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Associate Professor

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Affiliate Investigator)

Head & Neck Oncology and Micovascular Reconstruction

Site(s) of Practice, Maps, and Directions
University of Washington Medical Center
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Area(s) of Expertise
Head and Neck cancer
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Micovascular Reconstruction
Genetic Markers of Disease Progression
General Otolaryngology

MD--Baltimore School of Medicine, University of Maryland, 1999

Postgraduate Training
Residency--Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, 2005
Clinical Fellow, Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, 2006

Board Certifications
American Board of Otolaryngology, 2006

State of Washington

Most Significant Articles and Abstracts

Recent Presentations:

  • Whipple , M.E. , Méndez, E, Farwell, D.G., Agoff, S.N., and Chen, C. A Genomic Predictor of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Using Principal Component Analysis. Oral presentation, The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society Western Section Meeting, 2004, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Méndez, E, Fan, W.H., Agoff, S.N., Farwell, D.G., Zhao, L.P., Whipple, M., Futran, N.D., Weymuller, E.A., Maronian, N., and Chen C. Genetic Markers of Metastasis for Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma to the Cervical Lymph Nodes. Oral presentation, “Best of Basic Science Series”, 6th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, August 7-11, 2004, Washington DC.

Research Support
Co-Investigator (PI: Chu Chen), Oral Cancer: Molecular Profiles and Clinical Outcomes, NIH/NCI RO1, 2002-2007.

Principal Investigator, Differential Genetic Expression in Metastatic Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2006-2010.

Principal Investigator, NIH Roadmap K-12 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program, University of Washington, 2006-2011.

Personal Information
Fluent in English and Spanish.

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