phone: 215-349-5390
Fax: 215-349-5977

I have been practicing at the University of Pennsylvania since 1991, when I was recruited to co-found the Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer. Since my arrival at Penn I have been actively involved with developing novel therapies to increase the chance of long term cure of head and neck cancers while decreasing the cosmetic and functional side effects of treatment. Over the past few years, as Co-Director of the Penn Center for Head and Neck Cancer, the emphasis of our group has to assess each patient individually and to choose the treatment which best suits that particular patient with a particular cancer. Rather than focus on just one approach such as exclusive use of chemotherapy and radiation, or exclusive use of surgery, we have pulled together a team of experts that are capable of giving our patients the state of the art treatment in the three standard treatment modalities including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. My own clinical expertise has focused on minimally invasive ways of using surgery to save the voice box in the face of cancer of the vocal cords and larynx. More recently I have become the Principle Investigator for a new clinical approach which is using the da Vinci Robotic system to remove cancers of the throat via the mouth with the advantage of avoiding the side effects of both radical open surgery as well as the side effects of high dose chemotherapy and radiation. Our team is the first in the world to utilize the Da Vinci system to remove throat cancers.