Head Neck Thyroid Oncolgy Team photo


Cancers of the head and neck region are diagnosed and treated by our specialized multidisciplinary team of surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, endocrinologists, pathologists, radiologists and speech language pathologists. The team's focus is on malignancies of the: 

  • The thyroid gland
  • The salivary glands
  • The aerodigestive tract, including:
    • Hypopharynx
    • Larynx
    • Nasal cavity
    • Oropharynx (tonsil and tongue base)
    • Oral cavity (mouth)
    • Sinuses
    • Skull Base 

    The treatment of head and neck cancer requires extensive expertise and coordination of care only available at a few dedicated centers in the Northeast. Due to the multitude of specialists involved, patients are guided throughout their evaluation, treatment and follow-up by a dedicated nurse navigator who coordinates all of their appointments and provides a consistent point of contact. We are the only center in Suffolk County that offers a multidisciplinary clinic where patients can be seen by multiple specialists in one day. This allows us to quickly establish a plan of treatment and act on it.